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Esquif Extasy

Check out the new Esquif Extasy some interesting lines on this one.

Esquif Extasy

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Phil Miller’s Epic – Classic Foot Entrapment

I wanted to take a week before I wrote this, to gain some perspective, but last Saturday I barely survived a classic leg entrapment on my local run, my comfort river, on a Grade 3+ feature. Here is what happened.

Phil Miller's Epic - Classic Foot Entrapment

I’ve been paddling white water for 6 years and intensely for the last 4. I’m competent and confident and I’ve probably run that feature 200 times, and I haven’t swum it in over a year. It’s not a feature that I’m nervous about – it’s an everyday feature of the river for me and last Saturday I had run it 4 times before the entrapment happened on the 5th.

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Movie Monday 16 July 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 16 July 2018 at Unsponsored.It’s still scorchio here in the UK. No boating this week as ribs are a tad sore after an over the bars moment a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully these edits will help.

Movie Monday 16 July 2018

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Social Media Saturday – 14 July 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 14 July 2018. A little later than usual but here none the less.

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Movie Monday 9 July 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 9 July 2018 and a short distraction from the World Cup, Wimbledon etc….

Movie Monday 9 July 2018

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Dewerstone Life Shorts – Review

I had stumbled upon a post about Dewerstone’s campaign to raise funds to get the Dewerstone Life Shorts into production via Kickstarter. I had heard/seen a fair bit about Kickstarter but this was the first time that I was motivated to invest.

Dewerstone Life Shorts

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Social Media Saturday – 7 July 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 7 July 2018.

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Bren Is Back

Bren is back after seeing himself off.

Bren Is Back

This section of whitewater is not actually that easy, but I have done so many laps down it and I know it so well now, that in my head it is a “chill” run. If that makes anysense at all? My first time down it I was much more out of control, underwater and not anywhere near as relaxed.

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A New Disco?

Corran has been designing again. This is what a new Disco V2 could look like.

A New Disco

For those of you who weren’t around at the time of the original Disco the boat really stepped things up in terms of what a small park and play kayak could do. Being based on the hull of the rule changing Riot Glide it had a head start on virtually all other small playboats out at the time.

So Corran is looking at a revamp of the old design, improving what wasn’t quite right at the time and stepping things up yet another notch. Check out this initial design concept.

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Vagabond Kayaks

Celliers Kruger of Fluid Kayaks fame is back with a new venture – Vagabond Kayaks.

Vagabond Kayaks

The firm has been created by partners Nicola Simpson, James Simpson, Marius du Preez, Celliers Kruger and Lisa de Speville.

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Movie Monday 2 July 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 2 July 2018.

Movie Monday 2 July 2018

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Getting The Best From A GoPro – Part 1 Head Cam

Check out the first in a series of GoPro posts by Simon Wyndham

With video production and video & film technology journalism being my main professions in life (I’m currently the deputy editor of RedShark News if you’re interested) I am quite often asked how to get the best from cameras, and how best to edit. To quote Anthony Hopkins as the elder Zorro, this is going to take a lot of work!

Okay maybe not a huge amount, but effort will be involved. I’m mainly going to talk about the GoPro cameras, particularly the Black Edition from version 5 onwards, with a focus on the 6, because frankly these are the best on the market no matter what’s the on-paper specifications of rival cameras tell you. Paper specs only tell you half the story. I know there are alternatives such as the Yi 4K cameras. But those have limitations such as the LCD screen being completely impossible to view in daylight. And if you are going to get varied shots, having a screen that you can actually see is important!

The GoPro Hero 6 Black has a huge and varied set of settings that can be adjusted, and an extremely comprehensive number of frame rates and resolutions. So much so that to the technically uninitiated it can be completely befuddling.

Having said that, much of what I say here is still quite highly transferable to other makes. Mainly because making good video is down to how you use the camera rather than the features it has. But… And there is always a but, the settings you use will still have a big influence if you know how to use them.

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