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How to Vertical Seal Launch

Do you have this skill in your tool bag? Often on creek style runs we find the most efficient and safest way to launch into the river is off a vertical ledge into a deep pool.  This act can seem really scary at first if you have never tried it, so make sure you find [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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/

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 [...]