Why I Creek In My Antix by Katie Fankhouser | Jan 7, 2020 | Antix, Creeking, Whitewater, Whitewater Feature, WW Disciplines | 3 comments I love my Antix. I especially love creeking in it. People always ask me why I choose it over my bigger boats and I have a few reasons. First of all, the Antix is very nimble. I love how fast I can change my direction. On multiple occasions, being in my Antix has kept me out of some serious trouble. If im heading toward a hazard that I didn’t see before, I can change my path with one stroke. If you are someone who has a hard time controlling bigger boats you may want to think about getting an Antix. It really does help develop boat and edge control. I also like paddling my Antix because it can make some of the easier, boogie rapids a little more interesting. You can stern stahl through the flat water and splat rocks along the way. It’s a perfect balance between a playboat and creekboat. The slicy stern also makes quick maneuvers much easier. One time I was running my home creek, when a friend got pinned. I glanced back and was able to pull off to a micro eddy in seconds. This allowed me plenty of time to get up to him and help. If you choose to creek in your Antix, be sure to sit up tall with good posture. Think about pushing your hips and weight forward over the bow to make sure the drops can’t catch your stern. This keeps you from getting back endered or caught in a hole. And get in your Antix enough, and you will have a killer six pack! [bigcommerce_product id=”1074″ order=”ASC” orderby=”date”] 3 Comments andrej on January 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm hey, thanks for sharing. I have been running a river runner last year and even coming from canoe polo (with very low volume boats), I felt quite challenged and instable in big whitewater at times. I weigh in aboutt 100kg and am 191cm tall. So just for reference if it is not too personal: How much do you weigh and what antix model do you kayak in? Thanks 🙂 Reply Katie Fankhouser on January 7, 2020 at 2:17 pm Hi! I don’t mind you asking at all I paddle the small Antix and I weigh about 50kg (110lbs) and I am about 153 cm tall (5ft). Reply andrej on January 8, 2020 at 3:57 am and do you feel like it makes a difference in terms of being able to paddle in a river runner like the antix? In terms of weight and size? Do you see “heavier” people succesfully run river runners in creek water? Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.