Launched in 2011, Muddyfoot Kayaks offers guided tours of the Portage Lakes, Nimisila Reservoir, Ohio & Erie Canal, as well as other local waterways upon request. Our fleet is comprised of the follow Perception brand models: Carolina 14 touring kayaks, Perception Swiftwater 10.5 creek kayaks, Carolina 12 XS kids kayaks, Perception Prodigy 14.5 tandem kayaks.
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Skydiving in a kayak ... we wouldn't try that, but it sure makes for an entertaining video!
redbull.com Kayaking in the sky? Hop on board for a mad ride with Miles Daisher as he skyaks from a chopper.
It's all fun and games until a humpback whale breaches on top of your kayak! This video is a must watch.
On our 08:00 am Sanctuary Cruises whale tour, just outside the harbor in Moss Landing, two kayakers on a tandam kayak were almost crushed to death by a massi...
Match.com provided the most unique descriptive word that online daters in each state use in their profile. Gotta love Vermont, Oregon and Idaho!
If you must get your daughter a Barbie for Christmas, get her this one!
amazon.com On-the-Go accessory packs include a Barbie doll and fabulous accessories for fun anywhere, anytime! With this stylish sports gear, Barbie doll is ready for a day of adventure! Fly across the waves on the bright pink and blue windsurfing board or ride the rapids in the colorful kayak. Each set inc...
This may be worse than having the kayak fly off your roof!
m.tvnz.co.nz A tourist caught driving with a kayak tied cross-ways across his car roof told shocked police that he was just trying to preserve his vehicle.
Bring on the snow!
For more snow sports visit http://win.gs/MqRAii Kayaking and canoeing are popular adventure sports in Estonia. This time the participants were challenged in ...
Before tonight's Yankees vs. Rays game in Tampa, retiring shortstop Derek Jeter received a 16-foot, Yankee blue, pinstriped sea kayak with his No. 2 on it. It's nice exposure for the America's pastime of kayaking!
twitter.com @ MLBFanCave : The @ ? ya Jeter we're were gonna give you a skim board That Zimmer jersey was a great idea. When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
Heaven is a place on earth ... here's a photo inside the distribution center for Confluence Watersports who make the Perception, Wilderness Systems and Dagger kayaks that we buy.
Is this a future type of kayak outing that you'd sign up for?
details.com Kayak Dodgeball - Best Sports for Men
The Purple Martins are roosting on Nimisila Reservoir for the month of August. Schedule your outing now so you don't miss them this year.
This seems like a pretty reasonable thought process!
How to tell if you need a new kayak. The logic in this flowchart seems very well researched.
Let's play two! Headed out for a tour for four, followed by a tour for two. Great day for it!
Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz race through The Tonight Show studio in kayaks while avoiding obstacles like Hashtag Panda and Benny and the Jetski.
youtube.com Jimmy and Cameron race through The Tonight Show studio in kayaks while avoiding obstacles like Hashtag Panda and Benny and the Jetski. Subscribe NOW to The T...
Does this sum up the existence of a kayak guide?
This story of a woman with two 9-year-old boys had a happy ending, but it shows how the weather can turn a fun paddle into a potentially deadly situation. Be safe and smart paddling out there.
greenbaypressgazette.com Woman, two 9-year-old boys found eight to 10 miles northeast of Chambers Island.
Thankfully none of the docks we deal with around Portage Lakes, OH are anywhere near this high!
Our friends Alec and Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin recently posted some photos on how to launch from a high dock. One of the commenters asked how to land, well this i...
Paddling has moved from sitting in a kayak to standing on a paddleboard and now they've got a bellyak where you lay on your stomach. You've got to have some confidence to run rapids with your head leading the way!
rapidmedia.com This whitewater boat review of the Bellyak Play is brought to you by Rapid Media.
We were happy to hook these two guys up with a great deal on new boats that they'll be using to paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River beginning in just a few weeks. Read about Evan, Tony and two others along their journey to support Habitat for Humanity. Here's their website: http://paddlehome.wordpress.com
canoekayak.com Last November Jim Coffey broke the canoe waterfall record on Mexico's Alseseca River's Truchas Falls. This week the Esprit team released the video.
A full size 3D printed kayak has been created using a home-made 3D printer. The kayak was constructed from 28 different 3D printed sections, which took over 1000 hours (42 days!) to print. The finished boat weighs 65 lbs and includes 58 lbs of ABS plastic and 7 lbs of screws to keep the 28 panels in position and watertight.
More info - http://goo.gl/ulpxJr A kayak has been 3D-printed. Taking on a similarly colorful appearance to the storybook character Elmer the Elephant, this k...
