Corran Addison: The Dennis Rodman of Kayaking?

Love him or hate him, South Africa’s Corran Addison is making waves in the world of whitewater.

The annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Reno, Nevada, has just ended, and a pod of kayakers has converged on California’s American River to test paddle the latest boats on the market. At a playhole called Maya, one paddler links freestyle moves effortlessly in a boat markedly different from any other. The boat is called the Scorpion and the person at the controls is as radical a departure from other designers as the kayak is from other boats. He is Corran Addison, a native South African whose personality and approach to business is personified by the 16-inch Mohawk hiding beneath his helmet.

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