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Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Paddling with your hands? What’s that all about? Probably a decade ago, I was presented with a silly contraption at a pool session that was made from plastic, strapped to your hands, and made it super easy to hand roll a whitewater kayak. Someone called them hand...
Outfitting Advice for Smaller Kayakers

Outfitting Advice for Smaller Kayakers

I recently had a video request that would give some suggestions to help smaller kayakers outfit their kayaks. With my brand new Jackson Kayak Rockstar 5.0 (Small), I took this as a perfect opportunity to do a quick walk through video of some of the things I like to do...
5 Nutrition Tips to improve your kayak performance

5 Nutrition Tips to improve your kayak performance

submitted by Andi Brunner In this Blog I am showing you 5 easy nutrition tips that might help you getting a stronger kayaker. They only take very little preparation and effort but can have great benefits to your fitness! 1) Regular protein intake Other than fat and...
Freestyle Kayaking : How to Mcnasty

Freestyle Kayaking : How to Mcnasty

How to Mcnasty: The Mcnasty is probably one of my favorite tricks to do in a hole feature, although being honest…I love them all. The ICF defines a mcnasty as at least 150° horizontal angle rotation or half a barrel roll flowing into a front loop or space Godzilla,...
Adventuring with Kids:  How to get geared up for cold water paddling with Mathis Hargrove

Adventuring with Kids: How to get geared up for cold water paddling with Mathis Hargrove

HOW TO’S WITH THE HARGROVE CREW Mathis leads us in a video as he gets geared up in his cold gear layers, for a fun day of kayaking on the Nantahala River, in Bryson City, North Carolina. Staying warm and comfortable plays a huge part in having a GREAT DAY on the...
Avoiding the imminent ear surgery that every kayaker will face without protection.

Avoiding the imminent ear surgery that every kayaker will face without protection.

Every sport has its inherent risks, but like many paddlers before me and plenty of paddlers after me I had no idea just how imminent Surfer’s Ear really was. I’m not talking about swimmer’s ear or simple ear infections. This is a video warning of the...
5 Benefits to Going to Roll Sessions this Winter

5 Benefits to Going to Roll Sessions this Winter

Submitted by Christina Kossis  1. Muscle Memory – whether you’re new to rolling or an “expert” who never flips it’s important to keep your body in tune. You can dial in all the moves, whether it’s your first roll or advancing to on and offside sweep and back deck...