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How To Get Your Kayak Onto The Plane

Bren Orton offers up some great tips on how to get your kayak onto the plane.

How To Get Your Kayak Onto The Plane

Getting your kayak onto the plane is one of the hardest and worst experiences you will ever have with your kayak. I typically take over 10 flights a year where I have to fly with my kayak, lot’s of times with airlines that fully disclose that they do not take kayaks.

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Some Lessons Learned From A Swim

There’s something incredibly humbling about having a bad swim. Yes there’s the realizing the river’s the boss, however much control you think you are in – but more in recognizing the support from those paddlers around you – some of whom you may not have even met before.

This Saturday I took a dip on the Spillimacheen River in BC. It happens – I was due one, it’s been a couple of years. But this one was different. I’ve had other bad swims over the years, but with those, although I’ve had other paddlers around, I’ve played a part in my rescue. With this one, apart from the single act of keeping concious/breathing there was very little I could do.

Some Lessons Learned From A Swim

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GoPro Hero6 240 Frames Test At 1080

Rush Sturges runs a GoPro Hero6 240 frames test at 1080. The results are super impressive.

GoPro Hero6 240 Frames Test At 1080

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The Best Paddler You’ve Never Heard Of – Horst Hattinger

Here is a man, who kayaks not for the glory days, or because of some new gimmick. When you meet Horst Hattinger, you can see the fire in his eyes, the way he talks about life, about adventure, is his way of riding the lightning. English is not his first language, not that this matters – the themes cross language, cross the boundaries of borders. I have tided his written English just a little,but have kept the essence alive. Enjoy.

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Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

Kayak The Nile are hiring. Fancy living and working in one of the worlds premier kayaking spots?

Kayak The Nile Are Hiring

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Team GB Freestyle Funding – Argentina 2017

It seems to me that both kayaking and canoeing as a competitive sport contributes highly to the the success of Team GB as a whole. Whether it is slalom, downriver racing, polo or freestyle the UK are right up there as one of the big hitters year in and year out. Yet funding to get UK team members out to freestyle competitions to represent our country is lacking.

Team GB Freestyle Funding - Argentina 2017

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An Unsponsored Kayak?

If Unsponsored were to design and release a brand new kayak into the current market place what would it look like?

An Unsponsored Kayak

Lets go through a few design ideas and see where we end up.

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Paddle Pickup

Paddle Pickup – A 300km Kayaking expedition tackling plastic pollution

In 3 weeks, a group of women will come together to Kayak coast to coast from Bristol to London via 300km of waterways. Along the way they will be collecting plastic rubbish from the canals, carrying out research and raising awareness on the problem of plastic pollution.

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Bex Band

Paddle Pickup

Erin Bastian

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Introducing the Liquidlogic Delta V

Pat Keller talks us through the new Liquidlogic Delta V kayak.

Introducing the Liquidlogic Delta V

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Two Unusual Water Sports

Two Unusual Water Sports

Here at Unsponsored we love the water. As you well know from this site kayaking can be a truly multipurpose sport. From paddling down beautiful creeks to navigating giant waterfalls, we embrace all the different aspects of the sport. In this article we will look at two unusual water sports; one that involves kayaks and one that takes place on paddleboards.

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Love Water Sports Abroad? Here’s 6 Things To Remember

People go abroad for all sorts of reasons – to relax in the sun, to work, or to ski on the slopes, for example. Some people travel for adventure – and seas, lakes and rivers provide plenty of activities for those who love spending time on the water. Canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, diving, windsurfing, and traditional swimming.

The options are endless.

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Competition Time – April And May 2017

We love competitions at Unsponsored HQ and this one is super simple. Sign up to the new Unsponsored newsletter (From The Eddy) for your chance to win an Unsponsored goodie box (worth at least £50). A name will be selected at random at the end of May 2017.

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From The Eddy is the title I have given the Unsponsored Newsletter as I hate the idea of a newsletter! Basically this is an email to subscribers to let them know what has been going on at Unsponsored HQ in terms of news, reviews and top tips. We will be sending a couple of emails each month and promise not to bombard your inbox with piles of stuff. You can of course unsubscribe at any point.

You can subscribe to From The Eddy right now using the form below. We won’t be using your contact details for anything else or sharing them with anyone outside of Unsponsored HQ. You will automatically be entered in for all other competitions as long as you remain signed up.

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