I was lucky enough to have had a chance to park and play Diagonal Ledges wave on the Lower Gauley this past weekend with some friends. I’ve been to this wave several times over the past 15 years, and I’ve always remembered it as a great spot for basic surfing moves, but pretty shallow for
I’ve always loved the Gauley river. It’s a great mix of big rapids, downriver play, rock moves, and surf waves. Here’s a video of Clay and I running lots of our favorite lines on this fantastic river. We were both stoked to get to paddle the new 2015 FUN down the river in this video,
I recently had the opportunity to travel through Iowa on my way across the country and stopped by to confirm rumors of whitewater amidst the corn fields. I was rewarded with a great 3 days of great kayaking, cool towns, and awesome happy people. To sum up my experience: I can’t wait to get
I know that this isn’t strictly a Jackson Kayak post (JK doesn’t actually make squirt boats), but a few Team JK paddlers and World Kayak people competed so I figured that it might be fun for others to hear about. FWIW, I also use a Jackson Happy Feet size small in my squirt boat–it’s
Check out what Bryon Dorr (of www.exploringelements.com) captured on his website: Clay and I recently paddled with him and have him a JK factory tour. Really cool write-up with fantastic images of a day in the life of the Jackson Kayak Factory! Bryon’s a great photographer and adventurer. Enjoy the factory
Enjoy this video which details the new long boat from Jackson Kayak: The Karma Unlimited! Clay Wright and Hunt Jennings talk you through the boat, detail by detail!
Enjoy this video of Clay and I on the Caney Fork river, which is a local class 4+ run. Lots of fun rapids make this a perfect river to rock out a long boat! Shot with the JK Levator mount and a GoPro from a few different angles. Look for production Karma Unlimiteds in March!
As boats have improved, kayakers have learned fun and new skills, and new roads/trails have been opened, it’s worth taking the time to re-explore your back yard. Often times, runs that were just too log-choked to enjoy may have now washed clean. Sometimes new access is open to the public. Many waves that were just
I’m just returned from my first trip to the UK, and I’m awake pre-dawn back here at home–one of the joys of inter-continental travel. I had the opportunity to head over to the London area to compete in the Hurley Classic festival and competition, which just finished it’s 24th year. I have heard for
I’ve now had the opportunity to paddle my 2014 Rockstar, both plastic and composite, on small waves, medium waves, and really big waves. Hands-down this is my favorite wave boat I’ve ever paddled. I know what you’re thinking: he works for Jackson, of course he’s gonna say that! But I could choose