It's a bit long to do it on a regular basis, but the occasional paddle home from work through the Ohio & Erie Canal to the Portage Lakes is a nice change of pace. Here's a story about someone who regularly paddles to work.
npr.org Rather than traffic jams, kayak commuter Stephen Linaweaver has to look out for container ships.
A 14-year-old girl braved choppy seas in crossing the English Channel as part of a kayaking expedition that has raised more than £7,500 for charity.
stamfordmercury.co.uk A girl of 14 braved choppy seas and the world’s busiest shipping lane in a kayaking expedition that has raised more than £7,500 for charity.
Last week a paddler in Washington State broke the Guinness World Record for distance paddled in 24 hours by covering 151 miles!
bellinghamherald.com At 7:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, an air horn sounded at Lake Padden in Bellingham, signaling that local paddler Brandon Nelson achieved his goal of breaking the Guinness world record for most distance traveled on flat water in a canoe or kayak in a 24-hour period.
Reservations for six ... our guides Jean and Brooke headed out for a Saturday morning tour.
Check out the “Yak Hack,” a sharp little 250cc Vespa scooter customized to carry a kayak.
rapidmedia.com Green to the beach, light on the wallet.
Be careful out there when fishing from your kayak!
grindtv.com Isaac Brumaghim was fighting a small tuna from his kayak Sunday when all of a sudden the fish became “heavy” and he could no longer [...]
Who Owns the Water? Water rights are complicated issues in many states. This article details a landmark case where the New York Supreme Court recently upheld the paddler's right to paddle through private land.
canoekayak.com The New York state Supreme Court's recent ruling re-opens the paddling access debate, determining that the Adirondack waterways which canoeist-author Phil Brown traversed are navigable and open to the public
The Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump is next Saturday. Beat the lines and register online by Tuesday at 8PM: http://www.active.com/not-specified/akron-oh/portage-lakes-polar-bear-jump-2013
active.com WANTED: Warm-hearted people willing to freeze their bodies to raise money to feed people and fight hunger. All proceeds will benefit the Akron-Canton Regional F
Only advisable for very experienced paddlers, "All of my kids started riding with me in the kayaks from 2 months on so all of them were basically born into the sport."
We got a laugh out of this international commercial for Duracell featuring a kayaking bunny.
Duracell Werbung Hase in Paddelboot
Another reason you should know how to kayak!
businessinsider.com He was free for nearly a month.
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Something to look forward to in the winter ...
New mobile office was picked up yesterday. Got to use it for two tours today!
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Since its inception, the kayak pond at the ODNR Natural Resources Park has been one of the most popular attractions at the Ohio State Fair. More than 16,000 guests have experienced the thrill of rowing a kayak in the last five years since the pond opened! In 2011, more than 3,800 people enjoyed kayaking in the kayak pond over the 12 days of the fair. The pond is roughly 7,000 square feet and nearly three feet deep. Kids and adults have the opportunity to paddle a boat around the kayak pond under the supervision of trained ODNR Division of Watercraft officers and volunteers.
Before youth or adults climb into kayaks, they must attend a short safety orientation presented by the Division of Watercraft. During the orientation session, boaters learn about boat safety and receive instruction on how to row a kayak. Boaters are required to wear a safety jacket while in the pond. While spending time at the Ohio State Fair, stop by the kayak pond and paddle away! And don’t forget the Ohio State Fair begins July 25 and goes through August 5.
The importance of wearing life jackets, especially for novice paddlers or in adverse weather conditions.
chicagotribune.com Chicago police and firefighters rescued more than 60 people, including children, whose kayaks capsized when high winds hit the North Branch of the Chicago River during this afternoon's storms.
Had a fun group of 5 adults and 5 kids out yesterday morning for a lovely paddle.
Lovely day for a paddle!
Glad snapping turtles are the worst we have to worry about on Portage Lakes!
news.yahoo.com Summer is a little over a month away--and that means shark story season is just around the corner. California got a jump on the perennial wave over the weekend, when a kayaker off the coast of Cambria claims a 14-foot great white shark flipped and knocked him out of his kayak.
[05/09/12] The nouns oar and paddle are not synonymous, neither are the verbs row and paddle. You row with an oar, while you paddle with a paddle. The technical difference between and oar and a paddle is that an oar requires a fulcrum attached to the boat whereas a paddle uses one of the paddler's two hands as the fulcrum.
You do a lot of kayaking? Try something new this summer. Muddyfoot Kayaks is open for business this paddling season.
youtube.com Watch what happens when Aziz Ansari gets a kayak paddle in his hands.
Pretty cool app to find launch sites wherever you may travel.
paddling.net Locate launch sites for your canoe or kayak using the iPhone app or the online map. Indicate your own launch points as always on the Paddling.net website so everyone can share. Start searching and adding today!
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