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The Stability Myth: Standing in a Kayak

Standing is the new thing. In kayaks that is. And frankly, it’s not all that new. As people flock to the sport they see commercials, ads, pictures and videos of people standing up and fishing from a variety of kayaks. I’ve seen almost every major manufacturer release an ad for one of their kayaks where someone is standing up and fishing. It’s the hot issue. If a company doesn’t have […]

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Pedal vs Paddle

America, and most of the world, craves polarization. Whether it’s subconscious or completely knowing, people want to know where you stand on certain things. Are you Republican or Democrat?Are you Pro Choice or Pro Life?Are you pro carbs or anti-carbs?Are you Baptist, Aetheist or Catholic?Are you a pedal or paddle kayaker? As you can see, while we want everyone to be one or the other, if we are answering for […]

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Now Available: A Frame Seat Kayak for Less Than $600

It finally happened. A frame seat standard with a kayak for $549. Manufacturers of kayaks have been scrambling to add offerings of frame or lawn chair style seats the past few years. The growing market of 35-65 year olds wantss something for better back support and kayak makers want to oblige. The problem previously was the price point. For a lot of those entering the kayak market, the $500-$600 range […]

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Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600

Let’s face it. Not everyone has tons of coin to drop on kayaks. I’m one of those guys. I’ve horse traded my way to where I am and it’s taken almost 11 years to do it. Don’t think for a second that it’s all glitz and glam here. For you, the guy slugging away 50 hours a week for 50% of what you’re worth, I know that money in your […]

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Five Kayaks Everyone is Talking About

Most of the 2014 kayaks are starting to arrive in showrooms across the country, while a few are being shown as pictures only for now. Leaking photos, excitement about arrivals and new reviews are fueling the growing buzz for several kayaks. Energized by the Holiday Shopping Fever that is so rampant this time of year, kayaks, and these five especially, are being mentioned in almost every forum and Facebook group […]

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Brand Wars

Though it has been happening for years, this summer has been the most vocal, heated and polarizing time I can remember in kayak fishing. At times it is just a gentle murmur on forums and at others it is an all out Brand War. From the sidelines, I can see owners of a certain brand of kayak wanting to defend their purchase. I get that. You did some or a […]

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Native Slayer Final Verdict

The 12 foot Native Slayer is one of the most talked about new kayaks the industry has seen. Being touted as “the perfect kayak”, “the next big thing” and “the best kayak on the market” it definitely piqued my curiosity. I wanted to see exactly what this boat could do. After close to 70 hours on the water with the Slayer, I have become very familiar with the ins and […]