David

David

David Smith

Dave works part time at AS. Filling in for the rest of us when we're out having fun. A very smooth paddler he makes most things look easy. As a qualified coach he also helps out with tuition, running skills and rolling courses.

Years Paddling:

9

Favourite type of paddling:

White Water

Favourite Current Product:

Werner Stikine 197

Favourite river/spot in the UK:

Upper Dart and River Etive

Favourite river/spot abroad:

Tamba Kosi River Nepal

Favourite River Snack:

Good old Mars bar

Future trip plans:

I'm going to Slovenia on Gene 17 Next Generation Training course in April.

Paddling Hero:

Rachel Symns

Current Equipment
Boats:

I have A Jackson All Star 2010, Mega Neutron, Jackson Karma M and have been paddling the new Jackson Zen its a super smooth boat. My Upper Dart boat of choice is the Axiom 8.5.

Paddles:

Werner Stikines

Helmet:

Sweet Rocker

PFD:

Palm Amp

Drysuit

Typhoon Multisport 4

Cag:

Sweet Shadrach

Thermals:

IR K2 Union Suit

Footwear:

Palm Gradients

Spraydeck :

Nookie Cinch Deck, Nookie Surf Skirt

Others:

Watershed Ocoee Dry Bag, keeps everything dry even if its submersed in water so perfect for putting my phone, camera or even spare layers. HF Weasel 18m throwline perfect for whipping out of the boat and catching Max as he swims by and the Palm 20m Alpine Throwline always in the back of my boat for the bigger jobs.