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Video: 5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Wondering what mistakes you might be making when you’re learning whitewater kayaking? Here’s a helpful and funny video from the Unsponsored kayaking blog. (There are a few good pointers after it looks like the video ends, so keep watching until the actual end.) Just for perspective, one of the best kayakers I know says she […]

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Whitewater Kayak Runs Near Seattle

Here are some great whitewater kayaking runs near Seattle ordered by difficulty from Class II to Class V.  Most are around an hour from Seattle. Class II to III Headworks – Green River (SE of Seattle)  II+ to III The ‘III’ is at the end if you run the optional last three rapids and use […]

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The Whitewater Kayaking Video that Has People in a Tizzy

Recently I’ve been seeing this video of a female whitewater kayaker making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s been pretty interesting to see the response. Most people appear to be put off by the title of the video, which is “Whitewater Woman Kills the Kayaker Sterotype” – in a sport where, I’ll agree, I don’t […]

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Evan Moore Paddles High Water Cataracts of the Kern

Here’s some great footage of whitewater kayaker Evan Moore paddling the Cataracts of the Kern in California at around 4400 cfs (huge). Part of the reason I like this video so much is because of how comfortable he looks in the water, even when he’s submerging into or surfacing out of something massive.  If you’re […]

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A Good Forward Stroke Is Your Key to Kayaking

The fantastic kayakers winning extreme creeking races in big, technical whitewater all have a powerful forward stroke fueling their moves. It’s the key to virtually everything that gets you where you want to go in kayaking, including the boof stroke. But the forward stroke gets overlooked when people are learning because it seems like a […]

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