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2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 Review – By Atom Crawford

February 4, 2016
Dagger Axiom 9.0 Review – Bigger, Better, Bolder… Back in the mid-late 90’s the Dagger RPM was everywhere. Every river was swarming with them. It was such a fun boat to stern squirt, surf, cartwheel (yup, I learned to cartwheel in a RPM), and run rivers in it as well – fun, fast and responsive…. View Article

Badfish Stand Up Paddle Hole Shot Review By Brittany Parker

February 3, 2016
Badfish Stand Up Paddle Hole Shot My favorite part of stand up paddle boarding (with an inflatable) is how versatile the boards are. You can take them anywhere and everywhere – like Japan. That’s why having an all around inflatable stand up paddle board (such as the Badfish Stand Up Paddle Hole Shot) is essential… View Article
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GREEN RACE TIPS FOR THE MID PACK PADDLER

November 5, 2015
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

TOP 6 BEGINNER WHITEWATER KAYAK GEAR ESSENTIALS

October 30, 2015
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 Many will start kayaking with the basics or old, outdated gear, and this can… View Article

BUCK FEVER REALLY IS THE BEST KAYAK FLICK EVER…

September 15, 2015
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

BADFISH STAND UP PADDLE COBRA 6’6″ REVIEW

July 6, 2015
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.
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2015 JACKSON ZEN REVIEW – BY KYLE SMITH

June 24, 2015
The 2015 Jackson Zen is a forgiving river runner / creeker that can hold it’s own on the hard stuff.
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KOKATAT MAXIMUS CENTURION REVIEW – BY KYLE SMITH

May 16, 2015
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.

Red Paddle Flow 9’6″ CKS In House Review

April 24, 2015
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!!!
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Kokatat Idol Drysuit Review

March 21, 2015
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