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Waka Gangsta – First Look

As soon as I’d heard about the release of the Waka Gangsta I put down a deposit at my local kayak shop so I had one guaranteed for the first shipment. This year I’ve paddled the mark one Tuna quite a lot on a mix of steep creeks, class3/4 river running and the odd day on something big and bouncy. I’ve also managed to get my hands on a mark 2 Tuna on numerous occasions and seen the improvements that have come through from the mark one.

Waka Gangsta - First Look

I’d got wind of a larger design coming from Waka early in the summer so I held off buying a mark 2 Tuna on the basis that the mark 1 and 2 always worked for me but felt a little bit like they weren’t performing to their full potential.

Waka Gangsta - First Look

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Movie Monday 5 December 2015

Low water here in my part of the UK means that Movie Monday 5 December 2015 is very much needed! We have a nice selection of edits from around the world to get your teeth into.

Movie Monday 5 December 2015

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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Pressies For Paddlers 2016

A great deal of outdoor equipment passes through the halls of Unsponsored HQ. Some great, some good and some not so good. As we get closer to the 25th it has now become a little bit of tradition (and to save me answering loads of “What should I get ….. for Christmas, they have just got into kayaking/canoeing/SUP?” type questions via email) to put together a list of gear that paddlers and general outdoors type folk might appreciate as presents at Christmas time.

Present Ideas For Paddlers 2015

So here it is.

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Movie Monday 28 November 2016

Movie Monday 28 November 2016 is right here, right now, heralding the start of the working week. Where did the water go? We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 278 November 2016

If you like what you see please hit the social media link(s) of your choice and share.

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SAS Hurley Classic

The SAS Hurley Classic is one of the oldest kayak freestyle kayak competitions in the world. The 2016 event was held over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of November 2016.

SAS Hurley Classic In Photos

SAS Hurley Classic In Photos

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Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

It seems that Wavesport have a new whitewater kayak in development and is actually at the point of being seen out in the wild.

Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

These shots from the Hurley Classic last weekend by Jack Gunter show the new boat in action.

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Movie Monday 21 November 2016

Movie Monday 21 November 2016 is right here, right now, heralding the start of the working week. Where did the weekend go? We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 20 November 2016

If you like what you see please hit the social media link(s) of your choice and share.

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Whetman Equipment Python And Ring Pull Prussiks

In the many years that I’ve been dabbling in whitewater kayaking technical rope work has always been the hardest thing for me to grasp – I’ve got it nailed now but not after constant repetition of reading the amazing Ww safety books and practice, practice, practice. I’m all for making things easy and I just wish all those decades ago the whetman equipment system was available. It take the mystique out of the black art of ropes and knots. Takes the worry away from do I have the correct kit and skills.

Whetman Equipment Anaconda And Ring Pull Prussiks

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Movie Monday 14 November 2016

Movie Monday 14 November 2016 at Unsponsored HQ has landed. We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 14 November 2016

If you like what you see please hit the social media link(s) of your choice and share.

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Pyranha Machno Pyranha 9r And Dagger Mamba 8.6

Side by side comparison of a Pyranha Machno, Pyranha 9r and Dagger Mamba 8.6. This is a great way to show off the size of the new Machno!

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Thanks to the guys from Kayak Shed for letting us share this image.

2016 Green Race Winners Reel

2016 Green Race Winners Reel from the Amongst It team is a must watch.

2016 Green Race Winners Reel

‘Under The Influence’ did not disappoint! We love all the racers, spectators and volunteers who make this the greatest show in all of sports.

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Tyne Tour 2016 – Part II

After a few days rest I have downloaded and have began to sort another 1000 or so images from this years Tyne Tour. I’m calling this Tyne Tour 2016 – Part II but it is still from the Saturday of the tour and all images are taken from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne.

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Shoe and neoprene sock washed away.

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