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World Cup Final- Sort, Spain

World Cup Final- Sort, Spain Well the final of three World Cups has ended and it couldn’t have ended better! We spent the last week in Sort, Spain which hosted the World Championships in 2001. Spending time in town I remembered more and more childhood memories of the place. We arrived Monday Read More

World Cup #1- RECAP- Millau, FR

The 2014 World Cup has officially commenced. The first event of three being the Natural Games in Millau, France, followed by two in Spain. The Natural Games is very similar to the Go Pro Games in the US. With several different events and lots of vendors, its action packed all Read More

CKS Festival 2014! Big Water and Big Sales!

CKS Festival and BV Pro Rodeo 2014   Buena Vista Colorado welcomed hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts this weekend with one thing in common, a love for the river. Several us arrived early in the week and enjoyed paddling on the section that flows through South Main, as well as Browns Canyon. Each day Read More

Reno River Festival Full Results! Happy Mothers Day!!

Reno River Festival   Held the Biggest Little City there is, the Reno River Festival has once again delivered. An event filled with great music, great food, beer and KAYAKING!   This year Saturday started off with COLD COLD weather which only got worse as the day progressed. There were a few brave souls who Read More

T’Ville Triple Crown Final Results and Wrap Up!

T’Ville Triple Crown 2014-   One of my favorite stops on the rodeo circuit the TVille Triple Crown never disappoints. The idea behind the event is to get kayakers to better understand all the different WW disciplines. We compete in Wildwater, Slalom and Freestyle, in that order, all in ONE day. Then after Read More

Emily’s Gear Picks for 2014!

Emily’s Gear Picks for 2014 Every year I pack up and leave home for a minimum of 6 months in one shot. The plan is to paddle every day, but you have to make exceptions for traveling from one location to the other. For a majority of that time I will be Read More

Paddling Through Parenthood- Emily’s Calendar

  Paddling Through Parenthood- Emilys Event Calendar Many people my age see parenthood like a bird sees its wings getting clipped. They assume that it means less time for the things they love and more time sitting around loving the little one. I fall in love more with Tucker each day I am Read More

New Team JK SUP Member Fletcher Burton picks up his new board!

Fletcher sent in this quick note saying he got his new toy! Check out this guys skills in the photos below! Super pumped! Just picked up the SUPcharger from California Canoe & Kayak a Jackson Kayak dealer with several stores in nor cal. Jeff Martineau manager on the right and myself on left Read More

Sidekick in Norway!

Its always fun to get a few photos from some of our smaller rippers! Here is Han Nissen's son taking the Jackson Kayak Sidekick out for a spin! Thanks for the photos Hans!       Hi My 12 year old son has tested the Side kick. Finally there is a creek kayak suitable for children. I send you some photos from the test run. It’s from  the river Driva in Norway. Keep Read More

SAS Hurley Classic Results! 2014 Rockstar Takes Top Honors

Stephen Wright jetted off to England to participate in the 2013 Hurley SAS Classic. The Hurley Weir is a dynamic feature with a tight pocket making it super fun to surf but can be difficult to figure out. That didnt stop Stephen from taking top honors along with Team JK Athlete Read More

Green Race Results

Congrats to all the Green Racers! Pat Keller took top honors in long boat with Dane on his tail. In short boat Isaac Levenson won with Danw also close behind. In the long boat class we saw 2 karma unlimited's get top 5. Congrats to Hunt Jennings who placed 5th! Here Read More

2013 Lord of the Fork Race Final Results

Congrats to all the racers for a safe day! Dane took his best placing in the Karma Unlimited with 2nd to Ex slalom bad boy Eric Deguil. Katrina Van Wijk finally got her win. Clay Wright spun into an eddy in triple drop which bumped him down to 21st. JK's Team Read More

Sickline Final Results

Big day with a surprising finale! In the Women's Nouria Newman takes top honor in her JK Karma. In the men's Joe Morely put down a solid run at 56 seconds! Here are the links to the final results: http://www.adidas-sickline.com/en/race-info/results/

Road to Worlds- Get Ready! A Quick Run Down on the Athletes!

