Saturday, May 24, 2008

Riot welcomes two new Team Paddlers

Riot Kayaks is proud to announce the addition of two new team paddlers, Patrick Camblin and Karl Moser. Patrick, hailing from Eastern Canada and Karl from the Western US are both extremely accomplished and well known kayakers who Riot welcomes to our family.

Patrick Camblin:

(Patrick styles a fairly handsome hat)

Accredited with: Pioneering combo moves, Being a Buseater local and Traveling the world with a kayak...

Other accolades: Winner of the IR Big Gun Show, Lyon River Festival, Quebec Cup, Buseater Invitational & voted by peers as 'Playa of the Year' (Best freestyle kayaker)

(Patrick, sailin' on in his new Astro)

Other Sponsors: Red Bull, Tribe, h20, Levelsix, Smith, Astral, Snapdragon

(And again, flying in the Astro)

Patrick gave us some words regarding his recent career decision: "I've had 7 amazing years with the good folks over at Liquidlogic. A big thanks to Shane and everyone there for all of their help and support over the years... But times change and people need to move on... Riot is a company from my backyard that i've always admired for their innovations and consistently great boats. I'm stoked to join their already stellar team..."

Patrick's links:

Karl Moser:

(Karl in Africa)

Most folks know Karl through his former association with the Epicocity Project where he co-produced popular kayaking DVDs, Bigger Than Rodeo, Mission Epicocity and the most recent, play-boating instructional video, Amplify. Karl has moved on now to become the head coach at the World Class Kayak Academy. Additionally Karl is organizing other worldly efforts including benefits for kayaking clubs and environmental knowledge growth in countries such as Uganda and China. He has also become a highlighted video producer on Rapid Transit's web site where he plans to broadcast some of his upcoming kayak adventures on video.

After recently placing well in the Best in the West comp in Montana Karl gave us a few words regarding his new Astro 54: "Paddling was sick yesterday! The more time I spend in the Astro the better it paddles. I think it makes me look pretty." (Maybe Karl said that about his photo, not the boat...? Anyway, the photo of you in the boat make's you look pretty Karl!) He went on to further explain that the Astro, "loops big and McNasties well. Now I can't wait to see what she can do at Skook. I'll send you some pics when I get back." So, expect to see a report from Karl when he arrives back from Skook. The guy is amazing on a wave so we will expect some nice action.

(Karl clean-split sequence via Astro at Best in the West comp)

Other Sponsors: NRS, Astral Buoyancy, AT Paddles, Shred Ready, H2o Audio

(Karl loops huge in Astro)

(Karl unwinds a powerful McNasty, courtesty Astro)

Karl's links:

Once again, welcome to these two guys to the Riot team. We will no doubt see great things from both of you.

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