Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stomper Review.

This year I have been lucky enough to have liquid logic come on board to help me out with my kayaking adventures. Having paddle the Jefe for a session a few years back I was keen to get my hands on the new Stomper. So after a few runs in it I thought I would put up a review of the things I have found so far. (Sorry for the lack of action photos as it is now winter here in New Zealand so getting out of your boat to take photos is a big ask!)

The stomper has some serious speed behind it I found once in the rapids things were coming thick and fast but this combined with its ability to pass through any feature without out losing speed has to be a real positive. With speed comes the ability for the boat to “spin out” But I have found that the boat holds it line pretty well so far. This is due to the primary and secondary edges are well balanced and hold you in place.

Boofing this thing is a dream, one stroke and you are sailing through the air and upon landing it holds its momentum quite well. I found after landing boofs you have quite a lot of control, you  land on an edge and the boat will keep tracking on that edge where as in boat I have paddled in the past you would have to land then head to where you want to go.

When out on my last trip I chucked some rocks in the back to see what it was like fully loaded but with a lot of volume in the tail the boat held its own and performed well. When fully load I busted out a few rolls and it had a really nice snap to it and it rolled very easily. This was the first thing my mate said to me when he was trying the stopmer out.

Just a short review but will post more action picture some spring!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Liquid Logic

I am stoked to announce that liquid Logic Kayaks are now  one of my sponsors. A huge thanks to liquid Logic and, be sure to check out there page for a awesome range of boats.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Whats Been Going On!

I know its been a long time since I updated this page but I have been busy with a new job and also doing a bit of travel in my time off. So here are a few picture of what I have been up to in the last wee wile. Also I have add a video page so go and check that out! Peace out

The Crew getting ready for the world cup final

Its all go ... watching the boys bring it home! 
Working hard with year 12 ODP

These next shots are taken at Te oka bay about an hour from Christchurch.
if you want good surf and even better sea food then Te oka bay is
the place to be  

A bit of sit on top action 

The little buggers trying to steal your food

In January myself and a few mates headed to South East Asia to see what it was all about
we spent about a mouth tripping around laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. You can make your
own mind up to how the trip went but needless to say..... Five boys. South East Asia,  Cheep Beer
and a bloody good night life..... Smiles all round!

Local whiskey anyone! Word on the street was that a few people have carked from drinking
this brew.  

These are the bars that line the river and they are pumping all day long. You just
swim from one bar to the next... life is just too easy here!
Heaps of room! A high class bus trip in Vietnam  on our way to
Ha Long Bay lucky it was only for five hours!

The boys letting lose on the scooters

Fire in the hole!

Loving the warm water of Cambodia 

The high life 

This is a wee creek that flows out the back the family house on the West Coast .
Taking my sis and her boyfriend on a christmas eve paddle. 
The West Coast icon to the left of my boat "The White Heron" 

Castle Hill is about 50min from Christchurch and is one of the best
bouldering places in New Zealand. 
And also just a cool place to hang out

One of my favorite place in the world. The Arahura valley  

And when you get to the top Newton hut awaits  you .

I know these is no Kayaking picture this douse not mean i have not been boating i have just left the camera at home when it comes to paddling and have picked up the video camera instead. So go check out the latest video at the tab at the top of the page. Enjoy