    With worlds coming in at less then a month away, athletes from every corner are flocking in to train at the improved NOC Playhole. We have a French junior who has already been here for weeks along with people who just arrived, from Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain, Slovakia, and Read More

2014 Rockstar does it Again! FIBARK Final Recap- Big Scores and Bigger Air!

This weekend caps off the 65th Annual FIBARK Festival in Salida, CO. This event is known as the oldest whitewater festival in North America. It has always been a stop on the Jackson Team’s agenda due to its fun play features, good runs nearby and great food and shopping.   This year started Read More

Go Pro Mountain Games Final Wrap Up: New Toys and Top Results!

Go Pro Mountain Games Final Wrap Up   The Go Pro Games has ended as of last night. It was filled with a ton of amazing events kayaking and beyond. From Slacklining World Champs to Bouldering World Cups, to some serious kayaking action.   It started on Thursday with the Homestake Steep Creek Race. This Read More

Lyons Outdoor Games Final Wrap Up- Karma and 2013 All Star Take Top Honors!

Lyons Outdoor Games Wrap Up:   The Lyons Outdoor Games was a super successful weekend. Not only for all the paddlers but the event atmosphere itself. With fireworks, beer tents, meal vouchers and more, this event was well put on.   For the kayaking side of things it started on Friday evening with the Pro Read More

Lyons Outdoor Games Preliminary Results

The water levels dropped dramatically over this afternoon but that didn't stop a select few from having high scoring rides. I was super excited to go out and just do cartwheel moves while sinking my boat (i am 8 months pregnant and still in my 2013 star!) The women's class all were Read More

Epic Times in Buena Vista at the CKS Paddlefest (and EPIC Scores!) Video of Dane’s 1900 Point Ride

CKS Paddlefest Event Wrap Up! CKS Paddlefest has many different events, clinics, and demos going on so its hard to even know where to begin. The whole event benefits the local Boys and Girls Club. The event started on Friday with Colorado Kayak Supplies annual sale. They offered discounts on gear and some Read More

Getting ready for the CKS Festival 2013!

  People are coming in from every corner getting ready for one of the classic events here on the Colorado Circuit, the BV Pro Rodeo. Not only is it a freestyle event but it is also Colorado Kayak Supply’s annual festival with discounted gear, boats and cheap clinics with a ton of Read More

Reno River Festival Wrap Up- An Action Packed Weekend and 1,600 point Rides!

2013 Reno River Festival Final Wrap Up   It was another action packed weekend in the World’s Biggest Little City: Reno, NV. We were given blue bird skies and 90 degree weather for both Friday, Saturday and Sunday making it the perfect weekend to hold a kayaking event.   Saturday started with Yoga in the Read More

Get Ready for the Reno River Festival! Schedule and what to watch for!

Time to get ready for the 2013 Reno River Festival! Team JK has ton of paddlers here so it will be fun to see who comes out on top. We have local paddlers here Jason Craig and Jessica Yurtinus who have a hometown advantage. Then we have Stephen Wright who has Read More

Semi Final Results 2013 US Freestyle Team Trails- and 2013 MENS Team!

Today was full of heavy rains of which NOC was able to keep under control. We had good water levels for the hole and Mens Cut to the Team for 2013 was held: From JK we had Jason Craig, Eric Jackson and Clay Wright, then we had Bryan Kirk and first timer Read More

Preliminary Results 2013 US Team Trials and Write Up- NOC

It was an action packed day here at the NOC Shootout and 2013 Freestyle Team Selections- Kicking things off was JR Men and taking on the high water levels. Very excited to have JK Paddlers in the top three but also both eligible Kellogg Boys closely behind. The "cadets" that entered the Read More

Schedule for the 2013 US Team Trials

  And it has started! The US Freestyle Team Trials for 2013. Below is a schedule of events, so far the Junior Men have just started and Team JK's Hunter Katich and Bennett Smith are currently in the lead. Up soon will be none other then the Kelloggs so fingers crossed for Read More

Some SUP’Ing in Miami with the JK SUPerChargers!

Check it out: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxUOlgCfdBI[/youtube]

Paddling While Pregnant

This year will certainly be different than any other competition season I have ever participated in. I am 24 weeks pregnant and currently living in my Sprinter RV at the Natahala Outdoor Center training for my upcoming Team Trials. This year hasn’t changed so far in the sense that my travel Read More

Uganda- One of the Most Rewarding Places to Visit!

