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9 Seasons of Bomber Reliability

Location: Chuya River, Russia Photo Credit: Don Beveridge Words by Max Kniewasser After 9 seasons, it's time to retire my trusted ...

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Werner Powerhouse – The Power House of Whitewater Paddles

Werner Powerhouse – The Power House of Whitewater Paddles Written by: Jared Nosal As kayakers, over the years we seem to discover what works best for us in our own niches of the sport of whitewater paddling. From the types of kayak ...

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The Rio Claro | A Dream Come True by Cat Hardman

The Rio Claro is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Claro is in the Maule Region and is based in the Siete Tazas National Park in the heart of Chile. I have always dreamed of running this river and I got my chance to paddle this glorious canyon. During my stay in Chile, all I could think about was freefalling on the Cl ...

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Devils Postpile included in Wild and Scenic Inventory

Few whitewater runs in the world contain such quality rapids, grandiose geologic scenery, and clean translucent water as the Devil’s Postpile of the Middle Fork San Joaquin River in C ...

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Mexican Freeride - Kalob Grady

Written by: Werner Athlete Kalob Grady The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life. In the spring of 2018, Nick Troutman, Dane Jackson and I orchestrating a quick mission to Veracruz State and the Alseseca River. Our goals were simple and founded in the c ...

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A year of first, and a few returns.

This year I had many moments of “How did I get here?!” From standing on an SUP to a Starting Ramp at Creek Races, not only did I surprise myself but they became some of the more memorable moments of my comp ...

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SEND in India

The magnetic pull of the Malabar river fest was too strong to ignore for many of the World’s top kayakers this year. Following the incredible week-long event certain competitors remained to follow the rain, crush the Kerala c ...

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Grande Ronde Family Rafting Trip

This year we were invited on another family rafting trip down the Grande Ronde river in Oregon. Emily and were stoked to take the kids our on the river for a 5-day multi-day trip. What made it even better was the crew tha ...

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Time To Make A Change

When I returned home from war, adjusting to civilian life was difficult.  Then, when a life-long friend, and brother of which I served with overseas, took his own life, it shook me to my core. After his tragic death, I dedicated my life to helping vets who struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Our non-profit organiz ...

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Enjoy a Wild and Scenic River in Idaho this summer.

Idaho is “The Whitewater State,” and it hosts some of the best Wild and Scenic rivers for whitewater paddle boating in the country. Not to mention it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was signed in 1968 ...

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South Fork Salmon Love

The South Fork of the Salmon is remote. It pulls us back as often as we can to paddle its pristine waters with a draw that for me is unparalleled in the US. The true wilderness experience we fin ...

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Jackson-Troutman Grand Canyon Trip

Written by: Emily Jackson-Troutman “You’ll never guess what?! We got another Grand Canyon Permit!!! Are you interested?” "Um of course I am interested!" “K because the launch date is in two weeks….”   This was the beginning of ...

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