Palm’s Zenith Jackets have been around for a while and they’re getting better with every new release. There is a long and a short sleeve version, a long sleeve women’s model, and a few colour options. For 2019 Palm exchanged the GlideSkin neoprene neck with the new UltraStretch neoprene seal: this is much thinner, sticks comfortably to the skin and, I think, it keeps the water out almost as good as a latex neck seal.
The fabric of both, short and long sleeve jackets, is a 2.5-layer breathable material. Palm’s been using this for years, it’s super reliable, doesn’t delaminate, and stays waterproof for years.
My favourite paddle jackets for summer and winter, I don’t think anything else can beat them!
Kaimai Canoe Club and Trust Power have recently published Wairoa release dates for the 2019/20 season. 26 days with a guaranteed flow of 15 cumecs between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. are spread out from spring into autumn, with releases every Sunday from 8 December till 5 April. There is a Saturday/Sunday release planned for 15/16 February 2020. Here are the dates for your diary:
September 2019: 29 October 2019: 13, 27 November 2019: 10, 24 December 2019: 8 , 15, 22, 29
January 2020: 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2020: 2, 9, 15, 16, 23 March 2020: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 2020: 5, 19 May 2020: 3
I saw that Aniol Serrasolses paid Okere Falls a visit a couple of weeks ago and decided to go to Huka Falls for a good spanking… Well, I suppose we’re all in between swims. Enjoy the show (if you haven’t seen it yet), and take care out there when the rivers are high.
With https://paddle-power.nz now all up and running since November 2018 as a new version of my gear catalogue I had to think of what to do with the paddle-power.com domain. The site there was pretty much just a double up of the dot-NZ site, only a bit old style and lacking new features. The easiest thing was to just divert traffic from dot-COM to dot-NZ (which I did for a while). But over the last few months I thought it would be nice to have the paddle-power.com domain active again and try my luck and skill on a blog instead.
So, here we are, see how this pans out over the next little while. There is always new stuff to share, be it new gear, river release dates, events, and so on, so it may become a regular. And if not, I can always revert to diversion.