Name: Tom Davies (http://tom-davi.es)
I first started paddling when I was 10, in Newport, South Wales.
I kind of fell out of love with the sport for a bit, until I went to University in 2012, and joined Manchester University Canoe Club. Since then, I’ve rapidly grown from a full time student into a full time kayaker. I try and get away to a river every weekend, and sometimes I succeed.
Helmet – Shred Ready Standard
BA – Palm Amp
Cag – Yak Maveric
Deck – Playboater Shock
Shoes – Vibram FiveFingers KSO (Extra toe dexterity is the best!)
Boat – Zet Raptor (Paddled an original Inazone 230 until Christmas)
Paddles – Frankenpaddles (Cobbled together from galasport blades and a salvaged shaft. New ones are definitely on my list!)
This year, I’m planning to run bigger and better rivers, as well as try and get into more freestyle paddling. I also aim to finish my degree, and go in a path that lets me paddle as much as physically possible!