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Guigui Prod Shinobi

Guigui Prod have been around for some time producing some of the best custom playboats available. Guigui Prod has released a new composite creek boat named the Shinobi.

Guigui Prod Shinobi

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Movie Monday 13 November 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 13 November 2017. We have some old and new in the edit list week including a couple we liked so much first time around they are in for a second run.

Movie Monday 13 November 2017

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River And Soul – Best Of Both Worlds

River and Soul is an up-and-coming Adventure and Cultural Tour company operating in Nepal and they are gearing up for the new season! Launching some epic White water activities whilst also getting people into the depths of ‘the real Nepal’. River and Soul Adventures will take you off the beaten tourist track to really experience life in rural Nepal while fuelling your adrenaline needs. Callum, the owner of River and Soul has spent a lot of time in Nepal, both as a river guide and living with locals. Not only guiding adventures on the rivers he has worked with local communities in schools to develop education and build a great relationships. So when you visit, it’s not just another village visit, it’s as if you’re walking into a friend’s hometown.

In April 2018, the spring season is opening with one of River and Soul’s favourite tours ‘Best of Both’. Not only offering an awesome mixture of epic white water rivers and cultural experiences, it is kicking off with a whopping 25% off the tour cost! Running for 13 days the trip offers Cultural Homestays, 5 days rafting some epic white water, day treks and city tours.

Callum Running Harkapur – Nepal’s largest commercially run rapid

Callum Running Harkapur – Nepal’s largest commercially run rapid

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Tyne Tour 2017 – Part III

Here we are with Part III from the Tyne Tour 2017.

Tyne Tour 2017 - Part III

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Movie Monday 6 November 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 6 November 2017. We have a great selection of edits to get you through the start of the working week.

Movie Monday 6 November 2017

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Tyne Tour 2017 – Part II

More images taken from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne. Welcome to Tyne Tour 2017 – Part II.

Tyne Tour 2017 - Part II

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Tyne Tour 2017

Water was low but the stoke was high. Great action, warmish weather and great light have made for a great day photographing paddlers at the Tyne Tour 2017.

This is just a small selection of the 1000s that were taken today.

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How To Get Your Kayak Onto The Plane

Bren Orton offers up some great tips on how to get your kayak onto the plane.

How To Get Your Kayak Onto The Plane

Getting your kayak onto the plane is one of the hardest and worst experiences you will ever have with your kayak. I typically take over 10 flights a year where I have to fly with my kayak, lot’s of times with airlines that fully disclose that they do not take kayaks.

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Pyranha 12R

Clearly the April Fool post from Pyrnaha this year has gained some traction. They announced the production of a 12R long boat seven months ago as a bit of a joke but it seems that they are actually going to put it into production if they get enough preorders.

Pyranha 12R

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From Skirt To Covert – Going Deckless In An OC1

Before 2014, I’d only seen a Pyranha Spanish Fly and a Big Dog OC1 on the rivers around Scotland. They looked weird and I didn’t like the idea of swamping and kneeling when I could have a comfy kayak seat and a spraydeck. After stumbling across a group of OC1ers in Glen Etive one New Year’s Eve, I really had my eyes opened to the C-boat world, albeit a rather mad one! After enjoying open canoeing for the past few years and becoming impartial to the single blade, I’ve recently decided to take the plunge with a Silverbirch Covert 9.3.

From Skirt To Covert – Going Deckless In An OC1

This is what I think of it so far…

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Movie Monday 30 October 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 30 October 2017 at Unsponsored HQ.

Movie Monday 30 October 2017

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Why They Are Called Thighhooks Not Kneehooks

Why they are called thighhooks not kneehooks

The concept is that when rolling, riverrunning, or playboating (cartwheels, stern squirts, etc.) The upper body leads and rotates the lower at the hips.

Why They Are Called Thighhooks Not Kneehooks

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