The 2015 Jackson Zen is a forgiving river runner / creeker that can hold it’s own on the hard stuff.
For those of us that love to carry far to much equipment in our PFDs, at some point, those carabineers, pulleys and candy bars will eventually bring us down. For you gear heads out there that like keeping your head above water, the Centurion Prime has arrived. Kokatat has re-engineered the ‘Maximus Prime’ and thrown some serious storage at us.
Verdict? We love it. The Red Paddle Flow is the complete package. It is as quality as it gets, shreds the river, is stable and user friendly, looks cool, and works for the entire family. It’s also very reasonably priced for the amount of features and accessories that is has. The fixed fins could be seen as a deal breaker for some, but many would accept them in exchange for durability and simplicity. Overall, we give the Red Paddle Flow 9’6″ TWO HUGE THUMBS UP!!!
KOKATAT IDOL DRY SUIT REVIEW – INITIAL IMPRESSIONS Words like innovative, revolutionary, and one-of-a-kind get thrown around so much in today’s industry that it’s hard to believe it when a new piece of gear is listed as ingenious, inventive, or original. Insert the Kokatat Idol drysuit, and you truly have a revolutionary, innovative, and one-of-a-kind… View Article
Dang. My stomach did a few backflips watching this. The coolest part of this video is how fired up Isaac was for the next few rapids, after taking the heaviest swim of his life…#cahones.
Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD Review In the long running debate between which type V rescue PFD is the best, the Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD has come along to try to de-throne all major contenders (you know who you are). Every paddler is different…they have different wants and needs, carry different gear, and… View Article
Werner Powerhouse 4-Piece Breakdown Review This past fall, I found myself drinking a delicious IPA across from Big-Water Bond as he slowly convinced me to purchase a ticket to Mexico city. I’ve been traveling for the past 4 winters, I said. I’m tired of lugging my gear all over the world, I said. I just… View Article
KOKATAT GMER DRY SUIT AND WOOL CORE REVIEW BY KYLE SMITH Kyle’s already done a Kokatat GMER review for us. Since the weather is cooling off, we figured that it was time for another review on this legendary piece of gear. This guys has put his dry suit through more abuse than just about any… View Article
HAIL TO THE RIO BAKER ENTRY # 31 SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014 The CKS Wrecking Crew (i.e a highly classified group of select paddlers that have been known to annually destroy all of the CKS demo gear and produce very entertaining, engaging, unbiased and accurate product reviews) purchased a Chilean a pick… View Article
2014 GREEN RACE HIGHLIGHTS! The 2014 Green Race as a great one. The weather was cold, and snow was abound. Being frigid and wet in November the Southeast did not stop the hot lines and big crashes… Here’s a cool highlight reel with a really good POV from Gorilla. Check it out!!