Tags | Boats | Rapid Magazine | Rapid Media
Boats

Boats

Article count: 107
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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

Page 1 of 11

Tags | Boats | Rapid Magazine | Rapid Media

Rapid’s Most Popular Whitewater Stories From 2016

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…

Read more...

Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch

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…

Read more...

7 Coolest River Jobs

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…

Read more...

The Last Wild River in Europe

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…

Read more...

Winter Gigs

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,…

Read more...

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

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…

Read more...

Profile: Swedish Adventure

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…

Read more...

How To Set A River Free

How To Set A River Free

To river lovers, Glen Canyon Dam is the Death Star and Voldemort combined. Blocking the Colorado River, it stands 750 feet tall and a third…

Read more...

26 Reasons To Love Whitewater

26 Reasons To Love Whitewater

Why do we love whitewater? Life hacks, sex appeal, urban play, real adventure, and more. From A to Z, here are 26 things we can't…

Read more...

The Van Life

The Van Life

From shuttle rig to year-round residence, these rigs serve double-duty for paddlers who live on the road and on the river. This feature was first…

Read more...

War of the Worlds: 2013 Freestyle World Championships

War of the Worlds: 2013 Freestyle World Championships

Freestyle kayaking was called rodeo when Eric Jackson, a 29-year-old Olympic slalom paddler, piloted a Dagger Transition through a series of flat spins, enders and pirouettes…

Read more...

Thailand: Searching for Whitewater in Monsoon Season

Thailand: Searching for Whitewater in Monsoon Season

Known for its hot, sunny beaches, Thailand is an idyllic travel destination for most of the year. During the three-month monsoon from July to September…

Read more...

Easy Green

Easy Green

I've become that guy. I realized it last spring when I turned down a paddling trip to stay home and cut my lawn. It wasn’t…

Read more...

Stikine River Redux

Stikine River Redux

We haven’t been on the river two hours and things are already borderline unmanageable. With the level at a raging 20,000 cfs, eddies have disappeared…

Read more...

Wave of the Future: The Evolution of Whitewater Parks

Wave of the Future: The Evolution of Whitewater Parks

Once upon a time, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, lived up to its namesake. The Grand River tumbled six vertical metres over a distance…

Read more...

Page 1 of 2

FREE NEWSLETTER

Join 72 000+ fellow paddlers! Get the latest paddling news and special offers delivered straight to your inbox.  

 

 

Popular Articles

Rapid YUDU