It is pretty epic to podium alongside some of the biggest names in adventure sport, let alone when you are 17, but that is exactly what Oliver Thompson and Cameron Jones managed to achieve at Red Bull Defiance in Wanaka over the weekend. Brutal heat and strong wind made for a challenging weekend of racing for all competitors, but in the true spirit of Red Bull Defiance, athletes dug deep to battle through the grueling 150+km course that consisted of various mountain biking, m
Kiwi Multisporter Kat Bulk shares some tips about getting more out of your Barracuda Kayak when you are racing. If you are hiring a Barracuda Kayak forKathmandu Coast to Coast or racing in a Barracuda AR Duo at Godzone Adventure Race or Red Bull Defiance, ensure that you are getting excellent boat control and the most out of your performance, by ensuring that the rudder is properly deployed and locked down. Check out the video where Kat explains everything rudder...
Leading New Zealand outdoor company, Barracuda Kayaks, has been involved with GODZone since Chapter 1 and this year has become the exclusive kayak sponsor. The Auckland based company is a world leader in lightweight plastic kayaks and has a long association with GODZone having built an entire fleet of specialised double racing kayaks for Chapter One back in 2011. “ The Barracuda A R Duo was built specifically for adventure racing and multisport and is extremely reliable and e
Two of New Zealand’s youngest multisporters are set to race at the upcoming Red Bull Defiance in Wanaka as Team Barracuda Kayaks. The high profile young sportsmen, Cameron Jones (17 years) and Oliver Thompson (17 years) placed 1st and 2nd respectively at the Kathmandu Coast to Coast last year in the two-day event. Next week they will join other leading competitors in the elite category of the two day Red Bull Defiance. Jones from Nelson has just completed an epic year in mult