Here we go with the women’s artillery.
I do have to comment on the kayaks and paddles used by these top 10 women! Only because there is a less of a diverse range than seen in the men’s gear. Does this mean they’re onto something for women’s paddling?
I’m pretty sure Elina paddled a Flow Rockstar, so that makes all bar one female paddled either a Rockstar or JKK Magnetar Low Line. Then going by the paddle Elina used last year (Flow MS1) It also means 7/10 used the smallest marketed paddles.
So what does this mean? What makes the Flow Rockstar and JKK Magnetar Low Line different to any other boat out there for women at the C2C?
I know that JKK only made a limited amount of LL Magnetars, maybe 15? Meaning they are extremely rare to come on the second hand market and would be expensive.
Does this then make the Rockstar the boat of choice for a competitive woman at the C2C if they are skilled enough to paddle it? Has this created a monopoly and any second hand Rockstar is a bidding war so buying brand new becomes your best option?
This isn’t a realistic option for everyone, so whats a girl to do?
Moving on to the menu, grab a cuppa:
Nothing as exciting as the men’s gingernuts and raro but my favourite has to be Isla’s coke, milkshake and Leppin combo on the paddle 🙂 Serious rocketfuel mix there.
For anyone new Coast to Coasters looking at this info, keep it simple. Keep it uncomplicated, the day is complicated enough.