Wesley's Wild World of Kayaking & the Jackson Action Wagon (JAW)

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Category Archives: Tri-Cities

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]