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Immersion Research Kling-On Empire Spray Skirt

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The Kling-On Empire from Immersion Research is a reliable, highly durable spray skirt for those looking to avoid implosion or explosion while on the river/creek while accommodating a variety of cockpit rims.  How is the user experience of the Immersion Research Kling-On Empire (MSRP $190)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any […]

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Trust Your Gear “The Sprayskirt” – Whitewater Grand Prix Reflections by Chris Gragtmans

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The 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix lived up to every bit of hype and expectation.  This two weeks of competition is an intense combination of great times with friends, awe in the face of what Mother Nature can produce with moving water, and pressure to compete as well as possible in six consecutive stages.  When confronted […]

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Shred Ready Standard Full Face Helmet

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The Standard Full Face from Shred Ready is a reliable, customizable watersports helmet for those looking for affordable protective gear that accommodates a variety of head shapes and sizes.  How is the user experience of the Shred Ready Standard Full Face (MSRP $120)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any watersports helmet must have. […]

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Accent Premier Rogue Bent Whitewater Paddle

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The Premier Rogue Bent from Accent is a very powerful, highly durable whitewater paddle for those looking for more power on the river/creek while reducing shoulder and joint fatigue.  How is the user experience of the Accent Premier Rogue Bent whitewater paddle (MSRP $340)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any whitewater paddle must have. […]

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IR Arch Rival Drysuit Review – Submitted by Adam Masters

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I’m not your typical kayaker. I don’t throw brown claws off stouts, and I don’t have even a single neck tattoo. I don’t travel the world paddling, and I’m not sponsored by Immersion Research. I mainly run class III/IV rivers, such as the French Broad, Nolichucky, Ocoee and Chattooga. I paddle year round, in any […]

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