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JK Nirvana Large is Here!

Big guys get pumped! A new bluegrass colored Jackson Kayak Nirvana Large has join the J.A.W. fleet just in time for race season!! #JKNirvana Give the J.A.W. a shout if you want to try out a free demo.

Kokatat Gore-Tex Trinity Dry Top Southeast Field Test

From freestyle to creeking, this shorty dry top gets the job done well in whitewater! Nantahala “Horns of God” – Photo by: Rahul Subramanian Product website: https://kokatat.com/product/gore-tex-trinity-dry-top-dtutrn  I’ve been a whitewater kayaker for over 15 years now, so I’ve tried a lot of different brands and types of splash/semi/dry tops.  I’m a big warm natured [...]

2017 J.A.W. End of Season SALE!

The Jackson Action Wagon has had another great paddling season with free demos & spreading the fun of kayaking.  It is now time to sell most of the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2018 fleet! Check out the link below for current stock and prices: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/ All J.A.W. boat purchases [...]

New Jackson Kayak Mixmaster

James McBeath gives us a sneak peek of a new prototype from Jackson Kayak.  Does double the slice = double the fun?  We shall see soon… Introducing the new Jackson Kayak MIXMASTER coming in 2018. Rapid Magazine Video Report for more details: https://www.facebook.com/RapidMagazine/videos/10155057222617123/

JK Nirvana Promo Video

Both the Medium and Large sizes of Jackson Kayak’s newest creeker are now rolling off the assembly line at the JK factory in good ole’ Sparta, TN! If that does not increase your stoke level enough check out Rush Sturges’ full promo video to check out how hot this new design is with our JK Team…

Rahul’s Noli Gorge Antix

Rahul Subramanian is a local paddler in the Tri-Cities area in Tennessee and a member of the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts club.  He started kayaking whitewater this past January and has come a long way in eight months.  His determination to progress safely while getting out on the river as much as possible is inspiring to [...]

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 [...]