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5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Just a quick one to try and highlight some common mistakes and how to fix them!

5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes
5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Let me know if this helps at all. My apologies to the beater in the blue boat.

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Movie Monday 22 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 22 April 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got another varied collection of edits for you to check out this week.

Movie Monday 22 April 2019
Movie Monday 22 April 2019

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If There Is High Water There Is No Tired

If There Is High Water There Is No Tired – Hard to beat the best day of kayaking, so this is officially the second best week!

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Spade Kayaks – Royal Flush

Gavin Hart is part of Team Dope and has a Spade Kayaks – Royal Flush to have a play with. Check out his run down the River Leven in Cumbria, UK.

Level 1.10m on the EA guage

Spade Kayaks - Royal Flash
Spade Kayaks – Royal Flash
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New Liquid Logic Kayak

In this edit Michael Ferraro takes a first descent of Indian Creek into the Toxaway. He’s paddling what looks like Liquid Logic’s new 9ft creeker.

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Movie Monday 15 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 15 April 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got varied collection of edits for you to check out this week. Please share via your social media channels if you can.

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Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

Gavin Hart and team went to try and surf the Arnside Tidal Bore, Cumbria on the 23rd and 24th March 2019.

Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win
Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

The bore itself was shockingly naff but the features under the railway bridge that are created on the incoming tide were pretty fun whilst there for an hour or so. Highly recommend as a local playspot.

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Road To 100

The South Ram River, near the small town of Nordegg, Alberta, stands out to a select group of kayakers because of a beautiful series of waterfalls spread throughout its canyon walls. The tallest waterfall on the river, Ram Falls, cascades nearly 100 feet to a pool below. For years, paddlers have visited the South Ram River to run the Class 5 canyon, but always opt to enjoy the view of Ram safely from the riverbanks. T

Road To 100

Three kayakers logged the first descent of Ram in 2012. Six years later, extremely low water levels forced Edward Muggridge to abandon his first attempt at Ram Falls. He all but gave up his dream to run this hundred-footer. Liam Fournier followed Edward Muggridge’s journey to paddle 100-foot Ram Falls. Mentored by world-class kayaker, Aniol Serrasolses, Road to 100 takes us deeper into the attempts and the failures, the anxieties and the skills involved in successfully running massive waterfalls.

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Sticking New Things

Finally took my Antix out for my first lap of the year on the Little White.

Sticking New Things
Sticking New Things

But I decided I would mess around and try as many things on the way down as I could, even if it meant landing on my head. Stuck some things, ate sh*t on some things, but it was a glorious lap!

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Movie Monday 8 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 8 April 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out the great edits we’ve found over the last few days. Please give this post a share.

Movie Monday 8 April 2019
Movie Monday 8 April 2019

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How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

We all love a loop, don’t we?

How To Loop - Nick's Kayaking Tips and Tricks
How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

The loop, is a front flip in a kayak, and is one of the most fun tricks you can do in a kayak. Nick Troutman breaks down the techniques and trouble shooting for the loop. The loop is a great starting point for the modern freestyle tricks, it will also help with more advanced moves as it is a prerequisite for many of the more advanced tricks like a McNasty or Phonix Monkey.

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Hawaii – A SEND Vacation

Many people know Hawaii as the place to go for beaches and life styling, and though there is plenty of that to be had, the boys see Hawaii as a place of potential.

SEND Vacation
SEND Vacation

Outside of the town of Hilo is the Wailuku river, which from top to bottom is one of the greatest sections of kayaking these boys have ever experienced.

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