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Movie Monday 8 October 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 8 October 2018. There are plenty of edits to get your teeth stuck into. Check them out.

Movie Monday 8 October 2018

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Movie Monday 5 February 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 5 February 2018 at Unsponsored. We’ve got another fine selection of edits for you to have a go at.

Movie Monday 5 February 2018

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Festive Gift Guide

A great deal of outdoor equipment passes through the halls of Unsponsored HQ. Some great, some good and some not so good. As we get closer to the 25th of December it has now become a little bit of tradition (and to save me answering loads of “What should I get ….. for Christmas, they have just got into kayaking/canoeing/SUP?” type questions via email) to put together a list of gear for our Festive Gift Guide that paddlers and general outdoors type folk might appreciate as presents at Christmas time.

Present Ideas For Paddlers 2017

So here it is.

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Present Ideas for Paddlers (2014)

Here’s a run down of a few of the things that kayakers, canoeists and SUP paddlers may like as a pressie from Father Christmas. All could be useful and all are items that I either own or have tested.

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I am assuming that other large bits of kit are already on the list!

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Unsponsored Q&A Series – Tom Parker

The first of the 2014 Unsponsored Q&A series has landed.

First up is Tom Parker. Tom Parker of Tomparkercoaching.co.uk is one of the UK’s most talented and experienced white water kayakers and coaches. With over 20 years experience on the water Tom has kayaked in around the world.

Tom started his coaching and guiding business in 2005 with the aim being to offer high level technical coaching in white water kayaking, comprising of skills courses in the UK and Europe, coach and leadership education and development, along with the full range of BCU courses.

As a talented boater and coach I was excited that Tom agreed to take part in the 2014 Q&A series. Enjoy….

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How did you first get into kayaking? Who introduced you to the sport?

Me and a load of my mates had just moved up into scouts from the cubs. Around the same time, the troop were putting a kayaking course on. I wasn’t too keen but my mates convinced me and it turned out to be quite fun.

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Pressies for Paddlers

Here’s a run down of a few of the things that kayakers, canoeists and SUP paddlers may like as a pressie from Father Christmas. I’m assuming that a Wavesport Recon and other large bits of kit are already on the list! Continue reading

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