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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.  [...]

Wesley’s 2016 Rain Gauge Report

The link below is to a spread sheet for my rain gauge I have installed at my house.  It’s a really nice gauge and it measures precipitation to the nearest 1/100th of an inch.  2016 was a little below average since I started recording daily rain amounts, but not far off normal.  Click the link below to view [...]

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/

FUN WINNING!

Big thanks to all who supported the Jackson Kayak Fun Raffle during the APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup & Celebration! We raised $391.61 to support Camp Bays Mountain and Debbie Briscoe went home with the new boat!!

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/