My name is Davide de Feo, I’m a 38 years old computer engineer from Genoa (Liguria - Italy) with a passion for caving , climbing and photography. In September 2014 I went on a climbing holiday in Kalymnos, a little island in Greece. Here I tried sea kayaking for the first time and I was fascinated.
Břeclav, October 15, 2019 - The new RUSH kayak from the company Gumotex in Břeclav won the Product of the Year award in the category of recreational products at Europe's largest paddling trade fair, Paddle Expo. The kayak attracted both jurors and visitors to the contracting trade fair mainly thanks to the production technology used, and the construction ensuring perfect stability, first-class riding characteristics, versatility of use and, last but not least, environmental friendliness. After last year's victory with the THAYA kayak at the same trade fair, this repeated victory, in such a prestigious competition, is a huge success for the Czech company.
Jura Hanák, our fan and hard-core paddler set out on GUMOTEX boats with a group of five friends on an adventurous trip to the White Sea to the Russian Arctic. How did it go?
Never give up. This is the motto of Ukrainian swimmer Mariya Krestyanska, who, on August 8, was to be the first Ukrainian to swim across the English Channel. Her attempt failed due to unfavourable conditions. She fought bravely and did not give up, went out of the water to the repeated team recommendations. GUMOTEX wants to continue to support her.
Where the silence is the loudest, far beyond the polar circle, and above all, far away from the reach of the mobile phone signal, hot showers and soft beds, we set out to travel down the Alatna River. The words under our map said: “No roads or trails in this area”. We were equipped with boats, food in bear-resistant containers and pepper spray. The plan was to cross over the continental divide and run down 300 km south to the polar circle