No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

 
 
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This week we answer email questions about keeping a river log, packrafts, use of social media, and getting into rafting “creeky sections” normally done by kayakers.

News of the Week

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

 
 
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This week we responded to mail about inflatable kayaks and Jacob Cruser joined us to discuss inflatable kayak design and what types of IKs work best in what settings. We talked quite a bit about the legendary Stiletto kayak, IK design, and kayak stability.

Relevant Links

Gear of the Week

No. 28: Matt Cronin Interview

No. 28: Matt Cronin Interview

 
 
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Today we interviewed Matt Cronin of Cronin Inflatables. His boat, the “Ugly Ducky” is an innovative inflatable kayak.

The video below shows the Stiletto and Cronin Ugly Ducky running Punchbowl Falls on the West Fork of the Hood River.

Gear of the Week

No. 18: Danger Ropes vs Perimeter Lines

No. 18: Danger Ropes vs Perimeter Lines

 
 
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This week Tim from River Drifters joins us to talk about using perimeter lines on your raft.

We also received our first listener email and attempt to answer the question: “Are kayakers intrinsically disrespectful?”

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

No. 17: Bros, Pros, Crunchies, and Overcertified

No. 17: Bros, Pros, Crunchies, and Overcertified

 
 
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Today we talked about river guide professionalism and Priscilla did an exceptionally great job of coming up with river guide stereotypes.

News of the Week

Gear of the Week