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Your Kayak Has Capsized, What is Next?

Whether you’re in a canoe, kayak or inflatable, getting to shore with gear is not easy, even in mild current. So nearly every paddler welcomes an assist when they swim. But it is not always obvious how to help. Understanding your options will help you make the correct choice. The first paddler on the scene …...

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Best 8 Paddle Floats

Love them or hate them, you simply can’t afford to ignore paddle floats. Paddle floats have come an integral part of kayaking and without them you will find it very hard to do a self-rescue in case your boat gets capsized in the middle of nowhere. Paddle boats makes it super easy to make a …...

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To Carve or Not to Carve – Kayaking Tips

It wasn’t long ago that whitewater kayaks were designed to cruise down the river. They were fast, sleek, and took some real effort to turn. These days, whitewater kayaks are designed to turn as efficiently as possible; it’s accepted that you’re better off being more maneuverable than being able to go in a straight line....

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Why You Need To Get Enrolled for Kayaking Lesson

Whether you want to improve your canoeing, sea kayaking or whitewater skills, the facts are hard to ignore—taking a lesson will help you paddle better, have more fun, and reduce the chance of a bad experience. 1. Have More Fun This is why you’re here. With a few lessons you should feel a difference in …...

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The Secret of Spin Momentum

If you learned your sweep while paddling a longer boat, you probably learned to sweep from your toes, to the very back of the boat, rotating your torso while watching the blade travel through the water. This stroke might have been helpful for turning long kayaks, but newer boats are designed specifically for turning. In …...

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Top 10 Best River Kayaking Trips In the USA

We all know about the Grand kayaks, Middle Forks and Selways of the world. To a lesser degree, we also know about the Salts, Chamas, Yampas and Greens. What we’re not familiar with are the lesser-known multi-day kayak trips that can be found throughout the West, where permits aren’t an issue, and rangers and regulations …...

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Multi-day River Kayaking Trip Packing Tips

Want to pack like a professional for a typical six-day summer river trip? If so, adhere to a few of the following guidelines, and you might just find yourself pocketing a tip when all’s said and done. Step 1 Place ice blocks on bottom of cooler with a layer of coated cardboard on top to …...

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How to Roll a Kayak

Whether you’re in a sea kayak or a playboat, a roll is the most reliable way to recover from a capsize. And even if you already have one, you can always make it better. Working on it is also excellent practice for maintaining balance and boat control. The objective is to get the boat right …...

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14 Best Paddling Ski Towns in the USA

When it comes to crossover sports, paddling, snowboarding and skiing are about as close as they get. All rely heavily on gravity and precipitation, and even the flat side of both are similar–whether you’re touring on skis, sea kayaks or canoes. For proof, consider the following: Riot Kayaks now makes snowboards; expedition sea...

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