Jackson Kayak Fun Runner Review With Dustin Urban

January 13, 2012
Jackson Kayak Fun Runner Review With Dustin Urban I finally have a great answer when beginner-intermediate kayakers ask me which boat to buy. After paddling the Fun Runner 60, I’ll recommend this boat to most beginner-intermediate paddlers. I say “most” because there are some paddlers who are super aggressive and fearless from day 1 and… View Article

6 Cool SUP Items to Keep an Eye Out for in 2012

January 10, 2012
6 Cool Stand Up Paddling Items to Keep an Eye Out for in 2012 Inland SUP is no longer a primitive method of river (or flatwater) travel reserved only for misplaced coastal surf addicts looking for a fix. It’s morphed into one of the fastest growing adventure sports, and the world’s quickest growing paddlesport. It… View Article

The Boardworks Surf Badfish MCIT Inflatable SUP Review with Mike Harvey and Zack Hughes

November 9, 2011
Boardworks Surf Badfish MCIT Inflatable SUP Review It’s no secret that SUP technology is growing by leaps and bounds. River SUP in particular was literally invented just a few years ago, with the first boards being ones designed for coastal use, but paddled down river and surfed. Repeatedly patching river damaged epoxy after paddling was… View Article

Bomb Flow Magazine Interview with Todd Heath and Fred Norquist

November 2, 2011
Bomb Flow Magazine Interview with Todd Heath and Fred Norquist If you use the internet, and are a whitewater¬† kayaker, then you must have either heard about or have seen a Bomb Flow video. Epic drops, clean lines, high quality editing, and great style overall are key factors to their success.¬† As Fred Norquist would… View Article

CKS Squad Review: Tom Janney Reviews The Shred Ready Full Face Helmet

October 5, 2011
CKS Squad Review: Tom Janney Reviews The Shred Ready Full Face Helmet One of the main questions that many up and coming creekers have is, do I need a full face helmet? A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear that any of us own. There are many great helmets out there, but… View Article

Surftech French 10’6″ B-1 Review

October 3, 2011
Surftech French 10’6″ B-1 Review Inflatable vs. hard shell SUP for the river. That is the the great debate. Epoxy boards are slick and fast, but ding easily. Plastic boards are durable, but heavy. Inflatables are also very durable (as well as the only ultra portable option), but are not stiff, and do not have… View Article

CKS Squad Review:The Liquid Logic Stomper Styles the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

September 12, 2011
CKS Squad Review: The Liquid Logic Stomper Styles The Black Canyon – By Josh Oberleas Hi my name is Josh Oberleas; I am a kayak instructor at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center and a member of the CKS squad. I was given the opportunity to use the newest boat from Liquidlogic, the Stomper (90 gallons), for… View Article

The NRS Ninja PFD – US Freestyle Team Special Edition

September 10, 2011
The NRS Ninja PFD Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has a reputation for making really good river gear. They’ve got a very diverse selection of products ranging from 18 foot Grand Canyon slaying rafts + frames, to winter kayaking pogies and gloves. When they announced that they had a new PFD design, we were eager to… View Article

CKS Reviews The Liquid Logic Stomper 80 and 90

September 2, 2011
The Liquid Logic Kayak Stomper Review Liquid Logic has had a whole bunch new boat designs come out over the years. Some of them have been more popular than others. They were the first ones to release a “river touring” boat (the XP series), which has now become a staple in the whitewater kayak retail… View Article

Teva Gnarkosi Water Shoe Review

August 29, 2011
The Teva Gnarkosi Water Shoe Review Teva has a longstanding history of making shoes and sandals that are functional for both terrestrial and water use. The Gnarkosi definitely follows in this tradition. It’s a sneaker that can be used for stand up paddling, rafting, wake skating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking,etc…The defining feature is it’s “drain… View Article