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Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Jackson Kayak Z3

We are getting close to the full release of the new Jackson Kayak Z3.

What do you think about this updated Zen?

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Wavesport Recon – Review

Darren Clarkson-King gives us a run down of why he is back in the Recon. Having owned and paddled one for a number of years I know exactly where he is coming from.

Wavesport Recon - Review
Wavesport Recon – Review

Ok so before I start let’s make one thing clear, I do paddle for wavesport. I’ve paddled many other designs over my 30+ years of making splashes and running rivers. Some boats I have loved, some I have hated. I’ve been assisted by brands, and I’ve been an ardent denier that sponsorship as a good thing. I’m lucky I paddle boats I like, boats I would use and have used outside of any financial gain.

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Guigui Prod 2kg Saving

Guigui Prod have a carbon kit available that shaves 2kg off the weight of a boat.

The carbon based kit swaps out the plastic rail and seat for a carbon rail and foam seat.

The stiffer setup will not only allow for the drop in weight it should also improve the performance of the boat without compromising its strength.

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Movie Monday 14 October 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 14 October 2019.

Movie Monday

Enjoy!

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Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review

A throwline is a must have piece of equipment for all kayakers and canoeists. We have had a Nookie Hornet 18m Rescue Throwline 8mm (9kN) in for review at Unsponsored for quite a few months. We are pretty familiar with Nookie’s Throwlines having owned and used quite a few over the last 30+ years of paddling.

Nookie Hornet Throwline - Review
Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review
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Social Media Saturday 12 October 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 12 October 2019.

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Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks 03

Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks 03
Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks 03

This is the third and final installment of our Tibet Trip during the summer of 2019. I tried to approach this video a little bit different than usual, let me know what you think! We go and chase the biggest rapid of our lifes on the Po Tsangpo, Eastern Tibet.

Senders
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Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

Spade Kayaks - Queen Of Hearts
Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

The “QUEEN OF HEARTS”

Coming soon!

A whitewater boat for paddlers between 30 to 60kg, with characteristics similar to our successful Black Jack. The Queen is closing the gap in the market for a modern whitewater boat ideal for smaller and lighter people. The boat will be light, slender and the cockpit is low enough, so that kids and lighter people can sit and paddle ergonomically correct without the boat getting in the way. The mold is already being milled and we expect to deliver the first Queen of Hearts in February!

250 x 62 | ca 230 Liter/litres

Spade Kayaks

Peak Eco

Peak Eco
Peak Eco

For 2020 we are proud to announce Peak Eco. All of our new whitewater and touring jackets are made from fabrics containing recycled plastic. We also no longer use plastic packaging and our milk comes in glass bottles!!

Peak UK
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Bren’s Park Jam

It’s back for Nov 2019!

Bren’s Park Jam

We are excited to announce the dates for Bren’s Park Jam 2019!

There will be plenty of giveaways from us at Palm, dewerstone and Pyranha Kayaks as well as signed posters by Bren Orton. We hope to see you all there!

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Upper Wellerbruecke 2019

The lads are living the dream.

Upper Wellerbruecke 2019
Upper Wellerbruecke 2019

Things are crazy busy at the moment and Adrian’s laptop died with the Tibet 03 project file on it. Which means it’s going to be a minute or so before we manage to get him a new one and get that edit done. In the meantime we are in Oetz, having an absouloute blast on the Upper Wellerbruecke.

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Tile Sticker

Tile is probably best known for those little bluetooth key rings that help you locate lost keys. How about a waterproof version that you could stick to the inside of your boat?

Tile have announced the Tile Sticker, which is a waterproof, has a 150ft/46m bluetooth range and is pretty small with a 27mm diameter.

Tile Sticker
Tile Sticker

Could this help recover lost kayaks/canoes?

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