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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) 2

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.

Fun Paddling is Fast Paddling

Fun Paddling is Fast Paddling 0

Just how fast are they going? For those of us more accustomed to competing in the local club time trial, we thought we’d translate the Olympic Best (OB) paddling times into terms of speed to highlight these awesome performances. This blog saves you doing the math of the fastest paddlers, their times, and the speeds they go.

10 weird and wonderful paddling inventions

10 weird and wonderful paddling inventions 2

At Wash Rider we’re constantly thinking about paddler problems that we’ve either experienced ourselves or had sent in from paddlers. Most of the solutions are what you see in our range, with products seeking to improve paddling equipment for paddlers of racing canoes, kayaks or surfskis. To celebrate the most ingenious, crazy and creative solutions made by paddlers we’ve put this list together for your enjoyment and interest.