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Month: August 2017 (page 1 of 3)

Spade Kayak – Black Jack (1st Production)

We’ve posted the computer render and the shaped plug of the new Black Jack from Spade Kayaks. This is an image of the actual boat just out of the mould. The red kayak in the background is another Black Jack.

Spade Kayaks - Black Jack

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Montreal Eau Vive – Wild & Free Tour

Montreal Eau Vive is a very slick edit from Nick Troutman. Filmed entirely with GoPro cameras and the GoPro Karma.

Montreal Eau Vive - Wild & Free Tour

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New Pyranha Kayak

Pyranha has a new kayak due out very shortly. In addition to the teaser images posted by Pyranha Fraser Watson got a look at the new Pyranha kayak a couple of weeks back at the Tryweryn.

Firstly here are the two Pyranha images.

New Pyranha Kayak

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Movie Monday 28 August 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 28 August 2017 here at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 28 August 2017

Enjoy!

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Palm Equipment Bolt Throwline – First Look

We have the new Palm Equipment Bolt throwline in for review at Unsponsored HQ. The Bolt is the big brother to the Lightning throwline released last year and replaces the Palm Alpine throwline.

Palm Equipment Bolt Throwline - First Look

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Sick Weekend Competing In Montreal

Bren has been paddling in Montreal.

Sick Weekend Competing In Montreal

Big waves, small kayaks and jet skis. What is there not to like?

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Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

Kayak The Nile are hiring. Fancy living and working in one of the worlds premier kayaking spots?

Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

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New Kayak A Little More Detail

If you didn’t check out the post about the #themystery you need to have a read of that before going any further.

New Kayak A Little More Detail

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Spade Kayaks – Black Jack Detail

We’ve just had this in direct from Spade Kayaks.

Spade Kayaks - Black Jack

Olli Grau has put the following Black Jack detail together:

The Spade Kayaks Black Jack is a modern white water kayak that perfectly bridges the gap between a river runner and a creek boat. High volume and high rocker give him the dry line ability and bouancy that a full on creek boat needs. A flat bottom and a pronounced rail deliver dynamic reactivity even on mellower waters.

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Fun-Draising Event

Lowri Davies is hosting a Fun-Draising Event on the 2nd of September 2017. If you are in the UK that weekend it will be worth a trip out, that I am sure.

Details:

An afternoon and evening of fun and shenanigans, both on and off the water to help raise money towards Lowri Davies representing Great Britain at the World Freestyle Championships out in Argentina.

As an added bonus, Canoe Wales will match all donations! So effectively ALL DONATIONS WILL BE DOUBLED!

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I Hate Trees

I hate trees. Most of my river swims have been a result of a close encounter with a tree strung across the river.

I Hate Trees

Sam Ellis hooked up with a tree a couple of days back on the Lower Vent. This was a lucky escape.

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Spade Kayaks – Black Jack

I met with the guys from Spade Kayaks almost two years ago in Nuremberg at the Paddle Expo. Despite the Ace of Spades only being out for a short period of time I asked them about the next kayak. Even then a design called the Black Jack or “Jack” was already being thought about.

Spade Kayaks - Black Jack

Today (22 August 2017) the Black Jack will start coming of the production line. The Ace of Spades, Spade kayaks first production kayak was and still is blow molded.

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