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Christmas Ideas for Under $50

on December 8th, 2015 in Clothing, Equipment by | Comments Off

The good news? Holidays are just around the corner, and that means more time to paddle. The bad news? You’ve got to get your Christmas present shopping done, and in a hurry! So in between the parties, get togethers and excessive food, we’ve got your back covered. Pop into our…

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The Turn Is Not A Rest

on November 26th, 2015 in Racing, Surfski, Training, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

Do you ever have one of those phrases which resonates in your head from a coach shouting it incessantly? “The turn is not a rest” is one which always echoes in my head as I approach a turn in a group of paddlers. Going back a few years when I…

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Vaaka Release New Bluetooth Sensor

on October 26th, 2015 in Equipment, Racing, Training, Vaaka by | Comments Off

As proud representatives for Vaaka in Australia, we’re excited to announce the release of their new Bluetooth kayak cadence sensor. With more and more devices communicating by Bluetooth, the innovative bods behind Vaaka addressed the requirement of some paddlers by bringing a new sensor to the market. Think Kayak Australia…

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Surfski Adventures in Sweden

on October 23rd, 2015 in Downwind, Stew O'Regan, Sweden, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Sweden. The country of long summer days, early closing winter nights, Volvos, Ikea, meat balls, snow, ice, filmjölk milk, archipelago and water, lots of the stuff. And what better way to spend your time in Sweden then surfski paddling? Those who know me know I love Sweden, and it’s…

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Evo II Now With Handles

on October 20th, 2015 in Evo II, Team Think by | Comments Off

  In simple terms, paddling is all about craft management. How you manage your ski in the runs will determine how well you can paddle downwind, the same way how you manage your positioning in a group will dictate how you succeed in a flat water race. One of the…

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New Vaikobi Think Kayak Paddling Gear

on October 13th, 2015 in Clothing, Kenny Rice, mackenzie hynard, Sean Rice, Team Think, Tenleale Hatton, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max, Vaikobi, World Champion by | Comments Off

  It’s often said, you’re nothing if you don’t look the part. But looking good shouldn’t come at the expense of function. In a sport like surfski, where we are seeing continual development of skis and paddles, you certainly don’t want to leave your clothing to chance. That’s why Think…

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Canadian Surfski Championships

on September 29th, 2015 in Downwind, Ion, Kenny Rice, mackenzie hynard, Sean Rice, Skis, Stew O'Regan, Team Think, Tenleale Hatton, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Sitting around after training in April, myself and paddling buddy Cam Cox flicked through the surfski calendar to find a race which would keep us training and motivated over Winter. Working around other commitments, and when we were free, the stars aligned to see us line up an assault on…

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Botany Bay Downwind

on July 10th, 2015 in Ace, Downwind, Evo II, Surfski by | Comments Off

    Any avid downwind paddlers in Sydney hate a Westerly wind. Hate it. It’s cold, it sends you out to sea, and it’s cold! But there is a spot where this nasty wind can kick up some terrific fun, and that is Botany Bay. You need it to kick…

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Molokai 2015 – A Maiden Voyage

on July 10th, 2015 in Downwind, Molokai, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Molokai 2015 – maiden voyage across the Kawaii Channel The idea of doing an open ocean ski race from one island to another is quite appealing, daunting  & exciting all rolled into one, make that  crossing the ” Channel of Bones” from Molokai to Oahu, a distance of 53km,…

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Winter Wear

on June 1st, 2015 in Clothing, Surfski, Team Think, Think, Training by | Comments Off

                        Today is the first day of Winter, and it definitely felt it heading to training this morning. Billy Connolly once quipped that “There is no such thing as bad weather, just poor choice of clothing”. I get asked…

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Ski Rental for Worlds

on May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | Comments Off

World Championships in Tahiti. Has a wonderful, exotic ring to it, don’t you think? Well it’s isn’t far away, so now is the time to get booking a ski for the big event. Think Kayak will have a fleet available, which need to be booked and paid for by June….

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Bridge to Beach 2015

on March 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | Comments Off

  Bridge to Beach, probably Sydney’s most iconic surfski race, starting under the Harbour Bridge and finishing at Manly. It’s a no holes barred 11km sprint across the best harbour city in the world with some of the biggest names in Australian paddling having their name on the top prize,…

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Twilight 200s

on March 20th, 2015 in Kayaks, mackenzie hynard, Races, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  Paddling daily on Sydney Harbour is definitely not something to be taken for granted (especially if you come from Ireland and spent your youth paddling up and down cold, narrow canals!). As paddlers were are very fortunate to call Woollahra Sailing Club our home, and where we do all…

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From Tassie to Ulladulla – Makai Cup 2015

on March 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | Comments Off

  Makai Cup 2015   A few weeks ago I got a call from the boss (Stew) , “Want to come up and race the Makai Cup down the south coast?” It didn’t take long to make the decision as I’ve heard some great reports about the race and the…

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Teneale Hatton is the latest high profile athelete to join Team Think

on February 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | Comments Off

Really stoked to announce our first female member of Team Think, world kayak champion, Taneale Hatton from New Zealand.  I managed to track her down between paddling fast, lifting heavy weights, and studying to grab a quick interview.     Stew O’Regan: Teneale, it’s very exciting for us to announce…

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