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The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...

Sex wins – sex before sport has its benefits

Research into the effect sex has on sports performance suggests that as long as the interaction occurs 10 to 12 hours before the athlete takes to the field, it makes little to no difference to the athlete’s output. Of course,...

Virtual reality improves the performance of athletes

Virtual reality will be big news when its implementation becomes available for all pockets and professional teams. The industry expects to exceed $120bn in revenue in 2020. It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Virtual reality has found...
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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"Intelligent slalom gates" - A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the...

Stay motivated – Preventing burnout and staying fresh

Jonathan Males | In the Flow - Motivation is a key component in all the paddling disciplines, and the most successful paddlers demonstrate Mastery Motivation – the attitude, determination and commitment to achieve mastery over yourself, your competitors and...

Canoe Slalom Specialist Casey Eichfeld Takes A Step Back To Make A Leap Forward

By Thomas Neumann | Team USA It might seem counterintuitive, but one of the keys to success this year for Casey Eichfeld might be to spend less time on the water. That’s because even after three Olympic Games and more than...
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Training day, Rainy day, Fun day!

Video edit: Lisa Maenpaa from Finland This video features the TIP Europe group for 2017. TIP stands for Talent Identification Program. It's a collaboration with the European Canoe Association (ECA). There are eight athletes from seven different countries in the TIP group....

Downwind paddling, a never ending evolution

By Nick Murray, TC Surfski | Surfski News This summer I didn’t have the bandwidth to blog about downwind paddling, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest. As I sit down to write this, I’m on a 13 hour...

Ben Brown’s Athlete Roast

Writer: Ben Brown As an athlete, the only thing more satisfying than a solid week of training, is a solid week of training reinforced with great nutrition. The actual act of training is important, but your body’s response and adaptation...
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Why are some sprint athletes perceived as the world’s greatest technicians?

Writer: Rob van Bommel | Sportscene A week ago I came across a video with Knut Holmann (Norway) racing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The person who posted the video on YouTube classified Holmann as "technically the best...

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“Freestyle Kayaking is the Olympic contender”

Written by Jez | Australian Freestyle Kayaking and Boatercross Committee Chair. Freestyle kayaking is now a strong contender for inclusion in the Olympic Games. World...

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