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Social Media Saturday 11 January 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 11 January 2020.

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This is Balkan River Defence

The story, plain and simple in moving images.

This is Balkan River Defence
This is Balkan River Defence
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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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Aphrodite Dry Suit

Immersion Research have a new dry suit landing in stores very shortly. The Aphrodite dry suit is specially designed for female paddlers. Check it out.

Aphrodite Dry Suit
Aphrodite Dry Suit

Our new women’s dry suit, The Aphrodite, is coming soon! The innovative, clam shell style zipper functions as both the entry point and drop seat. Featuring polyester shell fabric made from recycled water bottles, high wear areas reinforced with heavy duty, abrasion resistant nylon fabric and adjustable waist belt that keeps the suit sitting perfectly on your hips. For all you ladies waiting for us to make a suit with a drop seat, here it is. Limited amount available next week with more to come in February. (Comes in Quetzal Green, not the Blue shown in the video).

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Movie Monday 6 January 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 6 January 2020. Another cracking set of movies to distract you from the start of the working day. Kick back, relax, work can wait.

Movie Monday
Movie Monday 6 January 2020

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 4 January 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 4 January 2020.

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The Salad Days: The Illustrious River Career of Herman Hoops

The Salad Days: The Illustrious River Career of Herman Hoops.

“A river trip in a boat is a magic carpet. It’s a ballet and you can feel in the oars what the river is saying. That’s the part that’s really hard for me to give up, that feeling of using all my knowledge and skills to dance on a river. If you’re a river runner, this is it, man…” 

In the final chapter of his life, legendary river runner and activist Herm Hoops has the opportunity to take one last river trip through his treasured Desolation Canyon on the Green River. “Salad Days” gives us a rare glimpse of what it means when a person has the chance to reflect on a lifetime of passion and river running as they knowingly go through the stages of dying.

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Get Out There

Get out there with Nouria Newman.

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Nookie Core Hybrid – Review

The Nookie Core Hybrid base layer has to be one of the pieces of gear that has has been used the most over 2019 and will be used heavily over 2020.

On the face of it the Nookie Core Hybrid looks like a rash vest and is certainly cut in a very similar way. Where it differs and where it really stands out from the rest is the material.

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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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