Swedish multisport team uses kayaks reinforced by TeXtreme

TeXtreme is based on using spread tows instead of yarns to achieve materials that are used to produce ultra lightweight and high-performance products.

Swedish Thule Adventure team’s new kayaks are reinforced by the TeXtreme material. “We wanted to reduce weight but keep the strength and with TeXtreme, they could achieve just that,” said Martin Flinta, team leader of Thule Adventure Team. “When you race for several days in a row, and cover such great distances it is important to have the best possible gear and really lightweight products.”

TeXtreme is the next generation of carbon fiber material in the sporting goods industry. It is based on using spread tows instead of yarns to achieve materials that are used to produce ultra lightweight and high-performance products.

The Thule Adventure Team consists of some of the world’s best multisport athletes, they have an impressive list of accomplishments, include two titles in the Adventure Racing World Championship. Multisport is an endurance sport with emphasis on orienteering, mountain biking, kayaking and running in different environments and distances.

The team spare no effort in their goal to be the number one team in the world. Each and every one of them training meticulously 30-40 hours a week, building world class stamina and refining techniques in the different disciplines and challenges thrown at them. Thule Adventure Team will compete together in, typically, 10-12 races a year, traveling the world in search of adventure and the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Many sports have used TeXtreme including Formula 1 racing, Americas Cup, NASCAR, Le Mans, ice hockey, bicycles, tennis and surfboards. 

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