Slicey River Runner Shootout!

April 26, 2017
Written by Nic Blake (THANKS NIC!!) It’s spring time and that means the first teases of whitewater have begun across the US. Most drainages are loaded with record snowfall and an all time season is just starting. On the tails of the Dagger RPM’s resurgence in popularity Liquid Logic, Dagger, and Jackson have all come… View Article

First Look: 2017 Jackson Kayak Antix Review

March 10, 2017
2017 Jackson Kayak Antix Review I remember walking into the CKS Warehouse last summer and seeing a lime green mutant looking Jackson Kayak sitting on the front office desk. It had a planing hull, semi-squashed tail, but looked like is had enough volume to actually run rivers. The bow had significant volume, and the cockpit… View Article

2017 Pyranha Machno – What we know so far…

October 31, 2016
Pyranha hinted that they were going to release a new river runner earlier this year. They confirmed the rumor at Outdoor Retailer 2016.  When we found out that the new 2017 Pyranha Machno was a burly yet playful, heavily rockered, river running and creeking machine, we were not surprised (because most Pyranha’s have these traits…)…. View Article

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

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
pyrimage

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

The Old School Revolution and Why You Should Be a Part of It

November 12, 2015
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

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