Monday, 29 July 2013


Our peak of the season, World Championships in USA, is coming and we want to prepare ourselves as good as we can. It is hard to keep motivated if you stay at one place, that’s why we travel as much as we can. This summer we have a busy schedule and spend only one short week at home. But that is what I like most about kayaking!

After a successful competition in Wildalpen and great two days in Friedrichshafen at outdoorshow we headed to Nottingham. We have been there in 2006 at the European Championships. I was just a beginner that time but I have very good memories to this place.

Nottingham’s white water national sport centre is a great area where you can find a white water course, a lake for flat water racing or another lake with a lift for wakeboarding.

This white water course is one of the best ones I have ever seen. It is not hard water but it is very funny. You can find four sometimes even five holes there on this single place! I really like the first inlet gate hole. It was very constant, slow and friendly. Perfect for improving my technique. We spent ten days in Nottingham. Most of the time we were training twice a day. The weather was great and even the locals were surprised that it was so hot and sunny. The water was warm, too, so you could paddle only in your short jacket or just in a life-jacket. People were really friendly there and helped us when we needed something.

After a few days of paddling we had to take a break for a day so we went wakeboarding. It was pretty good fun. We haven't been just kayaking all day but also cycling and running as well. I improved my skills a lot and got better. I've even learned a few new moves and combos like Lunar Orbit or Front-Loop to Back-Loop. It was really fun to paddle here. I can say it is one of my most favorite places to paddle. Hopefully we can go there again soon. I need to give a big thank to Paul Shepherd who was very kind and helped us with everything what we needed while we stayed in Nottingham.

Now we are in Prague, where the second Euro Cup will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Lot of paddlers are already here and train to get a chance to fight for medals. So keep the fingers crossed for Peter and me.

See you,

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Helliwelli freestyle event

Hi all. After some weeks doing some biking and training we went to my first competition this year. This time we went for the Salza - Austrian championship at Helliwelli. Helli made the wave him self for the kayakers to train and of course for this one day in year, the championship. We have been at Salza few times this year but I couldn't train yet.
The hole is really great! Its probably possible to do everything there and it also feels strong.
At saturday was the day with big "D". Nina and me we also have been judging the competition so it was full on. In the quali I did Ok and finished on the 1st place , behind me was Marcel Bloder from Austria and than Martin Koll from Germany. Nina did also great she won the quali. After some break we had the semis where I also manage to finish on the first place with Martin behind my back. After that was woman finals where Nina had really good first ride so she stayed at the first place. Second place took the Corrine from Austria and 3rd was Luci from CZE. In the men finals I also did ok and finished 1st, 2nd was Jan Spindler CZE and 3rd was Martin Koll GER. I was pretty stoked that I started my season so well because I still have problems with my injury , many times I had to really focus to not feel too much pain because than I cant go for my 100%. 
The atmosphere was awesome too, with all our friends!
After the competition we stayed foe few more days kayaking and biking every day to get even better shape.
Next stop is the Fridrichshaffen and The Adidas outdoor show!
See you 

Here is a small combo move from my rides :)          

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Salza combo moves

Short video from the combo moves training before the competition.

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