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
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'
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

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
Kelly is a great instructor. If you live in the Albuquerque area and want to learn kayaking, attend one of Kelly's classes.
Mark Nissan
Kelly is a terrific instructor!  He's extremely patient, manages to maintain a sense of humor, is very safety-conscious (a good thing on the river!), and has some unique tricks to help his students, be it learning to roll or learning to read a river.  He explains things clearly and simply.  He also seems to have the ability to get inside the heads of his students to help them get to where they need to be.
Deborah DeMack  -  Attorney

The Kayak Roll, Part 1 of 2

Location:
REI - Santa Fe
500 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
United States
See map: Google Maps

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

Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNMH
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'

Introduction to Kayak, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Rio Grande High School
2312 Arenal Road SW
Albuquerque, NM, 87105
United States
See map: Google Maps

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
This is without a doubt the best outdoor class I have ever taken. Kelly and his team are totally skilled as teachers. I plan to sign up for every class I can with this team. My enjoyment and skill level immediately improved after one day. I didn't realize I was using body memory from paddling a canoe many years ago that were not good practice with a kayak. Take these classes! They're a great return on investment and a whole lot of fun besides!--Kate O'Neill, 54yo teacher
Kate O'Neil  -  Teacher / UNM Taos

Introduction to Kayak, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Los Altos Pool
10100 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
United States
See map: Google Maps

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
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

Introduction to Kayak, Part 1 of 2

Location:
REI, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM, 87107
United States
See map: Google Maps
Very informative class.  Just the ticket to lay the foundation for starting out in kayaking.
Todd Gates
This was my second time in this class in a months' time. Although I enjoyed the first class, I felt like all the pieces began to fall in to place the second time around. I felt my skills improved exponentially. The instructors were very skilled and helpful in zeroing in on specific needs of those in the class, and were there to roll you (back up) when necessary. Loved it.
Chip Berglund  -  Semi-retired

The Kayak Roll, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Los Altos Pool
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
United States
See map: Google Maps

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

Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNMH

I love this meetup group.  Kelly has done a great job of building a foundation or respect, camaraderie, and skills so that everyone has fun.  Thanks Kelly for all you do!

Liza Kerr
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