22 September 2015
22 September 2015
Thule Adventure team has reinforced their latest kayaks with TeXtreme, which they hope will help them to win another world championship.
The team has a racing K1 kayak which was specially made for multi-sports. Martin Flinta, Team Leader of Thule Adventure Team says, “We wanted to reduce weight but keep the strength and with TeXtreme we could achieve just that. When you race for several days in a row and cover such great distances it is important to have the best possible gear and really lightweight products.”
TeXtreme is based on using Spread Tows instead of yarns to achieve materials that are used to produce ultra lightweight and high-performance products. According to Oxeon, the manufacturers of TeXtreme, companies utilising the technology achieve better properties on weight, stiffness, strength, etc. compared to those using other conventional carbon materials.
Thule says that the Adventure Team consists of some of the world’s best multi-sport athletes, who have an impressive list of accomplishments, including two titles in the Adventure Racing World Championship. Multi-sport is an endurance sport with emphasis on orienteering, mountain biking, kayaking and running in different environments and distances. Thule Adventure Team will compete together in, typically, 10-12 races a year, travelling the world in search of adventure and the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Photo provided by Textreme
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