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Social Media Saturday 17 August 2019

Saturday already! welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 17 August 2019.

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Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline – First Look

We have a Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline in for review at Unsponsored.

Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
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GoPro The Handler – Review

GoPro The Handler - Review
GoPro The Handler – Review

The Handler is GoPro’s move into the hand held grip market for waterborne users. It is designed to perform a very similar role to the GoPole Grenade grip with the added bonus that the GoPro The Handler is designed to float (even when using a Bacpac).

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5 Ways Getting Fit Can Help The Planet

We’ve heard about the numerous health benefits of exercise, but have you also considered how getting fit can benefit the environment? When you start changing your lifestyle habits, take into consideration how they can also benefit the planet, then embark on your journey to become a more sustainable fitness fanatic.

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Product Safety Announcement – 9R II Step-Out Pillar

From Pyranha:

We recently received a report of a paddler becoming temporarily snagged during a wet exit from a 9R II; the paddler believes their footwear became wedged between the top of the plastic step-out pillar and the inside of the kayak.

Although we have been unable to re-create the issue internally, and have had no reports of similar issues elsewhere, we are taking the steps described below as a precaution.

In the 9R II, the top of the step-out pillar is trimmed to match the internal shape of the boat at this point and prevent any concentrated areas of stress on either the deck or the hull of the kayak. Due to the nature of rotomoulding, there are some variations in the resultant gap between the top of the step-out pillar and the kayak; if this gap is large enough to fit the sole of your shoe in, this may present a risk of becoming snagged.

If you believe that the gap in your 9R II is large enough to present such a risk, please contact the dealer from which you purchased the kayak as soon as possible; a foam insert will be provided free of charge which can be installed simply to the existing step-out pillar by the dealer or end-user, filling the space and therefore reducing the potential risk.

Ape Element PFD – Review

So over the last few years I have been lucky enough to be using the APE Element jacket which I believe practical, comfortable and downright amazing. So I thought I would take some time to talk you through my favourite piece of gear which I have been using in that time: The Ape Element jacket!

Ape Element PFD - Review
Ape Element PFD – Review
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Palm Equipment Ace PFD

Palm Equipment’s Ace PFD is now available.

Palm Equipment Ace PFD
Palm Equipment Ace PFD – Cobalt + Ocean
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Cold Water Shock – Float To Live

RNLI ambassador, adventurer and author Ant Middleton visited the RNLI in Brighton to experience cold water shock for real.

Cold Water Shock - Float To Live
Cold Water Shock – Float To Live
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Senders EP01

Sit down and get ready for almost 18 minutes of action from the Send Crew – Bren Orton, Adrian Mattern, Dane Jackson, and Kalob Grady.

Senders EP01
Senders EP01
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Revant Replacement Lens – Review

Have you damaged your expensive sunglasses?

Revant Replacement Lens - Review
Revant Replacement Lens – Review
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Movie Monday 12 August 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 12 August 2019.

Movie Monday 12 August 2019
Movie Monday 12 August 2019

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Social Media Saturday 10 August 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 10 August 2019 at Unsponsored.

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