Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Thun World Cup wrap up and DEVILS EXTREME RACE

I just got back from 1 week of "paddling" in Thun. Unfortunately I got ill on the second day and coudn´t paddle for the rest of the trip. Nonetheless it was an awesome event and it was nice to see a lot of friends again. The wave was better than last year (see pic below) and should even get better next year for the worlds as the city is building an extra tunnel to regulate the waterlevel of the lake. Therefore I got really motivated to qualify for the worlds next year. We´ll see. For sure the competition and performed moves will be at a very high level, as the US boys already stuck impressive massive and highly dynamic pistol flips/mc nasties and combo moves like air blunt into pistol flip/mc nasty this year. It will be interesting to see how far the level will be pushed next year.

paddler: Mathieu Coldebella

I also met my old czech friends around Jakub Nemec and Jirka Kopecny who are organizing a superb kayaking event the coming weekend. The Devils Extreme Race on Vltava river (moldau) at the Lipno dam. The event consists of a extreme slalom race, a team race and a boatercross. Besides the races the social framework of the weekend is really big, with good food, music etc.
Check out their website below for more information and a video of the race last year.


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1 comment:

Stepan said...

Hi Markus check out www.bigblunts.cz for party pictures and some kayaking pictures from world cup. By the way thanks for posting my video from last devils. Hope to see ya there. Stepan Vohradsky