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Holes provide your most formidable challenge when running a rapid. More often than not, the line you…

Lateral momentum refers to the speed we generate perpendicular to the main current. For most river…

The first river running skills that any paddler will learn are how to carve in and out of eddies and how…

Ferrying is the act of moving from one side of the river to the other with minimal downstream drift and…

Eddy turn refers to the action of moving from the main current into an eddy, or vice-versa, and is also…

Running waterfalls is a unique skill that requires lots of practice and a conservative approach because…

Reactionaries are diagonal breaking waves or holes, and are a common phenomenon on big water rivers.…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

Ask someone not yet savvy to all the nuances of handling a touring/recreational kayak what a rudder…

"I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating."  - Katherine…

Even the best paddlers goof up occasionally, which is why they take small stuff so seriously. When…

You're canoeing a big lake and come to a large bay. It's one mile if you head straight across, or 10…

River Bends Whenever possible, stay on the inside of bends. Rivers run fastest and deepest at the…

I once asked some whitewater experts if they thought 15-16 year old's who had never paddled a canoe…

We're now looking at wanting to track upwind. So it's got to the stage where I don't want to paddle, I…

One of the greatest challenges for the solo paddler is paddling in a straight line. And, of course,…

Almost anyone can point their kayak straight down a class two, and even class three river, and paddle…

One of the great things about kayaking is that on a very simple level, you can just slip on a life…

If we can see where we're headed, it's usually easier to use our transit than our bearing. In this…

So far, we've talked about how the water goes up and down. As it comes up, it pours into various bays…

Learn the basics of the science behind tides, the different types of tides and how to get accurate…

Rivers are some of the best places to paddle because they are usually very sheltered from wind and…