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
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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

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
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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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2014 GREEN RACE CARNAGE AND HIGHLIGHT REEL

November 8, 2014
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!!
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Jackson Kayak Karma Review

November 3, 2014
Jackson Kayak Karma Review By Sir Kyle Smith The Jackson Kayak Karma Medium There are multiple sizes of The Jackson Kayak Karma. Usually I would shoot for the larger of any given companies creek line. Jackson’s Large is touted at 103 gallons. I am 165 lbs, 5’ 9” and enjoy maintaining a glimmer of hope… View Article
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SUBSTANTIAL MEDIA HOUSE: CLASS V+ GRAND CANYON OF THE STIKINE!

March 18, 2014
Grand Canyon of the Stikine – 2013 from Substantial Media House on Vimeo. CLASS V+ BIG WATER STIKINE There’s something about watching big water paddling videos. The power of mother nature is unreal. Check out the latest release from Substantial Media House. If you’re not planning on watching the entire video – make sure to… View Article