When winter comes to the States there is only one place to go in my mind: UGANDA! Although there are many other places I still crave to visit I have a hard time putting Uganda behind those new exciting places. Mainly because every visit is always an adventure, and one I will Read More

2013 Star on the Ottawa River: Big Water River Running Review

  The past few weeks have been filled with family fun activities and getting ready for the holidays. We trekked up to Canada to spend the beginning of December with Nicks family in celebration of Christmas. We ended up bringing our kayaking gear knowing that both of us had very little hopes Read More

2012 World Cup’s Recap (I did TWO WC’s in 1 Year!)

2012 World Cup’s Recap! (Yepp I did TWO)   This past world cup really put me to the test. I was determined to compete in two world cups in one year, Slalom and Freestyle. The Slalom World Cup was first and I had never competed in a Slalom World Cup before because the Slalom Read More

2012 World Cup- Starts this Weekend!

2012 WORLD CUP – Coming this weekend! With the 2012 World Cup creeping up around the corner Jackson Kayak is excited to welcome all the Athlete’s to the US and even better to our home spot: Rock Island Hole!   It’s an exciting time for Jackson Kayak with the launch of our 2013 Star Read More

Jumping Back into the Mix of Things- 8 Weeks of No Playboating Straight into 2 Big Events!

Jumping Back into the Mix of Things- 8 Weeks of No Playboating Straight into 2 Big Events! I got home from Europe and my Slalom Adventure on a Tuesday- The next day was the start of the MontanaWhitewater Championships. A Tricky feature with a ton of potential but also an easy flush.  Read More

The Karma and All Star Unleashed on Rapid Media-TV

Be sure to check out what Nick Troutman has to say about JK's newest whitewater kayaks:   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yynD7MKBhI[/youtube]

JK’s New SuperFishal- Already in the News:

Be sure to check the news article about Jackson Kayak- the Outdoor Retailer and what it means:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765594761/The-Outdoor-Retailer-show-can-make-dreams-a-reality.html?pg=all

Go Pro Action from MEXICO!

Be sure to check out this epic video of Team JK and Jackson Family in Mexico! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd2Z1dNfQNM[/youtube]  

Emily’s European Adventure- Competing in my First World Cups: Part 4

World Cup #1- Cardiff Wales and Our Olympic Trials As the race was coming up I was getting super excited to see how I would do. Watching the other women paddle I knew that paddling well wasn’t going to be the hard part but placing higher then last and possibly making a Read More

Caneo and Kayak Paddler of the Year Awards! Vote!

If you haven't seen them already be sure to check out the nominated paddlers and adventurers for 2012 Canoe and Kayak Paddler of the Year. Both Myself and Dane were nominated for Male and Female Paddler of the year! Be sure to read everyone's blurb on their accomplishments and plans for the Read More

US National Championships- Final Results- KWP-ID

It was a great day for team Jackson Kayak as we took top honors in just about every class. Taking top 5 in Pro Men and Top 4 in Pro Women! Top Spots in JR Classes, C-1 and Cadets! The weather was a scorcher with the hottest recorded day in history Read More

Emily’s European Adventure Part 3

After my epic time in Dublin, I returned ready to hit the gates. (not literally as that would be a two second penalty…) I had a great week of training, feeling more and more confident on the water. But with little direction on what to improve and what to do it Read More

Emily’s European Adventure Part 2:

  After my first session of slalom paddling with comedian and paddler Craig Aytes, he dropped me off at 10pm at a B&B. Little did I know that this place would feel so much during my stay. Kathy, the owner, runs it all on her own and is always looking to help Read More

Emily’s European Slalom Adventure Part 1:

I arrived in Europe after booking my ticket two days before. Unsure of when I should go I just woke up and said, I think I just need to go, now… So with a short notice and couple Facebook messages I had our English distributors and close friends pick me up well Read More

CKS Paddle Fest- Come on Out! BV- CO

This weekend has a lot to offer if you are anywhere near the great state of Colorado! Today is the first day of the CKS Fest at Colorado Kayak Supply. From on water clinics, to fantastic discounts and deals. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Jackson Kayak has Read More

The Road Less Traveled- Emily goes to Europe for Slalom!

I was raised to believe everything you do in life is a choice. You’re born a certain way with certain features and personality traits but everything else is a decision you are making. My Dad always said your not happy or sad, you choose to be happy or sad, you choose Read More

Foam Magazine Q & A with Emily Jackson

Emily answers a few questions regarding paddling, the up coming olympic trials and more! http://foammagazine.com/articles/1935-q-a-kayaker-emily-jackson    

Response to the Fun Runner Review!

