If I Won the CKS Runoff Robbery Giveaway...

First off, you need to take the time to enter the 1st Annual CKS Runoff Robbery giveaway! It is absolutely free, no purchase necessary, no need to tag your friends or share this post. Simply enter your email on the pop-up page and plug in your digits--BOOM you are now on your way to some seriously cool giveaway items!

Let's dive into the prizes first, three separate giveaways means THREE chances to win depending on what type of paddle craft you are interested in.


    • 1 Free In-Stock Closeout Whitewater Kayak of Your Choosing
    • $1000 off 1 In-Stock Raft of Your Choosing
    • 1 Free In-Stock Hala Gear SUP of Your Choosing

If I won the kayak...

As this is my preferred method of river transportation, I already have numerous boats in my personal fleet. Instead of using this for personal use I'd probably take a 2022 Jackson Kayak Zen 3.0 Whitewater Kayak Closeout in size medium and donate it to Team River Runner. 

Having an instructional background, the Zen is arguably one of the best beginner boats on the market. Borderline unflippable, paired with the easy to adjust outfitting that Jackson Kayak offers, makes it a great fleet boat!

I am definitely tempted to snag the 2022 Liquidlogic Party Braaap Whitewater Kayak Closeout for myself to get recklessly vertical, but word on the street is there are a ton of sweet new half-slices choose from 2023.


If I won the $1000 off a Raft...

My wife and I have been eyeing an NRS Star Slice for a hot minute! Welcoming our newborn baby girl into the world less than two months ago, this has been lingering over my mind more than ever. I've dreamt about warm summer days swimming on the Tuckaseegee with the family. Stable enough to float and survive the Ocoee, but with the right partner you can get after it on the Upper Gauley.

CKS Squad Member Matt Wallin with his family on a NRS Star Slice

Long term, I can see us rafting on a regular basis and when she grows up and scooping up a larger paddle raft to get out with friends and family. The AIRE Super Puma has always caught my eye. Till then, I'll stick with my solo floating cooler!

If I won the Hala Gear SUP...

As I am still dialing in the SUP game on the Nantahala and Tuck in my Hala Rado, I am often between crashes. What better way to spice things up than with an Hala Atcha 86, especially if it was FREE!

 Elin Fisher SUP Crash Whitewater

The squad at Hala swears by the Atcha lineup to up the ante on the river. They are some of our best selling SUPs at CKS Online. 

Best of luck to those who enter, stoked to see CKS Online help build the community and we look forward to seeing YOU out on the water!

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