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Day: February 20, 2014

The Gringos

The Gringos from Quebec Connection on Vimeo.

The area of Tlapacoyan is getting more popular year after year. Wtih beautiful waterfalls, deep canyons and warm weather, this area provides the perfect playground for class V paddlers. Follow the boys during their 3 weeks trips into the amazing jungles of Veracruz.

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Ben Marr & Friends Tour Feb/March 2014

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Ben Marr – ‘Benny’, is an extreme kayaker, from Ontario, Canada He is 28 years young and was the first person to descend the Stikine river without portaging, conquering the infamous Site Zed, Grand Canyon of the Stikine in August 2012 http://vimeo.com/57717844.

Benny was part of a quad team kayaking the Inga rapids on the Congo in October 2011. Led by Steve Fisher with Tyler Bradt, Rush Sturges and Benny they ran the last un-navigated section of the Congo with its colossal whirlpools and behemoth holes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1glN7aZyEQ

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So, Benny can run the rivers. Can he freestyle? Well, have a look at OF SOULS + Water: THE SHAPESHIFTER and make your own mind up, http://vimeo.com/43520139.

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Palm FXr PFD – Out Now

How do you improve one of the best selling PFDs on the market? How about adding a chest harness and additional knife storage.

The Palm FXr is now out and is available in stores around the UK. There is also a FXr on its way to Unsponsored HQ for testing.

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Palm Horizon Shorts

Whilst looking around the new Palm Equipment website I spotted the Horizon shorts. They look the business and it’s great to see a boating specific short coming to the market.

Chasing the endless summer? The cool surf inspired Horizon shorts hide some clever features. The windproof shell covers a warm, comfortable fleece liner, ideal for warm or cold weather. A neoprene waistband and lace-up closure keep the shorts in place while a roomy thigh pocket holds your keys close at hand.

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Palm Equipment – New Website

Palm Equipment have launched their new website. It looks great. It has a touch of WordPress about it which of course I really like.

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