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Skills

Skills

A kayaker does a pose while a dog sneaks underneath her.

4 Awesome Yoga Poses Every Kayaker Should Know

A deep breath with eyes closed, feeling the intricacies of the sounds and smells floating on the breeze. Taking the time to slow down and…

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So many kayaks, so little time.

How to Choose the Right Kayak

What kayak should I buy? It’s the first question a kayaker asks—and the hardest to answer. The trick is finding the boat that’s perfectly suited…

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A sea kayaker paddles into a large wave.

7 Most Important Skills For Sea Kayakers

1. Learn how to make a bilge pump  Having a method for emptying a flooded cockpit is essential. Some kayakers use foot-operated bilge pumps, while…

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Almonds, banana chips and cranberries in a glass jar.

8 Healthy Snacks For Paddling Trips

1. Energy balls All kinds of healthy and delicious ingredients can be incorporated into these delicious bundles. Most contain nut butters, nuts, dried fruit and…

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A kayaker paddles on open water in foggy weather

Top 5 Ways To Stay Visible And Safe On The Water

A group of kayakers in Manhattan had a collision with a ferry on August 30. Nine clients of the Manhattan Kayak Company and one guide…

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The sculling brace for kayak stability.

5 Strokes That Will Improve Your Kayaking

1. The Bow Rudder The bow rudder is an extremely effective tool to use when you need to change direction while travelling at speed. It…

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Kayakers in a single and tandem boat paddle on a lake in Ontario, Canada.

How To Buy A Used Kayak

There are a number of reasons why you may be looking to buy a used kayak. Perhaps you are new to the sport and don’t…

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A group of sea kayakers on a bright day.

Part 2: Strength Training For Kayakers

In the last Paddle Strong article we covered the theory behind strength training for kayak performance and outlined what paddle athletes should focus on during…

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Kayakers enjoy paddling on an Ontario lake.

6 Questions To Ask Before Your Next Kayak Rental

1. What style of kayak should I rent? Kayaks may all look pretty similar to the newbie, but there are actually multiple different kayak designs…

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A sea kayaker on glassy water

Choose The Best Kayak Paddle

While choosing a kayak paddle may seem as easy as acquiring something with two blades to propel you through the water, there is a little…

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Kayakers on the ocean

How To Strength Train For Kayaking

This is the first installment of a series on strength training for kayaking by New Zealand-based sports scientist and performance coach Matty Graham.  Smart strength…

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Win Your First Paddleboard Race

Win Your First Paddleboard Race

In the wake of paddleboarding’s growing popularity, hundreds of paddleboard races have sprung up across the nation. There are fun runs for charity, easy two-milers,…

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A sea kayaker paddles hard to straighten out in order to surf ocean waves.

Skills: Good Trip Gone Bad

The ability to challenge ourselves in almost any environment is one of the great attractions of our small, nimble craft. As quickly as you can…

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