Last week I was in China for the second time this year – now the “Freya” went into production, and I could pick the two kayaks I’d be using myself for the next leg of my trip.
It was quite exciting to see how my prototype changes and details had been eventually realized on the production model – I was glad that no mayor changes needed to be done! Sure here and there I had my corrections and hints what to improve, but this was my job on being there! Eventually I was fully content with the final product and happy and excited to have my own “Freya” boat!!! It will be on the market for you to buy in 2013.
All in all, Tomas Öhman, co-owner of Point 65, with his Chinese factory manager Michael and Chinese assistant Young did a great job to organize the big diligent Chinese worker’s team. In between my visits, they had even moved the factory to a new location! Thanks a lot to the team!
It was hot and humid in China at that time, and honestly I felt quite happy in an air conditioned room or at least in front of a ventilator!
We eventually drove to the Chinese National Water Sport Center for taking a bunch of pictures of the final product – here are a few more! I felt like being right at an Olympic venue – perfect test environment for the “Olympic champion” in sea kayak expeditions during Olympic times!