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
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Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Kayak Paddles

August 6, 2016
Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Blades – by Nick Gottlieb When I first started thinking about this review, it was going to be a review of the Werner Stikine, a foam-core paddle. I’ve been using Werner foam-core blades for a long time (Stikine and Shogun) and had some ideas about what to say. I was… View Article

Smaller Shaft For Efficient Strokes

June 23, 2016
I’ve been using Werner Paddles since I started boating, so this review is not going to be about their quality or durability. The paddles speak for themselves in that manner and I don’t feel like beating a dead horse. (If you need further proof, look at what 90% of the pro’s use as their paddle… 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

Devil’s Club Dry Suit In-Depth Review

April 26, 2016
The Immersion Research Devil’s Club Dry Suit is all new for 2016. IR has a well-earned reputation as a company that is “by kayakers, for kayakers,” and it is evident when it comes to the Devil’s Club Dry Suit. IR saw the need for a suit that was warm, breathable, and durable enough to stand… View Article

The Werner Legend 99 Whitewater SUP Paddle – By Tyler Harris

April 25, 2016
Werner Legend 99 Review – By Tyler Harris “If you’re having SUP paddle problems, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems, but my Werner Legend ain’t one!” Perhaps you don’t appreciate the Jay-Z parody, so I’ll rephrase: If you are a SUP’er and aren’t 100% stoked on your current paddle, consider the… View Article

Werner Legend 99 SUP Paddle Review – By Badfish SUP Co-Owner Mike Harvey

April 18, 2016
Werner Legend 99 SUP Paddle Review – By Mike Harvey When I got word that Werner was coming out with a carbon SUP paddle for river running (The 2016 Werner Legend 99) I was excited. I love the stiffness and weight of carbon paddles, but given that I do most of my paddling on the… 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

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
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The Green Race 2015

November 3, 2015
This is going to be CKS Online’s ongoing (for this week, anyways) blog on the Green Race, one of the most well-known and best events in kayaking. For 20 years now, the Green Race has brought out some of the world’s best paddlers to compete for The Glass, a handmade trophy, rather than money or… View Article