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Social Media Saturday – 23 June 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 23 June 2018 at Unsponsored HQ.

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Do You Carry A First Aid Kit While Paddling?

Do You Carry A First Aid Kit While Paddling? For years I didn’t bother. The rivers being ran were relatively close to help but it still could take time get it. This had to change.

For the last few years I have been using Adventure Medical as my main first aid kits. I stumbled upon them when I was trying to find an ultralight kit for mountain biking. Since then I have purchased several Adventure Medical First Aid Kits and they can be found in my rucksacks and now in my kayak as part of my “When it all goes wrong kit“.

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Social Media Saturday – 16 June 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 16 June 2018 at Unsponsored HQ.

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Extreme Whitewater PFDs

We’ve received this very interesting content from Graham Snape relating to his University research.

Extreme Whitewater PFDs

For my major project at the University of Nottingham I investigated whitewater Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and the level of buoyancy they provide. The aim of the project was to increase the total buoyancy available to the user in emergency situations.

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Social Media Saturday – 9 June 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 9 June 2018 at Unsponsored HQ.

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Soul Waterman Moves Production Out Of The USA

Production Out Of The USA

It is with sadness, that Soul Waterman has decided to move its production out of the USA. This decision is being made for several extremely practical reasons: we’re in the boat building business and need to be able to produce our kayaks on time, to standard, at a reasonable price.

The recent trade war started by the president of the United states is resulting in retaliatory tariffs by several nations around the world. These are countries where Soul sells kayaks, and the tariff hikes are going to make our products uncompetitive in those markets; sales which combined make up more than half our total business. Given the international nature of our sales, we cannot afford 20%-30% price hikes on our products in these countries.

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Paddlesports Retailer Announces 2018 Paddlesports Industry Dinner

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — May 31, 2018 — Paddlesports Retailer, the official North American tradeshow of the paddlesports industry, has selected the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel as the venue for the 2018 Paddlesports Industry Dinner, featuring the first ever Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards. The inaugural event will take place Wednesday, August 29 and will honor the innovative products, important people and best practices making vital contributions to the paddlesports industry.

The Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards is presented by Rapid Media and will be emceed by Founder and Publisher Scott MacGregor and Director of Marketing Cristin Plaice. “Paddlesports Retailer is more than a sales event and so our Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards will recognize outstanding work and will applaud excellence in the innovation and design driving today’s paddlesports industry,” says MacGregor. “We are putting the very best of paddlesports on stage at the Renaissance in Oklahoma City so that we can showcase it around the world.”

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Social Media Saturday – 25 May 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 25 May 2018 at Unsponsored HQ (on a Tuesday).

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Social Media Saturday – 19 May 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 19 May 2018. Something a little different this week.

How the logos get on your kayak! #howkayaksaremade

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Social Media Saturday – 12 May 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 12 May 2018 at Unsponsored HQ.

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Social Media Saturday – 5 May 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 5 May 2018 here at Unsponsored. Sit down, rest your legs and take some time to have a look around.

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Dagger 30 Years

Dagger is 30 years old and to celebrate Dagger Kayaks have a limited release of the RPM and RPM Max with Countour Ergo Outfitting. They are also releasing a limited number of kayaks in a colour scheme they are calling Red Dawn.

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