Paddling Magazine Staff

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Breakdown: Common Paddling Injuries

Ours is not a gentle sport. No matter how practiced and prepared you may be, a risk of injury exists around every rocky bend in the river....

A Mighty Noise: Kayak Surfing into the Amazon

What Kayak surfing the Porocora (“Mighty noise” in the local Tupi dialect), a two-metre-high tidal bore wave up to two kilometres wide.  Tidal bore waves form when...

Boat Review: Wave Sport’s ZG

ORIGINAL LYRICS: Wave Sport says the ZG compromises nothing in the quest for air. By reducing hull rocker and adding side-cut rocker and rails the ZG achieves maximum speed,...

Boat Review: Bliss-Stick’s Rad

Company line: The R.A.D. (Radically Aerial Device) is a revolutionary freestyle weapon offering performance and comfort. Designed for huge air yet a fantastic conventional cartwheeler and...

Boat Review: Dagger’s Kingpin: Icon

Company line: The Kingpin racked up six medals at the last World Championships. For ’04 you’re getting the Icon, both a great wave boat and a great...

Boat Review: Liquidlogic’s Scooter/Big Wheel

Company line: Liquidlogic took the air ability of the Space Series and added speed and paddle ability. A narrow waterline bow to stern gives powerful edge-to-edge transitions...

Boat Review: Pyranha S6F Kayak

Bouncy bouncy bouncy and full of fun fun fun.

Boat Review: Dagger’s Juice

Company line: The Juice combines downriver performance, volume and speed with a playful hull and a comfy cockpit. The Juice hull is predictable and loose—the one boat that...

Boat Review: Necky’s Mission

Company line: A super fun, river-running playboat with volume for all-day comfort and predictable handling. Winner of the coveted “Gear of the Year 2004” award from Outside...