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Month: September 2019 (page 1 of 2)

Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks

Bren and Adrian headed out to Tibet earlier this year. Check out their first video instalment.

Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks
Exploring Tibet In Our Kayaks

Mid-July we left towards Southern Asia and joined an international group of kayakers to go and explore the whitewater in Tibet. Being known as the roof of the world and containing the tallest mountains in the world left us to wonder what rivers must lie deep in the heart of the Himalayas.

There has been a lot of expeditioning going on in countries like Nepal or India, but there are still a lot of places, rivers, and countries which haven’t necessarily been on the list of kayaking expeditions. There have been a few trips to Tibet done by kayakers, the most famous one probably being Scott Lindgrens and Steve Fishers trip to the Tsang Po, but the eastern part still largely remains untouched, just waiting to be explored. So we followed the call and sent it to Tibet.

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Dagger Rewind Test Paddle On The Ocoee

Check out this test paddle of the Dagger Rewind on the Ocoee.

Student Kayaker Gear Guide 2019

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.

National Student Rodeo - Rodeo Rabbit 2016 Student Kayaker Buyers Guide 2018
Bunny ears are optional

In most cases the Kayak/Canoe club in a university will be the best club to join. That can pretty much be guaranteed.

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Movie Monday 16 September 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 16 September 2019 ay Unsponsored.

Movie Monday
Movie Monday 16 September 2019

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 14 September 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 14 September 2019 at Unsponsored.

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The Cataracts W/ The Steeze

Short and steep.

The Cataracts W/ The Steeze
The Cataracts W/ The Steeze
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Spade Kayaks – River Runner

Another new kayak is on its way. This time from Spade Kayaks.

Spade Kayaks - River Runner
Spade Kayaks – River Runner
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5 Things People Make Look Annoyingly Easy

We’ve all been there…

5 Things People Make Look Annoyingly Easy
5 Things People Make Look Annoyingly Easy

5 things people make look annoyingly easy.

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Level Six Quick Throw Pro

A new throwline has just showed up in my news feed from Level Six.

It has glow in the dark rope!

What do you think?

Titan Nymph

We showed an Instagram post from Titan kayaks back in July showing the new Nymph kayak. The new kayak ha snow made it into full production. So it now possible to get your hands on one.

Titan Nymph
Titan Nymph
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Himalayan Paddling Top Tips

After spending quite a bit of time on the rivers of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet, we asked Himalayan veteran Darren Clarkson-King for some of his top tips about kayaking in the area.

Himalayan Paddling Top Tips
Himalayan Paddling Top Tips

Top tips for kayaking in the Himalayas

No matter how much is planned expect things to change. Expect the bus to be delayed, the monsoon to have closed the road, your internal flight to be cancelled due to bad weather and a million more issues.

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Level Six Ace & King Double Stitched Rand Skirts

We haven’t had much Level Six gear in for review at Unsponsored but from the odd bits we’ve seen, got hold of, and used it has been pretty good stuff.

Level Six Ace & King Double Stitched Rand
Level Six Ace Double Stitched Rand

The Canadian company have updated their range and this includes double stitching the rand on the Ace and King spray skirts. Which we think look very interesting.

Level Six Ace & King Double Stitched Rand
Level Six King Double Stitched Rand
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