Sunday, May 31, 2009

Canoe Racing as Extreme Sport

Those of you who consider canoeing a sport for blissed out, eco-sensitive non-athletes should check out the Texas Water Safari, a 260 mile race that meanders through some of the roughest rivers and bays in the sun-baked state. Billed as “World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” splash holes, snakes and even the occasional hallucination are hallmarks of the event. At stake are simply the coveted Texas Water Safari patch and the bragging rights that go along with it.

Skwoosh wishes not to challenge the macho nature of this aqua marathon, but the question begs itself – would it really be so bad for the racers to avail themselves of a little comfort? Our water sport cushions were designed to make any boat trip, even ones as arduous and lengthy as the Texas Water Safari, gel cushion comfortable. However we wouldn’t want to open a can of worms with our canoe cushions – they could be considered performance enhancing!

1 comment:

  1. As an accomplished canoe racer, it would we be great to know how thick the cushions are and can you move easily on them? Are they sticky so your bottom doesn't move? If they are gel, are they slippery when wet? Bottom line, am I going to slide out this cushion after a portage?

    The Graphite Paddler