Hi Dana, I concur with your review. I demo'd a Fun Runner 70 Sunday on the Shirttail run of the NF American and loved it! You can get a whip lash injury snapping into eddies with that boat!  My friend Bird says she jet surfed a FR-60 across the Hole 1 wave Read More

Fun Runner Review: In a Class of its Own!

Boat Review:  Jackson Fun Runner 60 River Paddled:  SFA Date Paddled:  Saturday, 05/05/12 River Rating:  Class 2 (Higher Spring Flow) Flow:  2500 - 2800 CFS Paddler: Dana Lykins Gender:  Male Height:  5'10" Weight:  175 (no gear) Age:  51 Shoe Size:  10.5 Skill Level: 3-4 The Mission:  To find a boat with the perfect mix of speed and play The Result:  Mission Impossible - OK, Read More

Rockstar Review

Alright FINALLY got it  on the water!! The Rockstar that is!! HOLY CRAP WOW!! I LOVE IT!! Not sure why but my confidence got a boost, was surfing waves in spots I normally wouldn't!! even my kayaking buddy was saying how it changed my confidence level alone!!! I can role it with no issue and coming Read More

DUO Runs the Green

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/40984477[/vimeo] Jordan Sherman and I run my Jackson Dynamic Duo tandem kayak down the Green River Narrows in North Carolina @~8.5" Cleaning all of the Big Three (Go Left and Die, Gorilla, and Sunshine Left) for a Duo Triple Crown. Huge thanks especially to Phil, Johanna, Mike, Erich, Will, and Matt, for Read More

NOC Shootout has Begun!

With over 50 competitors and some of the best men, women, juniors, c-1's, oc-1's, and cadets be sure to keep your eyes on our Facebook page for updates and photos throughout the day! Team JK's Galen Volkhausen just took the stage and wowed us with over a 400 point ride! Big Read More

Olympic Trials for Slalom are Tomorrow! Wish Us Luck!

I am a freestyle paddler in the slalom race, and I am also a slalom paddler when I am in a freestyle competition these days...  interesting how people think...   My primary focus, passion and enjoyment in kayaking comes from freestyle paddling. With that being said, even the best freestyle days can be Read More

Want to go Kayaking on the Ottawa River! How About all Inclusive Clinics? Join Me!

Want to take your kayaking to the next level? Or simply find new ways to enjoy the river more than ever? Or how about breaking that one bad habit that keeps your improvement in a rut and your confidence lower than it should be? Or how about visiting one of the Read More

Video: Paddling at its Best in Veracruz Mexico!

If you haven't seen this video Dane created for Sperry Tops Siders- Son-R Technology on our Adventure's in Mexico this past winter be sure to check it out! Great cinematography and the people aren't too shabby either! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/37285535[/vimeo] For more info on Sperry Topsiders- Son-R Technology: CLICK HERE

Alabama Mountain Games: Quick Recap: Rockstars Rocked the House!

Well it wasn't a question on what the most seen kayak was on the water, it was certainly the Jackson Rockstar at the Alabama Mountain Games this weekend. It was the choice for freestyle off the falls as well as the rodeo itself. The weekend started on Friday with a "Huck" Fest Read More

Its My Birthday! My Life So Far! As a Timeline!

It’s my birthday and I tried to create a timeline of each year and events that were going on in my life! Check it out! 1990- I was born March 13th at 4 pounds ten ounces, and my Dad made the Salom US Team- again! 1991- I was getting cuter by the second Read More

Canoecopia Day 3: Final Day and Best Reviews! Jackson Kayak Rocks the House!

Canoecopia 2012 is Officially Over!   Yesterday kicked off with another attempt at muscle milk and cereal, some coffee at the Super 8, and a quick drive over to get the booth clean before the show started. We arrived and the booth was literally as clean as it could get so we organized just Read More

Canoecopia Day 2- Rogue gets Top Attention

Day 2 of Canoecopia is Officially Over! Not without lots of boats out the door, happy customers and floods of people walking the floor. This is going to be a record year for Canoecopia and I am excited to be here and play a part in it! Everyone is noticing an increase, Sperry Read More

Canoecopia Day 1! Zens, Fun Runners, Coosas and Cudas!

Canoecopia Day 1   Canoecopia has officially been kicked off, the doors opened at 4pm last night and the flood of paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts took over!   I met some incredibly nice people as well as some paddlers I had met before. People walked the entire floor and all came right back to see Read More

Rockstar and Eternity Hole= AWESOME! Tips for Freestyle Moves!

