Archive of Think

Makai Madness

on February 22nd, 2018 in mackenzie hynard, Racing, Team Think, Think, Uncategorized, Uno by | Comments Off

Second weekend of February, and it only means one thing. Hitching up a trailer of surfskis and heading south to Ulladulla for the annual Makai Cup. There’s always excitement watching the wind charts for the week ahead of the event, praying for the strong Summer North East breezes. Unfortunately the…

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New Composite Cross Piece

on August 24th, 2016 in Equipment, Rudders, Think by | Comments Off

  Our very latest product development is a new composite cross piece/tiller plate, designed to work in sync with our 316 stainless rudder pin. As designers of marine craft we are very conscious of galvanic corrosion and strive to keep it to a minimum. Last year we introduced a new…

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The new Uno Max Gen3

on June 21st, 2016 in Gen3, Racing, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Since its introduction in 2011, the Uno Max has been the boat to beat. In the five years since that first win at the Dubai Shamaal, the Uno Max has been owning the podium at events on all continents. The Euro Challenge, US Surfski Champs, Cape Point Challenge, Australian…

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ICF Worlds 2017 Location is…..

on March 18th, 2016 in Hong Kong, Racing, Team Think, Think, Uncategorized, World Champion by | Comments Off

  In exciting news for the world of surfski, Hong Kong has been chosen to host the next ICF World Championships in 2017. The Dragon Run has built a huge reputation over the years in terms of the quality of race it offers, as well as fantastic organisation. In a…

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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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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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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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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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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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Mackenzie Hynard Joins Team Think

on January 15th, 2015 in mackenzie hynard, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  It’s a great pleasure to announce Mackenzie Hynard has joined Team Think and will race both nationally and internationally on the Uno Max this coming season. I managed to track down the very busy, and always salty, Macca for a quick chat.   Stew O’Regan: Mackenzie, welcome to the…

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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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Luke O’Garey’s Paddle4Pink – A View from the Shore

on July 28th, 2014 in Downwind, Evo II, Kayaks, Surfski, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  It was still dark as Luke pushed off from shore, and the small deck light taped to the deck of the UNO max didn’t do much to light the way. The sound of paddling was soon drowned out by the Bridport SLSC IRB and jet boat; Luke’s support crew….

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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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PFD crackdown on NSW waterways

on March 5th, 2014 in PFD, Racing, Think, Training by | Comments Off

NSW Maritime are having a major crack down on the wearing of PFDs on NSW waterways. Paddlers on Sydney Harbour are now regularly reporting the issuing of fines for non complience of regulations in regards to wearing PFDs. There has been lots of debate on the rules, and some exemptions…

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