ST2020 takes to the water!

Posted By: Paul Published: 01/07/2020


After adjusting the working practices in our UK production room, with socially distant based safe work areas and new manufacturing processes in place, we’ve been steaming through the orders for our latest innovation in high performance canoe slalom equipment, the ST2020. 

Happy customers the World over have been enjoying the ST2020’s ultra refined cut, minimal body floatation foam and pin perfect custom printing detail. 


On Saturday it was the turn of two members of British Canoeing Senior Slalom team to be outfitted. Chris Bowers and Adam Burgess  kindly agreed to meet us for a photo shoot. A photo shoot that was most definitely different from the norm; with no hand shakes, social distancing and no post photo shoot trip to the pub for lunch! 

We were pleased to welcome along, Sarah Dines MP for Derbyshire Dales. Before Adam and Chris took to the slalom course in Matlock Bath, they shared their passion for paddlesport with Sarah, regaling her of their journeys from humble starts to British and Olympic Team status respectively. 


It is one of the hopes of our project, Paddle Peak, that we’ll see an paddlesport Olympian come from humble beginnings here in the Derwent Valley, we shared this vision with Sarah and expressed what difficulties currently  exist that stop this vision from being realised. 

Taking to the water Chris and Adam made full use of the newly installed gates, from Matlock Canoe Club. Many thanks MCC!! Cutting the lines like never before, the boys were bowled over by just how flexible the ST2020 felt to wear and tight the could now cut their racing lines. 

The ST2020 is sure to take high performance slalom paddling to the next level. A real game changer. Fully ISO 12402-5/6 certified and ICF race registered.

We hope to be seeing many medal winning performances, not only from Chris and Adam, but also from the rest of the British Canoeing Team, and our own elite squad of international athletes. 

ST2020. Race ready for Tokyo. 

Interested in how an ST2020 is made? Then watch on..