Tim Jacobs & Murray Stewart join Vaikobi Team

April 17, 2013

Vaikobi is extremely excited to announce that two of the worlds best ocean ski paddlers, Tim Jacobs and Murray Stewart, have officially joined the Vaikobi team.
 
Both Tim and Murray have been instrumental in the product development of the Vaikobi range over the past twelve months and as the brand is now officially launching, it is extremely exciting to have these two paddlers become ambassadors for the Vaikobi brand within the sport of paddling.
 
Tim is considered one of the worlds best Ocean Ski paddlers and is a six times winner of the iconic 20 beaches race as well has being a two time winner of the Dragon Run in Hong Kong amongst many other international victories. Tim is presently a New South Wales Institute of Sport Kayak Coach and coached a group of Australia’s best paddlers in the successful London 2012 Olympics campaign. He has also held the role of Head Coach at Freshwater Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
 
Pat Langley from Vaikobi commented that "Tim has been instrumental in the development of the Vaikobi range from day one with a strong eye for detail on what makes a difference to your performance when on the water. To have Tim's advice in developing our product both now and in the future, is invaluable for our brand, which seeks to create the worlds best ocean paddling range available in the market".
 
Murray Stewart is Vaikobi's Olympic Gold Medalist, after securing victory in the Australian K4 team at the London Olympic games. Murray also competes in the K1 & K2 divisions and is the current Australian champion in both the K2 & K4 1000.
 
Away from the water, Stewart is also a successful academic having graduated from his Masters of Architecture at the University of Sydney in early 2012 where he had been a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for academic and sporting success.
 
Like the majority of Australia’s sprint paddlers, Stewart got into the sport from surf lifesaving. In 2009, he won the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships – the win was the first for his club Manly since 1948.
 
Pat from Vaikobi; " Murray is obviously one of the worlds best sprint kayak paddlers in the world at the moment and is giving Vaikobi the opportunity to learn more about the requirements of the elite paddlers competing and training at Olympic level. What makes Murray special is his ability across all spectrums of paddling, with a strong background in Ocean ski and surf life saving, Murray is able to provide a wealth of experience to Vaikobi".




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UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

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