Saturday, 18 May 2013

Team Member - Matt Blue

Name: Matt Blue
Hometown: Carmarthen
Current canoe/kayak/SUP(s) owned: Wenonah Prospector 15 and 16 in Carbon / Dagger Nomad / Riot Nitro / Double Dutch Slalom / Bull Raft
Favourite canoe/kayak/SUP of all time: Wenonah Prospector 15 roylex for the Canoe. Riot Magnum72 for the Kayak and Ark Camel Race Raft.

Most useful piece of equipment owned (why?): Palm safety Tape, gets used every outing.
A piece of equipment on the wish list (why?): A Zet Raptor, they look fast and fun.
An item of clothing on the wish list (why?): A new waterproof jacket, old ones old!

Favourite type of paddling: Two answers for this one 1st is Adventurous when all your senses are firing and you have to figure out problems, being with a small tight team and running it slick. 2nd is racing with my boys the GBR White Water Racing Team they rock and we are becoming a force.
Favourite paddling location: France South and Alps.
Best paddling experience: Some of the moments on the mighty Zambezi are right up there as are the contrasting times nice and mellow on the Ardeche.

Future trips on the wish list: A multi day canoe or raft trip in North America or Canada. The Grand Canyon with the kids in 2025. Win the Exe Descent again with Ollie Vann. Compete in the DW with my wife Nerys. Raft the Zambezi with the GBR Team. Kayak the Glen!

Current paddle wagon: Hyundi i800
A song/artist/album which gets you motivated for a paddle: Black Eyed Peas, Emile Sandy, Old School Dance

Favourite thing to buy from Greggs: Belgian Bun

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