Part of the changeover from KeithWikle.com to Go Kayak Now was a hope that new perspectives could be added to the site. I’ve had my eye on a couple of paddlers for articles and updates for the site.
One of the first is a fellow mid-westerner, Ohioan Marius Asipauskas. I met Marius at one of our Surf events in Northern Michigan, that alas turned out to be a non-event, as so many planned surf events do. Marius is a proficient paddler in his own right.
Anyone who has watched Marius paddle can see a brain surgeon at work. His forward stroke is textbook, without appearing textbook. Marius makes a lot of things look effortless. To boot Marius is very analytical, the sort of analytical that is mind boggling to mere mortals; because he is also literally a NASA rocket scientist.
To quote Tom Waits, “what I do is sort of falling down stairs on purpose, what he does is brain surgery.”
I hope to have more insights from Marius as the year progresses. His first will be an analysis of a seemingly effective t-rescue.