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Are foot-powered kayaks the next big thing?


Author's Note

Although river sports are a big part of outdoor life here in Austin, I'm not too familiar with kayaking. You tend to think of it as a classic activity, and I was surprised to know that any innovation, beyond things like materials and boat design, was really catching on. But once I learned more about it, I found the possibilities more and more intriguing.

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