October 13, 2023
An outdoor adventurer from Japan, Taishi Ose has spent years on mountain side and ocean swell. When he visited TRAK HQ this summer, Taishi had recently completed a 38 day adventure from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. You'd think that he would be ready to spend some time on terra firma, but you'd be wrong. He was eager to test out a TRAK 2.0 kayak.
Taishi has exacting standards. He's been searching for a sea kayak that can help to support his expeditions on all of his travels across the globe. The TRAK 2.0 fit that bill.
In September he paired up with TRAK Pilot Rodolfo to journey to the Gulf Islands off the coast of Nanaimo, BC. The two journeyed by water taxi to Gabriola before setting up their TRAK 2.0s for the return trip. Rodolfo demonstrated some of the specifics of the boat, including a field repair - a common concern for paddlers of portable kayaks.
Despite a strong headwind and some fairly chopping water, Taishi "paddled skillfully and quickly through the weather. He was very fast. Moved silently." Rodolfo recalled.
Now returned to Tokyo, Taishi is planning his next adventure to the immense tranquility of the BC coastal rainforest, trading train stations for centuries old giants.
Follow his journey @taishi_ose
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