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Month: December 2019 (page 1 of 3)

Movie Monday 30 December 2019

Welcome to the last Movie Monday of the decade, Movie Monday 30 December 2019.

Movie Monday
Movie Monday 30 December 2019

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Social Media Saturday 28 December 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 28 December 2019 at Unsponsored. The site has gone nuts over the last few days with an extra boost of visitors. Many thanks for the continued support.

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Shriggin With Benny

Shriggin with Benny
Shriggin with Benny

Fun times with Benny on Fear canyon earlier this fall. We were cold and tired but definitely making the most of the last good whitewater days of the season while shooting with a talented crew from REEL WATER PRODUCTION.

Nouria Newman
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Minus Rapids

Minus Rapids
Minus Rapids

The water was coming up slightly every day during the trip, but the last few days it really started to make bigger jumps in the level. Since the water was higher and we had gotten our fill downstream we decided to head up for a lap of the minus rapids. Here is a quick GoPro mashup of the minus rapids and the last few days enjoying one of my favorite rivers of all time!

Dane Jackson
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Yak Taurus PFD – Review

A brand new Yak Taurus PFD landed at Unsponsored HQ at the end of August 2019.  Since then it has seen a hundred hours of use.

Yak Taurus PFD - Review
Yak Taurus PFD – Review

When it first landed I thought that it was one of the best looking PFDs I had seen in some time. It reminded me a great deal of some of the Lotus PFDs from the 1990s in both its shape and size.

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Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest

Before he was guiding for Backshall, before he became synonymous with the Himalayas, before so much more Daz Clarkson-King was kayaking in the shadow of Everest in October 2003.

Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest
Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest
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Midweek Social Media 25 December 2019

A midweek special edition of Social Media Saturday. Check it out!

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What SD Card For The GoPro Hero8 Series?

What SD Card For The GoPro Hero8 Series? It super important that you use the best memory cards possible with your GoPro camera whether it’s the GoPro Hero8, Hero7, Hero6, Hero5 or indeed any of the GoPro cameras currently available. The following SD micro memory cards are what we used in the GoPro Hero7 and are now using in the Hero8.

What SD Card For The GoPro Hero8 Series?
What SD Card For The GoPro Hero8 Series?

All of the cards listed below are fast and you’ll need fast and reliable if you are shooting at high resolutions. We are currently running the Lexar, Sandisk Extreme and Samsung EVO cards in our GoPro Hero8.

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Unsponsored Christmas Special 2019

Christmas day is always a big visitor day here on Unsponsored. In previous years visits go up by around 30%+. We started doing a Christmas day post a few years back and it has always been well received. I hope this post goes down at least as well and offers a little bit of escapism to those who need it.

Unsponsored Christmas Special 2019

Merry Christmas and a happy New year to all. Stay safe and paddle hard!

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Movie Monday 23 December 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 23 December 2019 and Unsponsored.

Movie Monday
Movie Monday 23 December 2019

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RRP Proguard Bolt On Mudguard – Review

Ok, we are going a little off piste with this one as it is definitely not kayak or canoe related. When the water is low and the surf has dropped off I get out on a bike. This now includes mountain bikes and road bikes.

Clean lines and no zip ties

I’ve been after a good mudguard for sometime and the Proguard hit my radar a few months ago. I pre-ordered bot the Proguard standard and mini.

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Help Needed – Afon Cynfal And Rhaeadr y Cwm Threatened By Hydro Development

Afon Cynfal And Rhaeadr y Cwm Threatened By Hydro Development
Afon Cynfal And Rhaeadr y Cwm Threatened By Hydro Development

Both Afon Cynfal and Rhaeadr y Cwm are threatened by hydro development. The development will really in significant ecological damage.

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