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Snow Kayaking

The video below was posted a couple of years ago but it hasn’t received a lot of attention.  It should!  Back in 2013, Red Bull sponsored a kayak race in the snow in Estonia.

The contestants start at the top of a snow ski run, start simultaneously and race down the course.  At the end of the course, the contestants glide across a small pool of water.  Well, the successful ones glide, the unsuccessful ones flip over and semi-submerge.

Interestingly, several of the contestants are able to control their kayaks surprisingly well.  Since kayaks don’t have edges like skis or snowboards, the contestants (riders? paddlers? skiers?) use their paddles like levers to change direction.