The beautiful Ötztal valley in the heart of the Austrian Alps welcomed the World’s best kayakers for the 9th running of the adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship. 175 athletes from twenty-nine countries battled to take the Sickline title.
The Ötz river can be run almost all year round and especially in the hot summer heat it is one of the most fun rivers in the Alps with its cold and refreshing big volume whitewater. Here are my top tips to make your next summer journey unforgettable.
During my last sessions on Mugl Wave in Graz I started trying new combo and trophy moves, as for a freestyle paddler it's very important to fit in as many moves as you can do into one fourty-five second run.
For eight years now, the first weekend of October has been Sickline time. The Adidas Sickline race is one of the worlds greatest extreme kayak races and it is named the Extreme Kayak World Championship ...
I started off my season 2013 while travelling in Chile. So I spent new years eve at the Rio Fuy – big water, carry out of the upper Fuy and paddling the lower section later on which was great fun at that level.