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Bren Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. California dreaming 2 — July 17, 2023
  2. FireCracker goes to Turkey! — April 3, 2023
  3. Back to Mexico! — November 29, 2022
  4. A Few Words on the Ripper 2 — May 7, 2022
  5. The Zambezi Again? — January 29, 2022

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California dreaming 2

I grew up watching Demshitz shred in their Pyranha kayaks. To be invited on tour with them was the biggest, best, luckiest break in my career. I grew up watching their videos and seeing the photos and although just getting to kayak with them was incredible, I always dreamed of kayaking with them in California …

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FireCracker goes to Turkey!

It takes me a while to warm up to new kayaks. The Fire Cracker had me excited from the beginning but it still took me a while to understand what the design is capable of and what it’s limitations are. On a highwater, spontaneous Turkey trip I found out exactly what I can do with …

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Back to Mexico!

I brought my trusty large Scorch for this trip, I was confident it was going to perform really well on most things, but I was interested to see how it would handle some big free fall. This is the one area I haven’t really been able to test the Scorch out and I was a little bit apprehensive about all that rocker in the nose…


A Few Words on the Ripper 2

After 22 days on the water, how does Bren Orton think the Ripper 2 compares to the original?


The Zambezi Again?

No matter where life leads me, there is one river that will have me forever coming back; the Zambezi.


How to Go Kayaking in Kenya

Kenya is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to kayak. I hope everyone reading this gets the chance to check out and enjoy kayaking in this incredible country. Below are a couple of tips and tricks on how to have the best time out there.


Bren’s Park Jam 2021

It’s been a while since we last had the opportunity to put a Park Jam session on, and this year’s tour was short and hurriedly organised as myself and my sponsors realised that I had just enough time to fit something in between projects, juggling responsibilities, and navigating ever-changing travel restrictions and rules.


A Few Words on the Scorch

My second day in it I had it on a waterfall run in Austria and I can honestly say I have never smiled as much down a river as I flew with my nose so high down the drops and whipped into the micro eddies above and below them.


You Can’t Use That on There!

A few years ago there seemed to be a widely accepted belief that in order to kayak down harder rivers you needed a creekboat. A big one!


Working on a Film Shoot

The season was drawing to an end in Austria, and I was facing a choice between lockdown in the UK or lockdown in Austria when I received an Instagram message from Josh at Bali productions. The tourism board was filming a new tourism campaign based around action sports and were in need of a kayaker…

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