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Month: March 2016 (page 1 of 4)

Tomasz Czaplicki Joins Team JK

Jackson Kayak is proud to welcome Polish legend, Tomasz Czaplicki to their whitewater team. Tomasz is a top contender in freestyle kayaking and known for his colorful combinations on the waves and holes of the world. He joins Jackson Kayak to begin his training in Jackson’s Rockstar freestyle kayak with aims at the next World Championships in 2017.

Tomasz Czaplicki Joins Team JK

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Soul Waterman – Outfitting

We’ve been following the develops at Soul Waterman HQ for sometime. We love what Corran is doing over there and it’s great to see the line of boats that are being produced.

We shared some graphics showing what the outfitting would/could look like a few months back. The outfitting is now a reality and is being fitted to the new production line of kayaks. I’d be interested in knowing peoples thoughts on this.

Soul Waterman - Outfitting

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Big News From Esquif

Big news from Esquif. Liquidlogic will be producing the next line of Esquif canoes in their facility based in Asheville NC.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Esquif International Announces Partnership with Liquidlogic Kayaks

Esquif International is excited to announce that Liquidlogic Kayaks in Asheville, NC will now be manufacturing the hulls for the Esquif L’Edge Lite. “Liquidlogic has a reputation for doing fantastic roto-molding work and we want our customers to have the very best from Esquif.” said Esquif International, founder and owner, Jacques Chassé.

Availability for the L’Edge Lites will be mid-May as the first shipment of hulls to leave Asheville is expected May 1, 2016.

In mid-May the first T-Formex boats will ship from Esquif International headquarters in Frampton, Quebec. Chassé and his team are being kept very busy as they ramp up the T-Formex production. Partnering with Liquid Logic makes sense, they do some of the best roto-molded manufacturing available and Esquif wants to be proud to put their name on every boat they produce.

JACQUES CHASSÉ
Président

Esquif International Inc.
100-B Industrielle
Frampton, Qc, Canada
418-479-5351
www.esquif.com

Torryd Designs – Xenogenesis

Deep in the PNW searching for stouts: Torryd Designs – Xenogenesis

Torryd Designs - Xenogenesis

Xenogenesis: the fancied production of an organism altogether and permanently unlike the parent.

The boys headed to the PNW for some stouting, and stout they did.

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Altai The Russian Whitewater Mecca

Altai is the best Russian whitewater-kayaking destination now available for international kayakers.

Kostya Lubyagin from Altai World explains why it is so.

Altai The Russian Whitewater Mecca

I’ve always been travelling over the world. 15 countries (from Russia to Nepal, Africa and Indonesia) tens of rivers from class III to VI class rivers and I can tell you that Altai has all advantages to become a mecca of not only Russian but international kayaking.

What makes Altai a mecca of kayaking? And why you should come to see it?

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Movie Monday 28 March 2016

We have eleven great edits for Movie Monday 28 March 2016 here on Unsponsored. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Movie Monday 28 March 2016

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Welsh Open Freestyle And Boater X

Coaching, demo boats and competition at the Welsh Open Freestyle and Boater X.

Well worth signing up.

Welsh Open Freestyle And Boater X

Whetman Equipment – Ring Pull Prussik

More innovative gear from UK based Whetman Equipment. This time it’s the Ring Pull Prussik.

Whetman Equipment - Ring Pull Prussik

The Ring Pull Prussik provides a simple fast rope grab for hauling on a line in river rescue.

6mm red prussik cord
6mm stainless ring

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Waka Kayaks Tuna 2.0

After showing an image on Unsponsored showing what looked like a new Waka Tuna the site has had thousands of hits and requests specifically wanting more information.

Today Waka kayaks have released some new and detailed images of part of what is now known as the Tuna 2.0.

Waka Kayaks Tuna 2.0

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Traditional Kayak Building Comes To Scotland

Kiliii Fish is a photographer, adventurer, and boat builder with a passion for all things wild. He has guided survival expeditions by land and sea and teaches traditional skin-on-frame kayak building in workshops around the world with his company Seawolf Kayak.

Traditional Kayak Building Comes To Scotland

This September, Seawolf and Explora are bringing a kayak workshop to Scotland for the first time. This workshop teaches advanced woodworking skills in a step-by-step process to create a kayak, while also offering a brief sketch of the long history of traditional kayak building.

Traditional Kayak Building Comes To Scotland

Seawolf combines the ancient craft of skin-on-frame building with boats that are made to take modern paddlers on modern adventures. From day paddling in inland waters, to multi-day excursions, to fishing and rock-gardening, each kayak model is specially designed for a particular purpose.

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Savage Slaughter

Savage Slaughter

From Will Lyons:

On a whim, my friends Erin and Jordan decided to go run Punchbowl Falls on Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Nicole, Toby, and Ali provided moral support. I grabbed my camera to prove it actually happened. Here’s the story of what went down.

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Get Out There

This says it all. Enjoy.

Get Out There

It’s not just about the whitewater. Kayaking takes you to some incredible places with some amazing people.
Big THANKS to all my friends.

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