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 was a self-taught kayaker who constantly got caught in situations that were either dangerous or beyond my skill.  In fact, I almost gave up the sport multiple times before I met Kelly.  After taking his courses, I found that I was in much better control on the river and began to enjoy it more.  I never realized how much technique went into boat control and reading the river.  Kayaking changed for me from a sport that constantly terrified me, to a sport where I felt exhilarated and challenged, but still in control.  Kelly’s classes focus on reading the river, developing paddling skills, safety, and responsible fun.  The best part of taking his courses is meeting new people to paddle with.  I am now surrounded by like-mined paddlers whom I can trust on the river, for I know they received the same training.  Kelly’s classes turned me into a life-long kayaker.
Glenn Wellman  -  High School History teacher, APS

I want you to know how much I benefitted from your white water and roll classes.  Kelly your presentations Saturday and Sunday were always clear and packed with vital information.  The way you sketch out the hazzards and river features makes them surprisingly easy to remember on the river.  On the river you worked hard with each of us and I thought we class members got far more feedback and individual attention than in other kayak classes I have taken.  Glenn and Michael also seemed genuinely interested in our progress and were always willing to answer my questions and provide good feedback.  All in all the class was both challenging and a lot of fun and I feel it greatly accelerated my development as a white water kayaker.

Reed Mencke  -  Retired

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

I want you to know how much I benefitted from your white water and roll classes.  Kelly your presentations Saturday and Sunday were always clear and packed with vital information.  The way you sketch out the hazzards and river features makes them surprisingly easy to remember on the river.  On the river you worked hard with each of us and I thought we class members got far more feedback and individual attention than in other kayak classes I have taken.  Glenn and Michael also seemed genuinely interested in our progress and were always willing to answer my questions and provide good feedback.  All in all the class was both challenging and a lot of fun and I feel it greatly accelerated my development as a white water kayaker.

Reed Mencke  -  Retired
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 1 of 2

Location:
REI - Santa Fe
500 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
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

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

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 had a blast at your intro to kayak class!  I've been kayaking for several years and wished i had taken this class years ago!  I learned many new techniques that i did not even know existed!  I have always been hesitant about white water kayaking but with the tools and techniques i learned from your class, I have decided to join more classes and brave the white water class in a few weeks.Thanks for your support and I look forward to taking more classes with you!
Betty Beaudry  -  Experienced kayaker
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

Kelly is very articulate with great attention to detail.  He comes highly recommended by those who have attended his courses.

Galen Knight  -  Assistant Organizer - Camping and Adventure Social Meetup group
I was a self-taught kayaker who constantly got caught in situations that were either dangerous or beyond my skill.  In fact, I almost gave up the sport multiple times before I met Kelly.  After taking his courses, I found that I was in much better control on the river and began to enjoy it more.  I never realized how much technique went into boat control and reading the river.  Kayaking changed for me from a sport that constantly terrified me, to a sport where I felt exhilarated and challenged, but still in control.  Kelly’s classes focus on reading the river, developing paddling skills, safety, and responsible fun.  The best part of taking his courses is meeting new people to paddle with.  I am now surrounded by like-mined paddlers whom I can trust on the river, for I know they received the same training.  Kelly’s classes turned me into a life-long kayaker.
Glenn Wellman  -  High School History teacher, APS

Introduction to Kayak, Part 1 of 2

Location:
REI, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM, 87107
United States
See map: Google Maps
This class was FANTASTIC because the instructor was very well educated and experienced. Kelly closely observed the girls skill level and encouraged those that needed a little extra to make all of us enjoy this wonderful event. I would like them [troop leaders] to know this activity is an opportunity to allow the girls to have a memory of a lifetime. It was a great event full of challenge, teamwork and FUN!!!!
Margaret Baca  -  Troop #171, Juniors, Santa Fe, NM
What an awesome class! Everything clicked into place in my head and my strokes are so much better!
Jane Bales  -  Volunteer

The Kayak Roll, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Los Altos Pool
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
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
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