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5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Just a quick one to try and highlight some common mistakes and how to fix them!

5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes
5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Let me know if this helps at all. My apologies to the beater in the blue boat.

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Movie Monday 22 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 22 April 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got another varied collection of edits for you to check out this week.

Movie Monday 22 April 2019
Movie Monday 22 April 2019

Please share via your social media channels if you can.

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If There Is High Water There Is No Tired

If There Is High Water There Is No Tired – Hard to beat the best day of kayaking, so this is officially the second best week!

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Social Media Saturday 20 April 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 20 April 2019 at Unsponsored. Enjoy!

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Dagger Vanguard

It looks like Dagger have a prototype kayak that has broken out into the open. This is the Dagger Vanguard. It’s said to be faster than the Phantom but definitely looks shorter than the Green Boat. This means it must be around 10 feet in length.

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Koktuli Wild

At the heart of the Alaskan Pebble Mine controversy, the Koktuli River winds its way through the Alaskan bushland from its source at Frying Pan Lake to Bristol Bay. Known for the salmon that return to the region each year in epic proportions to spawn and die, disrupting the landscape vital to this eco-system would devastate the fishery, its industry and peripheral wildlife tourism industries as well. This massive project would set a dangerous new precedent for mining and development in the Bristol Bay region and all of Alaska.

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Astral YTV PFD

We had an original YTV PFD a few years ago and were really impressed with both the weight and fit of it. Astral have made some changes to the design. At present the YTV is still not approved for watersports use in the UK or EU but is US Coast Guard Approved.

Astral YTV PFD
Astral YTV PFD
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River Elf Storm Rider

There is something very tempting about River Elf boats. I don’t know whether it’s the name, the designs or the fact the boats are composite. May be it is a combination of all of these.

River Elf Storm Rider
River Elf Storm Rider
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Spade Kayaks – Royal Flush

Gavin Hart is part of Team Dope and has a Spade Kayaks – Royal Flush to have a play with. Check out his run down the River Leven in Cumbria, UK.

Level 1.10m on the EA guage

Spade Kayaks - Royal Flash
Spade Kayaks – Royal Flash
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Nookie Board Shorts – First Look

Every paddler should have at least one pair of board shorts. The classic Nookie Board Shorts are knee length so give good protection when seated in a boat and are in a regular fit with plenty of pocket space. So not too tight or too baggy either.

Nookie Board Shorts
Nookie Board Shorts
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New Liquid Logic Kayak

In this edit Michael Ferraro takes a first descent of Indian Creek into the Toxaway. He’s paddling what looks like Liquid Logic’s new 9ft creeker.

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Movie Monday 15 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 15 April 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got varied collection of edits for you to check out this week. Please share via your social media channels if you can.

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