Product Reviews

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I love kayaking. I enjoy getting out on the river. Heck even when my day doesn't go right I just relax and soak in the place kayaking took me. I really enjoy screwing around kayaking as well. Boofing rocks, ripping into eddies, stern squirts, cartwheels when I can pull them off... Read More

Short version: In paddling, I'm a big fan of having a boat to make hard stuff easier, and a boat to make easy stuff harder. Between the two boats, you will always be challenge. The karma is my boat to make hard stuff easier. It's also my girlfriends, and the majority of our... Read More

Jackson Kayak Zen ontop of my Subaru Impreza

Current Overall Impression: I've sold this boat and have found other boats more enjoyable. The LARGE zen is just a straight up turd! See more about why below!Most recent impression paddling: I was able to paddle this boat back to back with a new Nirvana and a Karma Large. I... Read More

I really love getting out for adventures. I love being outdoors, I love adrenaline, and I love getting away from it all to go camping. White water provides much of this for me, but taking a good amount of camping gear with you in kayaks weighs them down and really eats away at... Read More

Some years back, I organized a whitewater kayaking trip with friends. At the time, all of my boats were hardshells, and I just kind of thought that was the way to fly. Some one I respect as a solid white water enthusiast joined up, and brought inflatable kayaks. I didn't fully... Read More

This is a review of the Rane TTM56s, and will mostly contain information for those who are faced with the deciscion of seeing the differences between the original and the successor model. Some information is also available in sub pages of this review relating to maintenance and... Read More

I'm a bit of a sucker for good deals. I also like having enough things to share, I like trying new things, and I'm not broke. This has been the perfect combination of criteria twice now for me with Fluid Kayaks. Fluid kayks had two giant blowout sales of both their 2013 and 2014... Read More

I've now paddled the Jackson Superhero enough to be past the point of buyers bias, and I can post a hopefully fair review. I started white water kayaking and for my first season I was in a Dagger Kayana 10.4. I did the AMC white water school, and had done about 12 trips on white... Read More

So I was sitting there on my couch, laid up with a broken femur... thinking I need something to do that I can do with a screwed up leg. Kayaking came to mind, and so I picked up a kayak and paddled my days away on the pretty lakes surrounding my house.Being the kind of person... Read More

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