Archive of Think

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 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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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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New Foot Plate Pads

on July 4th, 2013 in Equipment, Foot Plate Pads, Surfski, Think by | Comments Off

  Over the past few months you will have noticed that we have expanded our range to include many new accessories, one of which is our foot plate pad system. A lot of the blogs you read on this site concern good technique, and how that impacts performance. From having…

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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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Surfing Utopia – A Perfect Moment In Time

on May 29th, 2013 in Surfski, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Surfski paddling enables us to enjoy all types of locations, conditions and experiences. Gareth Tudor-Jones lives in Vancouver, Canada (the home of Think Kayak) and shared this amazing paddle session with us. This is just one of those perfect moments in time only surfski paddling can provide. Thanks for sharing…

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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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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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A change is as good as a rest

on February 19th, 2013 in Equipment, Paddles, Rudders, Skis, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  They say a change is as good as a rest. Sometimes we just need a small adjustment to see a big difference. And this applies to paddling, as much as any other walk of life. Those who know me know I love a paddling gadget. From different type of…

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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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