AUGSBURG, Germany - Twin brothers Mario and Manuel Stecher explored new SUP territories in the famous Augsburg Eiskanal, an artificial whitewater river in southern Germany and the first of its kind ever created. The river was built as the canoe slalom venue for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and has served as a facility for several different competition and training events over the years. It feeds from the nearby Lech river, branching off above the high drain dam, channelling the water down through the steep rapid channel and connecting it back to the Lech river.
The Augsburg Eiskanal offers riders an intense whitewater rapids course with simulated concrete boulders on both sides of the river. Different water levels and riding methods offer a variety of training possibilities when going downstream. Mario and Manuel opted for Starboard paddle boards paddle boards, one riding the Stream Crossover 11.0” X 34.0” and the other using the Stream 2017 Range 9.6” X 36.”
Watch the Stecher twins shred these whitewater rapids above.
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