• Hala Gear According To SUP Guru Atom Crawford
  • TOP 5 DEALS ON STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS AT CKS
  • 2016 Large Jackson Kayak Zen Review – A Class IV Perspective
  • 5 MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR A SOUTHEASTERN WHITEWATER ROAD TRIP
  • Spencer Huff’s Pyranha 9R Review
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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
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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
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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
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5 MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR A SOUTHEASTERN WHITEWATER ROAD TRIP

September 13, 2016
Summertime in the Rockies is quickly coming to an end. The melt has slowed to a trickle, and lapping low water Pine Creek / Numbers  after work is getting old. Time to fire up the Tacoma, download a Waylon Jennings mix on Spotify, and point the compass East to the Dirty South – for some… View Article
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Spencer Huff’s Pyranha 9R Review

September 7, 2016
CKS Squad Member Spencer Huff reviews the Pyranha 9R As kayaking continues to progress and push new limits, new kayak designs must evolve to ensure they are up to the task. Up until recently most creek boat designs have been quite similar, wide rounded hulls with big bows and with continuous rocker. This makes them… View Article
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Burnzy’s Top 5 Class 5 Necessities

August 23, 2016
Well, here we are again. The water levels are starting to drop, the days are getting shorter, and the ever encroaching fall season is getting closer. However, don’t let the winter blues settle in just yet! Gore season (at least mortal flow season) is upon us and if you’re serious about your whitewater recreation, then… View Article
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Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Kayak Paddles

August 6, 2016
Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Blades – by Nick Gottlieb When I first started thinking about this review, it was going to be a review of the Werner Stikine, a foam-core paddle. I’ve been using Werner foam-core blades for a long time (Stikine and Shogun) and had some ideas about what to say. I was… View Article
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Astral Rassler Review

July 26, 2016
The Astral Rassler is the best creek boating shoe on the market. There, I said it. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me explain my point. Until recently, I have worn the Astral Brewers. The Brewers are a great, versatile shoe. They can be worn on the trail, on the water,… View Article
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STARBOARD ASTRO WHOPPER DELUXE 10′ PRODUCT REVIEW

July 19, 2016
The Starboard Astro Whopper Deluxe 10′ has been on the market for a few years now. The Whopper in fact, is one of the greatest single inflatable board designs that we have ever sold.  Not only is it the most popular inflatable SUP design that CKS has ever sold, it one of the most popular… View Article
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The Starboard Astro Stream Family

July 12, 2016
You can’t have a conversation about inflatable stand up paddle boards without bringing up the brand Starboard, and you can’t talk about whitewater SUP, without mentioning the name Dan Gavere.  For those of you that don’t know, Dan was a true pioneer in the world of whitewater kayaking. There are not many people alive today… View Article