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7 River Safety Essentials To Take On The River

Responsible river runners usually take some formal swiftwater rescue training. At the end of the course they then purchase rescue gear to carry on the…

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Video: Nouria Newman Hits Big Water

One of Rapid’s favourite whitewater warriors, Nouria Newman gives us a taste, raw audio and all, of a big water run she did last week. …

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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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Key Safety Skills For Whitewater Paddlers

Whitewater paddling is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do, in our completely unbiased opinion. Close calls, bad swims and river…

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9 Most Important Skills For Whitewater Paddlers

You can never stop developing your skills in whitewater paddling. That's one of the reasons whitewater is so addictive. Changing seasons, varying water levels and…

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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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Park & Play: 7 Essentials To Bring To Your Surf Spot

Heading to your favorite surf wave with your friends for a playboating session is a great way to enjoy a dynamic river feature. Park and…

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Video: How To Punch Holes In Your Whitewater Kayak

Learn proper technique for punching holes on the river with Brendan Kowtecky with AO Boatwerks (http://boatwerks.com/) at Burleigh Falls, Ontario. 

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Video: Tips for Running Your First Waterfall

Use this expert advice to run your first drop. Brendan Kowtecky with AO Boatwerks (boatwerks.com) in Ontario, offers series of tips to successfully boof a…

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Video: Tips and Tricks for Rolling Your Whitewater Kayak

Bombproof your kayak roll in whitewater with these tips from Thea Froehlich, guest instructor at the Madawaska Kanu Centre (owl-mkc.ca/mkc).Rolling is simple once you understand…

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Rollin’ with the Kids

Getting kids into kayaks, let alone practicing skills in them, parents and adults have to lead the way by example. When Andy Parry is in…

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Video Skill: How to Make a Flip Line

From NRS: "A flip line, or guide belt, made with a length of webbing and a locking carabiner, has many different uses for kayakers, rafters…

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Skill Video: Edging Your Whitewater Kayak

Edging is a basic kayaking skill. When mastered, it allows you to gain incredible control and keep yourself upright in increasingly difficult whitewater. Kirstin Trudeau…

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Skill Video: Master The Low Brace

The low brace is an essential tool to keep you upright in your open canoe. Stef McArdle from the Madawaska Kanu Centre shares expert advice…

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Backcountry Water Treatment Methods

It’s hot, sunny and you are paddling pristine whitewater with friends. Problem is, your water bottle is empty. It’s tempting to fill it up with…

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