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

Pyranha Kayaks Ripper

Ben Fitzhugh paddles the new Pyranha Kayaks Ripper.

Pyranha Kayaks Ripper

Check out my first time in the brand new Pyranha Kayaks Ripper! This boat is awesome! Super fast and soooo much fun to play around in!!

I was lucky enough to get the chance to try it out at SCA Freestyle last night! THIS BOAT IS SICK!!

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Gul Watersports Napa Drysuit – First Look

Gul is a UK based company with over 50 years experience in the watersports industry. We have received a couple of bits of gear from Gul for review at Unsponsored. First up is the paddling specific Napa Drysuit.

Gul Watersports Napa Drysuit - First Look

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Movie Monday 16 October 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 16 October 2017 here at Unsponsored. A little distraction at the start of the working week.

Movie Monday 16 October 2017

Enjoy!

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Exo T-Rex – Review

The T-rex is the new creek boat from Italian boat manufacturer Exo kayaks. My first impression of the was that it is pretty big and has a lot of rocker. Definitely a little larger volume wise than the last two boats I owned (Toro and a Tuna). It is also a little rounder than a lot of modern designs, not fully a displacement hull but without any extremely sharp edges.

Exo T-Rex

Numbers wise it is 270cm long and 345 litres so a little shorter than a 9r or Toro with a little more volume than both. Weight wise it is surprisingly light for such a big boat coming in at pretty much bang on 21kgs. Myself I am 188cm and around 75kgs. Defiantly towards the lower end of the weight limit but didn’t feel swamped at all.

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Some Lessons Learned From A Swim

There’s something incredibly humbling about having a bad swim. Yes there’s the realizing the river’s the boss, however much control you think you are in – but more in recognizing the support from those paddlers around you – some of whom you may not have even met before.

This Saturday I took a dip on the Spillimacheen River in BC. It happens – I was due one, it’s been a couple of years. But this one was different. I’ve had other bad swims over the years, but with those, although I’ve had other paddlers around, I’ve played a part in my rescue. With this one, apart from the single act of keeping concious/breathing there was very little I could do.

Some Lessons Learned From A Swim

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Bren’s Park Jam

Come along and join in a kayak jam session at the UK’s best whitewater parks and paddle with number one UK whitewater paddler, Bren Orton.

Bren's Park Jam

It’s a chance for you and your friends to have some fun, get some pro tips, and maybe try a few of Bren’s whitewater course challenges.

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Movie Monday 9th October 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 9th October 2017 here at Unsponsored HQ.

Movie Monday 9th October 2017

Enjoy!

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GoPro Hero6 240 Frames Test At 1080

Rush Sturges runs a GoPro Hero6 240 frames test at 1080. The results are super impressive.

GoPro Hero6 240 Frames Test At 1080

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Liquidlogic Slicey Boat Prototype On The Water

This great edit direct from Shane at Liquidlogic shows the Liquidlogic Slicey Boat Prototype below ripping it up on the Gauley.

Liquid Logic Prototype

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adidas Sickline 2017 – Live

Watch today’s action from adidas Sickline 2017 – Live.

adidas Sickline 2017 - Live

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Which Memory Card For The GoPro Hero6?

The GoPro Hero6 is GoPro’s most powerful camera to date. It uses GoPro’s own chipset and up the performance in 4k and 1080p settings. The big question for any new owner is which memory card for the GoPro Hero6 is best?

As cameras have become more capable the need for faster cards with greater capacity has become more important. Get it wrong and you could lose your footage.

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GoPro Hero6 Black – First Look

Here we have a GoPro Hero6 Black – First Look. The GoPro Hero6 Black has been released to the public and we have one at Unsponsored HQ for review.

Does it look familiar?

GoPro Hero6 Black - First Look

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