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The North Fork Championship V

Some great footage from an awesome event. Check out the boat being paddled by Tad Dennis at 5.14. Dagger Phantom?

The North Fork Championship V

The North Fork Championship V rallied the best kayakers in the world to the great state of Idaho for a weekend of incredible kayaking, amazing lifestyling, and the rowdiest parties!!

The NFC Whitewater Festival is a venue that showcases the talent and energy that is in the sport of kayaking. Kayaking is among the upper echelon of any extreme sport and the NFC highlights the highest level of extreme kayak racing, photos, videos and characters in this awesome sport!

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Wet N’ Wild

There is some great aerial footage in this Wet N’ Wild wintery edit from Kavu.

Wet N' Wild

Sam Grafton and Ben Kinsella get burly on the Skykomish River, WA. The flow of the river was massive around 33,000 CFS.

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Movie Monday 18 July 2016

It’s the start of the summer holidays for some of us here in the UK. There isn’t much water around but that isn’t an excuse for not getting a dose of whitewater action. To save us from the drought here is Movie Monday 18 July 2016.

Movie Monday 18 July 2016

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River Safety – WW Safety Anthology

As an honored and respected member of the WW community CMM and HMH are requesting your cooperation. In 2017 it is proposed that a WW safety anthology of stories and rescues will be published. This is a new take on a river safety manual – it is not a boring safety manual but a book full of first person accounts, where the reader can learn from your experiences.

We are looking for true and accurate submissions, without the need for scenario evaluations. 2000+ word count – The book cannot evolve without your help. It cannot help grow the community, from which we all learn. Our request for your inclusion within the book has not been taken lightly, your experiences and knowledge are sure to be of benefit for our readers.

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Yak Equipment On Sportpursuit

Yak Equipment is now available on the sports gear website Sportpursuit.com. The new range from Yak contains some really sweet gear that is definitely worth checking out.

Yak on Sportpursuit

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Movie Monday 11 July 2016

Racing, creeks, stouts and surfing. It’s all here on Unsponsored. Welcome to Movie Monday 11 July 2016.

Movie Monday 11 July 2016

Enjoy!

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Burnt Ranch Gorge

Burnt Ranch Gorge is a true classic. From steep committing gorges, to big rapids, and some fantastic scenery, it’s a run that every boater should take a trip to.

Burnt Ranch Gorge

This trip to the gorge was a really special one for me because I got to show two friends down this run at one of my favorite flows, and we were blessed to see some massive bald eagles and a bear in the canyon. The ranch is a special place.

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Hand Of God Rescue

We posted a similar video from Jackson Kayak a few months back and it had a huge number of hits. This one from Palm Equipment is a nicely put together edit and is definitely worth sharing here on Unsponsored.

Hand Of God Rescue

If you haven’t tried the Hand Of God rescue you need to add it to your paddling skills list.

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Movie Monday 4 July 2016

This is Unsponsored. It’s Monday, it’s the 4th of July 2016 therefore it must be Movie Monday 4 July 2016.

Movie Monday 4 July 2016

That is all!

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For Benji

A beautifully put together edit.

For Benji

Ever since I have been coming to Norway Benji was always there waiting to take us kayaking. His enthusiasm always made for such amazing times on and off the water. His huge smile and laugh could be seen and heard a mile away and he was always grinning ear to ear at the bottom of every rapid. This film is a compilation of footage from my years in Voss and some really lovely footage sent in by friends from all over the world!

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Palm Equipment Gradient Boots 2016 – First Look

Palm Equipment have updated the super popular Gradient boots for 2016. The previous version is firm favourite at Unsponsored HQ.

Palm Equipment Gradient Boots 2016

So what have Palm done to make the Gradient boots better?

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Suunto Ambit 3 Peak – First Look

We love tech here at Unsponsored HQ and when we can combine that love with the great outdoors it gives us a warm glow inside.

The GPS of choice up until very recently was a Garmin Foretrex 401 (as favoured by many members of the armed forces). It did its job well but I didn’t use a great deal of its features apart from getting a GPS location fix when things got a bit sticky. Although it did what I needed it to do technology has moved on and it’s always great to have an excuse to upgrade some tech.

After a couple of recommendations a Suunto Ambit 3 Peak was purchased.

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak - First Look

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