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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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Jamie Dors paddles a red Silverbirch Covert 9.3, a British-made open whitewater canoe

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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Video: Cooperation in Whitewater Kayaking

Video: Cooperation in Whitewater Kayaking

From filmmaker Jakub Pinos, who shot this beautiful film while paddling in British Columbia: "Is kayaking simply an individual sport? What role do other people play…

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Video: Return To The Ditch, Tandem Style

Video: Return To The Ditch, Tandem Style

Rush Sturges and Ben Marr endure a sweaty and strenuous hike in this video to reach their goal. No, it's not a remote river or…

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Video: The Beauty Of Idaho's Main Salmon River

Video: The Beauty Of Idaho's Main Salmon River

"How do we save more rivers? I honestly think it starts with love." That's the first line we hear in this beautiful short film from…

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Kayaker Runs For Congress In Amazing Campaign Video

Kayaker Runs For Congress In Amazing Campaign Video

Montana is having a special election this spring for the U.S. House of Representatives, and Dan West, a former teacher of World Class Kayak Academy…

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Video: How To ID Spin Vs Carve Momentum

Video: How To ID Spin Vs Carve Momentum

In this skills video Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary helps both beginner and advanced paddlers identify the difference between spin and carve momentum. The value…

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Video Throwback: A Seriously Funny Whitewater Film

Video Throwback: A Seriously Funny Whitewater Film

Dream came out several years ago, but when Rapid staff began watching it in the office the other day, we remembered how much we love this whitewater film.…

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Video: Inside The Indus-Pakistan-Teaser

Video: Inside The Indus-Pakistan-Teaser

A teaser has been released for upcoming film Into the Indus, a whitewater kayaking odyssey to Pakistan. Fresh off his Sickline Championship win, Aniol Serrasolses…

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Video: Kayaking NZ's Gnarly Waterfalls

Video: Kayaking NZ's Gnarly Waterfalls

Check out this awesome new edit from Caleb Roberts showcasing the endless whitewater and drops of New Zealand. Filmed during the northern hemisphere's winter, this…

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Video: How To Do The Hanging Stern Draw

Video: How To Do The Hanging Stern Draw

Are you an intermediate or advanced paddler looking to add some new techniques to your skill bank this season? In this skills video, Simon Coward…

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Video: How To Do A Carving Eddy Turn

Video: How To Do A Carving Eddy Turn

Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary explains how to do a carving eddy turn in this beginner instructional video. Learn the basics and how to identify…

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Video: How To Do A Sweep Stroke

Video: How To Do A Sweep Stroke

The sweep stroke is one of the core skills new whitewater kayakers can learn. It allows for turning the kayak effectively and efficiently, and can…

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Video: How To Wet Exit Your Kayak

Video: How To Wet Exit Your Kayak

For beginner whitewater kayakers, learning how to properly exit the kayak is a key skill and a great building block. In this video from their…

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Video: You've Never Seen Kayaking Photos Like These

Video: You've Never Seen Kayaking Photos Like These

Here at Rapid we see a lot of captivating kayaking photos, from pro paddlers charging down waterfalls so massive their candy-colored kayaks appear as specks,…

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Video: River Roots' Tomata 2 Beater Reel

Video: River Roots' Tomata 2 Beater Reel

River Roots is known for beautiful edits of some of the best whitewater paddlers in the industry styling rivers worldwide. This recent video, however, showcases…

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Video: Fuego—Pro Paddlers Drop Big Waterfalls In Chile

Video: Fuego—Pro Paddlers Drop Big Waterfalls In Chile

We’re big fans of this debut edit from Send, featuring the complete crew and filmed in Chile for three weeks. Fuego follows whitewater heavyweights Dane…

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