Russell Fork Kayak

Why We Love the Russell Fork Race

Creek BoatsVictoria 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.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
What are the best types of PFDs for whitewater?

What are the best types of PFDs for whitewater?

GearJake Castle
Type III and Type V PFDs are best for private Whitewater and River users.

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Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Astral TR1 Junction Review

Astral TR1 Junction Review

GearJR Jennings
The Astral TR1 Junction has more rubber around the toes, exceptional traction, and will stay on during swims. Time for some very stout—and fun—paddling.
Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Creek BoatsJR Jennings
Level up your whitewater kayak and make it a more confident, aggressive boat with these outfitting upgrades

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Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Creek BoatsJR Jennings
Level up your whitewater kayak and make it a more confident, aggressive boat with these outfitting upgrades
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. Here we go over the proper sizing of a helmet including different fit tests to ensure you stay safe on the water.

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Hell's Canyon Raft Trip Information

What to Know about Boating Hell’s Canyon, Part II

Camping + KitchenVictoria Ohegyi
The rapids and camps you need to know before applying for your Hell's Canyon permit.
Kayak Grand Canyon

3 Days to Plan a 280 Mile Self-Support Kayak Trip

Camping + KitchenVictoria Ohegyi
On Friday, September 18th, two friends picked up a last-minute Grand Canyon permit. Their launch date? Three days later. Learn how they packed and planned for this self-support kayak trip through the Big Ditch.

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