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Extending Your Reach

Over the last few months I have had quite a few Watershed Drybags in for review. As part of the packaging the bags all come complete with two heavy duty elastic bands. If you are old enough and from the UK (may be the same in other countries too) these bands are very similar to the ones you got when you went to a public swimming pool.

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Movie Monday 10 July 2017

Movie Monday 10 July 2017 is here. Well into July and getting close to the summer break. Which also means the August monsoon season here in the UK is not very far away. In the meantime wraps your eyes around this fine selection of whitewater edits.

Movie Monday 10 July 2017

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Movie Monday 5 June 2017

Some of the finest whitewater edits around, carefully selected by Team Unsponsored ready for Monday morning. Welcome to Movie Monday 5 June 2017.

Movie Monday 5 June 2017

If you have lots of free time why not check out the hundreds of other edits hidden within our Movie Monday archive.

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Palm Equipment Rash Guard – First Look

For me one of the best bits of kit to own for summer paddling has to be a rash guard. I have owned a few over the years and they form an important part of my gear line up. Rash guards can be worn on their own as an outer layer to ward off sun burn (UPF 50+ sun protection in this case) or worn as part of a layering system under a short sleeve dry top if it isn’t that warm.

Most of the rash guards available out there are from the world of surfing. There are a number of manufacturers from the paddling world who are producing rash guards with paddle sports in mind. The one shown here is from UK based company Palm Equipment.

Palm Equipment Rash Guard

If you are looking for your first rash guard or looking to replace and old one then the Palm Equipment Rash Guard is one that is worth considering and we have one in at Unsponsored HQ for review.

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Legend Of The Falls

Legend of the Falls is a Corran Addisons’ video which aims to be “the definitive manual for anyone interested in either learning the basics of river running, or improving their creek boat skills”.

Legend Of The Falls

Legend of the falls proved to be a sound investment. The video is split into a number of chapters, they are; River Communication with Arnd Schaeftlein, River Grading, Safety, Equipment, Understanding Rapids, Running technique – boofing etc and a section titled Dr Throwline.

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Durance 2017

The Durance Whitewater Sessions are back! This year the event will take place on July 8/ 9th with a big novelty: “La Grande Descente” a multi-crafts mass float from the lower Guil through Embrun on sunday…

So yes, the Durance Whitewater Sessions organized by Kayak Session magazine will take place again this year in the Durance Valley, in the southern French Alps. This event is a celebration of whitewater paddling in every form: open canoes, kayaks, whitewater standup, raft, inflatables etc.…

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Movie Monday 22 May 2017

Movie Monday 22 May 2017 is here with a bang. Still not enough rain up here in the NE of England, however there has been plenty of water elsewhere in the world and lots of folks filming it!

Movie Monday 22 May 2017

It may be time to hit the surf. These edits got me through the weekend. Check them out and please share via your social media channel of choice.

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Movie Monday 15 May 2017

It’s Movie Monday 15 May 2017 at Unsponsored HQ.

Movie Monday 15 May 2017

When will the rains come?

Were you out paddling at the weekend? Did you take some footage? If so send it our way. It might appear in next weeks Movie Monday.

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End Game

We now have Corran Addison’s End Game right here on Unsponsored. Big water, big moves and pre-GoPro.

End Game

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Movie Monday 10 April 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 10 April 2017. It’s been a dry week in the NE of the UK so not much boating. Thankfully the GoPro equipped massive have been finding the water. Their efforts and adventures can be seen right here on Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 10 April 2017

If you like Movie Monday 10 April 2017 please share this post via your favourite social media channels. Enjoy.

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Dave Kersey

We have shared a number of Dave Kersey’s video edits via Movie Monday a few times. Last week I received some sad news that Dave had taken his own life. He was a pillar in the Harpers Ferry, WV USA paddling community.

Dave Kersey

I received a request from Dave’s friend Brad to share the video edit he has created in Dave’s Honour.

From Brad:

I would like it if you could share my video in honor of him. He was combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq and dear friend to many. None of us truly know why he did what he did, but he is missed greatly.

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Silverbirch Canoes – Rebel Prototype

There have been a few images on the net showing the production setup of the new Rebel canoe by UK company Silverbirch.

Silverbirch Canoes - Rebel Prototype

The following video shows the Silverbirch Canoes Rebel Prototype in action.

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