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KAYAKS

Kayaks can typically hold one to three paddlers. Depending on the type of material, prices for the vessels can vary greatly. Plastic is usually the cheapest, with kayaks of this material ranging from $250 to $1,500, while Kevlar, considered lighter and stronger than other kayak materials, is the priciest, costing up to $4,000 for a Kevlar kayak. Built for specific environments, there are a variety of these boats available: whitewater kayaks, surf kayaks, racing kayaks, sea or touring kayaks, and hybrids, often labeled as recreational kayaks.

The design for the different kayaks vary with shape and materials used. For instance, sea kayaks typically have longer bodies so they can cover more distance while whitewater kayaks are made of high-impact plastic so they can bounce off rocks while incurring less damage. Sit-on-top kayaks are the most commonly sold and ideal for beginners because they are stable, easy to get in and out of, and used for recreational paddling and fishing. They're often made of rotomolded plastic or fiberglass, both of which are light-weight, low-maintenance and durable materials. Because sit-on-tops have wider beams, it's easy to keep upright while also staying stable. With the increased width, these kayaks typically require slightly longer paddles.


PADDLES

A big distinction between kayaking and canoeing is the paddle. Canoes use single-bladed paddles while kayaks use two-bladed paddles. There is a lot of consideration when choosing a paddle, depending on your stature, size of the kayak, and stroking preferences. Wider and taller kayaks require longer paddles. If you have a small stature, a shorter, lighter paddle might be more ideal to not overexert yourself. In addition, blades come in a variety of shapes. Wider blades give you more acceleration but also face more resistance. Narrower blades use less effort per stroke but require more strokes. Blades also come flat or curved. While flat blades are generally cheaper, curved ones increase the power of each stroke. Some blades are feathered, meaning they're offset at an angle, cutting down on wind resistance. Like with a kayak, finding the right paddle requires trying out different types. Folks at sporting goods stores are usually very knowledgeable. If you're taking lessons, your instructor can probably point you in the right direction as well. Safety equipment and more For staying safe: It is very important to invest in a personal floatation device, aka a life vest, even if you're in calm waters. The U.S. Coast Guard Type III personal floatation devices are often used for kayaking because they are lightweight and comfortable. They have large arm openings to allow wide arm rotations and have shorter waist lengths for comfort. Safety is very important and a helmet is absolutely crucial if you will be kayaking rocky waters.


FOR STAYING DRY:
Many people use spray skirts, which is used to cover the opening of the cockpit, to protect their lower bodies and belongings from getting wet. Before using a spray skirt, make sure you know how to detach it quickly while underwater. It is recommended you forego the spray skirt if you can't do so. Dry bags are useful to keep your personal belongings safe, especially useful if you plan on bringing a camera along for the ride. Learning how to kayak To learn basic paddling and safety techniques, it is best to find an instructor certified with the American Canoe Association. With an instructor, you can learn important skills and techniques faster. If you take lessons, you won't need to invest in any equipment initially since the instruction fee usually covers equipment and you will also have a better sense of what to buy should you decide to purchase any. Be sure to begin in a safe calm environment - not the rapids. You'll need to learn how to get in and out of kayak and basic paddling strokes before taking on difficult environments.

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The Live feeds are aggressively growing on social media. Martin Kwick will aim for real time fishing and catching action. Promoting products!

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We plan on showing, some fishing, camping, wild edibles, camping tactics, survival techniques (we are not pros) More goofy that good.


Kwick is a finesse and power fisherman who loves to throw a rubber minnow. He began fishing at age 7 with family in Canada. Love of the sport filled up the majority of his time from then on. Now an active kayak angler and competing in several kayak series tournaments. Still new to the brackets, Martin has plans to become a competitive angler. His passion for angling and marketing has lead into raising money for outdoor programs. 

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