Every year in the fall as river levels dip to their lowest point, all eyes are on the Stikine river in norther BC.
The Stikine is seen as the pinnacle of whitewater, and in recent years more and more paddlers have made the pilgrimage to explore its hidden treasures. Continue reading
Beth Morgan and Andy Butler put a prototype Pyranha 9R through its paces at the Canolfan Tryweryn in North Wales. We are so excited about this boat, its fast, FUN and forgiving! Keep checking pyranha.com/ for more info and specs. Continue reading
Two kayakers are launched from the Quincentennial Bridge in Galway City. Continue reading
The maximum length of boats for the short boat class in races such as the Green Narrows river race is now 9ft and earlier this month Pyranha unveiled the 9R at the summer OR show. In all likelihood this will be the length of the next crop of boats over the next few years (A totally Unsponsored prediction).
Bren Orton pulls a superb Tricky Whu out in North Carolina.
Ross Montandon is fortunate enough to spend most days on the water. He has paddled extensively around the world; competed in World Championships, become British Freestyle Champion, and is one of the youngest ever Level 5 coaches. He created New Wave Kayaking which offers extensive whitewater kayak coaching, to help paddlers really enjoy their paddling! After an initial contact a couple of months back Ross kindly agreed to take part in the Unsponsored 2014 Q&A series. I am so pleased that Ross has taken the time out of his busy schedule to take part in the Q&A. Hope you enjoy the read, I certainly did.
Another great perspective on the Sweet Intergalactic Dry Suit.
Check out the Jackson team and others taking out the 2015 Fun, trying it on lots of different whitewater. It’s the classic re-done, and it doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading
Another great edit from friend of Unsponsored Leif Anderson.
Pete Starr attempted Molly’s Nipple on the Slave River in an open canoe. The much-anticipated event was documented to the point of absurdity,and this is the result. Enjoy! Continue reading
The organisers of the Tyne Tour are ramping things up a bit for this years event. For 2014 the Tyne Tour will become the Tyne Tour Festival with a greater number of attractions/events based at Tyne Green in addition to the Tour and world famous Ceilidh.
Rush Sturges has recently announced that he is leaving Team Dagger for a spot with Jackson Kayak. Find out why right here:
Sweet Protection showcased the new Intergalactic at this years (2014) OR show. Last year Unsponsored tried out a final pre-production model.
Sweet have been in the whitewater game for years but the Intergalactic marks their first and long awaited move into the dry suit arena. The Intergalactic is built from Gore-Tex Pro material and is backed onto a fabric that is both supple and tough. The Gore-Tex used is the 3 – layer Performance variety that is designed for extreme and extended use. I have a number of bits of kit, including a Sweet Shadrach made out of the same material and although it feels quite soft I know that it will take a beating and come back for more.