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Month: June 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Palm Equipment Gradient Boots 2016 – First Look

Palm Equipment have updated the super popular Gradient boots for 2016. The previous version is firm favourite at Unsponsored HQ.

Palm Equipment Gradient Boots 2016

So what have Palm done to make the Gradient boots better?

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Suunto Ambit 3 Peak – First Look

We love tech here at Unsponsored HQ and when we can combine that love with the great outdoors it gives us a warm glow inside.

The GPS of choice up until very recently was a Garmin Foretrex 401 (as favoured by many members of the armed forces). It did its job well but I didn’t use a great deal of its features apart from getting a GPS location fix when things got a bit sticky. Although it did what I needed it to do technology has moved on and it’s always great to have an excuse to upgrade some tech.

After a couple of recommendations a Suunto Ambit 3 Peak was purchased.

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak - First Look

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Petzl Vertigo Wire Lock – First Look (2016)

We’ve had an original Petzl Vertigo here at Unsponsored HQ for a few years and have really liked it’s performance. Petzl have been on the case and have updated the Vertigo using i-beam technology. Just like the original the Petzl Vertigo has been primarily designed for ease of clipping in with the added bonus of having a locking key gate. The new construction has shaved off 2 grams.

Petzl Vertigo

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Movie Monday 27 June 2016

It’s been a warm weekend with heavy rain over night at Unsponsored HQ. Sounds just perfect but just not enough of the water landing in the right places, so paddling this weekend has been limited. Anyway the new working week has begun. This is what you could have won. Welcome to Movie Monday 27 June 2016.

NFC V Jacobs Ladder Giant Slalom Short

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British Cycling National Championships 2016

Unsponsored HQ happens to be right on the route for the British Cycling National Championships, so today has been spent behind the camera.

British Cycling National Championships

The vast majority of images were taken using a Nikon D7100 and Nikkor 70-200mm VRII lens. However some were shot with a Nikkor 50mm lens.

British Cycling National Championships

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Liquidlogic Kayaks – Party Braaap

I had to check my calendar to make sure it was actually June when I stumbled upon this.

It’s all going to be about playing the river this year.

Liquidlogic Kayaks - Party Braaap

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Rivering

We’ve been waiting for this to be released and it has been worth the wait. Just under 1 hour 40 minutes of kayaking.

Rivering

RIVERING is an ode to the whitewater obsession.

Filmed on the wild rivers of New Zealand, RIVERING is a very different kind of sports movie.

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Movie Monday 20 June 2016

Movie Monday 20 June 2016 on Unsponsored. Boofs, stouts, boater x and way more. Take a gentle video ride into the start of the working week.

Movie Monday 20 June 2016

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Competition Time

It’s competition time at Unsponsored HQ. Our head gear freak has selected a brand new Palm Equipment Lightning throw bag as the prize for June 2016.

Unsponsored Competition Time

You can subscribe to the newsletter right now using the form below and you’ll be entered into this competition and all subsequent competitions as long you remain subscribed. We won’t be using your contact details for anything else or sharing them with anyone outside of Unsponsored HQ.

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Stern Squirt

One of my favourite moves.

Stern Squirts

The Stern Squirt is a classic move for those of you playing with low volume kayaks. In this video Shane Benedict explains the basic concepts for performing the Stern Squirt.

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The Paddle Bite Tab

Another great tip brought to you by the guys from Palm Equipment. This time it’s the The Paddle Bite Tab.

The Paddle Bite Tab

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Zepher Crew

Del Mare nationals 1975, the Zepher Crew tore the world of competition apart, a punk ass team of misfits from dog town revolutionised the once balletic activity of skateboarding and made it more that it dreamed it could be. Taking it from the ocean to streets.

zepher

Did we have that moment in kayaking?

Did we ever have a group, an individual or a sector that made such drastic changes in one quick moment?

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