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Shoulder Health and Injury Prevention in Kayaking

Found this blog on shoulder injury prevention, well worth a read.. Posted by Samantha Brunner, 27/04/2014 on the Jackson Kayak Blog HERE  Just about every kayaker knows someone who has injured their shoulder in some sort of way, if that person hasn’t injured a shoulder themselves. What are we doing that causes these shoulder injuries and

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Storing kayaks inside & outside | Keeping kayaks off the ground and out off the way

I have recently moved to a new house and have been reminded just how useful the StarPort Wall slings from Railblaza are when it comes to not only storing my kayaks but to keep the property more functional with kayaks up off the ground and out of the way…  having them up on the wall

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Viking Kayaks Profish Reload & GoPro kayak surf session

For any kayaker looking to increase confidence, skill, understanding of there kayak or just for some fun …kayak surfing would have to be the best way to answer all these needs. This is especially relevant to fisherman looking to get into kayak fishing for the purpose of fishing offshore where they will inevitably be faced with waves.

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How to be seen when kayaking at night & low light with good Nav lighting

Being seen when out in low light or at night is easier to achieve than ever before for kayakers.  With the range of nav-night lights design specifically for our needs and budgets there is no excuses to be putting ourselves and others at risk by not being visible. Let me go through the products I

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Positioning your kayak fishing rod holder for trolling lures

Bill Bragman from Yak-Gear.com joined Stephen Tapp & I for a kayak fishing trip during his visit to NZ where he discovered the way we position our adjustable rod holders for trolling lures. Watching Bill set up his Profish Reload I noticed he had positioned the Railblaza adjustable rod holders to face forward, I was surprised

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Setting up multiple cameras to film from your kayak

On the eve of my  drive south to join the Viking Kayak fishing teams at the Taranaki Kayak fishing classic, I find myself at the RAILBLAZA factory putting some final touches to my camera configuration. My job on this trip is to paddle myself and camera gear around after a select group of the Viking

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Viking Kayaks Kid Pod review & tips for introducing kids to kayaking

As a father of 4 I know how incredibly rewarding it is to share kayaking adventures with the kids, below is a few tips I have learnt which could help you introduce your kids to the adventure of kayaking. But first I wanted to mention the Kid Pod™ from Viking Kayaks, this clever system is

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How to freedive from a sea kayak

Using video and images  I will show you how I use my sea kayak (Barracuda beachcomber) as a platform to freedive for crayfish. This session was recorded in the Coromandel, NZ in spring, the water is a little cool still (16dgrees) but this time of year the visibility is good and the crayfish in the

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Sea Kayak fishing Longline session

Heading out in your sea  kayak for a kayak fish to gather fish for the table does not need to be complicated, for these session I like to use a longline which I set then go for a paddle and collect it on the return journey killing 2 birds at one time, 1 I get

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Night kayak fishing in the shallows

With daylight savings back I can now get out on the water for a quick kayak fish after dinner and tucking down my kids for the night.   Most anglers will know that change of light can produce good results and this is when I like to fish my local in the shallow reefs off the

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