Archive of Sean Rice

Highlights of 2015

on February 17th, 2016 in Evo II, Eze, Kenny Rice, mackenzie hynard, Sean Rice, Team Think, Tenleale Hatton, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

As we start into another big year, with lots of exciting stuff ahead for Think Kayak, I thought I would take a few moments to share some of my personal highlights from the year previous. As a brand we are continuing to grow, with our designs and products being adopted…

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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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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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The Ultimate

on December 11th, 2014 in Carbon, Kenny Rice, Racing, Sean Rice, Surfski, The Doctor, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  If you’re an avid follower of our Facebook and Instagram feeds, you will have now seen some photos of the new Ultimate construction from Think Kayak. Judging by the many comments and the volume of “likes” on the photos shared, we’re pretty stoked with how it has been received….

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Pennypinchers Easter Surfski Challenge

on April 24th, 2014 in Kenny Rice, Races, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

Sean Rice is just back from competing at the Pennypinchers Easter Surfski Challenge in Plettenberg, South Africa. In a seriously red hot field, (including current Doctor Champion, Jasper Mocke, and World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, World Series Champion Dawid Mocke amongst other big names), Sean managed to win on his…

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Rudder Choice for Performance

on March 17th, 2014 in Rudders, Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Think, Training by | Comments Off

A few years ago I wrote a blog on rudder selection. At the time we had just done a lot of development on rudder fins, adding new shapes to the range. Being very happy with our final testing results, we released the new shapes and have been blown away by…

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Sean Rice 2013 World Champion

on December 4th, 2013 in Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

                  Hey Everyone, I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Sean Rice has won the inaugural World Championships in Portugal. The Cape Town paddler, racing on his Think Uno Max, went out hard, winning the hot spot and dicing at the front the…

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Sean Rice shares his thoughts on the Ion

on August 13th, 2013 in Downwind, Ion, Sean Rice, Surfski, Think, Uncategorized, Video by | Comments Off

 On my last trip to the US I had the great pleasure of meeting and spending some quality time with the new brand new Think Kayak Ion. I spent the first week paddling in the Columbia River Gorge with a bunch of SUPER keen and enthusiastic paddlers from around Vancouver…

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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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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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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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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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Sean Rice Interview Part II – Training

on June 6th, 2011 in Paddles, Sean Rice, Slides, Uno by | Comments Off

In Part II of Sean Rice’s interview with Stewart O’Regan of Think Kayak Australia, Sean fields some training questions, submitted by curious paddlers from Australia. What does this red-hot kid from Cape Town do to go so fast? Stewart O’Regan (SOR): I’ve had some people want to know about different…

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Sean Rice Interview

on May 27th, 2011 in Sean Rice, Slides by | Comments Off

It’s early 2009, and Think Kayak have been busy working on their first truly elite level ski, the Uno. The culmination of hundreds of hours of work pouring through data, plans and designs, the Uno promised a lot upon arrival to the ocean racing  scene. Think Kayak were confident that…

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