Thread: RIP Anton Prijon
01-02-2017, 09:10 PM #1
RIP Anton Prijon
imho he influenced whitewater kayak design more than anybody else, ever. From his glass slalom and DR designs which won every race at least once, to the first plastic race boat [T-slalom], to creek boats with a bulkhead instead of a pillar [thanks to his development of crosslink vs linear rotomolded polyethylene iirc], to early play boats like the Hurricane, to the first whitewater designs for duo paddling....the guy evolved the sport for decades. Thanks Anton.
linkSomething about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.
Patterson Hood of the DBT's
01-03-2017, 08:57 AM #2
Many thanks to Mr, Prijon for all the great designs.
Well done RIP.Do not count the days
Make the days count.
01-22-2017, 01:48 PM #3
Still have my green Prijon Release playboat. River surf supreme. RIP
01-22-2017, 07:40 PM #4
Bomber plastic and big technological advances. RipNo matter where you go, there you are. - BB
02-03-2017, 01:54 PM #5
Topolino. So far ahead of it's time.
Weren't they the first adopters of the keyhole cockpit? Arguably the biggest advance in whitewater boats.If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.
02-03-2017, 07:11 PM #6
Topo duo was about the most fun I have ever had extreme racing ! Dropping falls tandem was a fricking trip! The boof took some figuring out then it was money. Never paddled a topolino but it was definitely way ahead of the times.No matter where you go, there you are. - BB
03-16-2017, 07:31 AM #7Funhog
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
T-Slalom was the first boat I ever bought new. Great boat for self contained trips. RIP Anton
03-28-2017, 12:33 PM #8Registered User
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- northern BC
my buddy Alex bought 5 T-slaloms cheap from and out fitter so of course we call him " mr T "
Man is it ever a workout to "play" those boats onto a wave
the boats are pretty long so Alex leaves one on the car all winter to put his xc skis inLee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know