Monday again. Before you get too engrossed in work check out these carefully selected edits from around the globe.
Pyranha 9r Test Drive
I managed to have a closer look at the Broadland and Covert canoes a couple of weeks ago. Both designs look really well thought out and have been very well made.
Silverbirch canoes are made by the guys behind Tootega and are therefore designed and built right here in the UK. They currently have two canoe models in the range, The Broadland and the Covert 9.3 OC1.
The Broadland is constructed from either Duracore or Duralite three-layer polyethylene.
Now it may seem strange of me to do of a review of the Italian made Exo boat in English when it is not available in the UK, (yet?) but there are a few points going for the Exo XT Creek that may make it an interesting option for UK boaters.
I have always been a bigger boat paddler, H3, Burn, Mamba and Everest, and this boats fits right in there with those size wise.
The XT Creek is in a range of three boats the XT 260 and the XT 300, they all share or seem to share the same semi displacement hull, with the Creek having a more rounded deck front and back to shed water better when resurfacing.
Last week I got a preview of the new Inside Out video from Palm Equipment. The video takes a close look at the process of designing and then making paddling gear.
Have you ever wondered how your paddling gear is made, how it’s designed, or what a laser cutter looks like? This short film from Palm Equipment takes you inside the factory, to explain the how, the where and the why of design and manufacturing.
Another Peak UK event classic. A few familiar faces in this one. How many can you spot?
At under £13 the Palm Snake Sling is an affordable and I would suggest essential piece of safety gear. All good gear should have multiple uses and this is certainly true for the Snake Sling. I carry 1 x Snake Sling and 1 x Safety Tape whilst out on the water.
In the short video below Jake Holland takes us through how to carry a sling safely and how it could be used.
The new Glide PFD from Palm Equipment is designed for those watersport users who don’t want to wear a conventional PFD on calmer waters.
Japan seems to offer a great deal to the outdoor loving sports person. It is definitely a place I would like to visit with both my kayak and mountain bike. Our friends over at Creative Adventure took a road trip out to Japan earlier this year. It looks epic.
Laura Farrell, Margaret Williams, Steve Augustine, Toby MacDermott and Erin Savage took a summer vacation up to Quebec. While the US was in a bit of a drought, Quebec was blessed with a particularly rainy summer. We got to hit some classics, as well as some lesser known runs.
Demshitz loves rafting the Upper Gauley on the festival weekend.