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James Bruton

Discipline: White Water Kayak/ Sea kayaking/Open Canoe

Hometown: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Living Now: Bangor, North Wales

Current Boats: Pyranha Machno, Pyranha 9R 

Shaft of choice ( straight or bent ): Bent 

Big Volume or Tight and technical: Love the contrast of both but get a huge buzz from the big stuff. 

Favourite Paddling Spot: Slovenia on the river Socia for coaching white water, India for personal boating

Achievements: First descent of the River Santa Tomas in Peru

Whats Next... Ambitions / Plans: To get fully back on form following a shoulder injury and plan another expedition.

Best things about paddling: Having adventures with mates

Best Boating Moment: First Successful white water roll age 10, Bivving on the perfect beach, on an amazing river (Santa Tomas, Peru) with great company, and not knowing what’s to come tomorrow.

Worst Boating Moment: Doing several laps of a stopper and nearly drowning on a river in Italy.

Other Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering 

Ultimate Worldwide Destination: South America 

Favourite Stuff:

Food: Steak

Drink: Any drink that someone else has bought me! 

Music: Hip Hop

Movie: Oceans 11

Read: Guide books to inspire the next trip