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Paddling In Kenya

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.

Paddling In Kenya
Paddling In Kenya
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Social Media Saturday 11 May 2019

It’s not quite Saturday here in the UK, but it must be Saturday somewhere.

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How Dark Is Your Soul?

Soul Waterman are offering a special spring limited edition of the 303, Funky Monkey and F Bomb. They have 5 of each in black up for sale.

How dark is your soul?
How dark is your soul?
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Unleashed – Stage 1

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.

Unleashed - Stage 1

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.

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#9RTooGood

Check out this promo reel for the new Pyranha 9R MKII.

You can also find some detailed shots of the new boat here.

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Astral YTV PFD

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.

Astral YTV PFD
Astral YTV PFD
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New Liquid Logic Kayak

In this edit Michael Ferraro takes a first descent of Indian Creek into the Toxaway. He’s paddling what looks like Liquid Logic’s new 9ft creeker.

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HF Little Fish Throwbag – First Look

We bought this HF Little Fish Throwbag a week or so ago and reckon it is about time we posted a first look.

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.

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Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

Gavin Hart and team went to try and surf the Arnside Tidal Bore, Cumbria on the 23rd and 24th March 2019.

Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win
Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

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.

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Sticking New Things

Finally took my Antix out for my first lap of the year on the Little White.

Sticking New Things
Sticking New Things

But I decided I would mess around and try as many things on the way down as I could, even if it meant landing on my head. Stuck some things, ate sh*t on some things, but it was a glorious lap!

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Movie Monday 8 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 8 April 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out the great edits we’ve found over the last few days. Please give this post a share.

Movie Monday 8 April 2019
Movie Monday 8 April 2019

Enjoy!

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How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

We all love a loop, don’t we?

How To Loop - Nick's Kayaking Tips and Tricks
How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

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.

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