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What are your paddling goals for 2023?

What are your paddling goals for 2023? 0

Let us know your paddling goals for the 2023 season!
What kayak or ocean ski racing rules would you change?

What kayak or ocean ski racing rules would you change? 0

This blog is a recap of phone call with a paddling friend musing on two different questions; “If you could change/add/remove one single rule in paddle racing, what would it be?” and the far less ethical question “How would you mechanically dope (cheat) in paddling?”. What would be the one rule you would change and how would you modify your paddling gear to go faster?

11 of the best gift ideas of paddlers: Ideas for surfski, kayak and more

11 of the best gift ideas of paddlers: Ideas for surfski, kayak and more 0

Browse our 2021 holiday gift list to pick the perfect gifts for paddling lovers in your life and make your holiday shopping as quick, easy, and painless as possible.

 

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Adige Marathon (Italy)

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Adige Marathon (Italy) 3

You know a race has hot competition in it when the fire brigade is hosing down the paddlers at the start. The Adige Marathon in the north of Italy attracts 1500+ paddlers to the Verona region of North of Italy. Set in the river below stunning limestone mountains above the town of Borghetto d'Avio the river is fast flowing, cold and packed with paddlers for this wild water canoe marathon. This blog is our recount of the 2014 edition of the race.
Was this the fastest Olympic sprint canoeing ever?

Was this the fastest Olympic sprint canoeing ever? 0

Was this the fastest Olympic sprint canoe ever? Now that the boat wash has settled on the regatta course only 3 Olympic Best (OB) times remain of the existing 9 Olympic events. In this blog we’d like to highlight some of the amazing performances of the fastest paddlers setting Olympic Best times in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Survey: Paddler Seat Comfort

Survey: Paddler Seat Comfort 0

Surfski and kayak seat fit is a very individual problem with the three dimensions to be considered of the seat shape, the paddler’s shape, and the paddler’s technique or movement. There is one consistent point though, the large number of paddlers trying to paddle without pain! The aim of this post's survey is to gain a better understanding of the patterns between these three dimensions.