Published on July 2nd, 2017 | by Kayak Session

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Inside EkstremsportVeko 2017 – Daily Kayak Video #6, Head2Head Strandaelva

The Head2Head on the Strandaelva marks the final event of the 2017 EkstremsportVeko. It went down in a very cheerful atmosphere. All the athletes, tired from the last 3 consecutive days of racing and partying hard, were both relaxed, hangover and focused on enjoying as much as possible the last ride&party day.

The Head to Head was held on the Wilderness Camp Rapid of the Strandaelva river, just below the Money drop, that a few paddlers ran just before the race as a warm up!

Just two gates were put in strategical zone to force the paddlers to make spectacular moves:  boofing an eddy and create chaos on the second one, where a few athletes took paddles right in their faces. At the end of the day, we could count a broken nose and some bruised faces, but everyone was stoked and the friendly ambiance will continue till tonight last huge party.

For the big boys, it was once again Tenesse young superstar Dane Jackson who smoothly took the first place, followed by Marco Babuin (ITA) and Michele Ramazza (ITA) that arrived just behind him.

Edit: Joe Rea-Dickins

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