Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Team Member - Jon "JC" Caterer

Name: Jon "JC" Caterer
Hometown: Brynna, Pontyclun
Current canoe/kayak/SUP(s) ownedWavesport Recon (Creek)Mega Newtron (Surf)Wavesport Project X (Freestyle)Vajda 3.6m comp spec (Slalom)Mad River Canoe 15ft Explorer
Favourite canoe/kayak/SUP of all timeThis is a tough one, back in the day when i was trying to make one boat do everything then I was a big fan of the Prozone. Im also very impressed with the Wavesport Recon but will need to see how it performs on some steeper rivers before I can make a final decision on its ranking!
Most useful piece of equipment owned (why?)Watershed drybag(s!), well designed, durable and very, very dry. I should have bought one much sooner.

A piece of equipment on the wish list (why?): HF syntec throwbag. I am a big believer in having versatile equipment that can be used for a wide range of applications. The HF syntec ticks that box.
An item of clothing on the wish list (why?): Kokotat Goretex drysuite. Kokotat have an immense reputation for products and service, I cant wait to find out what all the fuss is about!

Favorite type of paddling: Creeking in the sunshine with good friends.
Favourite paddling location: This is a tough one and it depends on which boat I am in!! I've had some class times on the Zambezi for big volume. Italy has also become a regular trip due to the reliability and quality of the water, ease of access and pizza!
Best paddling experience: 10 week trip to Nepal, we got well and truly off the beaten track with some remote wilderness, amazing Himalayan scenery and world class white water. There were some great multi-day trips camping out of our riverboats and we spent many a night camping on unspoilt riverbanks eating strange Asian food.
Future trips on the wish list: Italy ASAP & Grand Canyon in December. I would also love to see some more of South America at some point this is more of a longer-term project.

Current paddle wagon: Vauxhall Vivaro LWB
A song/artist/album which gets you motivated for a paddle: Sell Out by Reel Big Fish
Favourite thing to buy from Greggs: Fajita chicken slice & Patisserie doughnut.

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