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Jon 'Spike' Green
Discipline: WW Kayak, but with a bit of open canoe and sea kayak.
Hometown: Barnsley, Yorkshire.
Living Now : Llanberis, North Wales
Current Boats: Pyranha Machno (are others available?!)
Shaft of choice ( straight or bent ): Straight
Big volume or tight and technical: Tight and technical
Favourite Paddling Spot: Somewhere new!
Achievements: Still doing it!
Whats Next... Ambitions / Plans: Looking for another trip for the ‘Below and Beyond’ team – probably Peru?
Best things about paddling: The people and the places
Best Boating Moment: First descent of the Rio Concebidayoc in Peru – never been SO happy!
Worst Boating Moment: First descent of the Rio St Tomas in Peru – never been SO scared!
Other Hobbies: Climbing, rock and ice. Mountaineering. Skiing. MTB. I believe others are available.
Ultimate Worldwide Destination: Somewhere new.
Food: Anything veggie (except Aubergines (obvs!)
Music: The Damned, Flogging Molly, Ferocious Dog, Toots and the Maytals, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, etc in a similar vein!
Movie: Blues Brothers?
Read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance – Robert Pirsig
Heros: Tony Benn, early ‘pioneers’ – Dave Manby, etc.
Villans: Margaret Thatcher, et al.