Thule Adventure team are one of the highest ranked multi-sport team in the world, and with their new kayaks reinforced by TeXtreme® they hope to win another world championship.
The team has a racing K1 kayak which are special made for multi-sports. Martin Flinta, Team Leader of Thule Adventure Team says: “We wanted to reduce weight but keep the strength and with TeXtreme® they could achieve just that. 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 light weight and high-performance products. Companies utilizing the TeXtreme® Technology achieve better properties on weight, stiffness, strength, etc. compared to those using other conventional carbon fiber materials.
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, travelling the world in search of adventure and the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Many sports have seen the use of TeXtreme® make an immediate and dominant impact on performance, among others, Formula 1 racing, Americas Cup, NASCAR, Le Mans, ice hockey, bicycles, tennis and surf boards.
Thule Adventure Team
Thule Adventure Team is a Swedish multisport team that has been leading the Adventure Racing sport for many years and won a large number of prestigious races, including two World Championships. Thule is the world’s leading company when it comes to Sports and Utility Transportation. Active people all over the planet, amateurs as well as professionals, use our designed, hi-quality solutions to transport equipment to their adventure of choice. Thule’s good looking, highly specialized products, make sure the equipment you need, to achieve the adrenaline rush you long for or the tranquility you desire, gets there. Safely, easily and in style.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is the ultimate choice for making ultra-light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness. TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®.