Long-distance hiker & Urban Kayaker
Frank and his siblings were able to cycle and paddle before they walked. Even as a child and teenager they went by bike across the Alps or along the Rhine river from Switzerland to Holland. On weekends they canoed down the Regen or down the Naab rivers.
Frank has retained his enthusiasm for experiencing and running through regions in stages. Whenever possible, he swaps his suit for his hiking gear. Or he takes his old Toyota Corolla from Berlin to Uzbekistan and back. He often would sit at a lake or river and imagined paddling in the afternoon - but of course he didn't have a boat available.
Since Frank discovered Packrafts, no water is safe of him anymore. HIKANOE gives everyone the same flexibility - excuses go overboard, backpacks on board and start paddling.