Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jackson Kayak Hero Review

A Jackson Hero Review by OPS Team Paddler Mike McKay The Hero is just plain fun. I would also argue that for many in the Ottawa area, an excellent river runner for many kayakers looking to expand on the area’s rivers. Most people will argue that a bigger boat is better as that seems to… Read More

Stohlquist Descent PFD Review

Stohlquist Descent PFD Review By OPS Team Paddler Eric Clement. I’ve been wearing the Stohlquist Descent for three months now and I really like it. I’m always hesitant when it comes to changing a piece of gear. In this case my decision paid off. The Descent felt really comfortable the first time I wore it… Read More


Marcos Gallegos had the opportunity to take part in one of the most historic and epic events in the whitewater community. While his video entry didn’t land him a spot to compete and represent Chile (This year anyway! Watch out for next year!) He was asked to be a safety boater for the event. This… Read More

Sweet Protection Wanderer Helmet Review

Review: Sweet Protection Wanderer By: Philip Kompass So, Ive been wearing an NRS Guide for years. Probably close to a decade. I liked it. Still do actually. It was a nice helmet, Looked pretty good I thought. The fit wasn’t great, and the minicell kept falling out, but it seemed to do the trick. I… Read More

Hell Or High Water III Recap

The sun has set on another Hell or High Water Race up in Petawawa, Ontario Canada. To my knowledge, it may well be the largest whitewater race in North America, with over 400 registered racers HOHW continues to grow, with participants coming in from across the country, and even international competitors now. We had over… Read More