Big Pond Sea Kayaks are a new kayak manufacturing company based in the Isle of Man.
Big Pond Kayaks is owned and run by Stephen Marsh.
I haven’t paddled any of Stephen’s designs as yet but they do look pretty good. Well worth finding out more.
Another great edit from Mike McKay, Chaos Theory – Cause And Effect.
Chaos is a friend of mine.
For those who embrace chaos and zen whitewater can provide pure joy on many levels. Take a ride through the Payette River and the mind of a paddler who fully embraces it.
Palm Equipment’s new Arun Baselayer arrived at Unsponsored HQ this week.
The Arun is part of Palm’s new 3 layer system and is available for both men and women. Both retail at £29.95.
Core 1 baselayers use Channel Flow technology to rapidly draw water away from your skin‚ helping to keep you dry‚ warm‚ and comfortable. Made from soft‚ supple polyester‚ with ActiveSeam stitching‚ the Arun moves and stretches as you do‚ for a new level of layering comfort.
Check out the first in a series of films from Mike McKay.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
In order to fully experience the chaos of the waterfall the paddler must push away the noise in his head and surrounding him. Zen is experienced in the complete isolation and embrace of the river’s power.
My latest camera, purchased just after release, is a GoPro Hero 4 black edition. Lats week I noticed that the silver fascia of the camera was cracked. The camera is only used in its housing and I can’t recall ever dropping the camera.
The Rio Baker is in the deep south of the Chilean Patagonia and is fed by the 2nd largest lake in all of South America! We had a huge, enthusiastic and diverse crew of amazing characters.
Billed to be the next big thing WW SUP is on the rise. We have a few plans here at Unsponsored HQ that we’ll share with the world in a couple of months time.
However to wet your appetite, here’s an edit from Waterlust showing the world of WW SUP.
Unsponsored’s little brother River spent a view days over the border in North Wales.
Afon Lledr – An absolute belter of a North Wales classic! If you are ever lucky enough to catch this at runable flows you should! Class 4/5 greatness throughout, leave the car at Beaver pool then your shuttle’s sorted for the glen run in the PM! Happy days with the locals and the German.
The TED talk series are generally awesome so it’s great to see that an increasing number of kayakers are starting to appear on the line.
This one from Emily Jackson is well worth watching.
When you start your paddling career progression is often very rapid. Skill acquisition is quick and you develop the technique required to safely get you down a piece of water. After you have been paddling for a while it is easy to hit a plateau. Moving past this can seem quite difficult but a few changes or adaptations can help you to continue to make progress/develop.
Consider where you mainly paddle. Change venue if you can. Try a new piece of water.
Paddle more. It’s a simple step that can really speed up your progress.