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Liquidlogic Moves to Direct-only Sales
Good luck finding your favorite Liquidlogic kayak on the shelves of your friendly local kayak shop, or any dealer for that matter. Just months after Fluid announced a similar move, Legacy Paddlesports sent a notice to its retail partners that whitewater brand Liquidlogic will become a direct-to-consumer brand… Read more.

World Cup Final Returns to Augsburg
With typical German weather on hand (i.e. rain and high temperatures in the low 60s) and a field of over 300 competitors, this World Cup Final should provide a real test for those getting ready to compete at the World Championships next month in Deep Creek, Maryland. Read more.

Kayak Legend Josh Lowry Dead At 61 After Fall Scouting Deschutes River
You can survive all the hard whitewater in the world, but sometimes fate deals out different cards. Such is the case with the Aug. 2 death of longtime kayaker and South American river exploring legend Josh Lowry, who died at age 61 after falling from a cliff on Oregon’s Rogue River... Read more.

2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards Announced
While paddlesports retailers and manufacturers conducted business as usual at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City, it was the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS held Thursday night that created the biggest buzz in the paddling community. And the winners were... Read more.

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Kiwi Sea Kayaker Rescued After Tasman Sea Crossing Attempt
After three years of planning, on July 12 Kiwi sea kayaker Scott Donaldson, 44, had to be rescued by helicopter after spending 84 days at sea attempting to solo paddle from Australia to New Zealand across the Tasman Sea... Read more.

A River Trip Through a 12-year-old's Eyes (Sponsored by Down River Equipment)
Want to know just how special a river trip can be for a kid? Read on for a first-person account (complete with illustrations) of a trip with her family down the Green River by 12-year-old Sarah Halperin… Read more.

Arctic Bound: Boomer, Korbulic, Stookesbery At It Again
Gluttons for punishment as much as pristine whitewater paddling, Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Pedro Olivia and Erik Boomer are at it again, this time assembling a team for a 3,300-mile expedition through Canada’s Torngat wilderness to some of the most remote whitewater on the planet. Read more.

Ode to the Camp Chair (By Sean McNamara)
There are many little surprises when camping out: the arc of a satellite in the night sky; the cry of an unfamiliar bird; the sugary smell of sweetgrass; how absolutely delicious, after a day of romping around, just about anything tastes; how good and safe it feels to be nestled into a sleeping bag. One of my favorite camping surprises – which happens more often than one might suppose – is when someone falls out of their chair around the campfire. Read more.

Fickle Feature makes for Difficult Rides; Freestyle Kayak World Cup Wraps Up in Sort, Spain
For the final freestyle kayak World Cup event of the year, crowning the World Cup champion, the hole in Sort, Spain, gave even the world’s best troubles… Read more.

World Slalom Champs Come to U.S. Sept. 17-21 for First Time in 25 Years!
On Sept. 17-21, 2014, Maryland’s Adventure Sports Center International, the only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course in the world, will host athletes from over 35 countries for the ICF World Slalom Championships, 25 years after the 1989 World Championship held on Maryland’s Savage River and marking just the second time in history the event has been held in the United States. Read more.

Team Dagger’s Max Karlsson First Overall Junior in Two Events at Freestyle World Cup
Team Dagger’s 17-year-old Max Karlsson of Sweden took first place overall in the Junior K1 Men’s division and Men’s Squirt division at the sixth annual Freestyle World Cup. Read more.

Elevation Outdoors Top Adventure Town Competition
Elevation Outdoors Magazine wants to know: what is truly the best Colorado Adventure Town. And they want to hear from you, our dear dirt bag paddlers. Help bring your play hole and burrito joint the fame it so rightly deserves. Read more.

Keller Wins Great Falls Race for Third Time in a Row
Go ahead and rename the Great Falls Race on the Potomac after Pat Keller. That’s what a three-peat gets you. For the third time in a row, Keller won the long boat division in one of the nation’s most heralded extreme races as part of the Potomac Whitewater Festival… Read more.

Sea kayakers Stumble Upon "Ghost Ship" on Ohio
As reported by Lauren Montemurri for ActionHub.com, several sea kayakers setting off for a trip down the Ohio River re-discovered a maritime poltergeist on their paddle. Kayaker James Malott and friends came across a modern-day ghost ship… Read more.

Former US Slalom Team member, Potomac River Fest Organizer Jason Beakes Slashed by Knife at Party
Former U.S. Slalom Team member and Potomac River Festival organizer Jason Beakes is used to slashing his way through slalom gates, as well as his backyard’s Great Falls of the Potomac. But he was on the receiving end of such a slash at a party held at his house to celebrate this year’s festival July 4-6... Read more.


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