Mr. Canoe Paddles On

Except for paddling, there wasn’t much that could keep Ralph Frese away from his canoe shop in northwest Chicago. This fall, while undergoing regular...

Canoe Guru

Meet the Canoe Guru! There is no one in the Chicago area who has had more of an impact on Chicago waterways and on the...

UNFILTERED: Corran Addison

At the very least, count on Corran Addison to shake things up. The brash, innovative, and often-controversial designer of the late ‘90s and early...

Unsponsored Q&A – John Weld

Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the kayaking world  A brief bio: Started kayaking at age 11 in 1979. Went on...

AIRE Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It was an exciting high water trip. The Middle Fork was running eight feet at the confluence when we turned the corner to continue...

Heroes: Jim Snyder

Imagine if the evolution of paddling had left a trail of footprints in the sand. Now see those ragged-edged tracks marking the shift from...

Anton Prijon (1929 – 2016)

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Anton Prijon, world champion and world famous boat manufacturer. Toni Prijon was...

Kayaking pioneer Jeff Snyder

Five years ago, Jeff Snyder had a rather tragic mishap. Kayaking over a 45-foot waterfall in Mexico, Snyder misfired and his boat landed perfectly...

When Did Inflatable Boating in the West Begin?

  Most of us have heard that boating in inflatables began after World War II using surplus military rafts. Actually, the first whitewater runs occurred...
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Hammer Factor: Eric Jackson And The Business Of Kayaks

Louis Geltman provides us with some insight as to how the recent election will affect his work in Washington D.C. Go to outdooralliance.org and...