1. Vallecito Creek (Class V-V+, near Durango) In my few years of kayaking in Colorado, there is not a better run in the state. Vallecito has it all. It is a beautiful, remote, wilderness gorge, complete with a 1 mile hike in, a 17 footer, beautiful geology and water as blue as the sky. The… View Article
Hop on your local Craigslist page one day and search the term “kayak.” After you weed through all the Walmart specials, decked out fishing boats, 14 foot long sea kayaks and Sit-on-tops, you’ll be left with those in the whitewater genre. Set the price limit low, I’m talking like $200 (here in Colorado, anyways) and… View Article
1. Sweet Rocker Half Cut Helmet ($219.00) The go-to helmet of many of the world’s top paddlers, the Sweet Rocker makes an excellent Christmas gift. By using a unique combination of carbon fiber and plastic, the Rocker is designed to take a hit over and over again, protecting your noggin each and every time. The… View Article
By Nelson Jones It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Green Race season is finally upon us! Those five minutes of pain, stoke, fear and joy are the best of the entire year. I cannot think of a better place to be at high noon on the first Saturday of November. It’s hard to… View Article
This is going to be CKS Online’s ongoing (for this week, anyways) blog on the Green Race, one of the most well-known and best events in kayaking. For 20 years now, the Green Race has brought out some of the world’s best paddlers to compete for The Glass, a handmade trophy, rather than money or… View Article
TOP 6 BEGINNER WHITEWATER KAYAK GEAR ESSENTIALS Life can be rough as a beginner kayaker. Few want to invest heavily in a sport that they are just starting, but when it comes to kayaking, your gear can make all the difference. Many will start kayaking with the basics or old, outdated gear, and this can… View Article
For over 50 years, Werner has been at the forefront of paddle design and innovation. With the recent release of the all new Werner Odachi, they have cemented themselves as a premier innovator in the whitewater industry. Werner took cues from previous paddle designs, as well as input from many of the world’s top paddlers,… View Article
All of this Gauley Fest talk has us spending time on Google, searching for the best old school vids that contain spicy yet nostalgic South Eastern creeking footage…We were in a tie between nerve wracking Birthday Eddie action (Green River class V eddie catching at it’s finest), or the legendary Buck Fever (which we have… View Article
The Badfish Cobra is a fun little board. If you’re looking for an excuse to add some carbon to your summer quiver, you may want to take a look at this SUP.
The 2015 Jackson Zen is a forgiving river runner / creeker that can hold it’s own on the hard stuff.