Kenya is a hidden jewel in the crown of Africa. Not many people will think of Kenya as a kayaking destination, rather attention is drawn to the waves in Uganda. However, Kenya has some of the most amazing rivers to offer! From day creeking to multi-day trips where the wildlife proves you are not the top of the food chain.
Unleashed – Stage 1 presented by Jackson Kayak went down in the Unleashed Big Trick format, meaning that the athletes were split into two heats, each heat was given a two-hour session.
Huge tricks where thrown and some insane wipe outs where had. The athletes were judged on their top three tricks, scoring combo tricks as one, and rewarding air, difficulty and style in order to determine a winner.
We had an original YTV PFD a few years ago and were really impressed with both the weight and fit of it. Astral have made some changes to the design. At present the YTV is still not approved for watersports use in the UK or EU but is US Coast Guard Approved.
The HF Little Fish throwbag is small. You would expect it to be given that it contains only 9m of 7.5mm floating rope. This puts it in the position of being longer than a bought rescue tape but shorter than most throw bags currently on the market.
Gavin Hart and team went to try and surf the Arnside Tidal Bore, Cumbria on the 23rd and 24th March 2019.
The bore itself was shockingly naff but the features under the railway bridge that are created on the incoming tide were pretty fun whilst there for an hour or so. Highly recommend as a local playspot.
The loop, is a front flip in a kayak, and is one of the most fun tricks you can do in a kayak. Nick Troutman breaks down the techniques and trouble shooting for the loop. The loop is a great starting point for the modern freestyle tricks, it will also help with more advanced moves as it is a prerequisite for many of the more advanced tricks like a McNasty or Phonix Monkey.