Emily’s Eternity Hole Update!   I get to paddle in some pretty amazing places but what is very exciting right now is that I am only 4 hours from home and paddling in an entirely new place! That’s right it is my first time ever at Eternity Hole, in North Carolina.   Eternity Hole is small, Read More

Best Duo Video EVER! Waterfalls, funny faces and some epic acting skills!

European Kayakers at their best! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/28969141[/vimeo]

Emily’s Day on Cane Creek and First Impressions of the Zen!

Emily’s  Best Day on Cane Creek and First Impressions of the Zen! Yesterday Dad, Nick and I woke up earlier then usual to the sound of heavy rains, followed with heavy hailing… This meant that Dad had already left me several voice messages Mostly along the lines, wanna go kayaking, wanna go Read More

Ever Wonder How the French Do Competitions? At 3am! Check this Video Out!

After the 2009 World Championships Nick and I postponed out trip home by visiting France to see all of our dealers and compete in an event that i will never forget! The Charnay Comp! The water doesn't always come on at a set time during the day, so we literally just Read More

Emily’s Upper Jalacingo Experience! Mexican Creeking at its Finest!

Upper Jalacingo Today was another day in Veracruz Paradise. Our first real whitewater and my first day paddling on class 5 in Mexico. The morning kicked off earlier with breakfast at 7. With plenty of food in our stomachs and a majority of logistics figured out we sped off…. The boys were Read More

Emily’s Top Reasons She Loved th Fun Runner on the Caney Fork

Here are my top reasons for enjoying my day in the fun runner..... 1. Effortless to paddle..... Coming from a play boat more often then not, it didnt have the large creek boat feel and didnt take several rapids to get used to the boat. The second I was in the boat Read More

Top Ten Reasons I am Grateful Towards Jackson Kayak- From Piton Footage to Made in the USA

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Today is a day to remind yourself of what you are grateful for…. I am grateful for more reasons than I could ever list. From my amazing family and friends, rivers still running freely and having everything I need, and being able to work for everything I want. I decided Read More

My Year in Photos!

I am in the middle of one of my most favorite years ever! A photo says a thousand words so here you go! [nggallery id=246 blog=1]  

My Year In Review- SO FAR! Photos and Write Up!

2011 Review! Hey Everyone- year in reviews are always books by me as I end up so many places and doing so much fun stuff! (I know life is hard right!) This time I am going to just give the full year a bit of a recap and mention where I went Read More

LIVE Coverage of the 2011 SICKLINE Extreme Creek Race HERE:

24 Hours till the Coverage Begins: http://freecaster.tv/kayak/1017012/adidas-sickline-2011 Good luck to our JK Team Members competing there: Rafael Ortiz Eric Jackson Dane Jackson Nick Troutman  

Gauley Festival Photos

Hey Everyone I have sat down like ten times to write a Gauley Festival Update but I was having too much fun kayaking and when I would write it, i didnt know where to even begin! There were amazing days on the river from the first timers down the gauley, to the Read More

Because Best Friends like to Paddle…. Together- Hilarious Dynamic Duo Video and BIG DROP!!

Friends that play together stay together! Check out the Dynamic Duo running Money Drop in Norway! Sick! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/28969141[/vimeo]  

Check Out Jackson Kayaks in the Dodge Journey Commercial!

Next time we should make sure we get some action shots in there too! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESc8V1-OTGo[/youtube]

A Quick Recap of the Garberator Rodeo- Ottawa Cup- Full Update and more Photos coming soon!

Hey Everyone I am actually diving into my car to head home as we speak! (i haven't been home since march) So this is going to super short but for those of you who were wondering the top three for all the classes at the 2011 Garberator Rode i do have those! It was Read More

Some Tips for Teaching Kids How to Kayak!

(Dane and Jason always had fun together which is one of they key reasons they both excelled!) Growing up in the Sport I always get asked, didn’t you start when you were like 3….. This is true in a sense but I didn’t really get into until I was 12 and Read More

National Championships Day 1 Results at Kelly’s Whitewater Park:

Today was day one of the Kelly’s Whitewater Park 2011 National Championships. The event couldn’t be going smoother with amazing vendors that have espresso, baked goods, to pizza, BBQ, you’re never hungry and never satisfied as you want to try something else! They also have a great beer tent with local Read More

Kelly’s Whitewater Park: Emily’s Feature of Year Award Winner!

