Archive of Skis

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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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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Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice joins Team Think

on April 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Kenny Rice, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  We are stoked to announce that the current Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice, has joined Team Think.  Kenny joins older brother, and World Champion, Sean, in our international race team and will be tackling races all over the globe in 2014. He took some time out from his busy…

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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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The 2014 Makai Cup

on February 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

The tales of the 2013 Makai Cup are still told regularly, when a bunch of downwind frothers took on massive Southerly conditions and were rewarded with one of the classic races ever to be held in Australia. So when the 2014 calendar was announced, lots penciled in the 8th February…

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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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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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Pre season sale

on August 23rd, 2013 in Equipment, Fit, Sales, Skis, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Right now we are running a pre season sale, with fantastic bargains to be had on various skis from our range. We have several skis available, all still in bubble wrap, never paddled, all new. The list includes the following models: Fit Performance (15Kgs) – $2395 Uno Max Performance (15Kgs)…

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Think Ion – The Next Step Up

on July 24th, 2013 in Downwind, Equipment, Ion, Skis, Surfski, Think by | Comments Off

This interview was done by Chris Laughlin of North Coast Kayaks, with Daryl Remmler, Think Kayak Inc’s CEO and product designer. Thanks to Chris for allowing me to publish this great article on the new Ion here.       As the surfski market continues to grow and evolve, the…

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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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My first impressions of the Ion

on May 9th, 2013 in Ion, Skis, Surfski, Think by | Comments Off

My first impressions of the Ion Saturday 27th of April, and Sydney awakens to another cracker of a day. We’ve been blessed with some fantastic weather right into Autumn, which has been great for paddlers across the city. The Middle Harbour Challenge is scheduled for the morning, and it’s the…

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“I’m seeing opportunities out there”

on April 10th, 2013 in Downwind, Skis, Think, Training by | Comments Off

  What does the above photo conjure in your mind when you look at it? If it excites you, then you know you have the downwind bug. Fortunately there is no cure, you can only feed this addiction by getting out in the ocean and chasing runs. I was having…

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Chris Brook reviews his new Uno Max

on April 4th, 2013 in Kevlar, Skis, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

I put a call out there to paddlers on our Facebook page for stories on their paddling, or reviews of equipment, and some general articles to give a different perspective and to add some new contact to the site. Chris Brook kindly took the time to pen this review of…

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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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