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Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear

December 17, 2015

Words:  Simon Coward

Note:  Please watch video (above) first as it covers all the gear in detail with action shots.  Text below is to outline approximate pricing etc.

Thanks so much for checking out the Aquabatics Calgary

Astral Green Jacket - Independent Review - Eric Lund

Astral Green Jacket - Independent Review - Eric Lund

Words by: Eric Lund

"Over the years I’ve been through a few different PFD’s. In the past I’ve used a Kokatat Ronin Pro, Stohlquist Descent, and two generations of the Astral Green Jacket. Today I’m reviewing the latest iteration of Astral’s flagship PFD, the G

Werner Odachi Creek Racing Paddle Review

Werner Odachi Creek Racing Paddle Review

Words by:  Simon Coward

The question I wanted to answer whilst using the Odachi was: "This is obviously a podium bound racing paddle but could this be a viable paddle for someone who isn’t into racing on hard whitewater?"

Having jus

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - Beyond the Next Step

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - Beyond the Next Step

Words by:  Jolene & Simon

"If you, or anyone you know is serious about getting into whitewater kayaking, the Zero to Hero program is a great way to start you off on the right boof."  Jolene

Gday EveryoneJust wanted to check in wi

2015 End of Season Sale

2015 End of Season Sale

Gday Everyone

Just a quick heads up that from August 29th - September 6th we will be having our much anticipated End of Season Sale.  Everything in stock will be 10% - 50% off with some amazing pricing on the best brands in the industry.

All items will be available online

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - The Next Step

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - The Next Step

Words by:  Jolene & Simon

Gday EveryoneJust wanted to check in with blog post number five from our intrepid Zero to Hero program participant Jolene.  She will be keeping us all in the loop with

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - Intro to Rolling

2015 Zero to Hero Program - with Jolene - Intro to Rolling

Words by:  Jolene & Simon

Gday EveryoneJust wanted to check in with blog post number three from our intrepid Zero to Hero program participant Jolene.  She will be keeping us all in the loop with

Aquabatics Instructor Brandon Willms - Creeking Downunder

Aquabatics Instructor Brandon Willms - Creeking Downunder

Words by:  Brandon WillmsPics by: Brandon Willms and Riley Best 

A few years back, Kelsey Thompson, a close friend to the aquabatics family, produced a paddling flick titled “Locals Only”. In this film, Kelsey explored a few of the tight whitewater zones of North America

Aquabatics Calgary Creek Boat Comparison - 2015

Aquabatics Calgary Creek Boat Comparison - 2015

 Words by:  The Aquabatics Calgary Team

Gday Everyone,Welcome and thanks for visiting our first annual creek boat comparison blog post.  We have started this as a way to get 'real life', subjective thoughts on many of the creek boats that we sell and use in the shop.  Our staf

Aquabatics Calgary Intro to Creeking Weekends

Aquabatics Calgary Intro to Creeking Weekends

Words by:  Simon Coward

Hi Everyone

Just a quick (mainly images) update about our ever popular Intro to Creeking Courses.  This program continues to be one of our most popular advanced level courses wit