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Shit Kayakers Never Say

“I can’t wait to get a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife who doesn’t understand my kayaking obsession.” “I have so much money these days.” “I’ll go with the small…

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Shit Kayakers Say

“Is this thing on?” “Who’s driving shuttle?” “My skirt is at the take-out”—said at the put-in “Who has the car keys?”—said at the take out…

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6 Ways For Whitewater Kayakers To Save Money

We love everything about whitewater kayaking. We love packing the car, loading the boats, the first snap of pulling a skirt on and the butterflies…

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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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5 Whitewater Trends For 2017

Sage Donnelly, professional kayaker, Nevada  “Something I have noticed recently when it comes to creeking is that everyone is now super into throwing cross-bows, ear…

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Video: Substantial Media House in New Zealand

Footage from Substantial Media House’s recent trip to New Zealand includes epic runs on the Nevis River, Huka Falls and more. Not to mention launching…

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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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9 Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Whitewater Kayakers

A lot of paddling gear is too big to fit into a stocking. Think creek boats, PFD’s and sexy carbon fiber paddles. If you are…

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How To Supercharge Your River Running

Running rivers is one of the best ways to spend a day. From excitement at the put-in to battling butterflies before a challenging new feature…

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Six Things To Do When You’re Not Paddling This Winter

1. Plan spring and summer river trips If you had a great or a first season paddling whitewater this year, research and make plans for…

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Best Colleges and Universities For Whitewater Paddlers

Whether you are a high school senior looking forward to being a freshman or a 45-year-old parent returning to school, if you kayak, academics are…

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Top five places to work as a river guide this winter

Turquoise water, tropical canyons, an international trip lined with world-renowned rivers—it’s what whitewater dreams are made of. If you’re like most raft guides, however, a…

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The Effect of Friendships Made on the River

Sitting like children, feet dangling, inches from the edge of the raging, plummeting maw of Wilberforce Falls, my friend Brian and I connect with few…

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Filmmaker Mike McKay on Quitting Your Day Job

Mike McKay has been one of whitewater’s best-known filmmakers since his 2010 release of Currents, a 20-part conservation-themed series profiling whitewater communities around the world.…

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7 Tips For Great Whitewater Etiquette

Every sport has subtle rules of etiquette that participants expect of their teammates and partners. Some of these rules of thumb are obvious, and some…

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