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Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 2

You know the living is good when you spend the morning ski touring untouched snow high in the alpine, and the afternoon boofing your way…

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A Season Kayaking Uganda's Victoria Nile

All photos by author.  The first time I heard about paddling in Uganda was through Steve Fisher’s Inga Project.  I was working as a guide…

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10 Things Only Whitewater Kayakers Understand

1. Feeling like someone you spent one day kayaking with is a close friend Sometimes friends you spent a single day paddling with become close…

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Torryd—The Next Big Thing In Whitewater Filmmaking

Once Rapid saw Torryd’s “Best Beatings” edit, we knew we had to find out a bit more about the whitewater filmmaking crew. Torryd was begun…

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3 Whitewater Secrets From Chris Gragtmans

So many aspects of whitewater kayaking are counter to our natural instincts. Bring your head up last. Lean towards the rock. Don’t get in the…

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Why Portaging Doesn't Make You Less Of A Real Whitewater Paddler

One of the loneliest places in the world is in the slow drift leading into a stiff rapid. The quiet and calm, the river’s current…

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Meet Canada's C1 Slalmon Pioneer

In 2009, Alexandra Machicado-McGee was the first and only woman who accepted the invitiation to the Canadian national team trials in whitewater C1 slalom racing.…

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Editorial: Why Whitewater Is Life's Secret Ingredient

After finishing my master’s degree and a season in the mountains, I accepted my first journalism job. I was posted to a community newspaper in…

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Rapid’s Most Popular Whitewater Stories From 2016

2016 was an exciting year in the world of whitewater. From Jackson’s new kayaks to a truly unique kayaking film by Steve Fisher to exciting…

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Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch

A great deal of inspiration in the paddling world is visual. We watch kayakers descend precipitous waterfalls and challenging whitewater sections that seem to have…

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7 Coolest River Jobs

Every whitewater weekend warrior knows the feeling of paddling rapids on a gorgeous river and wondering, “What if this could be every day?” Rivers bring…

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The Last Wild River in Europe

Go with the flow into the unknown, to see what the blue line on the map has to tell you. This is the mantra that leads…

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Winter Gigs

“What are you tree people doing?” the woman peering in the window of our colorful trailer asked. She took in the multi colored prayer flags,…

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The World's Economy: Examining the World Freestyle Kayak Championships

From grassroots rodeo festival to slick mega-production, whitewater’s biggest competition has come a long way from a handful of river nomads gathering to twirl their…

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Profile: Swedish Adventure

South African photographer Scott Martin met up with long-time friend and Canadian paddler Tyler Curtis to showcase the whitewater-rich area of northern Sweden. WHERE in…

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