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What Jackson Kayak would you like to paddle in 2018?

The Jackson Action Wagon’s is starting its 12th 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 or kids kayaks you would like to see stocked in the 2018 J.A.W. Fleet.  Take a look at all the current products we are offering [...]

Jackson Kayak MixMaster is Here!

Are you ready for some slicey fun?  #JKMixMaster Both sizes of Mixmaster are now at the JK factory and both will be molding within a week from now.  MixMaster 7.0 size is currently in production.  MixMaster 7.5 size should be molding next week.  Both sizes are now available for order. Promo video will be released in about a week from now…  [...]

Kokatat Outercore Habanero Liner Review

The best piece of cold gear I’ve used for my winter warmth! Product website: https://kokatat.com/product/outercore-habanero-liner-inuhab The Habanero is not your average onesie.  This new one-piece liner is full of technical paddling specific features to match up with all Kokatat dry suits and most other current dry suit designs, including Kokatat’s Switchzip suits.  I’ve also found [...]

#SURFBETSY Elizabethton Whitewater Park Presentation

Things are progressing even better than anticipated to launch the #SURFBETSY whitewater project in my hometown of Elizabethton,TN! We need a great show of support from the paddling community at this meeting on February 17, so please make every effort to attend and be a part of it. When: Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 P.M. [...]

Wesley’s 2017 Rain Gauge Report

The link below is to a spread sheet for my rain gauge I have installed at my house in Elizabethton, TN.  It’s a really nice rain gauge and it measures precipitation to the nearest 1/100th of an inch.  2017 was an average year since I started recording daily rain amounts.  Click the link below to view the spread sheet: [...]

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…