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Month: June 2018 (Page 2 of 3)

Jackson Kayak – Rockstar 4.0

Over three years in development the new Jackson Kayak – Rockstar 4.0 is now available.

Jackson Kayak - Rockstar 4.0

The Rockstar 4.0 is longer, narrower and has more volume that its predecessor.

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Extreme Whitewater PFDs

We’ve received this very interesting content from Graham Snape relating to his University research.

Extreme Whitewater PFDs

For my major project at the University of Nottingham I investigated whitewater Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and the level of buoyancy they provide. The aim of the project was to increase the total buoyancy available to the user in emergency situations.

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3 Tricks From 5 Angles – Quim Fontané For ICF

What’s the difference between a McNasty and a Lunar Loop. Quim Fontane shows us 3 Tricks from 5 Angles.

3 Tricks From 5 Angles

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On the Brain – A Custom Hand Drawn Helmet By Adventurous Pencil

On The Brain

A one-of-a-kind hand drawn Shuck helmet by Amy Dunis (Adventurous Pencil) … putting an appreciation for the wild places we love down in pen and ink.

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Outfitting The Liquidlogic Homeslice

Outfitting The Liquidlogic Homeslice

Shane gives a run down on how to outfit the new Liquidlogic Homeslice.

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How To Tailee With Bren Orton

How to Tailee with Bren Orton

There are a lot of names to this trick such as the stern squirt, the squirt, the pirouette and the whooppie. But if you watch this video you are now only allowed to call it the Tailee from now on.

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Movie Monday 11 June 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 11 June 2018.

Movie Monday 11 June 2018

Enjoy!

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Always Changing – A Kayaking Film

Always Changing - A Kayaking Film

Gabrielle Ridge is a kayaker, and this is a film all about why she loves to kayak so much and the hours of effort she has put into it.

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Social Media Saturday – 9 June 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 9 June 2018 at Unsponsored HQ.

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Soul Waterman Moves Production Out Of The USA

Production Out Of The USA

It is with sadness, that Soul Waterman has decided to move its production out of the USA. This decision is being made for several extremely practical reasons: we’re in the boat building business and need to be able to produce our kayaks on time, to standard, at a reasonable price.

The recent trade war started by the president of the United states is resulting in retaliatory tariffs by several nations around the world. These are countries where Soul sells kayaks, and the tariff hikes are going to make our products uncompetitive in those markets; sales which combined make up more than half our total business. Given the international nature of our sales, we cannot afford 20%-30% price hikes on our products in these countries.

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How To Run A Big Drop With Adrian Mattern

How To Run A Big Drop With Adrian Mattern

Running big drops in a kayak is one of the sickest things you can do but it is not something you do every day and therefore I thought it might be helpful to give you a little beta about how I approach and handle big drops.

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Dagger Kayaks – Phantom North Fork Championships

I thought my Dagger Phantom looked pretty good in red and was the best colour choice until I saw this special Phantom North Fork Championships colour scheme.

Phantom North Fork Championships

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