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Category Archive: Tips & Guides

06
Jul

Colorado Dealer Spotlight: CKS Main Street

Delivering knowledge, building enthusiasm, and converting people into paddlers, CKS is truly a shop run by passionate members of the whitewater community.

29
Jun

Colorado Dealer Spotlight: 4Corners Riversports

Tucked into the Southwest desert mountains of Colorado, only miles from the infamous ‘Four Corners’ of the United States where Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico come together to form a perfect intersection, 4Corners Riversports has been in business since 1983.

15
Jun

Great People to Go Kayaking With #1: Jamie Greenhalgh

Whether you’re looking to get back on the water and shake off the cobwebs, or you’re completely new to paddlesports and want to shortcut the learning process to make the most of what remains of Summer, our little community has some extremely talented coaches and guides who are embedded in its roots, and perfectly placed to help you do just that; allow us to introduce you…

01
Jun

Seven Ways to Make Solo Paddling Safer….

Going paddling involves dealing with risk, and undoubtedly paddling on your own increases the level of many of those risks. Solo paddling though, I think, has an undeservedly negative reputation.

17
Mar

7 Paddling-Related Things to Do During Self-Isolation

It’s all a little bit doom and gloom out there right now, so we thought our fellow paddlers might appreciate some ideas of what to do to keep yourself occupied if you’re self-isolating…

14
Nov

Expedition Rippering

I genuinely didn’t look for food I liked or that would typically be good to have on a multi-day, I looked for the lightest sources of calories possible and walked away with several packs of biscuits.

23
Oct

The Young Rippers of Balto Kayak Club

Balto Kayak Club, based in Wicklow, Ireland has been running now for 9 years, and we have a solid bunch of paddlers pushing their way onto more challenging rivers.

27
Aug

How To Name Your Kayak

Naming your kayak can be a fun, group-bonding exercise, and sets the tone for the time you and your kayak are going to spend together.

08
Aug

Building Confidence

Most paddlers experience dips in their confidence at some stage. Coach Jonny Hawkins shares his thoughts on the topic and some strategies to help you manage it on and off the water.

05
Jun

Tom’s Top Tips for Tailees

John Lennon once said, ‘Someone getting vertical in their boat is either really into kayaking, or knows someone who is really into kayaking…’

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