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Screen shot of Dane Jackson doing whitewater freestyle

Video: Dane Jackson's 2016 Highlight Reel

On January 4, Dane Jackson shared a highlight reel on his Facebook Page of his exploits in 2016. It's no secret Jackson's freestyle game is top…

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Frank Wolf speaks to an audience at a TedXWestVancouverEd conference

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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An aerial shot of Jondachi River in Ecuador.

Video: The Spirit Of Ecuador's Jondachi River

New short film from Mike McKay explores the Jondachi River as it cuts through the jungles of the Napo Valley in Ecuador. Featuring Brayan Robles,…

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Nouria Newman and Dane Jackson fist bump on the river.

Video: Dane Jackson and Nouria Newman Kayak Backwards

Professional kayakers Nouria Newman and Dane Jackson had a little bit of extra fun while at the 2016 Adidas Sickline World Championships in Austria. The…

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A collection of gear for river and whitewater paddling on a grassy backdrop.

7 Items To Make Your River Running Life Even Better

1. KAYAK PRO COMPACT KAYAK ERGOMETER I don’t have Olympic dreams; I just don’t want to suck more than I did last season. As a…

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Photo: A slalom paddler and his daughter race on the Gull River

Results: 2016 Gull River Open Canoe Race

The 36th Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race took place September 10 and 11 at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. The annual race draws competitors…

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A racer during Adidas Sickline

Sickline: Qualifying Run Results

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship began yesterday on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley. In the men’s qualification runs, Argentina’s…

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Downtown Palmer Rapids.

11 Things That Will Not Get You Hired At Rapid Media

In our search for three full-time candidates for our growing editorial department, we’ve received hundreds of resumes. But we’re still looking. Why? Here are the…

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A kayaker in a whitewater play park

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Whitewater Play Parks

Driving across the heartland of America, you’d be hard pressed to notice the exit for Main Street, Charles City, Iowa. Nestled in the endless cornfields…

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Titan Kayaks located in Malaysia

Building An Empire: Titan Kayaks

If dreaming up your own kayak design doesn’t sound like enough of a challenge, imagine also planning, engineering and building your own kayak manufacturing equipment;…

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Ed Skrzypkowski of Murky Water Kayaks

Building An Empire: Murky Water Kayaks

When it comes to squirt boats, surf kayaks and freestyle kayaks, you wouldn’t exactly call Binbrook, Ontario, the world epicenter of the sport. But just…

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The Spade Kayaks workshop

Building An Empire: Spade Kayaks

While Spade Kayaks may be new to the game, the guys behind it are not. Together they have over a century of experience. The German…

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FeatherWeight Kayaks' Ben Fraser working on a boat

Building An Empire: FeatherWeight Kayaks

If the hand-drawn, custom art decorating the bottom of the boat doesn’t give away a FeatherWeight kayak, the amount of air between the boat and…

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