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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Dress For Immersion

Everyone likes to look cool. But don't let your desire to be cool overweigh your need to be safe. When paddling a SUP, be sure…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Check The Forecast

So you're a SUP enthusiast. We get it, we are SUP enthusiasts too. But, like Sterling in the video below, it is easy to be…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Wear A Leash And PFD

This is Randall. Randall is a standup paddleboard enthusiast. But Randall gets easily distracted.  We know, like Randall, you are a standup paddleboard enthusiast. You…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Know Your Limits

We all know the feeling, you are the proud owner of a new kayak or SUP. You want to get on the water immediately. But…

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How To Share The Waterways

As summer gets closer and more boats are hitting the water, it is important for everyone on the water to be aware of others sharing…

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Tips For Safer Paddling

Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules…

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It's important for new paddlers to be smart, be safe, and have fun.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Safer Paddling

It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started.…

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Do You Prefer Bench or Bucket?

At the 1981 Whitewater Nationals in upstate New York, canoe racer Tom Staz arrived to the event with a boat that caused a stir among…

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Backcountry Brushwork Part II: Lorenzo Del Bianco

Lorenzo Del Bianco has been a long time illustrator here at Rapid Media, he’s contributed to our sister brands including, Adventure Kayak, and Kayak Angler. On…

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Hooked Up

I’m an accessories guy. My dad, not so much. All he thinks he needs is a canoe, a paddle, a Thermos of coffee, and the…

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Skills: DIY Upgrades

Canoes don’t stay the same forever. Wear, different paddling conditions and changing needs can all call for modifications. Many paddlers believe modifications are the domain of…

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Video: How to Roll Modern Open Boats

New canoes require a new roll, or at least modifying your roll technique that worked just fine in the old bigger solo canoes. Solo whitewater…

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Lisa Dianne Martin paints colorado 14ers mountains

Backcountry Brushwork Part I: Lisa Dianne Martin

The water mimics another dimension with its statue stillness beaming trees downwards. It's golden hour, and as the sun rises, the steam off the water…

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