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Movie Monday 19 June 2017

Movie Monday 19 June 2017 is here and I am missing the whitewater! Too hot and too dry!

Movie Monday 19 June 2017

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Huge Waterfalls And Hospital Visits

Huge waterfalls and hospital visits with Bren Orton.

Huge waterfalls and hospital visits

We got really lucky the other day and found the 80ft waterfall on the Eksingdalen river was in! We had a few scary things happen and had to take Pirmin to the hospital but all was good and his arm wasn’t broken.

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The Future Of Extreme Watersports?

Could this be the future of extreme watersports?

The Future Of Extreme Watersports?

Rafa Ortiz trades his kayak for an inflatable pool toy Lobster and then runs a 70ft waterfall!

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Movie Monday 12 June 2017

Movie Monday 12 June 2017 is here. We have selected a few video edits for your whitewater entertainment. Enjoy!

Movie Monday 12 June 2017

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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Ninja Plastic Welding

Corran Addison has some serious Ninja Plastic Welding skills. Here is what he did to a Soul Main Squeeze. A very impressive cut and shut.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

One of my favorite boats of all time is the Dragorossi Squashtail. But it has some issues. First off – footroom. Ouch.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

That inside rail is just in the wrong place and hurts like hell. Then the knees are too low, and the concave sidewall while awesome on a glassy wave, is hell on anything bouncy and bubbly.

So I took a Main Squeeze that didn’t mold properly, and turned it into a new squashtail!!! I cut 5.5″ off the tail, and then pushed the tail volume considerably before welding it up.

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TRAK

How about a super lightweight packable sea kayak? TRAK has launched a campain on Kickstarter to fund the TRAK 2.0 kayak.

TRAK

The TRAK 2.0 is billed as the Ultimate Touring Kayak.

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How To Paddle Through An Island

This is Umfin Island, which lives 3 km west of Gweedore, Donegal and is uninhabited except for a couple of thousand ground nesting sea birds. The short film shows Iain Miller paddling through a 300 metre sea cave tunnel which passes right through the middle of the island from the Atlantic to the Gweedore side.

How To Paddle Through An Island

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Liquidlogic Delta V – Closer Look

We have these great new images of the Liquidlogic Delta V from Trevor Conrad.

Liquidlogic Delta V

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The Zambezi – Minus Rapids

A great edit from Shane Raw. Check it out.

The Zambezi - Minus Rapids

Got to join Tyler Bradt on his first lap of the Minus Rapids on the mighty Zambezi and the highest level I have run them so far. Tyler chose a tricky line down the far left in his longer boat but I wasn’t happy about making the crux move in my little play boat so I opted for plugging the mainline… which turned out to be rather sporting!!

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Movie Monday 5 June 2017

Some of the finest whitewater edits around, carefully selected by Team Unsponsored ready for Monday morning. Welcome to Movie Monday 5 June 2017.

Movie Monday 5 June 2017

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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Palm Equipment Rash Guard – First Look

For me one of the best bits of kit to own for summer paddling has to be a rash guard. I have owned a few over the years and they form an important part of my gear line up. Rash guards can be worn on their own as an outer layer to ward off sun burn (UPF 50+ sun protection in this case) or worn as part of a layering system under a short sleeve dry top if it isn’t that warm.

Most of the rash guards available out there are from the world of surfing. There are a number of manufacturers from the paddling world who are producing rash guards with paddle sports in mind. The one shown here is from UK based company Palm Equipment.

Palm Equipment Rash Guard

If you are looking for your first rash guard or looking to replace and old one then the Palm Equipment Rash Guard is one that is worth considering and we have one in at Unsponsored HQ for review.

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Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane's First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V – We just made the first prototypes of the Delta V. The Green River is running high. Let’s go!!

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