Thursday, 20 September 2012

World cup #3 recap

  The last world cup took place at NOC on Nantahala river. It was our fifth week in USA kayaking and competing all around the places. I men its really stressful and also tough to kayak so long compete, sleeping in tent in the forests over the competition. I really missed my van with the comfort it has. Fortunately it seems that it didn't affect us that much in the end because our results were really good. The last of the world cups was actually on the spot where the next world championships will take place. We was training hard over the week during all the national trainings. Our group was 13 people for one hour so we split into two groups and each had only 45 sec. It was a great training for the upcoming competition. Last day before the competition I really had to take a brake because my back was too painful. In friday was the qualification for almost all the categories. I really can say the judges had a tough day all day long watching the kayakers doing their routine. Im the quali I was trying to make the rides for next rounds. In the end I won the quali on second was Dane following me really close with awesome rides.
In saturday Nina had the qualification for K1 woman. She changed the strategy for this event and it didn't work that well and she finished on place 7. Clare won , followed by Emily and Ruth. In the quarterfinals for men I used only 2 rides from 3 and it was enough to place on 2 nd place after Dane. Semifinals were also in the same day so I wanted to go for finals and keep the energy for next rounds. In semis Nina made the place 3th which was great and made the finals. After mens semis Nick went with really dynamic ride from 5th, Jason Craig went from 4th, Quim went from 3rd place, Dane from 2nd and I managed it from 1st. Was super happy that it went this way for me because i was feeling strong for the semifinals.
At sunday we had almost whole day to wait for the finals. Bartosz the Polish Panter was taking part in squirt too and with great style he got 4 th place in the finals. Next was Nina. For me its all the time so much stress to watch her during the competition maybe even bigger than to compete. She had good rides but unfortunately she couldn't made the score high enough to get a medal. She finished 4th after Emily J. On 3rd Ruth on 2nd and with sick rides Claire from UK ( the current world champion ). In men we had a really awesome finals again. Me and Dane Jackson we were fighting for the gold and silver once again. It was a tough fight where fortunately i came out on first place. This year world cup was really hard and all the kayakers perform really well , way better than in the past competitions. It was really cool to see all the athletes to fight so hard and I think the competitions moved for next level and quality.
See you on Adidas Sickline event!
Pictures :Zosia , James Bebbington
TV news video

Monday, 17 September 2012

Cunovo- Final event of ARF cups

facebook link for event

ARF cup Cunovo

Freestyle and white water cross competition.

Official trainings are from friday 28.9. In afternoon hours. There is also option to have a training before 7€ / hour.

Saturday 29
Fun slalom 9:30 is the course description 
Qualification Kayak freestyle 12:00 ( session system ) 10 min/ heat
Semifinals kayak freestyle 
20:00 party! 

Sunday 30.
Kayak cross 9:30 ( 5 starting 2 best goes for next round )
Kayak freestyle finals 11:00

Registration and entry fee ( friday evening - saturday morning )
Online registration over facebook page 
Entry fee is15€ for all disciplines + start number deposit
Cross or funslalom individually 5€ 

The entry fee will be used for prices

Camping at the hotel Divoka voda 5€/ night or the possibility of rooms or cabins at the hotel property. Restaurant will be of course available.
Toilets and free parking at the hotel.

With cooperation Divoka voda
EVENT partners:

ARF cup Cunovo

Súťaž vo freestylovom kajakovaní a kajak crosse.


Oficiálne tréningy na playspote sú od piatku 28.9. v poobednych hodinach Predtým je samozrejme možnosť trénovania za poplatok.

Sobota 29.
Funslalom 9:30 vyklad trate
Kajak freestyle -12:00 kvalifikacia kajak freestyle ( vsetky kategórie ) session system 10 min/ heat

Semifinale kajak freestyle ( vsetky kategórie )
20:00 Párty!!!

Kajak freestyle - 10:00 finále kajak freestyle ( vsetky kategórie )

Registrácia a štartovné
Online registrácia je cez facebook (potvrdenie účasti).
Štartovné je len 15 eur!!! Pre všetky disciplíny dokopy.
Cross / funslalom 5 eur

Vyzbierane štartovne sa použije do ako ceny!

Pravidlá pre kajak cross
Klasicky 5 kajakárov bojuje pričom 2 postupujú ďalej.

Kemp na Divokej vode 5 eur noc, možnosti sú aj izba prípadne chatky.
Bude fungovať catering a aj reštaurácia v areály.

WC, sprchy, voľné parkovanie.

V spolupráci s
Divoka voda

EVENT partners

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Ta3 report po druhom svetovom pohary

Another great success for Nina and Peter

After the first successful competition we moved on to Hartford, Pigeon River. We have been here before so we knew what to expect. The playhole is really nice. It is pretty easy, a constant hole where every move is possible. The event started on Tuesday. The water is released by a dam and it is running only in the afternoon. We were lucky that we trained there before because there was no time to practise before the competition started.

As I mentioned it is a nice easy hole and everybody was showing their best. You could see it on the mens score. To move to the quarterfinal you had to get at least 1400 points! I think this was the event with the highest scores ever! Peter and me reached the finals quite easy. Peter won the quali and quarterfinal and ended up on a second place in the semifinal. I did also a good job and ended up 3rd in quali and 4th in semifinal. All the finals took place on Saturday so we took Friday off, relaxed and saved some energy for the big day :)

I was quite nervous because the top 5 girls were the same as at last World Champs and even in the same order :) My aim this time was to end up better than 4th. The girls showed their best and improved by each ride and so did I :) At the end I finished on a good 3rd place. I was really happy, even though I knew I could have paddled better but it was a very tough final. Second place went to Emilly Jackson (USA) and Claire O’Hara (GBR) won the girl's category.
The men did an awesome job too. It was thrilling to watch them. Peter had pretty good rides but in second round Dane Jackson scored higher. So the last round was the only chance for Peter to win. And he did it. I think he scored highest score ever - 1460 points! I was so happy for the both of us. Now we are training in NOC where the last World Cup takes place. Keep fingers crossed! We want more medals... ;)