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Month: September 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Liquid Logic – Jefe Grande Is Back

Liquid Logic have announced today that the Jefe Grande is back. The Jefe was a big hit with paddlers at Unsponsored HQ so it’s great to see it back.

Jefe Grande Is Back

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Pyranha Machno – Prototype

Over the last few days you may have seen a some online activity indicating that UK based Pyranha Kayaks have a new creeker.

Pyranha Machno

Through some serious digging and investigative work at Unsponsored HQ we have some images of what is rumoured to be the pre-production prototype of the new kayak.

It is believed that Pyranha will be calling this one the Pyranha Machno.

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Yak High Back 60N – First Look

We first saw the Yak High Back 60N last year at Paddle Expo 2015, since then the initial concept has been developed and has gone into production.

Yak High Back 60N

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How To Tie A Throwline

How To Tie A Throwline

The last thing anyone wants is for a throwline that is being used in a rescue situation to come apart. Making sure that the rope is threaded and tied into its bag correctly is a critical part of getting things right. Palm Equipment takes us on a walk through of how their throw bag system should be tied. The same knots and principles can be used on other bags.

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Peak UK Racer ST

A couple of weeks ago Peak UK announced their release of the new Racer ST line of PFD/Top Deck all in one combos. They have since release the following info and video. Check it out.

Peak UK Racer ST

The new Racer ST is a unique and ground breaking three-in-one garment that combines a paddling jacket with spray deck and buoyancy aid for the ultimate streamlined performance. The Racer ST holds around 30 percent of it’s flotation in its spraydeck, meaning now there’s less than 20mm of flotation foam on the athlete’s body.

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Movie Monday 12 September 2016

A new week and a new set of edits published here on Unsponsored for Movie Monday 12 September 2016.

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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GoPro: Nick Troutman Runs Cane Creek Falls

As a little warm up ready for Movie Monday tomorrow check out – Nick Troutman Runs Cane Creek Falls. It looks bigger from the top!

GoPro: Nick Troutman runs Cane Creek Falls

Jackson Kayak’s athletes Nick Troutman along with Dane and Eric Jackson head to Fall Creek Falls State park to check out the famous Cane Creek Falls.

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Top Tips – Get Your Seat Height Right

Top Tips – Get Your Seat Height Right

Having a boat that fits you well makes a world of difference to the standard of your paddling. Palm ambassador Lowri, explains how tweaking your seat height can make all the difference to how your boat paddles.

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Student Kayak Gear Buyers Guide 2016

Although this buyers 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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Waka Kayaks Gangsta

The new Gangsta from Waka Kayaks is designed for the well built paddler. It is the same length as the new Tuna at 273cm and is 69cm wide but with a greater amount of rocker than its smaller brother.

Waka Kayaks Gangsta

Here is what Waka have to say:

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Movie Monday 5 September 2016

Movie Monday 5 September 2016 has landed here at Unsponsored HQ – A great mix from around the globe.

Movie Monday 5 September 2016

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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Risk vs Reward, Skill vs Balls, Attention vs Enjoyment

We all know that one person that doesn’t care about the risk, has the balls and likes the attention, but thankfully there are many paddlers out there that will go out and get the reward purely from the enjoyment of having the skills to paddle something… they don’t need to shout about it.

Risk vs Reward Skill vs Ball Attention vs Enjoyment

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