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

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

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

2016 Hala Gear SUP Review

June 15, 2016
Hala Gear 2016 Review Hala Gear  is an owner / paddler  operated company, run by Peter Hall. We like to sell this brand for many reasons…they make the highest quality whitewater SUP’s and accessories available, have industry leading customer service, are priced competitively, perform at a very high level, and most of all are EXTREMELY… View Article

ANDY O’BRIEN REVIEWS THE HALA ATCHA 86

June 9, 2016
2016 Hala Atcha 86 review As primarily a whitewater SUP paddler, inflatable boards are my go-to choice for the abuse of the river. In fact, the only scenario where I’m using a true ridged board is for surfing. The 2016 Hala lineup has really pushed the limits of what can be done with inflatable technology…. View Article
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2016 BADFISH RIVER SURFER 6’11” REVIEW

June 2, 2016
THE 2016 BADFISH RIVER SURFER – UPGRADED FOR 2016 The 2016 Badfish River Surfer 6’11” is new and improved for 16′. With the addition of a lighter and higher performance blank (foam core), and a carbon fiber + Innegra layup, the 2016 River Surfer 6’11” weighs in at just under 20 lbs. What does this… View Article

2016 Dagger Nomad Review

May 10, 2016
The Dagger Nomad has long been one of the top creek boats on the market. First introduced in the early 2000’s, the Nomad was revolutionary. From expeditions to big water to creeking to waterfalls, the Nomad could do it and do it well. Over the years, the boat developed a sort of cult following and… View Article

Only in Dreams Part 3: River Running

March 29, 2016
Ah, river running. Arguably the most popular of all whitewater kayaking disciplines, river running can mean a variety of things. For some, river running is picking apart your favorite, local run, each time choosing a new, hot line. For others, it means exploring a beautiful section of river in a new region, while for others,… View Article
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Pyranha Kayaks 9R Large Review

March 15, 2016
The Pyranha Kayaks 9R Large Review The Pyranha Kayaks 9R was first released in the early part of 2015 to a ton of hype. The boat only came in one size and had one purpose: to go fast. Fast forward to the end of the 2015 season and paddlers had began to realize that the… View Article
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Badfish Stand Up Paddle 2016

February 25, 2016
What’s new with Badfish Stand Up Paddle 2016? It’s hard to have a conversation about either river surfing, or whitewater SUP, without the name Badfish Stand Up Paddle entering the conversation. They are the true pioneers of this ever evolving sport, and are leading the charge in a rapidly growing niche. We met up with… View Article