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The Chronicles Of Ugg

Many people will now be aware of Whetman equipment but may not be aware of the man behind all those quirky youtube clips and designs.

The Chronicles of Ugg

Back in the 90s a crazy mowaked paddler was often seen, all big boots, bone through his nose and a matrix style coat, making for solo laps of the Dart and further afield.

Around bars, on shuttles and gossip the stories of this crazy paddler made the rounds – how much was truth, how much myth?

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The Maltese SUP Project

Watch Sonja Jones, Georgina Maxwell, Matt Haydock and Chris Brain attempt to circumnavigate around Malta on stand up paddle boards in The Maltese SUP Project.

The Maltese SUP Project

Braving challenging seas and with fully loaded SUPs, they explore the island from the water, playing music (trombone, ukulele, kazoo and percussion) and laughing along the way!

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Movie Monday 16 January 2017

We’ve made it to Movie Monday 16 January 2017. We have a big handful of whitewater edits for you Monday morning.

Movie Monday 16 January 2017

If you find that all these edits simply aren’t enough then check out the massive Movie Monday archives.

The vast majority of the edits within Movie Monday 16 January 2017 have been filmed using the GoPro range of cameras find out more here.

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Paddlesports Industry Coalition Endorses Paddlesports Retailer

MADISON, WISCONSIN, January 13, 2017 — Today a coalition of leading paddlesports manufacturers endorsed Paddlesports Retailer as the industry’s official tradeshow. Paddlesports Retailer will debut on August 29 – September 1, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin utilizing the common format of an opening on-water demo followed by three days in the hall.

This endorsement followed an eight-week process by the paddlesports industry coalition to unify around one show, to elect an advisory council to be an ongoing industry voice on industry and tradeshow matters, and to lay the groundwork to form a paddlesports trade association.

“We are pleased to endorse Paddlesports Retailer as our industry’s national tradeshow. We are proud of how our industry came together in a very short period of time, defined shared objectives, and rallied behind a focused show we feel will give the paddlesports industry its best commercial and cultural experience,” said Bill Kueper of Wenonah Canoe.

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Competition Time – January 2017

We love competitions at Unsponsored HQ and this one is super simple. Sign up to the new Unsponsored newsletter (From The Eddy) for your chance to win an Unsponsored goodie box (worth at least £50). A name will be selected at random at the end of the month. You will automatically be entered in for all other competitions as long as you remain signed up. We won’t share or sell your contact info.

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From The Eddy is the title I have given the Unsponsored Newsletter as I hate the idea of a newsletter! Basically this is an email to subscribers to let them know what has been going on at Unsponsored HQ in terms of news, reviews and top tips. We will be sending a couple of emails each month and promise not to bombard your inbox with piles of stuff. You can of course unsubscribe at any point.

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Movie Monday 9 January 2017

Movie Monday 9 January 2017 is here with twelve carefully selected whitewater edits.

Movie Monday 9 January 2017

If you like your water white and your stouts stout then you have come to the right place.

If you find that all these edits simply aren’t enough then check out the massive Movie Monday archives.

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From The Eddy – Unsponsored Newsletter

From The Eddy is the title I have given the Unsponsored Newsletter as I hate the idea of a newsletter! Basically this is an email to subscribers to let them know what has been going on at Unsponsored HQ in terms of news, reviews and top tips. We will be sending a couple of emails each month and promise not to bombard your inbox with piles of stuff. You can of course unsubscribe at any point.

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You can subscribe to From The Eddy right now using the form below. We won’t be using your contact details for anything else or sharing them with anyone outside of Unsponsored HQ.

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Humla Karnali 2016

Kailash, that proud mountain in Tibet, the source of the mighty Indus, Karnali, Sutlej and Siang. These rivers carving deep from the high Himalayas, draining all the way to the lowlands. The lofty heights are a sacred site for 4 of the world’s religions, Buddhism, Jain, Hindu and Bon. The mighty Karnali flowing, as it does, in the Hindu country of Nepal can easily be seen as coming from the throne of Shiva. It is no wonder that just to go kayaking the Karnali, the Humla, or the tributaries offers the chance for spiritual awaking. It is a place that offered more than a simple set of strokes. A place where thoughts can come without the stress of modern life.

When Lord Krishna manifested before Arjun, before the words were stolen by Oppenheimer, when the Gita was pure and undiluted, its sole intent to motivate Arjun, ‘Now, I am become death, the destroyer of worlds’. That’s what this river did.

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Peak UK Custom Designed Gear

Peak UK have been making custom designed gear for years. This recent design shown on social media today is simply outstanding.

Peak UK Custom Designed Gear

Since 2011 we’ve been pioneering sublimation printed custom designed waterproof equipment. Not only great for teams, clubs and squads, but also a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd.

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the processes it takes and the finished results. As Garth Algar said in Wayne’s World, “Foxy!!” Get in touch to start your own unique look.

Immersion Research Shawty Drysuit – Review

It’s no secret that in the world of paddling, females are the minority. Therefore it is very hard for us to find comfort in most paddling kits, as they are generally tailored to a male figure. I’m sure many ladies will agree with me that finding a snug fitting yet practical drysuit is probably one of the most challenging parts of being a paddler. But as the female paddling community continues to grow, the increase in women’s kit means a huge improvement in the overall experience for us all.

Immersion Research Shawty

When I first began kayaking, I was 13 years-old and strongly against cold weather paddling. It only took a couple of winter club trips to persuade my Dad that a wetsuit just didn’t cut it. When choosing my first suit, I felt DamX was the best option, as their suits are made to measure. I loved my suit, but as I progressed, I found it to be restricting, mainly due to its weight.

Immersion Research Shawty

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Soul Waterman – Custom Kayaks

Soul Waterman, the Canadian based company founded by Olympic kayaker Corran Addison, is announcing the first ever custom kayak design program the industry has ever seen.

Custom Kayaks

“We’re not talking about adding or cutting the seam a little to adjust volume,” stated Corran. “This is a real bone fide custom designed kayak to each individuals needs.”

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Movie Monday 2 January 2017

Movie Monday 2 January 2017 is right here, right now, heralding the start of the working week and the first full week of 2017. We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 2 January 2017

Did somebody shout 2016 Highlight Reel?

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