Archive of Training

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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Sydney Millers Run?

on March 7th, 2012 in Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

The now infamous Millers Run in Cape Town, South Africa, is the stuff of legend, made all the more familiar to paddlers worldwide by the extensive coverage it has received through Surfski.info. Website owner, Rob Mousley has written extensively about the course, enthusing about what is has to offer the…

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Racing in PFDs

on January 16th, 2012 in Clothing, PFD, Think, Training by | Comments Off

Like it or not, PFDs are here to stay in ocean racing. There are many arguments for and against wearing them, particularly here in Australia. However, our paddling buddies in South Africa have worn them for years, as do many European countries. The purpose of this article isn’t to discuss…

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