Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Author: Unsponsored (Page 3 of 316)

How To Paddle Design

Just a quick little how to paddle design. 

First of all if you have not done any drawing or designing lately I would recommend that you get a piece of paper and draw out a few ideas of things that you would like on your paddle. Keep the design pretty basic. Mandalas are an easy formula to follow and look great. Equally any cartoon or line drawing will work also. 

How To Paddle Design
How To Paddle Design

I would not recommend a big block of colour. I have a block of white beside the anchor. But I know the paint will scrape off the bank and river beds or beaches when launching and paddling over the summer. Try to come up with line designs and keep them more towards the shaft or centre of the paddle for longevity. 

How To Paddle Design
How To Paddle Design
Continue reading

Movie Monday 4 May 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 4 May 2020.

Movie Monday 4 May 2020

Enjoy!

Continue reading

Kayak Technique – Trunk

Kayak Technique - Trunk
Kayak Technique – Trunk

Todays video is about the trunk which transmits power between the legs and the shoulders. Maybe not the most exciting but a weak trunk means energy spillage.

Ultimate Kayaks
Continue reading

Palm Equipment APC Ring – First Look

At the end of last week I purchased a Palm Equipment APC Ring. The APC Ring is a fat anodised aluminium O-ring for your PFD chest harness providing an easy to recognise attachment point.

At the time of ordering there wasn’t any detail on the how strong this ring actually was. But it seems that either the Palm website has been updated with more detail or I missed it in the first place.

Palm Equipment APC Ring - First Look
Palm Equipment APC Ring – First Look
Continue reading

Social Media Saturday 2 May 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 2 May 2020. It is our weekly round up of video clips we’ve spotted on Instagram.

Social Media Saturday 2 May 2020

Enjoy!

Continue reading

Return To Dreamwave

Return To Dreamwave
Return To Dreamwave

Scoping through the old drives I came across this short GoPro edit I made from our 2017 return to Dream Wave in Manitoba. Loaded jetskis, camping out beside the best wave in the world, it doesn’t get better.

Dane Jackson
Continue reading

Lettmann Rocky XL

The best of both the Granate and Manta kayaks have been combined to create the Lettmann Rocky XL.

Lettmann Rocky XL
Lettmann Rocky XL

With the Rocky we created the perfect symbiosis of our two favorite Creekers. It combines the Granate’s stable and mild characteristics with the Manta’s modern features. The new Rocky’s stable hull combines high pace with a lost of control.

Beginners love that trying to reach the eddies, more advanced paddlers will worthship that while approaching the next waterfall.

The rounded edges won’t allow the rapids to push too hard and landings after high drops perform more smoothly. The high and volumenous bow allow a dry run even in the heaviest of rapids.

Combined with its fat rocker the Rocky will emerge dry and smoothly after every heavy drop – making sure you’re the one in charge! 

Lettmann
Continue reading

Coaching For Memory

Have a look at the following sequence of 17 letters and try to memorise it. Give yourself 30 seconds at most:

BDELHNAOAWPLDODRL

Now cover the sequence and repeat it back. How did you get on? Would you do any better if I arranged the same sequence of letters like this?

Coaching For Memory
Coaching For Memory
Continue reading

Old School Carnage – Corsikayak

Corsikayak – Big water, big falls and big boats.

Old School Carnage – Corsikayak
Continue reading

Sweet Protection Paddlesport Sale

Yesterday we published a post detailing Sweet Protection’s move away from dry gear for 2020.

As of today Sweet have launched their Paddlesport gear sale. This includes both softwear and hardwear.

I’ve put my order in!

HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

HIPS 2. - How to Improve Your Paddling Skills
HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

Francesco Salvato has dedicated his life to the kayak and descended the rivers of all 5 continents. Much in demand as a teacher, his 30 years of experience have been concentrated in this video. Director of the Free Flow kayak School, master of kayaking, in charge of the training of instructors for the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation, Francesco Salvato has written several books on the techniques of the kayak. His studies of physical education and of subjects linked to sports technique and instruction make Francesco one of the world’s great experts on kayak technique. A complete video, open to all, from the beginner to the expert kayaker. The technique of the kayak is addressed in a comprehensive way, starting with the basics and advancing to refined white water technique, river rescue and freestyle.

Hips is a big-O-production by Olaf Obsommer.

Hips is powered by: Teva, WaveSport, Peak UK, Kayak Session, Sweet, Robson, Gravita Zero

Olaf Obsommer
Continue reading

Fancy A Waka Kayak In Black?

I love black boats. So if you are like me and want a Waka kayak, they now manufacturer them in black.

« Older posts Newer posts »

© 2020 Unsponsored

Theme by Anders NorénUp ↑