Astral have partnered up with Nouria Newman and artist Bret Brown to create a new limited edition Greenjacket PFD for 2023.Continue reading
We were lucky enough to get hold of a Palm Equipment Riff PFD for review at Unsponsored. The one we have here is in Palm’s signature Jet Grey colour way.
The Riff is of a slab design with a side entry system. The buckle side entry is a convenient feature that allows the user to easily put on and take off the Riff. It is designed to be simple and easy to use, ensuring that the user can quickly get in and out of the product as needed. This feature is particularly useful when you are trying to negotiate a drysuit zip when putting a PFD on.Continue reading
The new Barracuda from Spade Kayaks is 274cm long with a width of 6cm and a volume of 217 litres. The half-slice boat is designed to be fast.Continue reading
Liquid Logic have released deatils of three new ww kayaks inclucing this one, The Sweet Ride.
At 9 foot long is is one foot longer than the Hot Whip. It still has a slicey stern but has a greater overall volume of 72 gallons (US).
Paddler weight recommendations sit at 120 to 240lbs.Continue reading
The Dagger Vanguard has been offically launched today. Check it out.
Dagger’s Vanguard is here to transport you into a new realm of whitewater performance. This fresh design paddles more like a creek boat than a long boat, yet offers the speed, agility and elegance of a 12’ kayak. A barrier-breaking and high-performance kayak, the Vanguard paddles like nothing else on the water!Continue reading
Recently I got to tryout Pyranha’s latest river-play half slice, the Firecracker.
The Firecracker has been hotly awaited since it was first announced at the Paddle Sports Show back in 2022. There were lots of questions about the boat and how it sat within Pyranha’s line up, not least how it stacked up against the Ripper and Ripper 2. It’s fair to say it split opinion between those who were struggling to see the point of it, and those who were really looking forward to it. I have to admit I was on the more sceptical end of things.Continue reading
One boat to the rule them all. That is how Set are billing the new Ninja.
ONE BOAT TO RULE THEM ALL!!!
A boat that transcends genera and style. A boat 5 years in the making. A boat that will unlock your inner river, NINJA!
Sweet lines, Good times, High performance
If you’re looking for one boat that does it all, then look no further than the Zet Ninja. Our most versatile creek boat yet. The brainchild of extreme paddler Honza Choutka, the Zet Ninja is the boat to use when the rivers are steep and technical, when you want to win races or when you just want to have some fun throwing it down while mashing through rowdy bits in complete control.
The Zet Ninja has taken more than 5 years to develop and has been tested by numerous world-class paddlers. It has excellent stability in squirrely water and features a fast, nimble planing hull. Its progressive bow makes it smooth to boof and skips over the top of different river features. Just the right amount of stern rocker makes stern squirts possible and horizontal and vertical eddy turns easy. The Zet Ninja is fast and fun. It will make you feel just like the river ninja, you know you are.Zet Kayaks
Paddler Weight 75 – 110kg
The Firecracker is Pyranha’s latest Half-Slice kayak and is available in three sizes. 232, 242 and 252. The 242 is available at dealers now. The smaller 232 and larger 252 will be released at a later date.
This is Pyranha’s answer to the new Apex and Waka half slice kayaks and it looks great.
Here is what Pyranha has to say about the new Firecracker:
Explosive, downriver freeride energy that everyone can enjoy! The Firecracker is a compact half-slice to whip into every micro-eddy, snap onto every wave, and get vertical everywhere – no matter who you are, you’ll be able to throw this around, sky-gaze, and have the comfort and confidence to nail that new move.
• Compact and lightweight half-slice design.Pyranha KAyaks
• Spinnable, surfable, stable planing hull.
• A bow that stays dry downriver, but you can still get down and party with.
• Enjoy explosive moments of fun and relax without consequence between them.
• Rolls easy so you can try new tricks again and again until you stick the landing.
• Next-generation ergonomics for all day comfort
• Don’t just unlock the river, blow the doors off
• Full Stout 2 outfitting
Interested? Let’s see the Pyranha Firecracker in action:Continue reading