Destination: Kelly’s Whitewater Park! This is my first time here and all I can say is OMG OMG OMG!!!! I know that is a bit 16yr old but seriously, you have no excited I get before every session. The feature here rocks, the facilities are the nicest I have ever seen, the Read More

Rockstar Rocks Worlds!

Hey Everyone! The 2011 World Championships has come to a wrap and seven new world champions are crowned! Hundreds of people paddled incredibly well and I hope you enjoyed my hosting skills in the ICF recaps throughout the event. As far as general coverage I apologize that we weren’t more consistent but as Read More

Day 2 & 3 Video Update! Crazy Storms, Big Rides and an Evening Under the Lights!

Hey EveryoneI'm back again! All Semi Final Rounds were yesterday so we now know who is moving on to the finals!I am feeling really good, I have a lot of moves and a lot to prove still. Not having a high scoring ride yet, I am starting to realize that no Read More

Day 1: World Championships Overview with Emily Jackson

Hey Everyone I am here at the 2011 World Championships and having an amazing time so far! The Junior Men are in the Water as we speak and the JR Women just gave us a great show! So far today we have had the K-1 Men, the OC-1, and now were into both Junior Read More

Paddling in Plattling- Oh Boy Oh Boy- Think I can Win Three World Championships?

Paddling in Plattling Germany: Paddling in Plattling has been an absolute blast so far! Whether its been a line of ten people or a line of two, the people are super fun to be around, the hole has a lot to offer and the weather has been pristine. I am focusing on mainly Read More

Teva Mountain Games Final Results and 8 Ball!

The Teva Mountain Games has officially ended. It was another fantastic year, with good weather, good water conditions and a super tight competition. For me this is 7 years in a row of winning the Teva Mountain Game Freestyle Event. Super cool! Ruth Ebens and I trained hard together to get ready for Read More

Teva Mountain Games Freestyle Showdown Kicks Off! Preliminary Results:

Teva Mountain games is kicking off in style. With the Steep Creek Yesterday and now the Pro Freestyle, there is no shortage of kayaking action. I had an amazing day cheering on all the competitors, walking around the town, watching the Premier of Ben Stookesberry's film Kadoma as well as Rush Sturges's Read More

Steep Creek Championships Final Results- Kicking off the Teva Mountain Games 2011

The Steep Creek Race is one of the most fun events to spectate! From smooth lines to hard crashes, you always get to see it all! This year I did not race but like I said- had an amazing time cheering all the competitors on..... Congrats to everyone that entered! That's a feat Read More

CKS Festival and BV Rodeo Kick the Long Weekend Off: Preliminary Results:

The Colorado Kayak Supply Annual Sale and BV Pro Rodeo took off with a Bang. This morning Earl gave us our cheat sheets, and maps to all the demo areas as well as some sweet T-Shirts! Everyone split up after that, some on clinics, some in the shop and some training in the Read More

Green River Wyoming- Great New Stop on the US Freestyle Tour

Well its Saturday night and we just wrapped up the Green River Expedition Rodeo in Green River Wyoming. This is a small town but the people have been beyond hospitable. From a  big pancake breakfast with chocolate covered strawberries, fruit, sausage, bacon nd ham, They also had fun raffles, cookie between rides, Read More

Green River Wyoming: Great Kayak and Great Lodging: The Feature and Hampton Inn and Suites Delivers!:

Green River Wyoming: Hampton Inn is the Place to Be! This is my first time paddling at the Green River Expedition Play park and all I have to say is that it is AWESOME! They have  control over the feature using bladder controlled panels so that one minute you can be surfing a Read More

Dominion River Rock Festival! Boater Cross Results: And Canal Crashers: Not Over Yet!

Hey Everyone! Dad and I flew out to Richmond, VA on Friday, just in time to get things started with the Canal Crashers. Now most of you are probably thinking, what is the Canal Crashers. ( to be fully honest) you do crash! It is a HUGE ramp! Sliding down this baby has Read More

One Month Till! Whoop Whoop!

  Dum... Dum Dum Dum...... Worlds is creeping up with close to a month left before the big start. I have been in Reno, NV for almost a week and had lots of great hole practice. I paddled in the South Channel which was a smaller hole but had a lot to offer. Read More

The Boat that Changed My Life!

