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Gerd Serrasolses (Sickline Champion) Interview

Background Information Name: Gerd Serrasolses Age: 27 Home location: Sort, Catalonia Kayaking discipline: creek boating, extreme racing Profession and educational background: Industrial Design Engineering degree Years in sport of any kind: 14 What got you started in kayaking? I watched the 1999 Slalom Worlds at La Seu when I was 11 and a few years after when I saw some paddlers on our local river I decided it was time to give it a go. What is your biggest accomplishment in kayaking? It is always nice to win competitions, paddle first descents… but my biggest and proudest accomplishment is to […]

Interviews

Mariann Sæther (Sickline Queen) Interview

Background Information Name: Mariann Sæther Age: 35 Home location: Voss, Norway – Futaleufu, Chile. Kayaking discipline: Extreme kayak, freestyle kayak, canoe slalom Profession and educational background: Lecturer/whitewater kayaker Years in sport of any kind: For ever Other personal information you would like to share: I also do and have done….Snowboarding, jazz-ballet dancing, baton twirling in a marching band for 11 years, synchronized swimming, horseback riding. What got you started in kayaking? I started dating a kayaker – our first date was a roll session. I got hooked right away. What is your biggest accomplishment in kayaking? Phew… these questions are […]

Events, News, Whitewater

Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championships 2015

This last weekend was the Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championships 2015. The event is held in Austria’s Oetztal on the Wellerbrücke rapids. They use a 200m section for this timed race which has a 10% gradient. Each athlete must make there way down the course which involves: 1) “Seal Launch”, 6m gradient 2) “Mandatory Line”, 3m gradient, entry cataract to the core section 3) “TNT Rapid”, 5m gradient, core section with a S turn 4) “Champions Killer -1”, the hole above the real Champions Killer 5) “Champions Killer”, 3m exit drop Top 3 Men 1. Gerd Serrasolses (ESP) 2. David Bain (GBR) […]