Thank you Down River Equipment

August 12, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. Down River Equipment of Denver just held the coolest demo for CKS staff of the season.  Down River provided an overnight raft trip on Browns Canyon supplying food and beverages. “Camping with Down River I felt like we were in an outdoor product magazine ad.  We kind of… View Article

How much baggage will an airline allow a kayaker?

July 26, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. How much baggage will an airline allow a kayaker? It’s a bit of a trick question as most airlines long ago red listed kayaks.  Although, seasoned travelling paddlers understand ways to fly with your craft.  It’s risky, stressful, takes some savvy talk at the check-in desk but often… View Article

Three New FiBARK SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) Events creates the Triple Crown

June 24, 2011
Click for Directions to CKS Three New FiBARK SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) Events creates the Triple Crown As a new sport for FiBARK the SUP players organized three events:  SUP-Cross, SUP-Freestyle, and SUP-Downriver.  If you are new to SUP then you can relax.  As the writer of this piece I’m inexperienced too and asked all… View Article

The NRS Inversion Women’s Dry Suit Review by Nicole Mansfield

June 23, 2011
Nicole Mansfield Reviews The NRS Women’s Inversion Drysuit INTRODUCTION For cold weather or even just cold water kayaking, a drysuit can significantly improve your time on the river. I never realized what I was missing until I started using the NRS Inversion Drysuit. In the past, my performance would deteriorate and I would start praying… View Article

Tim Kelton Reviews The Five Ten Water Tennie’s

June 15, 2011
Tim Kelton Reviews The Five Ten Water Tennie’s I’ve been using Five Ten shoes for a while now. I’ve used the Five Ten Canyoneers for 4 seasons, and have done everything from twenty mile hike in runs, to gorged in mossy-wet British Columbia runs in the Canyoneer II. Because they are made for  Canyoneering the… View Article

Liquid Logic Speedloader 75’ Review By Evan Stafford

May 2, 2011
Liquid Logic Speedloader 75’ Review By Evan Stafford The boys at the Liquid Logic factory of dreams have once again found away to make river running easier and safer. Enter the Speedloader 75’ throwbag – an innovative design that makes stuffing your bag easier than ever, coupled with a beefy rope, long enough for use… View Article

Cannon 3 Piece Adjustable Stand Up Paddle Review

April 25, 2011
Cannon 3 Piece Adjustable Stand Up Paddle Review As the popularity of SUP (Stand Up Paddling) continues to grow in the US and worldwide, so has the demand for ISUPs (Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards). For those seeking the convenience of a SUP board that can deflate and fit in a duffel bag and be… View Article

Dan Piano Reviews The GoPro Hero HD Cam

March 14, 2011
Dan Piano Reviews The GoPro Hero HD Cam Overview: Do you like having photo and video of your adventures but hate to stop and take the time to shoot the videos and photos? The GoPro HD camera is the most hands free economical way to capture stunning images without being hassled with setting up a… View Article

The Astral Bird Dog Canine PFD Review

February 16, 2011
The Astral Bird Dog Canine PFD Review The Bird Dog is one stylish looking PFD. It’s not too often that the CKS staff gets excited about canine personal flotation. Throw some funky colors on the sides, and give it the Astral touch, and now you’ve got peoples attention. Here is the low down on The… View Article

CKS Energy Bar Review: Keps Pollen Balls

February 10, 2011
Do You have The Balls To Go All Day? Kep’s Balls are a natural food source that can be used as a high octane energy bar. They are great for people that like the effects of Red Bull and other energy drinks, but with out all of the chemicals. They are powered with bee pollen,… View Article