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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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Movie Monday 27 February 2017

Movie Monday 27 February 2017 at Unsponsored HQ has landed with a bang. We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 27 February 2017

If you like what you see please hit the social media link(s) of your choice and share.

The vast majority of the edits within Movie Monday 27 February 2017 have been filmed using the GoPro range of cameras.

What gear do you use? Have you got an edit you want to share with the rest of the world? Contact us via the comment section below.

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Whitewater Leadership

Good friend of Unsponsored Chris Wing has launched his new series of edits on the topic of Whitewater Leadership.

Whitewater Leadership

The first three edits including the trailer are shown below and are well worth the watch.

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BUCS Slalom Teesside 2017 – Part 2

Second day of the British Universities and College Sports Slalom (BUCS) today at Teesside. It managed to be both wetter and colder than yesterday for all involved. Weather conditions made it particularly challenging to get half decent images of the action.

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Peak UK Deluxe Dry Top – First Look

It’s been some time since we last had a dry top from Peak UK at Unsponsored HQ.

Peak UK Deluxe Dry Top - First Look

This one is Peak UK’s best selling Deluxe dry top.

The Deluxe retails at £225.

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Immersion Research Shawty Drysuit – Review

It’s no secret that in the world of paddling, females are the minority. Therefore it is very hard for us to find comfort in most paddling kits, as they are generally tailored to a male figure. I’m sure many ladies will agree with me that finding a snug fitting yet practical drysuit is probably one of the most challenging parts of being a paddler. But as the female paddling community continues to grow, the increase in women’s kit means a huge improvement in the overall experience for us all.

Immersion Research Shawty

When I first began kayaking, I was 13 years-old and strongly against cold weather paddling. It only took a couple of winter club trips to persuade my Dad that a wetsuit just didn’t cut it. When choosing my first suit, I felt DamX was the best option, as their suits are made to measure. I loved my suit, but as I progressed, I found it to be restricting, mainly due to its weight.

Immersion Research Shawty

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