Archive of Racing

The Think Kayak WA Experience

on February 4th, 2014 in Downwind, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, The Doctor, Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

What a week!!! After catching up with most of Team Think at the Sunset Surfski Series Race – Fremantle to City Beach on Thursday night, where most of us had an awesome downwind race in great conditions and some of us found the beach landing at the finish quite a…

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Race starts, is it simply a trust thing?

on June 25th, 2013 in Races, Racing, Surfski by | Comments Off

  The hot potato of race starts in Surfski racing. Everyone has an opinion on what should work and what doesn’t, and most have a tale of grievance after being hard done by at one event or another. But why do we find ourselves in a situation where so many…

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Think Kayak Road Show

on June 6th, 2013 in Big Eze, Equipment, Evo II, Eze, Ion, Paddles, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Getting access to demo skis can quite often be an issue for paddlers, depending on where they live and what local agents and reps have available.  We’re trying to address that by taking our range on the road and running demo days in various locations. While we’re at almost all…

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Race Preparation & Strategy with Grant Van Der Walt and Sean Rice

on March 27th, 2013 in Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

    This article was first published on the North Coast Kayaks website, and Chris Laughlin has been kind enough to let me republish it here. It’s a fantastic insight from two of the fastest surfski paddlers in the world, Grant Van Der Walt and Sean Rice. I’m sure we…

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Vaaka Kayak Cadence Sensor

on February 25th, 2013 in Equipment, Kayaks, Paddles, Racing, Skis, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Vaaka by | Comments Off

  Digital times call for precision tools. You’d be hard pressed to find a paddler who isn’t using GPS now, many combining with heart rate monitors. These tools combine beautifully with very functional software to accurately plot out training sessions and races, allowing athletes to assess their performance and progress….

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Greg Tobin Wins the 2012 Ocean Series

on January 18th, 2013 in Greg Tobin, Races, Racing, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

I’m absolutely delighted to be able to write this blog. At Think Kayak, we have had the pleasure to work with some incredible athletes and achieve some amazing results. We’ve shown time and time again that our designs stand up against any other out there, and that our theories on…

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Stew’s Dragon Run

on January 18th, 2013 in Racing, Skis, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Think Kayak and the Hong Kong Dragon Run have a great history, with our brand supporting the race every year with the donation of an Evo II ski to be raffled off. It has also been the location of some of our more recent product releases, including the Eze at…

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Sean Rice – Nelo Summer Challenge Report and More!

on October 2nd, 2012 in Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Nelo Summer Challenge, Portugal It was Nelo Summer Challenge time again! This is like I’ve said before, the “ROCK STAR” event of the year. It’s the main race every year where the champions of paddling meet. Not just Surfski champions, but champions from just about every other discipline of paddling…

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Evo II – A Paddler’s Story

on September 11th, 2012 in Evo II, Racing, Think, Training, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

  Back in 2010, Michael Jose upgraded his Evo Performance for an Evo II Performance. Just this week, he has traded in that ski for a brand new replacement, in the flash new colour scheme of white with orange stripes. This is the story of Michael’s first paddle on the…

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San Fran 2012 – An Aussie Perspective

on September 4th, 2012 in Michael Booth, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

This trip started with great excitement as I had never been to the US mainland before. Growing up in Australia there is a lot of American influence with TV shows and Hollywood blockbusters regularly broadcasted on Aussie screens. I flew into San Francisco around noon on Tuesday the 31st July…

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Wash Riding Tips

on June 19th, 2012 in Kayaks, Racing, Training by | Comments Off

This morning at Jimsquad (run by Jim Walker of My Kayak Coach) our training program had wash leads listed. As we stood in the shed before getting on the water, Jim drew on the white board what the session incorporated, where groups of three or four all of similar pace,…

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Uno Max Review by Sean Rice

on March 26th, 2012 in Equipment, Racing, Rudders, Sean Rice, Think, Uno, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Christmas 2011 – I received the biggest Christmas present of my life. Finally my Uno Max had arrived in South Africa! I had anxiously been waiting for one since I first raced it at US Surfski Champs and the Hong Kong Dragon Run last year. I’ve been paddling the original…

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Dean Simpson tackles the Royal Challenge

on January 11th, 2012 in Racing, Think, Uno by | Comments Off

Held every December, the Royal Challenge is a 23km ski paddle and 23km run endurance event within the Royal National Park, Sutherland Shire. It is open to individuals and teams. As a not-for-profit event, the objectives of the Royal Challenge are to raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation…

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Michael Booth Hits Hong Kong

on December 6th, 2011 in Races, Racing, Think, Uno by | Comments Off

After dramas trying to get an emergency passport on Wednesday getting to Hong Kong was more a relief than anything. I had been looking forward to the race after suffering from a stress fracture and then cracking my tibia in the Nutri-Grain Ironman trial. It had been a long 3…

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