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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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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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Video: Bren Orton’s 2016 Highlight Reel

Video: Bren Orton’s 2016 Highlight Reel

British whitewater kayaker Bren Orton has shared his 2016 paddling adventures in this highlight reel. The 22-year-old highlights his versatile paddling skills, with enormous waterfall…

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Video: Why NZ's Kaituna River Rocks

Video: Why NZ's Kaituna River Rocks

From filmmaker and paddler Caleb Roberts:  "For the past couple years, I have heard about the Kaituna river. How it is a great training ground…

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Video: River Roots' Company Reel

Video: River Roots' Company Reel

River Roots has released their company reel, and it's full of extreme sports footage and the high quality production value they are known for. The…

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Video: New Zealand Whitewater Dream Trip

Video: New Zealand Whitewater Dream Trip

Are you lamenting the end of your paddling season, shivering as you scrape off your windshield while your creek boat hibernates alone in the garage?…

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Video: What Kayakers Do When They Aren't Kayaking

Video: What Kayakers Do When They Aren't Kayaking

Longtime Ottawa River kayaker Hal Monkman switched it up and went for a rip down the Ottawa River in this fun edit. Watch him get…

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Video: Miles Daisher And Rafa Ortiz Skyak

Video: Miles Daisher And Rafa Ortiz Skyak

Sick of watching heart-pounding kayaking videos? We aren't either. We can never get enough of watching awesome kayaking footage, but when we saw this unique…

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Video: Nick Troutman Dials Cane Creek Falls

Video: Nick Troutman Dials Cane Creek Falls

Nick Troutman picks and styles a beautiful line in this short edit shot at Cane Creek Falls. Cane Creek Falls is an 85-foot drop along…

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Video: Kayaking India's Gnarly Whitewater

Video: Kayaking India's Gnarly Whitewater

Maybe your international paddling trip wish list is full of destinations like New Zealand, Austria and northern Canada. All noble pursuits, but we think you…

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Video: Drop Everything And Go Kayak Austria

Video: Drop Everything And Go Kayak Austria

You will need to move Austria to the top of your whitewater kayaking bucket list after watching this inspiring edit from Pete Scherb. Filmed on…

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Video: The Spirit Of Ecuador's Jondachi River

Video: The Spirit Of Ecuador's Jondachi River

New short film from Mike McKay explores the Jondachi River as it cuts through the jungles of the Napo Valley in Ecuador. Featuring Brayan Robles,…

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The Best Movie Kayaking Scene Ever

The Best Movie Kayaking Scene Ever

We thought we had seen a lot of brave kayaking moves until we saw someone wear two kayaks on his feet and seal launch 25…

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Video: Victoria Falls, up close

Video: Victoria Falls, up close

Red Bull’s new video of Victoria Falls fits aerial views, misty rainbows, close shots of fast-moving spray and cliff diving into one impressive 60-second clip.…

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Video: Mountain Mind Collective's For the Love

Video: Mountain Mind Collective's For the Love

Mountain Mind Collective has released a trailer for their feature length film For the Love. The film follows brothers Brendan and Todd Wells from their…

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Video: The Good Times

Video: The Good Times

Dylan McKinney has compiled his best moments from 2016 so far - this short film captures the good times that accompany travelling with friends in…

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