Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Product ReviewsJR Jennings
The Pyranha Ripper packs a lot of bang for the buck. A perfect ride, especially for intermediate paddlers, it delivers big performance that all can appreciate. Check out our four key reasons the Pyranha Ripper is one of our favorite whitewater kayaks.
Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Product ReviewsJR Jennings
The Pyranha Ripper packs a lot of bang for the buck. A perfect ride, especially for intermediate paddlers, it delivers big performance that all can appreciate. Check out our four key reasons the Pyranha Ripper is one of our favorite whitewater kayaks.
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.
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
Things to Consider When Buying Your First Whitewater Kayak

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Whitewater Kayak

Creek BoatsNick Gilbert
It can be hard to know how to buy your first whitewater kayak: what matters, what doesn't, and what you need to take into consideration before getting your feet wet.

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An Inflatable Kayak that Paddles like a Playboat!?!

An Inflatable Kayak that Paddles like a Playboat!?!

Product ReviewsVictoria Ohegyi
Colorado native Luke Cutler reviews the AIRE Spud inflatable kayak.
Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Product ReviewsJR Jennings
The Pyranha Ripper packs a lot of bang for the buck. A perfect ride, especially for intermediate paddlers, it delivers big performance that all can appreciate. Check out our four key reasons the Pyranha Ripper is one of our favorite whitewater kayaks.
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.
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.

How To Guides

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Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

How To GuidesJake Castle
Our rafting expert Jake Castle explains the necessary characteristics of a good Trip Leader.
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.

Trip Reviews

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Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Challenge yourself with the best intermediate and advanced whitewater kayak runs in Colorado.
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.
Hell's Canyon Information Part 1

What to Know About Boating Hell's Canyon, Part I

How To GuidesJake Castle
Curious about applying for a Hell's Canyon (ID) permit? Here's what you need to know.
What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
CKS Online talks with event organizer John Grace about The Green Race in COVID-times. Somethings change, but some things will stay the same!

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