Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain

The term ‘Lumbar Support’ appears frequently in discussions about kayak fishing and paddling related back pain. The underlying assumption in those discussions is that the lumbar area of your back (lumbar spine) requires adequate support, and if such support is provided your back pain will disappear, or at least become tolerable.   What is the … Continue reading “Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain”


Biomechanical and Ergonomic Solutions in Kayak Design – Kayaking With No Back Pain Back problems are the number one source of disability in the United States, and one of the main reasons why many people do not engage in kayaking and kayak fishing, or drop out from these activities after they realize that they cannot … Continue reading “NO BACK PAIN”

What Is Kayak Back Pain, and What Does It Mean For You?

Definition of Pain: Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Pain plays a critical role in our survival and well being, because it motivates us to withdraw from potentially damaging situations, avoid those situations in the future, and protect a damaged body part while it heals.

Fishing Kayak vs Small Boat and Microskiff

Anglers, experienced or new to fishing, who fish on a budget, and/or don’t like the hassle involved in owning and operating a big boat, ask themselves whether they should fish out of kayaks or small boats (including microskiffs), since both types of watercraft offer similar advantages in  terms of low cost, low maintenance, and the … Continue reading “Fishing Kayak vs Small Boat and Microskiff”