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Darin McQuoid greasing the last move on the middle fork of the Tule River in California

Industry Experts Discuss Trends In Whitewater

What’s on the horizon line? The art of river running is coming back strong. This is love of running rivers of a wide spectrum of…

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I am multitasking. I am carrying my boat and not falling to a tragic death.

Why Rivers Have No Patience For Multitasking

We live in a time where multitasking is king. Job postings call for applicants who can skillfully handle many duties at once. Families eat breakfast…

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I've been proud of all the tricks i've been able to learn, from my first spin to multiple combo moves. However, fully dialing in clean, fast hull-to-hull airscrews immediately became, and continues to be, my favorite trick" - Kalob Grady

Kayak Pros Tell All - 13 Whitewater Freestyle Tricks They Were Most Proud Of Learning

I learned to handroll in 1973 or 1974. At that point, at least around the Chattooga, it was a rare enough stunt my friends would…

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What your shoes say about you.

Defining Dirtbag

A dirtbag, according to the Urban Dictionary, is a person who is committed to a given—usually extreme—lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other…

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Photo: John Webster

PADDLING BUSINESSstream
Editorial: I Gave At The Office

There are things we do every business day that don’t directly add to our companies’ bottom lines. Things like shipping out swag to events too…

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A whitewater kayaker swims through a rapid holding a paddle

Real Value: Why Your River Is Worth More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

ALCHEMY IS THE ANCIENT SCIENCE and philosophy of turning something base into something precious. This was the starting proposition guiding the writing of this column…

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UC Davis studying the physics of horseshoe riffles on the Yuba River using a raft.

Exciting Whitewater Hazard News

Rapid editors' inboxes are generally full of links to exciting edits and pitches about whitewater trips snaking rivers across in remote corners of the globe.…

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Kayakers on the Valbona River during Balkan Rivers Tour

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 whitewater kayaker does an airscrew on a wave on Uganda's Victoria Nile, shot by Robbie Mingay in 2017.

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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Nouria Newman and Mike Roy descend Huka Falls in New Zealand in a tandem kayak.

Video: Nouria Newman + Mike Roy Tandem Waterfall Descent

What do you get when you add Nouria Newman, Mike Roy and a tandem whitewater kayak? A tandem descent of New Zealand's Huka Falls, an…

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A kayaker descends a waterfall in a red kayak.

Quiz: Which Pro Whitewater Kayaker Are You?

Ever wondered if you're more of a Nouria or a Dane? Rest easy, our quiz will sort you out. Answer eight easy questions and see…

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Norwegian professional kayaker Mariann Saether standing against a sunset while pregnant.

Mariann Saether On Kayaking While Pregnant

On September 4th, 2016, I gave birth to my son Benjamin, my first child. The nine months of pregnancy were surprisingly easy and allowed me…

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A kayaker sits in an eddy in an orange creek boat.

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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