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

Month: September 2014 (page 2 of 3)

Contour Roam 3

Contour have recently announced the release of the new Contour Roam 3.

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On the face of it little has changed. The major difference is what is going on inside. Roam have improved the level of seal protection, so the Contour Roam 3 is Roam’s first camera that doesn’t require an additional housing.

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2015 Jackson Kayak Colors

Some great colours from the folks at Jackson Kayak.

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Going Deep In Norway

A short but great edit from Andrew Regan.

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Lexar 64GB 633x Micro SDXC Memory Card

Over the last few months I have been testing out the latest Micro SD card from Lexar. The latest one is the Lexar 64GB 633x which has been living in my GoPro.


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Spade Kayaks


Spade kayaks are a new kayak paddler owned brand from Europe. They have taken the blow mould technology used by Prijon and Eskimo and have developed a brand new kayak – The Ace Of Spades. Continue reading

IR’s Completely Redesigned 2015 Product Line

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Spencer Cooke takes us through Immersions Research’s 2015 product line. Continue reading

9R Walk Through At Wet West Paddlefest 2014

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Andy Butler talks us through the key features of the Pyranha 9R and lets us know exactly why there’s so much hype surrounding it! Continue reading

Active Paddle Blade – How to Kayak – Paddle Education

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An active paddle blade is a great way to help you stay upright. By having a blade in the water at all times you can quickly use it to brace or to turn, there is no need to have your paddle just sitting above the water, small pushes and braces will allow you to react to anything that you might encounter. So practice an active paddle blade in the water both on the flat water and whitewater. Continue reading

Dewerstone Life Shorts – First Look

These shorts are what kicked off the production of the new Unsponsored Ts by Dewerstone. I had stumbled upon a post about Dewerstone’s campaign to raise funds to get the shorts into production via Kickstarter. I had heard/seen a fair bit about Kickstarter but this was the first time that I was motivated to invest.

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Freestyle Origins Episode One – Tom Paterson – Riverboarding

A fantastic way of getting down the river!

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Tom Paterson stars in the first episode of Freestyle Origins, his new riverboarding video series for Face Level. Continue reading

Student Kayak Kit Buyers Guide

Although this guide is directed at students in reality it will apply to anyone thinking about taking up the sport. Over the next few weeks many students will be starting Uni and will be looking at joining a club. In most cases the Kayak/Canoe club in a university will be the best club to join.

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Boof Sisters Tour – Teaser

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Full video coming soon …

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