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Video: Whitewater History Lesson: The Backender Boat

Whitewater paddlers viewed waterfalls as certain death in the 1970s. It seemed impossible to escape a large hydraulic created by a waterfall in a narrow,…

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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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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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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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The $40-Million Quest To Build The World's First Artificial Waterfall

Leave it to the Kiwis to build the world’s first raftable waterfall at a play park facility. Vector Wero Whitewater Park in Auckland, New Zealand,…

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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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Powerful Partnerships in the Whitewater Community

When dam operators are receiving thank you notes from the paddlers downstream, something is awry. Flowing east out of Algonquin Provincial Park, the Madawaska River…

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First Esquif T-Formex Canoe

After three long years, a bankruptcy, reinvestment and startup and more waiting, Equif Canoes owner Jacques Chasse has finally produced sheets of the long-awaited, magical…

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News: Esquif Announces Partnership With Liquidlogic

Open boaters take note, Quebec-based Esquif will be looking to Liquidlogic to provide the hulls for the L’Edge Lite canoe from here on out. Esquif…

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Pyramid Scheme: Racing to Secure the Future of Whitewater

As an aging athlete sliding down the backside of my glory days, the role numbers play in claiming oneself an enthusiast in any activity is…

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Why Going Bigger Makes the Whitewater World Smaller

If you've spent any time in the whitewater world, you’ve undoubtedly heard rallying cries to “Go bigger!” and “Step it up!” Boundary-pushing mantras of bravado…

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Confluence North America to Cease Production of Wave Sport and Bomber Gear

In a letter to outdoor media, Confluence Outdoor's CEO, Sue Rechner confirmed rumors that Confluence will cease production of both Bomber Gear and Wave Sport…

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Off the Tongue: Canoemageddon

In WATERWALKER, arguably the most influential paddling film of all time, Bill Mason paddled a cedar canvas canoe. In Deliverance, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty…

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Esquif Canoe Ceases Production

On Wednesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. ET Esquif announced they had ceased production in their Frampton, Quebec facility via their Facebook page in a…

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Why Some Kayak Companies Are Selling Boats Online

In October, Liquidlogic opened a factory store in Asheville, North Carolina, and launched a new website where customers can order boats directly. “We want to…

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