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Category Archives: JAW

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.  [...]

2016 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 the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2017 fleet!  The Nirvana and Antix models are coming soon!! Check out the link below for current stock and [...]

JK Nirvana First Look Comparison with Pyranha 9R

There is already a lot of hype building on social media for JK’s new 9′-0″ creek racing boat, the Nirvana, coming out for the 2017 JK lineup!  I can’t wait to check out this boat myself and I’ll get one in the JAW fleet ASAP for folks to demo for FREE also!!  The boat is still in the [...]

Sneak Peaks of New Jackson Kayaks for 2017!

JK will be unveiling two new whitewater kayak designs at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 3-6 this week: the Antix and the Nirvana!! I am super stoked to check out both of these new designs and look for them in the JAW for FREE demo ASAP!  Stay tuned for more details about [...]

JAW Demo at the Dirty Bird Confidence Series

When: July 9, 2016 @ 11:00 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 2nd annual Dirty Bird Confidence Series.  Come on out and join Crystal Gustin, Nikki Winkler [...]

APE’s Celebrate 15 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

Thanks again to all who came out this year to help cleanup the river! The JAW had a great demo during the event! Here is the link to the report with photos on all our successful efforts by Andrea Gass: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2016/06/23/ape-celebrate-15-years-cleanup-nolichucky/

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Coverage

Check out the complete attainment race results, photos and report of our second event of the year at: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/06/02/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2/

NoliFest 2016

The 2nd annual NoliFest was organized and hosted by USA RAFT this year on April 1-3.  The festival was billed “For all who paddle” and the event was true to its roots.  There was something for every paddler to enjoy.  Plus we were blessed with rain the day before the festival started and it bumped up the [...]

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Coverage

Check out complete results, photos and report of our first event of the year at: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/04/08/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/    

What Jackson Kayak would you like to paddle in 2016?

It is the Jackson Action Wagon’s 10 year anniversary in 2016!  The JAW is happy to celebrate a decade of providing FREE JK demos on our 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 2016 J.A.W. Fleet.  Take a [...]