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Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

The mold is here and in the next few days Spade Kayaks will be making the first Queen of Hearts.

Spade Kayaks - Queen Of Hearts
Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts
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HF Porter

HF Porter
HF Porter

HF have a new throw bag belt. The HF Porter has been specially developed for pro water rescue teams and raft guides.

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Slicey River Runners

Fancy a slicey river running play machine? Here is quick updated run down of the specifications of a number of the slicey kayaks out their (early 2020). If we have missed any please let us know.

Liquidlogic Party Braap

Dagger Axiom Vs Jackson AntiX Vs Liquidlogic Braap Vs Pyranha Ripper

Length 271.8cm
Width 62.2cm
Weight 20kg
Volume 253.6l
Paddler Weight 45 – 100kg

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Titan Nymph – First Look

We have a pre-production Titan Nymph in for review at Unsponsored. Other than the graphics (missing on this one) and some tweaks to the outfitting this kayak is the same as the final production version.

Titan Nymph - First Look
Titan Nymph – First Look

We showed renders of this new boat some time ago and it created a great deal of interest.

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The Pyranha Ozone Arrives At Robin Hood Watersports

Andy Butler, designer at Pyranha Kayaks, visited the store to introduce their latest creation. 

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Astral Greenjacket 2020

For 2020 Astral have made an update to the colours of the Greenjacket. In addition to the all black colour scheme from 2019 they also have this blue/red combination.

Astral Greenjacket 2020
Astral Greenjacket 2020

What do you think? It also matches one of the new colour ways for the Serpent 2.0.

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Astral Serpent 2.0 PFD

A long time ago HF produced the Serpent PFD that was designed and developed by Allan Ellard. It was a great piece of gear that had a huge following. For 2020 Astral has developed the Serpent 2.0.

The new design is extremely similar to the original with an update in materials, some of the ergonomics and and increase of 20N in buoyancy to a total of 70N.

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Verus Kayaks

Verus Kayaks is a company I haven’t really come across until I spotted a post on Instagram a couple of weeks back. With a number of plastic and carbon/kevlar designs they look very interesting. Have you paddled one of their kayaks?

Volant – Full Carbon
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Titan Nymph Colours

Titan have some pretty nice looking colour combinations for the Nymph.

Titan Nymph Colours
Titan Nymph Colours

Which one would you go for?

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Yak Taurus PFD – Review

A brand new Yak Taurus PFD landed at Unsponsored HQ at the end of August 2019.  Since then it has seen a hundred hours of use.

Yak Taurus PFD - Review
Yak Taurus PFD – Review

When it first landed I thought that it was one of the best looking PFDs I had seen in some time. It reminded me a great deal of some of the Lotus PFDs from the 1990s in both its shape and size.

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Pyranha Ozone

The Ozone is Pyranha’s long-awaited return to the river-running playboat market.

Pyranha Ozone
Pyranha Ozone
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Level Six Ace Spray Skirt – First Look

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