Pyranha 9R Test Drive – By Andre Spino-Smith

March 5, 2018
By Andre Spino-Smith The Pyranha 9R truly shines in big, powerful whitewater. Anyone who paddles on higher volume rivers knows that hitting lines, catching eddies and generally staying in control requires a deceptively large amount of effort. The Pyranha Kayaks 9R, especially when compared to the Nomad (which I’ve paddled for the last 10+ years)… View Article

Slicey River Runner Shootout!

April 26, 2017
Written by Nic Blake (THANKS NIC!!) It’s spring time and that means the first teases of whitewater have begun across the US. Most drainages are loaded with record snowfall and an all time season is just starting. On the tails of the Dagger RPM’s resurgence in popularity Liquid Logic, Dagger, and Jackson have all come… View Article

First Look: 2017 Jackson Kayak Antix Review

March 10, 2017
2017 Jackson Kayak Antix Review I remember walking into the CKS Warehouse last summer and seeing a lime green mutant looking Jackson Kayak sitting on the front office desk. It had a planing hull, semi-squashed tail, but looked like is had enough volume to actually run rivers. The bow had significant volume, and the cockpit… View Article

Story time: The History Of Liquidlogic Kayaks by Kyle Smith

February 21, 2017
By Kyle Smith Story Time “Liquidlogic Kayaks is dead” they say. “Liquidlogic kayaks has left the building” they say. “Man…I wish I could get my hands on one of those new Braaaps” they say. “Damn this is the funnest boat since sliced cheese” they say…whatever that means. Although the LL crew has been on hiatus… View Article

Cataract Canyon: a Kayaker’s Perspective

February 3, 2017
By Nick Gottlieb When John Wesley Powell led his exploratory trip down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1869, every member of his party reported passing the most “terrible” rapids just about every time they went through a canyon. From their first major portage at Ashley Falls in the Green River’s Flaming Gorge (later called… View Article

2017 Pyranha Machno – What we know so far…

October 31, 2016
Pyranha hinted that they were going to release a new river runner earlier this year. They confirmed the rumor at Outdoor Retailer 2016.  When we found out that the new 2017 Pyranha Machno was a burly yet playful, heavily rockered, river running and creeking machine, we were not surprised (because most Pyranha’s have these traits…)…. View Article

LIQUIDLOGIC KAYAKS FOR SALE AT CKS ONLINE (AGAIN!)

October 11, 2016
I’ll be honest, we were pretty bummed when we got the news that Liquidlogic Kayaks would no longer be selling to retailers. Of all of the brands of whitewater boats for sale at CKS, Liquidlogic was one that had managed to retain it’s soul, and at the same time kept on offering smooth, intuitive, river… View Article

Hala Gear According To SUP Guru Atom Crawford

September 26, 2016
HALA Gear Urban Dictionary Definition: “Hala Gear is the most amazing SUP you will probably ever meet. Really good at surfing, river running, glassy lakes, multi day trips, fishing, yoga, too sexy to even comprehend, just as strong as she is sleek, big and stable. Pretty pro-active with anything, cool and helpful. If you don’t… View Article

TOP 5 DEALS ON STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS AT CKS

September 20, 2016
If you’re looking to add an inflatable stand up paddle board (iSUP) to your quiver, now is a great time to shop.  Many manufactures are busy launching their 2017 boards, which means that 2015-16 shapes are available at heavily (20% + off)  discounted prices. With an Indian Summer at our doorstep,  snag a killer deal… View Article

2016 Large Jackson Kayak Zen Review – A Class IV Perspective

September 16, 2016
By Joshua MacNaughton 6’4” height, 205 lbs, 35” inseam, Size 12 shoe I had been wishing for a new planning hull creek boat for some time. For many years my trusty Wavesport Diesel 80 had helped me progress from Class III to IV whitewater. As I started chasing harder rivers, I knew I wanted a… View Article