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

How To Make A Flip Line

The is How to Make a Flip Line edit from US based NRS is a great watch.

How to Make a Flip Line

A flip line, or guide belt, made with a length of webbing and a locking carabiner, has many different uses for kayakers, rafters and canoeist. In addition to helping flip an overturned raft, you can use it to make a rescue anchor, boat tether, rescue harness, etc. Swiftwater rescue instructor Jim Coffey shows how to build yours.

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Reader’s Rides – Chris Macdonald

Who are you?

My name is Chris Macdonald, I was born in York, lived in Italy for a few years, went to boarding school in North Wales and now I’m a student in Falmouth. I’m studying a BTEC in water sports at Falmouth Marine School so doing that and kayaking I spend loads of time in the water!

Readers Rides - Chris Macdonald

Where are you based?

I’m currently living in Falmouth and live about 1 minute walk away from the sea that helps with the paddling! I travel all around the south west paddling on rivers such as the Tavy and the Dart every now and then. Most weekends I’m at Cardiff to paddle at the white water course there.

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Small World Adventures (SWA) – News

Small World Adventures (SWA) is under new management, previous owners Don Beveridge and Darcy Gaechter have bought the company back along with former SWA guide and good friend Liam Kirkham.

Small World Adventures (SWA) - News

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Roadtripping : To Washington I Go

Roadtripping : To Washington I go

Roadtripping : To Washington I go

Having the chance to travel and see different rivers is Amazing. This April I had the chance to head down to the bottom of Washington to hit up the Northwest Creeking Comp. I also jumped around a bit and hit up some of the local creeks and rivers. This is the good and the bad of this wonderful trip.

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Sweet Protection – Product Updates

We are big fans of Sweet Protection gear at Unsponsored HQ. We have bought a few bits over the last few years!

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For 2016 Sweet have updated a number of products with new colours. However the dry gear has had more significant changes.

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Movie Monday 25 April 2016

Another set of great edits to start the new working week from Unsponsored HQ.

Movie Monday 25 April 2016

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The Hand Of God Rescue

A super important rescue technique. A must for all paddlers.

NRS make some great instructional videos and the The Hand Of God Rescue edit is certainly one of them.

The Hand of God Rescue for Whitewater Kayaking

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Dirty First Aid Series – Part 6

So we all had a break from the Dirty First Aid, bet you are glad?

Well now lets be quick, lets be simple.

Kayakers, Sup guys n’ gals, Canoeists we all have our own thoughts about breaks and dislocations – but lets get down and dirty.

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It’s simple – immobilise as easy and quick as possible, lets not get caught up with which sling is best, which way to strap.

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Osprey Zealot 15 – First Look

We are big fans of Osprey gear at Unsponsored HQ. So when a new bag was required for mountain bike duties the Osprey website was consulted.

Osprey Zealot 15 - First Look

15 litres or there about seems to be the right kind of size for the bulk of riding that we do. Plenty of room for the essentials but not too much room that you end up filling because you can. The Osprey Zealot appeared to fit the bill nicely.

Osprey Zealot 15 - First Look

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Movie Monday 18 April 2016

We’ve hit Movie Monday 18 April 2016. A total of twelve edits this week. Plenty of waterfalls and a few beaterings mixed in there.

Movie Monday 18 April 2016

Enjoy.

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Kyle Hull Whitewater Assassin

Kyle Hull whitewater Assassin

Kyle Hull is one of the most animated and badass kayakers in the business. Charging hard at whatever he does.

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Dagger Phantom V2

This video from Wade Harrison shows what is said to be a newer version of the Dagger Phantom that we shared on Unsponsored some time ago.

Dagger Phantom V2

The profile of the boat looks very similar so this looks like a tweaked design rather than a totally new one.

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