Nationality: Slovenian Current Location: Zgornja Lipnica Kayaks: 9R L
Location: Zgornja Lipnica
Kayaks: 9R L
After quitting my career as an Olympic athlete in rowing, I got enough free time to embrace all the activities I adore so much; fly fishing, bird watching, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, ski touring, biology / ecology, and the most important one to me, kayaking.
Kayaking has an exceptional place in my heart because it is a sport that demands a special lifestyle; being dependent on nature's cycles when waiting for the perfect flow after rain or snow melt is something brilliant to me, as it is as true and as nature-connected as it gets.
Kayaking also brought seemingly unreachable places and perspectives to me, not only about surroundings but also about myself; amongst those special places, the Soča, as my home river remains my favorite run and is always there, offering me the opportunity to clear my mind and simply enjoy life.
// KIT REVIEW
My favorite Pyranha boat is the Shiva L. It has brought certainty and a higher level of confidence into my paddling. It is a true bomb when rushing through tricky holes and feels at home on small technical creeks as well as on big volume rivers. The important thing is that when you make a mistake, this boat will cover your back – it's forgiveness is exceptional.
Anyhow I am looking forward to paddling in new Pyranha 9R as it seems like a new step in whitewater kayak development – fast, maneuverable and responsive – all packed in a creek boat!
// PADDLER LINKS
Find out more about Rok's kayaking adventures with Leeway Collective
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