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Articles by Ken Whiting

Basics of a Kayak Paddle

Kayak paddles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and price ranges. But the decision to buy one doesn't n…

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Golden Rules of Recreational Kayak

The three golden rules are a set of rules that, when followed, will let you paddle the most efficiently and he…

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Picking A Line

If you've been whitewater paddling for any length of time, then there's a good chance that you'll have sp…

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Tips For Paddling A Tandem Kayak

Tandem kayaks, or doubles, are a great way for two people to get on the water together and a fantastic way t…

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River Classifications

Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system pr…

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The Hand Roll

The hand roll is a roll done without the help of a paddle: a move that requires solid rolling technique and an…

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Launching in a Surf Zone

We're gonna take quick look at launching in surf. First thing we're gonna talk about is the ideal beach to lau…

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Choosing the Right Life Jacket for Kayaking

The PFD, or life jacket is your single most important piece of safety equipment. You need to choose one that f…

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Sea Kayaking in Wind & Weather

When sea kayakers talk about conditions, they'll usually have wind in mind because no other element affects us…

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The Ultimate Forward Stroke for All Kayakers

For obvious reasons, the forward stroke is the most important stroke to learn. But you don't need to have good…

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How To Re-Enter A Sit-On-Top Kayak

In this video, we're going to look at the best way to re-enter a sit-on-top kayak in the event that you've fal…

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Top 5 Kayak Safety Rules

One of the greatest things about kayaking is that it can be remarkably safe and user-friendly activity. But it…

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