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2017 JK Antix Small Joins the JAW Fleet

The small paddlers asked for an Antix they could fit in well and JK answered with this new awesome design to round out all the sizing for the hottest new kayak design in 2017! A brand new 2017 Abyss Jackson Kayak Antix Small has now joined the JAW fleet for FREE demo!! Give me a [...]

Jackson Kayak Nirvana Reviews From J.A.W. Demos

There is no doubt that the new JK Nirvana (http://jacksonkayak.com/blog/kayak/nirvana/) is getting a lot of hype right now.  It has been one of the most highly anticipated whitewater kayaks in 2017, since it’s announcement by JK back at Outdoor Retailer last year.  A beautiful Abyss colored 2017 JK Nirvana joined the Jackson Action Wagon fleet in late [...]

Late Spring Heavenly Highland Whitewater

This past winter and early spring was starting to look like we were not going to have much of a creek season in the southeast.  Warmer and dryer temperatures was the theme of the winter months in our region.  Then spring sprung and we had a few showers here in there in late March into [...]

After Work Doe River Gorge Goods

Weekday after work runs are always a special treat for me.  Catching the Doe River Gorge at a good 750 CFS level is an even sweeter treat, because the take-out is only 10 minutes from my house! Me and a group of 5 friends rallied earlier this week for delightful river trip in this under rated [...]

JAW Demo at the Paddle In Pink Confidence Series: Dirty Bird

When: June 24, 2017 @ 10:30 A.M. Where: NOC Outpost on the Pigeon River Who: Presented by Paddle in Pink for the ladies!   Ladies get out your playboats and your slicey boats, Paddle in Pink is putting on its 3rd annual Dirty Bird Confidence Series.  Come on out and join Crystal Gustin, Nikki Winkler Malatin [...]

NoliFest Was Gnarly!

The third annual 2017 NoliFest was so much fun on and off the river!  We were blessed with rain in the week leading up to the event and had some high river levels to enjoy the might Nolichucky River.  River trips were enjoyed by many paddling groups both in the gorge and on the lower .  We saw river levels from over 7,000 CFS [...]

The JAW is Giving Away a JK Antix at NoliFest!

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650 Check out all the announcements of event sponsors, bands, demos and more at: http://www.nolifest.com/home.html and https://www.facebook.com/Nolifest/

2017 JAW Fleet Rolls into Action!

Are you ready for FREE Jackson Kayak demos in 2017?  They’re here now! Check out the full fleet on the Jackson Action Wagon page: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/ You can see more photos of the new fleet on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1267105856701809.1073741837.615362971876104&type=1&l=6ab8db7104 Schedule your FREE demo soon!

What Jackson Kayak would you like to paddle in 2017?

The Jackson Action Wagon’s is in its 11th year of spreading kayaking fun by providing FREE JK demos on the traveling showcase trailer. I am now taking suggestions for what JK whitewater, fishing/hunting , recreation/touring, kids kayaks or SUP’s you would like to see stocked in the 2017 J.A.W. Fleet.  Take a look at all the current products we [...]

JK Antix Large Initial Thoughts as a Big Guy

I got to paddle the new JK Antix L for the first time at our local pool session on the evening of 2/7/17.  Here are my first thoughts after paddling this new design: Fit – At my 6’-4” height, 235lbs, 38” waist, 36” inseam, and size 12 shoes I fit quite comfortably in the boat.  [...]