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Extending Your Reach

Over the last few months I have had quite a few Watershed Drybags in for review. As part of the packaging the bags all come complete with two heavy duty elastic bands. If you are old enough and from the UK (may be the same in other countries too) these bands are very similar to the ones you got when you went to a public swimming pool.

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Dagger Nomad: Dare to Dream

Do you remember that dream? The scary one where you are falling and falling into an endless abyss, dropping farther and faster until …

Dagger Nomad: Dare to Dream

Do you dare to dream?

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20 Years Of The Sweet Strutter Helmet

Believe it or not the Sweet Protection Strutter helmet has been around for 20 years, and 2017 marks the 20th anniversary. The Strutter was first made in 1997, that is even before Sweet protection actually existed. We’ve had at least one of the Strutter models at Unsponsored HQ from the very start.

20 Years Of The Sweet Strutter Helmet

To celebrate 20 years Sweet have released a couple of limited edition models of the Strutter. Both helmets are based around the latest iteration of the Strutter which was released in 2012. Since its first release the Strutter has significantly evolved.

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Palm Impact Spray Skirt 2017 – First Look

A surprise parcel landed at Unsponsored HQ this week, a brand new 2017 Palm Impact spray skirt. We’ve had an older one of these in at the HQ a couple of years back and it proved to be an awesome skirt.

Palm Impact Spray Skirt 2017 - First Look

The Palm Impact spray skirt is Palm’s top end bungee corded offering.

For 2017 Palm have updated the design so that it now includes a few tweaks.

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Pyranha Machno (Small) – Review

Brian Vermillion recently got his hands on the new Pyranha Machno (small) and took it down the Cheoah.

Cheoah release was last Saturday, and I was lucky enough to get a full lap in while testing out the Pyranha Machno. I chose to use the Machno small, which ended up being the perfect size for me. At 5’5” and 150lbs the small Machno at 73 gallons was perfect for this gem of a run.

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Jackson Kayak Nirvana Vs Pyranha 9r

The Jackson Kayak Nirvana is the new 9ft kayak on the block. But how does it compare side by side with the Pyranha 9r?

Brian Vermillion has taken these comparison shots.

Jackson Kayak Nirvana Vs Pyranha 9r

A Jackson Kayak Nirvana Vs Pyranha 9r if you like. Check them out.

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Sweet Stutter LE

This thing just looks great, the limited edition Sweet Stutter. Celebrating 20 years!

Sweet Stutter LE

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Pyranha Machno Small – Review

I was lucky enough to get hold of a medium Machno for a demo not long after it came out. I was hopeful that maybe I could get away with a medium as it looked awesome and I really wanted to paddle one. I paddled it and enjoyed it, it was fun but I knew (although I tried to ignore the fact) that it was too big for me, (I’m 5’5″ and 58kg). So the waiting for the small to be ready began.

Pyranha Machno Small - Review

I had planned a demo day through work and was hopeful that a small Machno would be ready to make an appearance for this and it did not disappoint!

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Ninja Plastic Welding

Corran Addison has some serious Ninja Plastic Welding skills. Here is what he did to a Soul Main Squeeze. A very impressive cut and shut.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

One of my favorite boats of all time is the Dragorossi Squashtail. But it has some issues. First off – footroom. Ouch.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

That inside rail is just in the wrong place and hurts like hell. Then the knees are too low, and the concave sidewall while awesome on a glassy wave, is hell on anything bouncy and bubbly.

So I took a Main Squeeze that didn’t mold properly, and turned it into a new squashtail!!! I cut 5.5″ off the tail, and then pushed the tail volume considerably before welding it up.

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TRAK

How about a super lightweight packable sea kayak? TRAK has launched a campain on Kickstarter to fund the TRAK 2.0 kayak.

TRAK

The TRAK 2.0 is billed as the Ultimate Touring Kayak.

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Liquidlogic Delta V – Closer Look

We have these great new images of the Liquidlogic Delta V from Trevor Conrad.

Liquidlogic Delta V

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Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane's First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V – We just made the first prototypes of the Delta V. The Green River is running high. Let’s go!!

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