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4 weeks, 6 races, 6 finals and 3 podiums. Over the last 4 weeks I have travelled across Europe with 3 friends training and competing in various locations. After a day of travelling we arrived in Prague to get a few days paddling before moving onto the first main location Krakow, Poland. Two separate races on the Saturday and Sunday with both days being semi-final into final format with 2/3rds going through from the semis into the final. Saturday wasn’t my best day of racing just about scrapping through into the final and then 3 touches in my finals run...

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The best thing about any kayaking trip to a faraway place is, of course, the kayaking. The worst, possibly, the travel. That is why on our return to the French Alps this year, we had a revised strategy for coping – stopping at a Whitewater course on the way! The St Pierre de Boeuf Whitewater course is just outside of Lyon – a small detour on the route from Calais to the Alps, and feeding off the Rhone river. It is a great course, with a wide variety of features, from tall waves to gentle stoppers – all with green...

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Check out the latest video edit from last weekends trip to North Wales, Full of river running, surfing, tail squirts and rock spins with the Jackson Kayak Antix. This boat still does not disappoint to put a smile on my face. See Video HERE

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JK InformationThe Nirvana creek boat makes you faster, more confident, and will get you through rapids with more control than ever before. A dry bow keeps you on top of holes and waves and the nimble feeling while maneuvering assures that you stay on your line in the hard rapids. Racers will be delighted to paddle this boat as it, unlike most racing kayaks in the 9’ range, is easy to paddle and confidence inspiring, and the speed of it is mind boggling. If you want a river running/creek boat that takes the rapids down a grade, the Nirvana will...

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Since I was 9 years old competing was at the forefront of my favorite sport. This is not to say I did the competition for the extrinsic value, however I loved and thrived of the potential of bettering myself. Throughout my whole junior career, the world was my oyster and I was able to dedicate my life to freestyle kayaking. I was lucky enough to have parents who drove, and funded, every venture I decided to take. I had a school that gave me all the time I needed, moved my exams and supported my kayaking alongside my studies. And...

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