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Time To Make A Change

When I returned home from war, adjusting to civilian life was difficult.  Then, when a life-long friend, and brother of which I served with overseas, took his own life, it shook me to my core. After his tragic death, I dedicated my life to helping vets who struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Our non-profit organiz ...

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Enjoy a Wild and Scenic River in Idaho this summer.

Idaho is “The Whitewater State,” and it hosts some of the best Wild and Scenic rivers for whitewater paddle boating in the country. Not to mention it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was signed in 1968 ...

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South Fork Salmon Love

The South Fork of the Salmon is remote. It pulls us back as often as we can to paddle its pristine waters with a draw that for me is unparalleled in the US. The true wilderness experience we fin ...

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Jackson-Troutman Grand Canyon Trip

Written by: Emily Jackson-Troutman “You’ll never guess what?! We got another Grand Canyon Permit!!! Are you interested?” "Um of course I am interested!" “K because the launch date is in two weeks….”   This was the beginning of ...

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Tested By Earth, Wind and Fire

In the spring 1998 I entered the river for my first strokes in a kayak. Somewhere downstream Colorado waves still swollen from melting snow caught me from the side and I capsized. I composed myself to a C to C technique that I had practiced dozen’s of times in the lake and let that rehearsal play out in cold muddy water. Seconds ...

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White Nile River Dream by Cat Hardman

As kayakers, we know Africa for its big whitewater and epic play waves. Since I was a little kid, I have dreamed of going to the White Nile in Uganda. After wanting to go to this river for years, I finally got to go with World Class Kayak Academy. At the end of October, I hopped on a plane and headed to Uganda. I was stoked. &nbs ...

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This is the Nolichucky

Keep the Nolichucky free flowing. It’s hard to believe but only 0.35% of the rivers in the US are protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. With next year marking the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act there is no better time to build a movement around the iconic Nolichucky Gorge. Let’s get a ...

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East Coast Whitewater Festival Season

The Beaver River Rendezvous kicks off the East Coast whitewater festival season on Labor Day weekend (Sep 1 to Sep 4) with 4 days packed full of whitewater releases in New York’s Adirondack Park. It’s a must attend for anyone looking to experience New York’s classic runs. Werner has been a long-time supporter of New ...

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AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF KAYAKERS ENTER THE UNKNOWN AMAZON JUNGLE

Southeast, Colombia,  March 28th, 2017 - The expedition down the mystical Apaporis River will take an international team of kayakers including Werner Team Paddlers Ben Stook ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. 360 Video tour of the Grand Canyon

Friend, Werner Paddles athlete and film maker, John Grace, recently had the opportunity to one again head into the Grand Canyon on a self-supported whitewater kayak mission.  From the John, "The Grand Canyon exists on a scale few other things in nature can compare with. If you are interested in learning how to self-supp ...

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Whitewater Wednesday-Bren Orton 2016 Highlight reel.

As we sit around as boaters and debate who falls into the group of the most elite talents in the World, the name Bren Orton comes up more and more these days.  The young man with the crazy hair from Warrington, England has gone from freestyle specialist, to a super well rounded paddler since he started a more intense Internationa ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  “Jammed” up in Ecuador.  Further proof of Bomber reliability.

Welcome to this week's Whitewater Wednesday, as we take you to Ecuador.  Morgan Arnaud from the French paddlers group, "NopasaNada" was shooting Go-Pro footage during a descent of the Pusuno River when he got quite the surprise. He captured footage ...

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