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10 years 4 months ago #9320 by AR_convert
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I have been challenged by my training group to put up some goals for 2012.

I know I want to be a consistent 12 km/hr + paddler (currently avg around 11.7-11.9) and am considering my options.

1. Coaching to improve technique
2. Gym sessions to improve strength.
3. Change from hybrid(12.7) to full carbon (9) Vault
4. Move to faster ski

Anyone else have goals for thier paddling in 2012?

Always looking for the next boat :)

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10 years 4 months ago #9321 by Sandy
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To be as unappealing as possible to Sharks !

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10 years 4 months ago #9325 by Rightarmbad
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Not break a boat again.
Be as lazy with the amount of time I work as possible.
Paddle every bloody day.

Get in the gym and get some strength back.

Figure out if it is hull shape or boat weight that is more important.
Finally decide on a new boat.

Think about the Hawkesbury classic.







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10 years 4 months ago #9332 by Moll
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I live a fair way inland, so plan on getting to the coast for a few more races this year.

Current Quiver:
- Think Evo
- XT Double
- Popes Big Foot Assegai K1
- Wilderness systems Tarpon 160

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10 years 4 months ago #9337 by [email protected]
1. Moving to the other side of the earth in April and buying a ski again. Just got a brand spanking new v12 ultra 2 months ago that'll have to stay here. At least this time I'll be spoiled for choice in Perth.

2. Meeting Sven.

3. Learning to talk funny.

Regards
S.S.

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10 years 4 months ago #9340 by AR_convert
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AR_convert wrote:
1. Coaching to improve technique
2. Gym sessions to improve strength.
3. Change from hybrid(12.7) to full carbon (9) Vault
4. Move to faster ski


After further reflection on these measures I reckon rather than doing all of them in quick succession I will start with coaching while in a familiar boat, get the technique right first.

I did some reading about speed stroke ergo meter last night, it can measure your power output. Does anyone know a coach/club/gym with one in Perth. This will give me an idea if I lack strength in my technique.

Once I have nailed technique and have a program to follow I see how this plays out speed wise.

Then I may be able to consider scratching what is becoming an annual itch for a new ski :)

Always looking for the next boat :)

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10 years 4 months ago #9341 by AR_convert
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[email protected] wrote: 1. Moving to the other side of the earth in April and buying a ski again. At least this time I'll be spoiled for choice in Perth.


Give us a heads up when you arrive and we'll go for a paddle!

Always looking for the next boat :)

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10 years 4 months ago #9351 by Boef
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Cheers Brett, will give you a shout!

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10 years 4 months ago #9409 by Kayaker Greg
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Sell 1x kayak and 1x ski.
Win 39km kayak race Albany to Waiake beach.
Paddle around Waiheke Island (60km) in under 7 hours, last time took 7 hours 10mins in sea kayak.
Paddle out to Little Barrier Island, around and back, no landing available or allowed, 2x 25km open water crossings, 65-70km total, sea kayak.
Continue to improve my paddling technique, surf ski.

Also a 2 week paddling trip, perhaps Auckland to Great Barrier Island return as I did 2 years ago, or perhaps a coastal paddle of similar duration, unconfirmed trip as yet.

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10 years 4 months ago #9423 by EK Sydney
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G'day Greg,
Mark here from EK, what's the route to cross from Auckland to the Barrier? Do you go across the Forth & across from Colville? I'm originally from Whitianga & a paddle from Auckland to the Barrier & then into Mercury Bay is on my list of things to do.
Mark.

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10 years 4 months ago #9424 by Kayaker Greg
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Hi Mark

You can check out my story here from when I last did the trip.

203.86.194.7/Sites/kask/gems/PirateandMadam.pdf

Basically Auckland, cross the Firth of Thames and on to Fletchers Bay, cross over and circumnavigate, then return via Fletchers bay, back over the Firth. Goal wasn't speed, just have a good trip over a couple of weeks.

I planned to do a story with pics on my Facebook page but haven't got around to finishing it as yet, but the story be much the same as the link to the pdf.

Hoping to get over there again in March, similar thing but solo except for possible hook up with a group from Taranaki. Otherwise a paddle from Auckland to Whangamata.

Last year I did Auckland to just off the Mercury Islands, Kuaotuno and return. Was going to cross over too Great Barrier and return via Little Barrier to the East coast if conditions were favourable but the forecast changed daily and missed a good opportunity to do just that.

If you want to hook up for a trip such as you wish to do I'm dead keen.

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10 years 4 months ago #9425 by EK Sydney
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Sounds brilliant Greg, maybe one day when I figure out how to clone myself! Enjoyed your report, well done.
Mark.

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10 years 4 months ago #9459 by Stew
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AR_convert wrote: I know I want to be a consistent 12 km/hr + paddler (currently avg around 11.7-11.9) and am considering my options.


That's cranking for flatwater, well done.

Racing the Doctor?

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10 years 4 months ago #9462 by AR_convert
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Stew wrote:

AR_convert wrote: I know I want to be a consistent 12 km/hr + paddler (currently avg around 11.7-11.9) and am considering my options.


That's cranking for flatwater, well done.

Racing the Doctor?


Thanks Stew, yes racing the Doctor and Mandurah Duel, but I tend to drop off compared to more experienced paddlers. Frustrating as I can't yet capitolise on my fitness to do well downwind, much to the delight of some locals over here :)

There's no substitute for spending time training downwind, and having spent the past few weeks on a road trip holiday with the family won't have helped :dry:

This summer will be more about learning how to race and develop some more runner catching skills.

Always looking for the next boat :)

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10 years 4 months ago #9481 by Stew
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Spot on mate. No substitute for time on the water. It's fortunate that being out there is so much fun.

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10 years 3 months ago #9993 by [email protected]
AR, curious to know how you went in the Duel and Doctor. What were your ave speeds?

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10 years 3 months ago #10008 by robin.mousley
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Goals for 2012?

- Crack 44min for a Millers Run. (Current PB: 44:52)
- Get Joe Glickman here for this year's Cape World Cup, CPC and beat him on a Millers Run...
- Now that I'm convinced that I go faster on an intermediate ski, find the intermediate ski for me.
- Make the definitive Millers Run video
- Keep ahead of my mate Dale
- Do the 2012 Cape Point Challenge and feel strong at the end of it (and hence enjoy it for a change!)
- Do the Cape World Cup in December
- Do the Dragon Run again and radically improve my performance.

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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10 years 3 months ago #10051 by sylv1
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My goal for 2012 :
- Increase my average speed in downwind, up 13km/h (now 11km, 12 wil be ok, i'm paddle since 1,5 year);
- Have technical information to build the same gopro mast of Robin;
- Do the Mauritius Shamaal & not be the last paddler;
- Go in South Africa & do the Millers Run, it's look great !
- Paddle every time is possible downwind & share it with my 2 mate Fab & Denis;
- Continue to have lot of fun on my surfski;
- Find "the" perfect boat for me.

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