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Month: October 2019 (page 1 of 3)

Movie Monday 28 October 2019

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Tyne Tour Guide

The Tyne Tour is one of the best kayak/canoe events in the UK. Since its origins as the Mike Jones Rally the Tyne tour has become a firm favourite of mine.

Tyne Tour Guide
Tyne Tour Guide

Most paddlers will stick to the area around Hexham and Tyne Green but there are several other stretches of water in the local area that are worth looking at. This post is not designed to be a definitive guide in any way but is intend to offer a few ideas so you can maximise your paddle time and choice if attending the tour. So here we have it The Tyne Tour – A Brief Water Guide.

Camping, food and retailers are all based at Tyne Green right on the river bank in Hexham. Hexham is large market town so there are plenty of shops, pubs and takeaways if required.

The main river for the tour is the North Tyne. Local canoe/kayak clubs provide safety cover on the largest whitewater section of the North Tyne at Rescue Rock. Each Saturday of the Tyne Tour you will find me sat on Rescue Rock taking thousands of still images.

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Dagger Vanguard Prototype

Chris Gragtmans has this Dagger Vanguard prototype for the season. What do you think?

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Social Media Saturday 26 October 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 26 October 2019. we hope you enjoy this weeks selection.

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The Upper Upper Elaho Canyon

Nouria Newman takes on some big water in BC – The Upper Upper Elaho Canyon.

The Upper Upper Elaho Canyon
The Upper Upper Elaho Canyon
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EJ and The Zen 3.0 Hit The Russell Fork River

EJ and The Zen 3.0 Hit The Russell Fork River
EJ and The Zen 3.0 Hit The Russell Fork River

Used around the world by leading whitewater schools as an amazing teaching tool, the Zen 3.0 takes the attributes that made prior generations of the Zen a top pick and improved on them. The Zen 3.0 stays on top of the water and the bow lifts over and clears things better than any previous design. It is a dry, confidence-inspiring ride, especially when the river gets steep and keeping your bow up is important. The hull combines an amazingly fun Zen feel, with carving, gliding, and surfing, while adding a new level of stability to the platform. The ease of staying right side up is incredible, while the confidence it provides is welcome on any river. It boofs, surfs, and plugs…. versatility doesn’t mean compromise! Your new favorite river runner will also be your new favorite creek boat. The high volume design doesn’t get grabbed in squirrelly situations, and it wants to stay horizontal. This is an amazing platform for teaching beginners, while the biggest whitewater begs for this type of forgiveness. Measurements are for Zen Medium. Coming November 2019.

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Movie Monday 21 October 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 21 October 2019 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 21 October 2019
Movie Monday 21 October 2019

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Social Media Saturday 19 October 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 19 October 2019 on Unsponsored.

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Jackson Kayak Z3

We are getting close to the full release of the new Jackson Kayak Z3.

What do you think about this updated Zen?

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Wavesport Recon – Review

Darren Clarkson-King gives us a run down of why he is back in the Recon. Having owned and paddled one for a number of years I know exactly where he is coming from.

Wavesport Recon - Review
Wavesport Recon – Review

Ok so before I start let’s make one thing clear, I do paddle for wavesport. I’ve paddled many other designs over my 30+ years of making splashes and running rivers. Some boats I have loved, some I have hated. I’ve been assisted by brands, and I’ve been an ardent denier that sponsorship as a good thing. I’m lucky I paddle boats I like, boats I would use and have used outside of any financial gain.

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Guigui Prod 2kg Saving

Guigui Prod have a carbon kit available that shaves 2kg off the weight of a boat.

The carbon based kit swaps out the plastic rail and seat for a carbon rail and foam seat.

The stiffer setup will not only allow for the drop in weight it should also improve the performance of the boat without compromising its strength.

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Movie Monday 14 October 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 14 October 2019.

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