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The Origins of designer Corran Addison

Many have wondered how our designer, Corran Addison, became a designer. The truth is that he never had a choice. In 1970's Apartheid South Africa, where he grew up, the country was separated from the rest of the world through sanctions. As such, very little about what was happening in the USA and Europe was getting into the country. And this included paddlesports. His father, Graeme Addison, in about 1975 portaging what was considered "unrunable rapids" So when his father decided he wanted to learn to kayak, there was no question about walking into a kayak shop, buying a kayak,...

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Booty Call First Paddle

The Booty Call is our new hairball extreme creeking boat. When we were describing it one day, the comment that we got back was "the Yoda of creekers". That's about it. This is the first boat out the mold, so its not outfitted, but we just wanted to take it for a quick spin to see how it feels. As tony the tiger said - "It feels Greeeaaaat!"

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Gonzo First paddle

Ahhh, the Gonzo. We've been really anxious to get this one done. Paddling a crappy fiberglass proto is one thing, but getting the final plastic boat onto the water, now that's a special treat. Obviously there are no logos, or even outfitting on this, but we were still really excited to get it on the water, even if it was a lake, just to feel how it... felt. And it felt every bit what we were hoping for....  

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The First Plastic District 11

New Product

Here are some images and a short video of the first District 11 out of the mold. No logos or outfitting on it at all, but you can see here already how cool it looks and how well it paddles. This is just a little lake in Ningbo close to the factory, but even here it feels great. The boat is amazingly fast for only 350cm long (11'6") but it really turns on a dime, both flat, and also on the outside edge like a DR racing kayak. Can't wait to get the final plastic boat into some real hard...

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