This looks awesome fun, if a little bone crunching…
Red Bull decided to challenge Estonia’s keen kayakers and canoers to a different kind of challenge and built a custom-made downhill snow track for a 4-cross style race. Fun was had by all!
The kayaks are well waxed and act like a sled although the paddle gives you more control. The wax means you can reach great speeds. However, it is considered an extreme sport and is therefore frowned upon at most ski resorts – in the following video you can see why
It doesn’t just have to be an organised sport either – whole mountains out there are waiting to be kayaked! Watch the next video and sorry about the lack of English but keep watching, it’s great!
If you want to give this a go under someone’s watchful eye, there are professional competitions that involve all sorts of adrenaline-pumping obstacles. This sport is as much fun for the spectator as it is for the competitor.
Feature Photo courtesy of: Martin Lugger/Red Bull Photofiles