A Repost from 2013 https://cksblog.com/2013/04/kyle-smith-reviews-the-snapdragon-armortex-exp-sprayskirt/ Helmet. Check. PFD. Check. Paddle. Check. Boat. Check. Hmmm what am I missing… Spray Decks…Probably one of the dullest items to talk about in kayaking, yet, possibly the most essential additional piece besides the kayak itself. Spray decks, no matter how durable they are to begin with, eventually wear out… View Article
All in all, these are both fantastic class I-IV helmets. They are top of the line in safety for their coverage and made by renowned companies. Choosing between them comes down to your style and head shape. A rounder head should go with the Zeta and a narrow head should go with the Strutter. Don’t forget to let your style make the decision for you because it’s really all about looking good on the river.
For the “casual kayaker” the Zen was forgiving and comfortable right from the start due to it’s user-friendly outfitting. Also, due to the lack of holes in the boat construction, it’s dry as a bone. We love the roll-ability of the Zen’s rounded design.
As many of us have been struggling with paddle fever as the snow continues to pile up, the general consensus has been: “it’s all gotta melt some time… and when it does, look out because it’s gonna be big!” Well, my friends, that time is finally upon us! Take a little looksy over at your… View Article
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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
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
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
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