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Launched in '99, Rapid is North America's first and only whitewater kayaking and canoeing magazine. Inside you'll find the best river trips, the hottest whitewater kayak, canoe and gear reviews, expert advice and the coolest freestyle tricks and proven river running techniques you'd expect to find in the industry-leading whitewater magazine. Rapid's commitment to whitewater paddling comes from the passion of our editors, designers, writers, photographers, and especially our readers. Rapid delivers the river!