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

Peak UK Tecwik Short – Custom

PeakUK are currently creating a custom Peak UK Tecwik short rashy for Unsponsored.

It will look a little bit like this –

Peak UK Tecwik Short - Custom

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Top Tips – Simple Drysuit Care

Another great edit from the guys at Palm Equipment. This time Jake Holland looks at simple ways to look after your drysuit.

Simple Drysuit Care

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Border Patrol

David Fusilli and team are on Border Patrol.

Border Patrol

Boundary Creek is a little bit of a mission. You have to paddle about 6K down a lake, then do a 3K hike up Boundary Creek to then paddle down the beautiful limestone gorge. The creeks path cuts in and out of the Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada hence the name Boundary Creek.

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First Year Roundup – The Ace of Spades

It’s always good to hear that others like the same things as you do. We love the Ace of Spades here at Unsponsored HQ and we still have one of the very first as our main kayak.

First Year Roundup - The Ace of Spades

Adrian Mattern speaks about his first year with the Ace of Spades, with footage from Norway filmed by Olaf Obsommer.

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Behold The Eddy Monster

Behold the Eddy Monster from Zak Dunning is well worth a watch. #getmoist

Behold the Eddy Monster

High water dusky lap on the Afon Glaslyn. This Welsh summer is so moist.

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Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top – First Look

The new Sweet Protection Sabrosa spray top is something that I have been waiting for from Sweet for some time. In most of my Sweet dry top reviews I have mentioned that a short sleeve version would be a great idea and it seems Sweet have listened.

Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top - First Look

The cut and construction of their long sleeve tops and drysuits is superb so I am glad to see a short sleeve version coming to market.

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Sweet Protection Strutter LE – First Look

Believe it or not the Sweet Protection Strutter helmet has been around for almost 20 years, next year marks the 20th anniversary. We’ve had at least one of the Strutter models at Unsponsored HQ from the very start.

Sweet Protection Strutter LE - First Look

To celebrate 20 years Sweet are releasing a couple of limited edition models. First up is a new pearlescent white model with purple straps and the 20 Year logo.

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Movie Monday 25 July 2016

Movie Monday 25 July 2016 is here and we have a great selection of edits for you to have a go at. Creeks, stout stouts, newly found edits and everything in between.

Movie Monday 25 July 2016

Please enjoy!

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The North Fork Championship V

Some great footage from an awesome event. Check out the boat being paddled by Tad Dennis at 5.14. Dagger Phantom?

The North Fork Championship V

The North Fork Championship V rallied the best kayakers in the world to the great state of Idaho for a weekend of incredible kayaking, amazing lifestyling, and the rowdiest parties!!

The NFC Whitewater Festival is a venue that showcases the talent and energy that is in the sport of kayaking. Kayaking is among the upper echelon of any extreme sport and the NFC highlights the highest level of extreme kayak racing, photos, videos and characters in this awesome sport!

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Wet N’ Wild

There is some great aerial footage in this Wet N’ Wild wintery edit from Kavu.

Wet N' Wild

Sam Grafton and Ben Kinsella get burly on the Skykomish River, WA. The flow of the river was massive around 33,000 CFS.

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Movie Monday 18 July 2016

It’s the start of the summer holidays for some of us here in the UK. There isn’t much water around but that isn’t an excuse for not getting a dose of whitewater action. To save us from the drought here is Movie Monday 18 July 2016.

Movie Monday 18 July 2016

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River Safety – WW Safety Anthology

As an honored and respected member of the WW community CMM and HMH are requesting your cooperation. In 2017 it is proposed that a WW safety anthology of stories and rescues will be published. This is a new take on a river safety manual – it is not a boring safety manual but a book full of first person accounts, where the reader can learn from your experiences.

We are looking for true and accurate submissions, without the need for scenario evaluations. 2000+ word count – The book cannot evolve without your help. It cannot help grow the community, from which we all learn. Our request for your inclusion within the book has not been taken lightly, your experiences and knowledge are sure to be of benefit for our readers.

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