Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Astral V-Eight Review

We recently recieved this email from a customer who purchased an Astral V-Eight breathable PFD.

Hi Leigh,
Finally the b...y rain has stopped.
We paddled across to Magnetic Island and back last Sunday. Start 6am back 10am.
Temp 32 degrees humidity 70% (sometimes 80%), with 5knot winds, crossed open seas for 8 kms.
Only once during the very last minutes did I open the vest to cool down.
Throughout the trip the vest was comfortable even though I perspire heavily in the chest area. It's design allowed the air to move freely even in the light wind. My arm movements were free and comfortable at all times. And when I jumped into the sea my head never looked like going under because the small back panel and larger front panels kept my head facing upwards. Great design.
I am very impressed and look forward to our next longer trip (this weekend) to see how it handles different conditions.
Thanks for a great product.
Hans-j Preuss
NQ Kayakers Inc.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

King Edward River Mission Underway

Four thousand kilometres from home, Lachie Carracher, Anthony Yap, Jackie Hennessy and Sean Bozkewycz are in Kununurra to embark on their latest mission – to spend three weeks hunting big water in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

Packed into the van along with the team are two brand spanking Titan Prototypes, one Fluid Nemesis, one small whitewater raft, one large solar panel, and 11 H2O Paddles.

Over the next three weeks the Team will explore 300 kilometres of the King Edward River searching for the holy grail of Australian kayaking: a world class freestyle wave. Between dodging crocs, locating bush tucker, searching for rock art and a little paddling, daily reports will be phoned in and uploaded to the trip blog.

To follow the King Edward Freestyle Expedition's progress head across to and through to the "Latest' page.

From the Kimberley,

Sean Bozkewycz