Kokatat gear to power Expedition Inception: a whitewater exploration from South Africa to China Friday, 19 December 2014
Kokatat has outfitted a four-member team that just began a whitewater journey of a lifetime, reaching from South Africa into China. Stage one of Expedition Inception, a two-stage expedition, will take the team from South Africa to Egypt. Over the course of about eight months, the paddlers plan to run and explore multiple first descents and source-to-sea waterways.
Just posted, The Kayak Mainline Podcast Episode 13 is here for Your Listening Pleasure Tuesday, 16 December 2014
After a short break, Kelly and I are really happy to announce the latest episode of our podcast, Kayak Mainline. Sweet, lucky episode 13. This time we get together and discover a contest to win $10k for a PFD design a weird amnesty pond for unwanted goldfish the strange history of nuclear-powered wetsuits. Plus more science fiction book reviews and why Trailer Park Boys is the best Canadian TV show (except for the Beachcombers). I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did putting it together. There are several different ways to get our sweet voices directly into your ears: You can stream it live in your browser here: You can directly download the mp3 (Right click and select, "Save target as..." or "Save link as...". Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via Stitcher iTunes user? Subscribe and get each new episode downloaded directly to your iPhone/iPod as soon as it’s uploaded. Not an iTunes user? We distribute Kayak Mainline also via Stitcher. They offer a free fantastic podcast app for both iPhones and Android making it easy listen while on the go (or sitting traffic).
Wondered What's on the Other Side of the Ocean? This Map Will Tell You Monday, 17 November 2014
Have you ever stood on a beach looking out on the ocean and wondered what country is directly over there? If so, this map is for you. I'm going to send this map to my mother as I have a vivid memory of me and my brothers standing on a beach in Florida during one Spring Break and her telling us that we were staring at Australia. Not sure why that memory stands out... Pro top: Click on the map above for a larger version.
Looking to Improve your Kayak Stroke? Motionize is your Virtual Live Coach Friday, 14 November 2014
The kayak forward stroke. We make use of it 99% of the time out on the water but it’s also the one stroke that most people do poorly. Sure we can get from A to B with little difficulty but as soon as you need power or efficiency most paddlers don’t know how to fix it without coaching and serious practice. Motionize is a new product to help make your kayak forward stroke better by using of technology as a virtual coach.