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Anyone who has paddled at all with me over the past year, or even just read an occasional blog post, has probably heard me raving about the Jackson 2016 Rockstar. Yes, it is an awesome model, but the main cause of my constant excitement is the fact they brought out an extra small version; perfect for kids and vertically-challenged adults alike. They’ll have heard me frequently exclaiming something along the lines of “AT LAST, A BOAT THAT FITS!” and likely wondered if I’ll ever get over it. The answer? Probably not. When you’re an optimistic 5’2’’, most people are larger...

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With a week off for Easter and little water in Devon I decided to head to Nottingham for a spot of freestyle Kayak Read More…

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The Antix is the latest creation from Jackson Kayak, this boat is described by Jackson as “a new creeking/river running kayak that is fun, easy to paddle, runs the river like a dream but with some groove in the hull design to allow for continual play all the way down!” (www.jacksonkayak.com) Read More…

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I’d been hyping it up at my university canoe club for months. Our team of two from last year had increased to 8 (plus two on safety team). The costumes had been constructed. The tent had been packed. It was time for NSR! Too much or too little water seems to be a common theme for our paddling trips this year and the run up to the National Student Rodeo, held at Nottingham Whitewater Course, was no different. In the week before there had been so much rain that the course was mostly closed and the situation hadn’t improved by...

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Checkout team Squarerock paddler Alex Read try out the new Jackson Kayak Antix on the Upper Dart.

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