I'm currently a student at the University of Mississippi. Just wanted to send you a picture and say thank you. Since the first time I hit a gnarly hole in a jackson super fun i've been addicted. Being a Trip Leader for outdoor rec program its been my goal to bring Read More

Are you our Friend? JK’s Facebook Page has Alot to Offer!

If you haven't befriended us on FB yet be sure to check it out! We have prizes for online competitions, up to date info on events, photos, videos, results and more! Not to mention its a great place to ask us questions! Here is a link to the page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonKayak Happy Paddling!  

Reno River Festival Final Results! Great Day and Great Boating!

Hey Everyone Sorry this a tad late, as I had my Mothers Day Dinner last night so I didnt have time to sit down and write about the rollercoaster day! With finals only being at 5pm.... we had a lot of hanging out in the sun yesterday! The water levels were higher once Read More

Reno River Festival Day 1 Results:

Great day on the Truckee River! 8 out of 10 boats moving to finals tomorrow are Rockstars!  Weather was amazing, river was high, and everyone was having an absolutely good time!  Big thanks to all the organizers for putting on such a great show!  Great job to the Ladies who would Read More

Level Six Capital Cup Results/ Photos/ and Quick Write Up!

Level Six Capital Cup What a great day in Ottawa! The Level Six Capital Cup went off for its 9th year with bang! The event was held on the Champlain Rapids near the Champlain Bridge near down town Ottawa. It was a fun wave hole like feature, with an epic shoulder, it was amazing Read More

A Quick Hello at the Cartecay River Clean Up!

Cartecay River Clean Up- Quick Stop In! Dad, Dane and I did a Chattooga run with over 26 people on Friday, paddling down in groups of about ten and when we were finished, Atlanta World Kayak Ambassador, Rick Thompson, was super fired up to have us around and wanted us to stop Read More

Worlds Log #2, Grand Prix/ Reno Debate/ Results So Far and Moves in the Flatwater!

Worlds Training Log #2   So far this year I have competed in three Rodeos: Alabama Mountain Games T’Ville Triple Crown NOC Shootout I have so far won all three, and moving on to my next event in a couple weeks. Everyday has been a blast and so far the only days I have taken off were Read More

NOC Shoot Out Day One Report!

Hey Everyone! Today was the preliminary round for the NOC Shoot Out. It started off hot and sunny but as the day dwindled on the clouds came in and made it a bit cooler. Tons of people came out anyways and the spectator crowd was one of the biggest I have ever Read More

T’Ville Triple Crown Good Times and Results

The T’Ville Triple Crown has wrapped up once again, and man was it exhausting! But exhaustingly fun! This is a very unique event in the sense of events it has… Its two days long and both days we compete in three disciplines of whitewater kayaking. Saturday started off with a competitors meeting at Read More

Alabama Mountain Games- More Fun Then Ever Before

Alabama Mountain Games- More Fun Then Ever Before   The Alabama Mountain Games has always been a kick start event for me and helps get me fired up for the season to come. With a fun water fall event, boater cross, freestyle, and big trick contest, there is no shortage of kayaking events. We Read More

Jason Craig- Update on his Recovery Day 2- The New IRON MAN

Jason Craig- THE NEW IRON MAN For those of you who haven’t heard, our beloveded Jackson Kayak Child (not so childish anymore) ran a 30 footer two days ago, only to land on a rock and break several body parts, to be exact, his back and pelvis- OUCH.  No serious nerve damage Read More

I Dream of Africa- Emily’s Recap of 6 Life Lessons in 6 Visits to Africa

You always hear the saying “I Dream of Africa.” Like any dreams with constant dedication and belief, it can become a reality. Well dreaming of Africa is always a dream of mine but luckily through my parents and my own strong desire I have visited it 6 times so far. The Read More

Emily’s Training Log #1

Emily’s Training Log #1 - Africa Training-Complete We just got back from Training in Africa and my paddling crew consisted of Dad, Dane, Clay, Nick, Stephen and Jessie Stone. Now each one of these guys really know how to paddle and I felt like with every progression they progressed too… hard to Read More

Rocking Out in Uganda- Short and Sweet, Yes Mom I am Alive Update!

Hey Everyone. I hope all is well back in civilization! I am still in Uganda with 3 more weeks to go! It has been an incredible experience so far and like always I cant believe how amazing this country is. They Kayaking has been fantastic. While on the lemon we are boating AT Read More

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