LCC proTEAM LogoThe members of our proTEAM are genuine Lake Constance Canoes users and experienced freestyle paddlers and instructors. They can help you make your first steps in freestyle canoeing or help you develop as an advanced canoeist. The team helps us to test and develop our products and promote them in many places in Europe. You find them at various paddle sports events. Besides that, they are ultra-likeable, so we needed to come up with a good excuse to hang out with them more often.

 

 


Maria Laurberg Strunge - Ry, Denmark

LCC proTEAM member Maria Laurberg Danielsen, DK

Questions to Maria:

Where are you from?

Gl. Rye, Denmark

How tall are you?

1,64m

Favourite color?

Green.

Favourite dish?

Homemade lasagne.

What is your favourite time and place to paddle? Paddling in autumn is incredible, when the leafs on the trees have all coulours from green and yellow to golden brown. At this time our local river, Gudenåen, is increadibly beautiful and quiet. This is my favourite time and place to paddle.

What do you enjoy most about freestyle canoeing?

I love the fun of playing with maneuvers and testing how far I can heel the canoe while still being in control. Then comes the incredible feeling of having amazing control over your every stroke when paddling a trip.

What kind of people do you like the most?

The people that makes me happy and renews my energy levels.

Is there anything else you want to let the world know about you? My boyfriend Martin Strunge and I own and run the company Kanotur.nu, in which we educate canoe paddlers in the ACA system. In our shop we sell everything needed to go paddling canoe.

 

Mark Maier - Alkmaar, Netherlands

LCC proTEAM member Mark Maier, NL
Questions to Mark:

 Where are you from?

Germany, uhm – no: Holland!

How tall are you?

1,90m, kinda short-legged though...

Favourite color?

Monochrom blue (the Yves Klein type)

Favourite dish?

No real preference, I like everything that is tasty - and that is a problem. Let's say, for now:  Soidawürschdle met Lensa en Schbädsle.

What is your favourite time and place to paddle?

Believe it or not, I really like paddling at night. It's like the boat is suspended in space...

What do you enjoy most about freestyle canoeing?

Finesse and control, and the beauty of the movements of both the boat and the paddler.

What kind of people do you like the most?

I like people with weird interests, and I don't mind some nerdiness  :-)

Anything else you want to let the world know about you?

Well, I still haven't found what it is that sparks new interests in a person. Anyone? Other than that, I enjoy learning a new skill every few years...

BTW...

Mark also teaches Freestyle. Here is his website:  www.freestylecanoeing.nl