No I’m not a great freestyle paddler, I’d never be sponsored or make it on to any team. However I love paddling play boats and can throw the odd end on both the flat and in the rough stuff when the fancy take me.
For the last few years I have been paddling the Wavesport Project X. It’s a great boat and I have loved owning and paddling one. However I had begun to get itchy feet and very almost switch to Dagger after a demo in the Jitsu. I managed to hold off thanks to a poor bank balance but have over the last couple of months been paddling the Wavesport Mobius after saving up some pennies.
A few weeks ago I sold one of my GoPro Hero 3 silver editions. I was contacted by the buyer a few days after the sale stating that it dead. All very strange as it was fully updated and A1 before being sent off. Any way I refunded the guy once the camera was returned and began to diagnose the issue. The camera was simply refusing to switch on under USB or battery power.
I have been using the Peli 0915 memory card case for quite some time now. It is used as the main storage for all of my SD and micro SD cards when they are not in a camera.
Case Features Include:
Water resistant seal
Stores 8 SD and 16 Mini-SD memory cards (not included)
Removable insert liner absorbs shock and protects memory cards
Made of tough Polycarbonate resin
The case is as well built as all other Peli products. Waterproof rating is IPX4 which is essentially splash proof and can hadle being out in the rain. If dropped in the water the chances are the case will leak. That said SD cards will stand up to a fair bit of abuse including being dunked in water with little in the way of damage. For me it’s all about keeping them in one pace and that dust/dirt is kept well away from them.
One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD card. The now replaced GoPro HD Hero2 camera supports SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB (any SD card over 2GB is considered to be a SDHC card).
The new GoPro Hero 3 range – white, silver and black and the even newer GoPro Hero3+ use Micro SD Cards.
The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for SD cards. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of. Continue reading
Staying both warm and dry makes any kayaking adventure that much more pleasant. I’ve been kayaking for over 25 years now and am amazed how much the kit has moved on during that time. Way back then getting soaked to the bone was pretty much a standard feature of paddling even if you didn’t swim. Even though staying dry is much easier and therefore makes keeping warm itself so much easier it’s important to get your insulation layers right.
I tend not to feel the cold as most folk but I still pick my insulation layers really carefully to make sure that I not only stay nice and warm but that I do not over heat. I personally find overheating way worse than being too cold.
Second full descent of the grand canyon of the Stikine from SB Productions on Vimeo.
For years the Stikine has been considered the Everest of kayaking. The remoteness and difficulty of it’s rapids makes any of the most hardcore kayakers scared. Follow the Serrasolses brothers as they embark on an epic journey for the 2nd full descent of this whitewater gem.
Olaf Obsommer & Jared Meehan
Ben Stookesberry – Clear H20 Films
Big thanks to Clear H20 Films and Adidas for all the additional footage !
Paddlers: Gerd & Aniol Serrasolses, Sam Sutton, Barney Young, Jules Domine, Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Jared Meehan.
Sony FS 700
Go Pro 3 Black edition
1. Forgotten dreams
2. Ventanas al mañana – Iluminate feat Cafres
3. Tourtist acid – Placid Acid
Demshitz Great Falls 2013 from jared seiler on Vimeo.
Demshitz spent the day at the Great Falls of the Potomac River outside of Washington D.C. Featuring Demshitz Geoff Calhoun,Jared Seiler,Max Blackburn,Wyatt Hyndman and Ian Wingert. demshitz.com
Shot with GoPro Kit.
Webisode #3: Stouts & Sisterhood from TiTs Deep on Vimeo.
Boofs. Blood. Screams. Slaps. Stouts. In this episode, Katrina Van WIjk and Nicole Mansfield stout around the Pacific Northwest during the high water season.
Produced by Tits Deep and in-the-flicker.com
Edit: Erin Galey
Money Drop footage courtesy Adrian Kiernan whiteboxmag.com
Metlako footage courtesy Substantial Media House substantialmediahouse.com
This episode was shot entirely on GoPro Hero 2 & 3 cameras.
Music: “Riot” by Dragonette itunes.apple.com/us/album/bodyparts/id557352826, “Prophet” by Pretty Lights itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-color-map-of-the-sun/id658162187, “Posse” (Brass Knuckles Remix) by Kimbra itunes.apple.com/us/album/vows-remixes/id563401660
Over the last year or so I have been making my way through all of the new creek boats on the market. This has included paddling the LL Stomper, Pyranha Nano, Wavesport Recon 83, Wavesport Recon 93, Dagger Mamba, Zet Raptor, and now the Zet Director.
Photo: Amy Elworthy, Paddler: Mark Allen
Zet are based in the Czech Republic and are a technical and design collaboration of the production engineer/kayak producer Zelezny, extreme kayaker Honza Lasko and the Czech whitewater slalom paddler Viktor Legat. I have paddled the Raptor extensively over the last year and was really interested to see how the larger Director would perform. Continue reading
Threewaves Nose Clips are now available in the UK & Ireland via Unsponsored. I was so impressed by the quality and performance of the nose clips (read the review here) that I have brought a few pairs back to the Unsponsored HQ here in the UK.