This is the first dispatch of our TRAK coverage of TRAK Pilot Ted Tetrault and Gloria Roe's kayaking expedition with our new signature kayak, BLACKBLUE!. Matching drysuits, matching mullets!? Yep, seriously — Welcome to Ted and Glo's Salty Adventure: Read our first dispatch »
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
PHOTOS FROM JULIEN IN FRANCE
Reporting from Marseille, France!
"Today it was another test and démo days around Marseille in France. The boat is really fast! 12,6 Nautic Miles in 3 hours in open sea conditions around Frioul archipelago, with some force 4 wind and one 4 NM crossing with side wind... Thanks to the side jack for trimming! Definitely the Ultimate Touring Kayak!
SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
PHOTOS FROM TRAK OWNER PAUL B. YI
"Finally, my TRAK arrived. I am happy. I paddled the new TRAK today!
AUGUST 31, 2019
LUDWIG FROM GERMANY
TRAK Pilot Mike Mangin with TRAK 2.0 Owner Ludwig!
Mike Mangin: Here is a quick photo recap of my trip with new TRAK 2.0 owner Lu. Lu was visiting Canada from Germany and arranged to have his boat delivered to Victoria BC and we spent a few days on Saturna Island getting acquainted with his boat. Saturna, and most of the Gulf Islands are an easy walk-on trip from Victoria (or Vancouver) and offer some great opportunities for paddling/exploring/camping. All photos by Ludwig Amann
AUGUST 24, 2019
Good news, UK!
Shipments of early-bird kayaks have been delivered to our partner Reed Chillcheater going on to customers in the UK. We're proud to have landed here and can't wait to see your boats on the water!
A small band of brave kayakers received their new TRAK 2.0 vessels and boarded a small ferry to unique island in the Strait of Georgia on the Coast of British Columbia Canada.
They launch on a four day excursion along the exotic coast of Lasqueti Island. The focus was camping and kayaking and skills progression focus of level one skills. They bonded as a team and made it back super charged for more trims on their own.
"Day trip to the end of the western arm of Lake Waikaremoana, NZ, from Simon C.
MAY 2, 2019
"Canals in Bangkok!"
from Wit P.
MAY 1, 2019
"My 3rd trip with my TRAK. Like it very much and getting faster with the assembly and it's also packed up in no time."
from Brian D.
This early backer picked up his kayak just before the Thai New Year! He got it together, and got out there paddling on the Mekong River! Thanks to Nawa, Envida and the Tank Store crew for staying and meeting them until 10pm, so he could make it on his trip! And Simon was very happy to "meet this TRAK 2.0" after a longer time apart than anticipated. He is off on a trip to New Zealand later this month!
from Bethany of 'Her Odyssey'
Some sage advice from Bethany ("Fidgit") of the Her Odyssey expedition, after spending two months paddling the TRAK 2.0 on a discovery trip in Central America. They learned a lot about the kayaks, sea kayaking, and navigating many challenges along the way!
Discovery Day Nº 1
April 8, 2019
TRAK Pilot Nadja pulled something off in Berlin. After travelling from the Whitsundays in Australia, she arrived on a Friday, set up her new TRAK 2.0 on the Saturday, then led a TRAK Discovery Day with three new Kickstarter Early Bird backers on the Sunday! In a city steeped in history, and with a population totally suited to the benefits of the TRAK 2.0 - these Berliners have started their journey towards mastering their new kayaks, and to getting fully unleashed on the water.
Some paddling through the ice on Lake Superior from a sea kayaker getting his first TRAK 2.0 experience.
Early backers were greeted by Khee Wei of Paka River Camps to deliver their new TRAK 2.0's. He also captured some reactions from new owners as they saw the highly engineered components of this revolutionary design.
Her Odyssey Expedition
Following the Her Odyssey expedition has been fun and empowering. These two ladies, Bethany and Lauren, were joined by Richard to complete a sea kayak journey in Panama and up to Costa Rica. This was a quest for them, and paddling the TRAK 2.0 kayaks represented an opportunity to really unleash.
Three generations of TRAK Pilots embarked upon a self-supported expedition down an endangered river running through the steppes of Patagonia. The TRAK 2.0 gets its maiden voyage in one of the most remote regions of the Americas. Super cool!
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