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Getting Into the Kayak

(September 23, 2008)  For many novice kayakers, the first big challenge to starting the sport of whitewater kayak is simply getting into the boat! Boats are often built so that they are comfortable when you are in them but not so comfortable when you are getting into them. Before you even get in the water, you will want .

Getting Out of Your Whitewater Kayak

(September 23, 2008)  So you successfully manage to get into your kayak, paddle around some, had a great time and are now ready to get out! What is the next step for you? Well the next thing you should do is to decide which way you want to get out. Probably the simplest way to do it is to just aim your boat towards ..

Warming Up For Kayaking

(September 23, 2008)  As a novice kayaker there are three things you need to do before you even get on the river. Stretch, get on your sprayskirt and the carry your kayak down to the river. First off, before you get anywhere close to the water you need to warmup and get the blood flowing from you heart to your muscles. .

Whitewater Helmets

(September 23, 2008)  For average canoeing and kayaking on a lake, it does not make sense to wear a helmet. The worst injury that could come about is you tip over and get wet. When it comes time to hit the rapids though, it's a whole different story. You will need to wear a helmet, and not doing so is a fatal mistake. ..

Whitewater Wet Suits

(September 23, 2008)  A wetsuit is an essential for all whitewater kayakers. They should be used with whatever other outerwear you are wearing to keep yourself warm in the ice cold water of many rivers. Wetsuits have been around for quite some time and the technology and design of them has only improved in recent years. .

Choosing a Paddling Jacket

(September 22, 2008)  A paddling jacket can be a difficult choice to make when getting ready to go out kayaking. The best analogy for how a paddling jacket works is that it is the top half or a dry suit. It will provide a layer of waterproof material between your wetsuit and the outside water. This will keep you from ..

Crankbait Fishing

(July 10, 2008)  Crankbait comes in a large variety of size and color, so selecting what crankbait to use can be overwhelming. Because of their realistic look they attract a lot of strikes, and work best in times when fish would naturally be eating. Crankbait are very effective because fish like the noise they ..

Bass Fishing Bait

(July 09, 2008)  There are many different type of bass fishing bait that are used in different conditions, depending on the depth of the water, the clarity of the water, whether the bottom is rocky or clear, if you will go through reeds and other water plants and how deep you want to lure and bait to go. This ..

Best Bass Fishing Reels

(July 09, 2008)  When searching for a bass fishing reel, the first thing to do is to make sure that reel feels like it isn't the right size. If a reel feels large and bulky in your hand then it is too big. Most reels come in smaller sizes, and still have the same gear ratio. Having a reel that fits your hand size ..

Bass Fishing Rods

(July 08, 2008)  The rod you choose for bass fishing plays an important role in your success and landing some bass. Bass fishing rods come in many varieties and each lure you use requires a different type of rod. Deciding between fiberglass and graphite rods, light or heavy rods, and fast or slow rods can be a ..

Buying a Downhill Bike Off Ebay

(June 28, 2008)  So you are looking to buy a new or used downhill bike off E bay or the Internet. How do you make sure you are going to get a great bike and the best possible deal. Let me first explain what bikes go for the highest prices on Ebay. The downhill bikes that will go for the highest prices on ebay are ..


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