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Day: August 25, 2015

Dane Jackson – Freestyling Garburator Wave

Dane Jackson is simply a superb paddler and this great edit by Nomade Media House really highlights the fact.

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Take a minute or two to watch the best kayaker in the history of white water kayaking throw some big air on the Ottawa River! Dane Jackson never fails to impress with his smooth and snappy style! This short film is made for the pure enjoyment of the kayaking world and the appreciation of all paddlers who get out and enjoy nature and its waterways!

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Soul Waterman – Dos Amigos

The Dos Amigos is the latest design from Corran Addison through his new company Soul Waterman.

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The Dos Amigos is a Duo whitewater kayak and joins the Eskimo Topo Duo and Jackson Kayak Dynamic Duo in a very special place in the kayak market. We are certainly looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh.

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Ace Of Spades – Review

We are fortunate at Unsponsored to try some of the best kayaking and canoeing equipment available, but sometimes the weather can be too dry. Thankfully the Gods of rain smiled on the UK once again this summer, so testing and reviews have continued at a pace. The following review looks at the Ace of Spades kayak from Spade Kayaks. The boat has been tested over the last few months across the UK on various pieces of water from stone filled ditches, low volume/high volume burns in Scotland, some of the best whitewater in the glorious county of Yorkshire, whitewater parks and even out at sea.

Spade kayaks is a new kayak company formed in Europe by whitewater legends Hans Mayer, Oli Grau, Matze Brutzman, Jens Klatt, and Jan Haluszka.

The Ace of Spades is a blown molded displacement hull kayak. It has the features that you would expect to see in any whitewater boat – adjustable outfitting, full plate footrest, multiple grab handles, drain bung etc… but many have been executed in a creative/different way.

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The Ace is designed as a river runner/creeker and is available in just the one size.

Specs:

Length: 265 cm
Width: 67.5 cm
Volume: 320 litres
Weight: 22.9 kg
Color: burnt orange
Recommended retail price: 1390,- €

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