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Dan Caldwell field tests Spade Kayaks' Ace

Review: Spade Kayaks' First River Runner

To call a spade a spade is to tell it like it is. Some people might be offended by this straight talk and consider you…

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Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Last fall, Steve Childs, the designer and owner of Silverbirch Canoes, called and said he’d snuck the very first Covert into the country and asked…

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Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

If you're like me, you’ve got a favorite hoodie and pairs of pants and shoes that you never want to let go of. You’re comfortable…

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Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

As a farm kid who grew up with dirt bikes and ATVs, I had a hunch where Liquidlogic’s strange new boat name came from. A…

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Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

I'm sitting in my boat clenching my fists and shivering. It’s a rainy May afternoon, a week into a 10-day solo canoe instructor course. Lined…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

When Hollywood has a hit movie it’s almost expected that a sequel and sometimes even a trilogy will follow. It’s a risky strategy that doesn’t…

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Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

When I hear someone described as a rouge I conjure up an image of a trail worn cowboy with a rough and tough exterior that…

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Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nobody in the last six months has called me asking how the Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16 paddles. Not a single outfitter, guide, instructor or…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Some children look like a perfect mix of their parents, while others seem to resemble one more than another. While Pyranha’s crossover does have some…

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Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

We’ve learned over seventeen years of doing boat testing and shootouts that testers compare all boats in the test to their own personal boat or…

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Boat Review: Current Designs Ignite

Boat Review: Current Designs Ignite

Ignite is an appropriate name for this hybrid. For touring kayakers, it could spark an interest in go-fast fitness paddling or even recreational racing. For…

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Video: Current Designs Sisu Kayak

Video: Current Designs Sisu Kayak

The Sisu is an optimized design for rough water with secondary stability for wave carving and surfing play. The deck has been reinforced for efficiency…

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Video: Current Designs Ignite Kayak Review

Video: Current Designs Ignite Kayak Review

Field Tested: 5 Light Touring Kayaks Under 45 Pounds   Ignite is an appropriate name for this hybrid. For touring kayakers, it could spark an…

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OR Demo Day: Current Designs New Sisu LV

OR Demo Day: Current Designs New Sisu LV

Following the success of the Prana, the second collaboration between Danish designer Jesper Kromann-Andersen and Current Designs has created the Sisu. Slightly wider and shorter…

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Boat Review: Prana by Current Designs

Boat Review: Prana by Current Designs

What exactly is Danish-style? That was the question on our minds when Current Designs revealed the Prana at Outdoor Retailer last summer, billing this sleek…

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First Look: New Current Designs Prana

First Look: New Current Designs Prana

This collaboration with Danish designer Jesper Kommen-Anderson was two years in the making. The composite Prana by Current Designs will be available in 2016. "It's…

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Gear Preview: Current Designs Ignite Surf Ski

Gear Preview: Current Designs Ignite Surf Ski

Made from lightweight composites, the 16-foot Ignite weights just 39 pounds for easy maneuverability on and off the water. Blending the long waterline and open…

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Kayak Review: Current Designs Equinox

Kayak Review: Current Designs Equinox

An in-depth review of the new Current Designs Equinox touring kayak by Adventure Kayak magazine.  My least favorite memory of a Current Designs Solstice GT…

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Gear Trends: Crossover Crazy

Gear Trends: Crossover Crazy

What better way to lure novice and intermediate paddlers out of their flatwater comfort zones and into the more adventurous niches of river, surf and…

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VIDEO: New Options from Current Designs

VIDEO: New Options from Current Designs

Bill Kueper of Current Designs talks to Rapid Media's Scott MacGregor about the new colours and new the option to have either a rudder or…

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VIDEO: Current Designs' New Day Tourer

VIDEO: Current Designs' New Day Tourer

Looking for a sporty day touring boat? Check out the Equinox family of kayaks by Current Designs, as Bill Kueper talks about the designs behind…

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Outdoor Retailer-Demo Day

Outdoor Retailer-Demo Day

Wilderness Systems A new tandem touring kayak, the Polaris 180, from Wilderness Systems, replaces their North Star model. "The hull design is based off the Tsunami hull," said…

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Current Designs Infinity Kayak Review

Current Designs Infinity Kayak Review

Current Designs has long made touring kayaks in all shapes and sizes, but lacked a British-style expedition kayak to complete their lineup. The Infinity fills…

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KATV: Current Designs New Fishing Kayak

KATV: Current Designs New Fishing Kayak

Current Designs new Tailfin combines performance with stability. 

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Video: New Current Designs Ignite Kayak

Video: New Current Designs Ignite Kayak

Bill from Current Designs shows us a few of the features of the new boat, the Ignite, and explains how it fills the gap between…

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