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Beginners, Guides

Finding People to go Kayaking With

We have all been there at some point in our kayaking career and not had someone to be able to go kayaking with, this is more apparent when you are just starting out. I have found a couple of ways to connect with people so that you can get to go kayaking more. If you are a beginner joining a local canoe club would be a great idea to start off with. Here is a list of canoe clubs around Great Britan and Ireland. Canoe clubs in Scotland Canoe clubs in England Canoe clubs in Wales Canoe clubs in Northern Ireland […]

Clothing & Footwear, Reviews

Yak Kurve PFD Review

The Yak Kurve is a great low profile minimalistic PFD. It’s a fantastic choice for any beginner in the market for a new BA. Not only does it do the job, but it comes with a great price tag making it a very appealing purchase. Yak Kurve Features: Mounting Point The mounting point allows you to add accessories to the outside of your PFD. Some people choose to attach a knife here, though this is a personal preference. I would point out as a safety warning that it might be better to put the knife in your front pocket whilst […]

Interviews

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) […]