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James "Pringle" Bebbington
Name: James Bebbington
Best known as: Pringle
Hometown: Glazebury, Warrington
Living now: Nottingham
Discipline: Freestyle and occasional expedition / creek.
Class: Senior Mens K1
Current boats: Guigui Helixer, Exo T-Rex and Helixer.
Shaft of choice: Werner Double Diamond
Big volume or tight and technical: Big Volume
Favourite paddling spot: Nile Special and Ugly Sisters (before the Nile was dammed)
What can you bring to the party?: Enthusiasm, Fun, Pushing on others - just love seeing people rip :-)
How did you get into paddling?: I saw Shaun Baker almost die on TV and was inspired enough to get my dad to find me a canoe club…
Achievements: 2011 World Champion, 2010 World Cup Champion, 15 x GB team member, 2 x first Descents with Steve Backshall.
What's your paddling goals for 2022? To score over 1000 points at Worlds this summer would be amazing.
Best things about paddling: Nature, Friends and never ending ways to find improvement and growth.
Best boating moment: Brit Champs in 2009, felt the most at one with the water than any other competition - not my highest scoring ride ever but the one i’m most satisfied with.
Worst boating moment: I’ve been very lucky to never really have any bad experiences which i’m very thankful for.Any other Hobbies: Filmmaking, Snowboarding…
Extras / Favourites:
Ultimate worldwide destination: Kamchatka
Music: shuffle is my friend!
Movie: 14 Summits
Read: Essentialism - Greg McKeown
Piece of Peak PS Kit: ST - best invention ever!