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How to Boof | The Basics

How to Boof | The Basics

An essential skill for kayaking of all skill levels, the boof allows you to keep your bow high and dry as you continue to move downstream, full speed ahead. This is an introduction to boofing; for lean boofing and ear dips, check out the more advance lean boof video...
Can you really learn Whitewater Kayaking from videos?

Can you really learn Whitewater Kayaking from videos?

I recently reached out to a well known kayaker about helping in one of my instructional videos for Send School (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9ct4EC–BCCi8XoOtNWOw). Her response was simply, “…I don’t believe you can learn kayaking from...
The Joy of Hand Paddling | Whitewater Kayaking

The Joy of Hand Paddling | Whitewater Kayaking

I’m going to talk about those plastic things you store in the stern of your kayak, hand paddles. Maybe you’ve used them on the river or at a pool session, but alas I’m going to encourage you to blow off the dust and take them for a spin. You don’t want your first time...
JK small Antix vs medium Antix vs small Zen for smaller paddlers

JK small Antix vs medium Antix vs small Zen for smaller paddlers

For those paddlers that are at the lower end of the weight or height range, there are many questions about which boat they should choose when considering the small Antix vs the medium Antix vs the small Zen. My answer is always “it depends” … Like any other boat...
#Paddlewise – Whitewater Kayaking is a lifelong learning sport

#Paddlewise – Whitewater Kayaking is a lifelong learning sport

learn. Whitewater Kayaking is a lifelong learning sport. Many other sports have a fairly static field of play (or practice) – generally soccer pitches, volleyball courts and basketball courts are always the same. This stability means that the participant can spend...
Essential Tips For Whitewater Kayaking with Kids

Essential Tips For Whitewater Kayaking with Kids

Hello! We are the Hargrove Crew and we have some Essential Tips For Whitewater Kayaking with Kids for you. Our family of six loves sharing the JOY of just being together, seeking adventures that turn into lasting memories, and inspiring others to join in on the FUN of...
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking 101

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking 101

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking 101 Submitted by Jason Smith I wish I had this intro to whitewater kayaking 101 when I started. My first experience with whitewater was as a young teen. My stepdad took us on a commercial rafting trip on a river in northeastern...