Paul Mason

Rapid Running Paddling Tricks For Tandem Trippers

Use these tricks to glide on with your paddling pals.
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Video: How to Roll Modern Open Boats

New canoes require a new roll, or at least modifying your roll technique that worked just fine in the old bigger solo canoes. Solo whitewater canoes such as the Ocoee,...

Backward Thinking

For long whitewater canoe trips, few maneuvers are as handy and versatile as the back ferry. The ability to slow down and move your canoe in a direction other...

Drag-and-Drop

I set up for shallow slides much the same as I set up for any creek line. I start opposite the side I want to end up...

If Noah Had Been a Playboater…

Forty days and forty nights without having to shuttle would have been swweeet. Instead, Noah pretty much set the design standard for displacement hull boats. Good or Bad? It...