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The epic story continues…

    Oscar Chalupsky, co-owner of epic kayaks, told me that if I loved the epic wing blade I used for my sea kayaking trips then I must try the matching boat: the epic 18x sea kayak. How could I resist the loquacious world champion? Especially when he was willing to throw in some private lessons on a the nuances of the forward stroke. […]
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Two more last minute sponsors

Thanks to Thomas Lindner from Aquaman Deutschland to help me on my New Zealand trip with his famous waterproof Aquapack-cases for my GPS, mobile phone, camera, PDA, VHF, Sat-phone and maps and charts – let’s stay dry – at least with those precious items! I’ll be happy to write after my trip about how they […]
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Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007

Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007 It was a great place to meet and to talk to plenty of kayaking buisiness people from all over the world! It was a real international event, I had interesting talks to people from Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech, South Africa, USA and for sure […]
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Travelling through the Bushes with style…

All sea kayakers know and value the IKEA-bag as a high-volume carrying device for all dry bags, bits and pieces on a trip, but a s a low volume folding-down bag to store on top of the hatch in the loaded boat (no, I didn’t bother with getting sponsored by those guys… :-))) ) I […]
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The Mutation of the white Rockpool Underground Prototype

From a plain white fibreglass shell to a lovely shiny kayak!   Paintig session with two-components paint in my living room…    The finished shiny, black new family member, nicely labelled with a fat "PROTOTYPE" sticker besides all company names…     There is only one problem with my lovely new Rockpool Underground prototype kayak […]
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Rainbow Helicopter

… Anglesey Sea Kayak symposium 2007…a helicopter was in the air to demonstrate sea rescue…a rainbow colored helicopter was playing on the water, too… pictures by Nico Middelkoop
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Kokatat Ronin pfd

My new Kokatat Ronin pfd arrived!!! Just sorry it missed my Iceland circumnavigation…but it will be a very useful item on future trips!   I really like it for it’s nice and comfi fit, nothing is bothering or rubbing. I customized it with a strap holder for my knife, strobe light, VHF radio and Epirb […]
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BLACK BELT sea kayaking

Morgan Goldie from North Water donated me the first   "BLACK BELT"   in sea kayaking – a custom made tow belt from his company. Thanks, Morgan! It usually comes in black and red, is very detail-orientated made and a pretty useful item! Now I think I need to prove I deserve that honor :-)) […]
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A Sixpack in a row…

Rocket power…   (Btw., that single white "rocket" on the rack – my prototype Rockpool Underground rolling kayak will be black glitter soon…)     Last symposium in Anglesey, my van got a decent upgrade: A nice crown of a sixpack of Kari-Tek cradles on a solid Kari-Tek custom made roof rack base! The second […]
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Avatak Paddles from Italy, by Niko de Florio

  Back from Iceland, there was a surprise waitig for us: A short, but thick cardboard tube, filled with two beautiful wooden Greenland Avatak paddles…a laminated two colored wooden one for Greg, and a black one for me, both two pieces for easy travelling and flying… Thanks to Niko de Florio from Italy for donating […]
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