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Top River Lodges For Tired & Worn-Out Kayakers

Aaah, what’s not to like about snuggling up to a warm fire with a loved one and glass of wine after a day on the river? Why nothing, of course, and that’s why we’ve compiled the following list of river lodges where pampering comes into play as much as paddling. Our criteria were simple: they …

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Move Forward by Paddling in Reverse

If your local river is getting too boring, or if low water has you bummed out, spice up your run by going backwards. Try to ferry in reverse, catch eddies, and surf while facing downstream. Paddling in reverse will increase your skills and help you prevent injuries. Working on backstrokes and paddling in reverse has …

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Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Gear

The buzz among whitewater gear manufacturers is this:women’s participation in whitewater paddle sport is exploding, and the industry is responding to that buzz with attire and gear designed specifically for women. Despite the fact that many products are offered only in unisex sizes,women really do have certain sizing needs. Unisex sizing – always based on …

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Kayak Rafting Up 101

It was always easy for a rafter like me to have no envy fora kayaker. I can’t roll and I’m a little claustrophobic, so I never felt like I was missing out by riding the meat barge—until I’d watch a kayaker surf. A good surf wave embraces the surfer and puts time on hold, as …

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How To Choose The Best Sit On Top Kaykaks
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How To Choose The Best Sit On Top Kaykaks

Sit on top kayaks have a similar shape to the traditional models but you have to sit in a slight depression located on top of it rather than sitting inside a vessel. A wide range of sit on top kayaks can be from various retailers. Like other kayaks, price range can run the gamut depending …

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Choosing the Right Kayak for You
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Choosing the Right Kayak for You

Kayaks are remarkable vessels in that they allow you to quietly explore bodies of water that most other boats can’t access. They also provide a means of getting exercise, fishing, playing and exploring. If you are considering your first kayak purchase, you are probably doing a lot of research before making a decision…and you are to …

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An Intro to Kayak Fishing

For those who did not know, kayak fishing is simply the act of fishing from the confines of a kayak. Since ancient times, the kayak has been a type of transportation that is used when one wants to spook the fish or stealthily approach the fish such as flounder and cobia. Fishing in kayaks is …

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Mastering the Draw Stroke (Kayak Technique)

Whether you’re racing slalom or simply catching an eddy on a local river, there are three rules that govern how you should turn a kayak. RULE 1: Your head and body should lead the boat in every turn. RULE 2: Control your turns with strokes on the inside of the turn. If you want to …

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How to Front Surf (Freestyle Kayaking Guide)

The most basic of playboating moves is the front surf. It’s essential to all playboating; the better you are at it, the easier it is to do other moves. Even if you’re comfortable surfing waves, the techniques here will increase your success rate and improve your rides. Each wave is different, varying in speed, volume, …

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