I am lucky, there is no doubt about it. The skills and job that I have pretty much fell in my lap. Sure I worked hard and have a passion for it but really I just did what I loved and followed the path. One day I was a kayaker playing around with my outfitting and adding foam to my kayak to see what it would do and the next I was hacking away at a big piece of foam with a chainsaw making a “toy”, that one day, I would get to paddle. Like I said, I am lucky. On this day I got to see another thing that motivates me rather than my own desire to paddle new things. I got to see an old friend find playboating again because of a design I am working on. If you don’t know, Woody actually was a bad ass playboater a while ago. He used to spend hours dropping into mystery spots, blasting holes, throwing one arm bandits, screwing around, and doing paddle behind the neck bow draw squirts. (It hurts my rotator cuff when I think about it.) Sure Woody is still dropping down the Green and self supporting through the Grand Canyon but he has a little part of him that always wants to play the river and wooo the ladies with his play skills(no offense Kim). That is why this day was one of my favorite days as a designer. Woody, all 6’4″ 250 lbs of man meat that he is came off the river and said, “that was awesome!” That is like music to my ears, like a little sugar in my coffee, like 5 sqaures of toilet paper left, its like hard rain late at night. Ok you get the picture. It was cool.
here is a short Liquidlogic Kayaks update for 2011. There are many cool new things. Esp. the Coupes and Deuce Coupes but also the Remix got new features! And the longer version of the Speedloader Throwbag is available now. The rope is about 75ft. / 23m.
Enjoy the video starring Woody
Woody and Shane go over the liquidlogic Deuce Coupe