Kayak school is over. The teacher has gone paddling. You have some new skills, but what about the gear or information that you missed? Real crash and burn stories on how World Silver Medalist Billy Harris flipped, sank and made it back up again. The guide's aim is to show any new paddler the path of least resistance and give you the tools to make your whitewater future the best it can be. Helpful hints on gear choices, how to buy what to buy and where to go first.