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Date registered: January 3, 2012

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  1. toro’s Top 10 Vol. 1 — May 8, 2009
  2. Waterfall Heroes — April 6, 2009
  3. Arriving in southern Brasil — April 2, 2009
  4. cold monday — April 23, 2008
  5. Freestyle in the News — April 14, 2008

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toro’s Top 10 Vol. 1

This is the  translation of a Column i was writihg for germany’s Kanumagazin Last Year. It was called toro’s TOP 10, and is about tips, tricks, and stories from my paddling life, from absolutely serious, to totally not. So this is the first edition, printed in issue 5/2008. (Original german version: PDF file) 01. Kneerest: …

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Waterfall Heroes

After visiting the Iguaçu waterfalls in Brasil, i was surfing the net about big waterfalls. Obviously, there is Pedro Oliva’s new world record, set just a month ago, here in Brasil… But who really started this all? Do you know Annie Taylor? Annie Taylor’s story on Wikipedia…


Arriving in southern Brasil

My kind of ‘open end’ trip in Southamerica has brought me to Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and now Brasil. To Brasil we came without any expectations or beforehand knowledge. We just wanted to do some boardsurfing and make new plans, maybe cross north to Venecuela, and off course, see if we find some paddling. So on …

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cold monday

Monday last week, 14th April: Due to maintenance work on a hydropower facility, there was water in a normally dry creek with some bigger drops, so we had to ignore the weather forecast and go… Our new Drysuits did fully pay off, as the VIDEO shows.


Freestyle in the News

Sunday morning in the bakery, half asleep, aching body, we picked up the local newspaper, and were surprised to see us on the frontpage, almost bigger than soccer…


how to do it longer and better

With a “knee rest”, you can sit more relaxed and get better control. read on for fitting instructions.


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I am way too lazy on reporting, but before i head off to norway next friday, i try to sum up and recall what happened:


Black forest weekend

Since my last post, some kind of winter did come by, we had a few good days in the snow, but i never stopped dreaming of paddling. This weekend was rainy and warm again, so i called up two friends, ron and luc, and quickly we decided to head to marco schlink in freiburg, and …

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Alternatives to snow

My new home is 250m from the Ski Station, and the season pass is here, but not jet the snow. While i wait for the snow to come, i have to talk some friends into it, that there are still some possibilities for paddling around. Now, i could convince some, and we even found an …

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