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May 16, 2015
For those of us that love to carry far to much equipment in our PFDs, at some point, those carabineers, pulleys and candy bars will eventually bring us down. For you gear heads out there that like keeping your head above water, the Centurion Prime has arrived. Kokatat has re-engineered the ‘Maximus Prime’ and thrown some serious storage at us.

Red Paddle Flow 9’6″ CKS In House Review

April 24, 2015
Verdict? We love it. The Red Paddle Flow is the complete package. It is as quality as it gets, shreds the river, is stable and user friendly, looks cool, and works for the entire family. It’s also very reasonably priced for the amount of features and accessories that is has. The fixed fins could be seen as a deal breaker for some, but many would accept them in exchange for durability and simplicity. Overall, we give the Red Paddle Flow 9’6″ TWO HUGE THUMBS UP!!!

Kokatat Idol Drysuit Review

March 21, 2015
KOKATAT IDOL DRY SUIT REVIEW –  INITIAL IMPRESSIONS Words like innovative, revolutionary, and one-of-a-kind get thrown around so much in today’s industry that it’s hard to believe it when a new piece of gear is listed as ingenious, inventive, or original. Insert the Kokatat Idol drysuit, and you truly have a revolutionary, innovative, and one-of-a-kind… View Article


March 14, 2015
Dang. My stomach did a few backflips watching this. The coolest part of this video is how fired up Isaac was for the next few rapids, after taking the heaviest swim of his life…#cahones.    


February 22, 2015
Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD Review   In the long running debate between which type V rescue PFD is the best, the Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD has come along to try to de-throne all major contenders (you know who you are). Every paddler is different…they have different wants and needs, carry different gear, and… View Article

Werner Powerhouse 4 Piece Breakdown Review – Mexicasual Edition

February 12, 2015
Werner Powerhouse 4-Piece Breakdown Review This past fall, I found myself drinking a delicious IPA across from Big-Water Bond as he slowly convinced me to purchase a ticket to Mexico city. I’ve been traveling for the past 4 winters, I said. I’m tired of lugging my gear all over the world, I said. I just… View Article

The Chronicles of Kyle Smith And His Kokatat GMER

December 11, 2014
KOKATAT GMER DRY SUIT AND WOOL CORE REVIEW BY KYLE SMITH Kyle’s already done a Kokatat GMER review for us. Since the weather is cooling off, we figured that it was time for another review on this legendary piece of gear. This guys has put his dry suit through more abuse than just about any… View Article


November 19, 2014
HAIL TO THE RIO BAKER ENTRY # 31 SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 The CKS Wrecking Crew (i.e a highly classified group of select paddlers that have been known to annually destroy all of the CKS demo gear and produce very entertaining, engaging, unbiased and accurate product reviews) purchased a Chilean a pick… View Article


November 8, 2014
2014 GREEN RACE HIGHLIGHTS! The 2014 Green Race as a great one.  The weather was cold, and snow was abound. Being frigid and wet in November the Southeast did not stop the hot lines and big crashes… Here’s a cool highlight reel with a really good POV from Gorilla. Check it out!!

Jackson Kayak Karma Review

November 3, 2014
Jackson Kayak Karma Review By Sir Kyle Smith The Jackson Kayak Karma Medium There are multiple sizes of The Jackson Kayak Karma. Usually I would shoot for the larger of any given companies creek line. Jackson’s Large is touted at 103 gallons. I am 165 lbs, 5’ 9” and enjoy maintaining a glimmer of hope… View Article