Jackson Whitewater | Graz Freestyle 2020 by Bartoz Czauderna | Sep 10, 2020 | Australia, Featured Post, Internationalisation, jacksonkayak.com, JAdventures Main Banner, Playboating, Rockstar 4.0, Whitewater Feature | 2 comments On 22 of August one of very few freestyle competitions took place in Easter part of Europe. So many events got cancelled and so many plans flipped around that lust and longing for friends, paddling together, challenge and chance to share weekend with other fellow paddlers brought a huge crowd from all around the Europe to a beatiful city of Graz. Graz has been on freestyle map for years since one of first official World Championships took a place there in 2003 followed by numerous competitions when wave under Radetzky brucke used to work and after the bottom has changed making wave only a memory community came together and managed to transform industrial channel into a training feature creating a world class playspot that this year became highlight for freestyle year. We had guests from Austria, Netherland, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Czech, Great Britain and Poland creating an amazing atmosphere! Freestyle comp took a place on saturday and was supplied with all amazing local food and drinks through the day while athletes were performing their best to make it into evening finals. After tough battles in K1M Tomasz Czaplicki took gold next to David McClure and Gavin Barker. In Women category Denise Liane Rebnegger with Nuria Fontane i Maso in second and Christina Hochstrasser in 3rd. C1 category belonged to Vilda Klepac while juniors were dominated by Jan Nemec. One more thing about the Graz – soon thanks to work of community and especially involved Marcel Bloder, they are pushing towards having a city wave that will be shared between surfers and kayakers in the center of Graz! Here is a quick video from Lucien Schreiber and his perspective on the event! https://youtu.be/LdFuvH6r4SU 2 Comments pam Phillips on September 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm Hi Eric I love my small pink karma bought 2nd hand 15months ago. Sadly on the Olympic course at Lee Valley in London, I hit a block pretty hard and squashed the nose but the impact also broken the central column from its fixing. I’m not very technical but I do know enough to appreciate that my beloved boat’s days on white water are probably numbered. Is there any chance you have a small karma lying around somewhere? I’d so love to be able to replace it! Kind regards Pam Phillips Reply Bartosz Czauderna on September 15, 2020 at 4:17 am Hey Pam, Probably best will beto message JK directly on facebook, they have amazing customer support! Or if you are in UK just contact Aaron Dempsey from Square Rock, they have plenty of boats always! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.