Author Archives for bobby@coloradokayak.com

WHAT’S THE BEST RIVER RUNNING WHITEWATER KAYAK ?

July 13, 2014
How does the Dagger Mamba stack up to the rest of the pack?

PYRANHA BURN III REVIEW

June 18, 2014
CKS CUSTOMER REVIEW JIMMY PRICER REVIEWS THE PYRANHA BURN III Jimmy called CKS a few weeks back, and was curious about the differences between the Dagger Mamba and the new Pyranha Burn III. He ended up purchasing a Medium Size Pyranha Burn III. Here is a brief review that Jimmy sent us after paddling the… View Article

CLASS V NOTCH SPLAT ON GORILLA – GREEN RIVER NARROWS

April 2, 2014
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – class V downriver freestyle is where it’s at. High consequence, bad ass, old school downriver freestyle. This video is a little bit grainy, but you can still fully see Pat Keller splatting the Notch of Gorilla on the Green. It’s tough! Check it out!

LIQUID LOGIC STINGER XP REVIEW: GRAND CANYON SOLO SELF SUPPORT TRIP REPORT

March 21, 2014
LIQUID LOGIC STINGER XP REVIEW / CUSTOMER LETTER Josh is a customer of CKS, and recently purchased a Liquid Logic Stinger XP. He bought the boat specifically to paddle down the Grand Canyon on a solo self support. When He returned from his trip, he emailed this to us. We all knew that the Stinger… View Article

SUBSTANTIAL MEDIA HOUSE: CLASS V+ GRAND CANYON OF THE STIKINE!

March 18, 2014
Grand Canyon of the Stikine – 2013 from Substantial Media House on Vimeo. CLASS V+ BIG WATER STIKINE There’s something about watching big water paddling videos. The power of mother nature is unreal. Check out the latest release from Substantial Media House. If you’re not planning on watching the entire video – make sure to… View Article

DAGGER KATANA 10.4 REVIEW – BY JOHN NESTLER

March 17, 2014
DAGGER KATANA REVIEW FROM THE GRAND CANYON (SELF SUPPORT) By John Nestler The popularity of self-support trips on the Grand Canyon of the Colorado has increased exponentially over the years, and boat manufacturers are taking note of this. The wide range of crossover boats available allows the novice paddler to have a fast, stable boat… View Article

Red Paddle Co. Stand Up Paddle Boards – A Comprehensive Review

March 3, 2014
What’s The Deal With Red Paddle Co? We are very excited to be selling Red Paddle Co. inflatable stand up paddle boards. They are currently one of the most popular inflatable stand up paddle board manufacturer’s in the world – and we have no reason to believe that they will not become one of the… View Article

River Surfing Basics With Badfish Stand Up Paddle – Mike Harvey

February 26, 2014
River Surfing Basics With Badfish Stand Up paddle – Mike Harvey With the proliferation of whitewater parks in Colorado (like the Buena Vista and Salida parks here in the Ark Valley) and river specific SUP designs (like the Badfish MVP and River Surfer) river surfing is becoming a popular option for park and play whitewater…. View Article

KOKATAT ICON LIMITED EDITION DRY SUIT (GORE TEX) REVIEW – FROM THE GRAND CANYON

February 6, 2014
Kokatat Icon Limited Edition Dry Suit (GORE TEX) Review – From The Perspective Of A Grand Canyon Solo Self Support Paddler Josh is a customer of CKS. He initially gave us a call asking which Kokatat GORE TEX dry suit would be best for a Grand Canyon solo self support trip? Would a front zip… View Article

What Happens When Gnarly 100’+ Waterfall Hucks Go Wrong?

January 13, 2014
Gnarly Waterfall Drop In Chile The Puma from Substantial Media House on Vimeo. The Puma – one of the hardest waterfalls ever paddled. Not only is this beast over 100 feet tall – it has a super tricky lead in, and 1/2 of the volume of the water in the drop runs into a room… View Article