The Werner Fiji Stand Up Paddle

October 25, 2011
The Werner Fiji Stand Up Paddle Review The Werner Fiji fills a void in the recreational stand up paddle market. It offers high performance features on an entry level blade, at a very reasonable price. It is also a Werner, which means that it is made in the USA, and is backed by one of… View Article

What do Chattanooga and Salida kayakers have in common?

July 14, 2011
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

The Aqua Bound Shred 4 Piece Breakdown Paddle Review

June 30, 2011
Breakdown paddles are something that you may never think that you will need – until you break your paddle.  Similar to biking without an extra tube, it’s not until you run into trouble that you realize how nice it would be to have a spare on hand. Breakdown paddles can be spendy, and because of… View Article

A new type of watersports shop opens in Boulder, Colorado.

June 28, 2011
A new type of water-sports shop opens in Boulder, Colorado. The Whitewater Tube Company was founded by three Colorado University students in 2005 as an inner tube rental and sales shop. WTC grew from being setup seasonally in a canopy tent on the front lawn of a private school, to being a full service water… View Article

Three New FiBARK SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) Events creates the Triple Crown

June 24, 2011
Click for Directions to CKS Three New FiBARK SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) Events creates the Triple Crown As a new sport for FiBARK the SUP players organized three events:  SUP-Cross, SUP-Freestyle, and SUP-Downriver.  If you are new to SUP then you can relax.  As the writer of this piece I’m inexperienced too and asked all… 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

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

AT2 Flexi-Shaft Long Term Review by Casey Cunningham

January 13, 2011
AT2 Flexi Shaft Review by Casey Cunningham As kayakers, we must accept certain facts of life. Gas is expensive, but necessary to get to our beloved rivers. No matter how good you think you get, swims and carnage are inevitable. And gear comes and goes. It usually ends up getting bashed on rocks, lost on… View Article

The Werner Double Diamond Review By Nicole Mansfield

December 20, 2010
Nicole Mansfield Reviews The Werner Double Diamond Since day 1 of kayaking, I’ve always used a Werner. Through the years, I’ve tried a variety of the models, and have recently started to use the Double Diamond. I love it! The Werner Double Diamond consists of a carbon shaft and mid-sized foam core playboating blades. Yes,… View Article

Chris Menges Reviews The AT2 Superlight Paddle

November 4, 2010
Chris Menges Reviews The AT2 Superlight Paddle The AT 2 series paddles include the Flexi, Standard and Superlight and are the best blades on the market. In just a few words, I would describe them as light, ergonomic, smooth and durable. I began paddling with AT’s about 5 years ago as I recovered from shoulder… View Article