Whitewater

2009 Eskimo Kendo

Brand: 
Eskimo
Model: 
Kendo
Year model: 
2009
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Condition: 
Very good - Below normal use.
Color: 
Yellow / Mango
Price: 
$700.00
Specifications
Length: 
8'9"
Width: 
23"
Weight: 
32 lbs
Volume: 
53 gallons
Hull Design: 
Planning Hull
Eskimo is known for making incredibly stiff plastic.  The end result is a very durable, light-weight boat, with one of the highest strenght-to-weight ratios of any boat.  I bought this boat in 2009 for teaching adventure racers who needed a durable whitewater boat, that would take a beating, and is light-enough to carry miles, if needed, depending on the layout of the race.  The Kendo is the adventure-racer's dream for any kind of whitewater race.The Eskimo Kendo is a super fast boat, and it's length gives it stability, making it quite beginner friendly.

(2) 2009 Jackson Funs

Brand: 
Jackson Kayak
Model: 
Fun
Year model: 
2009
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Condition: 
Very good - Below normal use.
Color: 
Yellow
Price: 
$650.00
Specifications
Length: 
6'6"
Width: 
25.25"
Weight: 
29 lbs
Volume: 
54 gallons
Hull Design: 
Planning Hull
$650 each. 

2009 Jackson 4Fun

Brand: 
Jackson Kayak
Model: 
4Fun
Year model: 
2009
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Condition: 
Normal wear & tear - I work hard, play hard, paddle hard.
Color: 
Orange
Price: 
$725.00
Specifications
Length: 
6' 9 1/2"
Width: 
25 3/8:
Height: 
14 1/8"
Weight: 
31lbs
Volume: 
61 3/4
Cockpit Dimensions: 
36 x 21"
Hull Design: 
Planning Hull
The Jackson Fun series is one of the most popular kayaks ever made. It's great for Northern New Mexico, where our local runs are relatively short and playful. Beginners like this boat because it's fun and easy to grow into. Intermediate and advanced boaters like it because it's difficult to outgrow.

The Kayak Roll, Part 2 of 2

Location:
West Mesa Aquatics Center
6705 Fortuna Road NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87121
United States
See map: Google Maps
I have taken the Intro, Roll, and the Whitewater Weekend courses. They've all been informative, supportive, and fun. It has been a progressive learning process and I do like your emphaisis on offensive paddling rather than defensive paddling.  The Intro to Kayak (Level 1) class is a perfect foundation.  I am probably going to retake the Intro class because there was a lot in there that I just could not absorb at one time; WAY beyond an 'intro' class!
Marty Teugel  -  Fish & Wildlife Service
Felt that my attempts at the roll are getting better.  Kelly's instruction is valuable and very precise.  I think he will help me get the roll done right.
Elaine Sweeney  -  'world traveler'

The Kayak Roll, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Salvador Perez Pool
601 Alta Vista St
Santa Fe, NM, 87505
United States
See map: Google Maps

The roll class with Glenn and Michael was awesome.  The roll has been frustrating to me.  Thanks to the instruction the other night I think I have my roll about 95 percent mastered and I know exactly what I need to work on to get the other 5 percent.  I've taken other roll classes but this one was the best. After these classes I feel very clear about what I need to work on.  I can't wait to get back on the water ASAP to work on my roll and forward stroke.

Reed Mencke  -  Retired

My learning curve has been exponential. I never imagined I would learn this much, so fast!

Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNMH

The Kayak Roll, Part 1 of 2

Location:
REI - Santa Fe
500 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
United States
See map: Google Maps
This clinic introduced me to the essential strokes, and the situations in which to apply them, including understanding which stroke would be efficient for the objective.  I learned so many things that I never knew about Kayaking.  I also enjoyed the introduction to assisted rescue.  Kelly, the instructor, gave some excellent tips on how to tkae what we learned, into a pool session or other practice, and challenge yourself with each basic skill.
Lance Johnson  -  Bradley Alpinist, LLC

I like the emphasis on kayaking as a positive experience.  After taking the classes, you realize that you can have a very fun time, even before mastering the roll.  Other classes I've taken make the roll seem like a necessity, and learning to roll (or not), becomes the focus, which eclipses the fun of kayaking.

Betsy Glenn

Introduction to Kayak, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Rio Grande High School
2312 Arenal Road SW
Albuquerque, NM, 87105
United States
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I am impressed with organization and professionalism of Kelly's operation.  The teaching methods are good and are reassuring to the extent they convey that the ability to kayak is within the reach for just about anybody (including not-so-young people like me!)

Betsy Glenn

I just took Kelly's Intro to Kayaking class at the Chavez Center in Santa Fe and really enjoyed it.  He was able to work with all levels (I'd never been in a kayak with the skirt on before) and even helped me overcome my fears after the initial freakout of being strapped to my boat underwater.  Great teacher, I'm looking forward to the roll class!

Liz Miller

Introduction to Kayak, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Los Altos Pool
10100 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
United States
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I was excited to take the pool class, even though a few friends ridiculed taking a kayak class ("What's so hard about kayaking?!").  The whitewater clinic presented challenges I was not expecting (physically, mentally or emotionally), and it heightened my awareness of the river, the sport, challenges and myself.  It has taken me a week to process this experience, and I welcome the time it will take to continue to process both the instruction and personal learned experience. This course was positively intense!

Deanna Lundy

Kelly is fun and enthousiastic about kayaking. If you're interested in learning to kayak, this is the place to be!

Linda Scott  -  New Mexico Adventure Racing Club

Introduction to Kayak, Part 1 of 2

Location:
REI, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM, 87107
United States
See map: Google Maps
I learned everything that i was hoping to learn, as a result my feeling confident and safe on the water has increased tremendously!
Heidrun Craig
My history with water has been very negative.  When I was a kid, I almost drowned.  Since then, I've found myself avoiding situations where I felt vulnerable to dangerous waters.  Since my courses with Kelly, I have gained both confidence and necessary knowledge that allows me to finally enjoy the water again.  Never would I have thought I would be going down class III whitewater rapids on a boogie board.  Thank you Kelly.  You have peaked my interest in taking more whitewater courses.
Nina Perea

The Kayak Roll, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Los Altos Pool
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
United States
See map: Google Maps
I took Kelly's Intro to Kayaking class and an individual Roll class. Kelly was great.  He is a very gracious teacher, always trying to individualize his teaching to each student.  I learned how to roll and hand-roll in one Roll Class session.  He is very personable and he was accommodating to my busy schedule.   Additionally, his passion for kayaking really shows.  I look forward to kayaking with him in the future.
Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNM Hospital

I took a roll class from Kelly. I have had some previous instruction in rolling and in boat handling techniques, but I learned more from Kelly in three hours in the pool than I did in a two day course from another instructor. I am very close to being able to roll after only one class. I'm sure with another class I'll be able to roll quite well. Kelly has a unique capability to explain how to roll, and has the patience to work with people who are having difficulty learning. He is a great teacher!

Doug Chinn
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