Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
Things to Consider When Buying a Whitewater Kayak

Things to Consider When Buying a Whitewater Kayak

Creek BoatsJonny Ortiz
It can be hard to know how to buy your first or next whitewater kayak: what matters, what doesn't, and what you need to take into consideration before getting your feet wet. Our experts can help!
2020 Green Race - Photo Rob Giersch

Longboat Season is Here Pt. 2: Russell Fork Recap + Thoughts on Green Race with Adriene Levknecht

Jonny Ortiz

We got a minute to chat with 12-time Green Race champ Adriene Levknecht to share about her recent win at the Lord of the Fork and how she feels going into Green Race this weekend!

Switching Out the Kayak for a SUP

Switching Out the Kayak for a SUP

Jonny Ortiz

At first my nose was stiff and I crashed a lot, but I found that Class III can make me nervous again and I really dig the progression. Here are some questions that led me on this journey to self-discovery!

First Impressions - Liquidlogic RMX 96 Whitewater Kayak

First Impressions - Liquidlogic RMX 96 Whitewater Kayak

Jonny Ortiz
"For the floaters and the precise boaters." -Jonny Ortiz

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Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Our team of gear experts have broken down the similarities and differences between inflatable kayaks and packrafts and can help you decide which vessel is right for you.
whitewater sup clothing

The Ultimate Paddler's Guide for Layering Apparel

Day Trip Reports + Hacksjeremiah williams
As we begin to transition from winter sports to summer, this is a good time to consider proper clothing in the ever changing and uncertain spring weather conditions.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you.
CKS Review: Werner Odachi Whitewater Paddle

CKS Review: Werner Odachi Whitewater Paddle

GearTy Skoe
CKS In-House Review of Werner's Odachi Kayak Paddle

How To Guides

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Want to Take the Kids on a Whitewater Adventure? Here's What You'll Need

Want to Take the Kids on a Whitewater Adventure? Here's What You'll Need

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
The essentials for staying safe and sane on the water with your kids!
5 Best Rivers for Beginner Paddleboarding in the US

5 Best Rivers for Beginner Paddleboarding in the US

GearVictoria Ohegyi
If there are only five rivers you ever stand up paddleboard, make them these.
Staying Warm on a Budget with Neoprene

Staying Warm on a Budget with Neoprene

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Be prepared for cold water and you'll make your time paddling much more enjoyable. Follow this guide to stay warm on the water this season.
Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
R2, or rafting with two people is a test of communication skills and patience and is so worth the challenge.

Trip Reviews

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Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Long Overnight Trip ReportsJake Castle
Gates of Lodore 2021 Trip Report, including pre-trip decisions, group gear, boat rigs, food menu, and the big takeaways.
Russell Fork Kayak

Why We Love the Russell Fork Race

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
October means it's time to paddle the Russell Fork. CKS Online's Nick Gilbert recaps his 2021 Russell Fork Race and time in Kentucky.