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Category Archive: Tips & Guides

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…’

15
May

Planning a Trip Somewhere a Bit Different

Fundamental ideas and things to consider to help budding explorers go out and plan their own adventure.

26
Mar

Norway – Why the Land of Giants is not just the Land of Pros

Norway is an optimal place to build your confidence on different styles of rivers – whether that is running your first slides, finding some larger volume rivers, or improving your stamina on more continuous whitewater.

20
Mar

Big Water Appreciation for the Machno!

It isn’t as rewarding as the 9R, and it doesn’t feature the learning curve, everyday joy and surprises of the Ripper, but my goodness when the river is rowdy am I happy to be in my Machno!

21
Oct

Lessons Learnt Through Changing Kayaks

As I think back to the different kayaks I have used, I find it interesting to reflect on all of the lessons they have taught me. I used to be a diehard freestyle kayaker, and dropped pretty much everything in a freestyle kayak until I met Dave Fusilli and got into a creekboat (a Shiva) …

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22
Sep

How to outfit your new Pyranha kayak!

Quick tutorial I made of how I personally take my kayak from factory fresh to river ready in under 30 minutes! Enjoy you new kayak, see you on the water! Bren Orton  

22
Jun

How to Stern Squirt!

I absolutely love this trick, there is nothing more awesome than the feeling of sliding the tail of your kayak into the eddy line, feeling the power of the river engage on your tail, have the nose of your kayak fly up into the air and be spinning vertically down the river. The Tailee requires …

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23
Jan

Outfitting Your Pyranha Kayak

If you don’t put a bit of work into outfitting your kayak, you’re never going to get the level of performance that you deserve out of it. It doesn’t matter if you are getting on moving water for the first time or if you are a whitewater veteran charging down tight, technical rapids; making sure …

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29
Mar

5 Must Dos for Kayakers in New Zealand

New Zealand has been on my radar as an epic paddling destination for years; 15 months ago, I was stoked to arrive for a year and a half of work and play. The country has totally lived up to my expectations with amazing scenery, great people and awesome rivers. Here are my 5 must dos …

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