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Month: June 2014 (page 1 of 4)

Pyranha Team Tour – On A Mission – Norway

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The team meet with some young local kayakers and have a great day on the river. Continue reading

GoPro Grenade Grip By GoPole

A couple of years ago I knocked up my own GoPro grip system using a cut off from a kayak paddle shaft. It worked really well and I managed to get some good/steady shots whilst using it. Recently I was sent a GoPro Grenade Grip to try out.

GoPro Grenade Grip

GoPro Grenade Grip

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GoPro Blackout Housing – A Closer Look

The GoPro blackout housing is one of GoPro’s latest accessory release. The case is based on the same form factor as the Hero 3+ housing so will fit both the Hero 3 and Hero 3+.

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The Clinic: Getting Geared Up

For kayak instructors everywhere, here is an edit courtesy of Shane Benedict.

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I think it was 1995 when Bob Beazley and I did a bunch of videos under the Coriolis Productions title. Unfortunately these tapes went through a fire but were salavaged. Sorry for the quality but if you have ever taught kayaking I think you will find this a little funny. The Clinic was a 45 minute video that I have now broken up into shorter bits. At this point Beaz and I had been teaching kayaking a long time and this was a culmination of all the crazy things we had seen to that point while teaching actual students… with a little embelishment.

Alcohol Stoves

Alcohol stoves are great little bits of kit. I own a couple of Whitebox stoves that I purchased online and love them. The following set of instructions were taken from a post that was made on one of my other sites. It’s a great DIY guide on making an alcohol stove using an air freshener can. The whole process involves using a pressurised container and tools that could serious hurt or kill you. Attempt at your now risk neither this site, myself or the original author accept no responsibility if you were to hurt yourself (or worse) making/using a stove based on the one shown below.

WARNING … ensure pressurised can is COMPLETELY EMPTY and COMPLETELY DEPRESSURISED before starting !!!!

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Pyranha Team Tour – On A Mission – Huningue

More European action from the boys and girls on the Pyranha Team Tour.

Pyranha Team Tour – On a mission – Huningue from Pyranha on Vimeo.

Buff Obsession

It would be fair to say I have a problem with Buffs. To put it simply I think they are great and I own loads!

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The Dirty D

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Another short glimpse into the underwater world of the squirt boater. Continue reading

Outfitting Modifications

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My set of modifications that I worked up for the Fluid Kayaks 2013 outfitting. I highly recommend the 2014 outfitting, but the boats with 2013 outfitting are on sale for super cheap right now, so it might be worth your time to make these changes to get the outfitting super stable and durable. Continue reading

Ausable Chasm

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One Friday afternoon, the crew from Boston packed up and made the drive to the Northern Adirondacks to run the Ausable Chasm. It was a bluebird day and the level was a perfect 700 CFS so we could not have had better conditions to run the Chasm for our first time. Continue reading

Sweet Protection Supernova Dry Top – Review

I have been using a Sweet Protection Shadrach dry top for the last couple of years when it gets a little warm for a full dry suit. It has served me well has stood up to the test of time. For 2014 Sweet protection have released the new Supernova dry top and thanks to the guys at Sweet I have been able to give one of the new Supernova dry tops in Gunmetal blue a good test for review here.

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Now I must start off with the fact that Sweet kit is pretty expensive. The Goretex Pro shell Supernova retails at a huge £399. Now that this is out in the open and out of the way lets consider what you are getting for your hard earned cash.

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