CKS Squad Review: The Jackson Rock Star (Small) Reviewed by Tracy Sage

August 25, 2011
CKS Squad Review by Tracy Sage: The Jackson Kayak Rock Star Rockin’ The Rockstar in the Salida Hole. Just as the Arkansas River was dropping back down to good play levels a couple weeks ago, my new Jackson Rock Star arrived at CKS. I love how this boat paddles from the very first session. Right… View Article

Dodging Metro Brown Storm at 70 mph

July 27, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. Dodging Metro Brown Storm at 70 mph This story begins after successfully flying to Santiago, Chile with a near record amount of luggage:  kayak, 2 inflatable SUP boards, Chevy Tahoe Rear Lift gate window, and random personal supplies.  After securing Budget Rentals most economical car, Chevy Spark, I’m… View Article

Who is Johnnie Kayaker?

July 22, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. Who is Johnnie Kayaker? Although many have claimed sightings around the world, he remains a mystery, part nomad part adventurer and even a splash of romantic at times.  Some facts about him are concrete.  Johnnie is the best kayaker to ever seek out whitewater.  He travels like a… View Article

CKS Announces a $5,000 Photo or Video Scholarship to New River Academy.

July 14, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS.                         CKS Announces a $5,000 Photo or Video Scholarship to New River Academy. “And That Has Made All the Difference.” Colorado Kayak Supply announces a $5,000 Academic Scholarship to the producer of the best original photo essay… View Article

What do Chattanooga and Salida kayakers have in common?

When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. What do Chattanooga and Salida kayakers have in common? Both cities with great whitewater kayaking reputations love Haley Mills as their ambassador.                             Why?  This past month Haley Mills placed fifth in freestyle kayaking’s most… View Article

Stomper designer shares Guru secrets… and talks about musical.

July 1, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. Stomper designer shares Guru secrets… and talks about musical. “David we’re getting a lot of searches for the Stomper.  Can you get with Shane (Benedict) and Woody (Calloway) to write a blog about it?” My boss Bobby Kuepper suggesting an insider interview with Liquid Logic owner designers. I… View Article

The NRS Inversion Women’s Dry Suit Review by Nicole Mansfield

June 23, 2011
Nicole Mansfield Reviews The NRS Women’s Inversion Drysuit INTRODUCTION For cold weather or even just cold water kayaking, a drysuit can significantly improve your time on the river. I never realized what I was missing until I started using the NRS Inversion Drysuit. In the past, my performance would deteriorate and I would start praying… View Article

Female tours with uber-testosterone Demshitz. Nicole Mansfield and her 70’ destination.

June 21, 2011
Click for Directions to CKS What’s it like for a female touring with uber-testosterone Demshitz?  Meet Nicole Mansfield and her 70’ destination. Pyranha reps Nicole Mansfield and Dave Fusilli worked hard saving for their annual waterfall adventure in Pucón, Chile.  Nicole had targeted the destination 70’ Middle Palguin cascade as a must run.  As their month… View Article

Tim Kelton Reviews The Five Ten Water Tennie’s

June 15, 2011
Tim Kelton Reviews The Five Ten Water Tennie’s I’ve been using Five Ten shoes for a while now. I’ve used the Five Ten Canyoneers for 4 seasons, and have done everything from twenty mile hike in runs, to gorged in mossy-wet British Columbia runs in the Canyoneer II. Because they are made for  Canyoneering the… View Article

Adrenaline Rush vs Rudy Rampage

June 13, 2011
Click for Directions to CKS. To honestly portray kayaker stories it would appear there is an edge of character that opens the individual to public scrutiny.  Meet Adrenaline Rush, Rudy Rampage, and Rush Sturges. Eleven years ago Rush was my student at a high school for kayakers, The Academy at Adventure Quest.  Then, young Rush was… View Article