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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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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 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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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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