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PaddleExpo 2016 With Palm Equipment

Palm equipment are launching a fair new pieces of gear at PaddleExpo this year. This includes some new neoflex and safety gear. Get a sneak peak with Cheesy.

PaddleExpo 2016 With Palm Equipment

Can you spot the new throw bag?

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Escape Watersports – Werner Odatchi And Camino

I’m currently looking at the Unsponsored Archives and have found several posts from the 2015 Paddle Expo in Germany last September. I’ll be posting these over the next few days. In addition to the photos and videos that I took I had been sent a few other bits and and bobs. The guys from Escape Watersports were out and about at Paddle Expo. Here they take a closer look at the Werner Odatchi and Camino.

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Double Dutch Paddles

Double Dutch are a paddle company who are mainly known here in the UK for their superb slalom paddles. After spending some time checking out the rest of the whitewater range at Paddle Expo 2015 I’m wondering why we don’t see more of these paddles over here.

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The whole range looks superb, a range of blade shapes made with different materials that are available on a range of shafts.

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Palm Equipment – Glide PFD

The new Glide PFD from Palm Equipment is designed for those watersport users who don’t want to wear a conventional PFD on calmer waters.

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Hiko Sport

Hiko Sport are a company based in the Czech Republic. They had a fairly large stand at Paddle Expo and seemed to be constantly busy.

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They seem to produce just about everything you could possibly need to spend a day or two on the water.

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Escape Watersports Edits – Paddle Expo

Escape Watersports were also at last weekends Paddle Expo in Nuremberg. They have put together a few edits showcasing some of the great products that were on display.

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PeakUK River Guide PFD – First Look

PeakUK have continued to develop their ever popular PFD range. The River Guide PFD is just one of many that has had a re-design over the last few years. In addition to the Red/Grey colour scheme PeakUK have introduced Blue/Lime to match the new deluxe drysuit.

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Palm Equipment Drysuits 2016

Palm have significantly updated their line of drysuits for 2016. Fabric is tougher and the velcro flaps used to cover zips have been completely removed.

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The cut has been improved with less panels and as a result less seams.

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Yak Highback PFD – First Look

The Yak Highback PFD shown here is a prototype so some tweaks no doubt will be made before it is finally released in 2106.

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From the front the PFD looks pretty conventional. Quality fabric, good cut, two large storage pockets and plenty of adjustment. However turn it around and it’s a different story.

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Carbon Pyranha Jed – First Look

Have you wanted a kayak just like the one paddled by Bren Orton?

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Palm Equipment Lightning Throwbag – First Look

When we first shared the video showing the new Palm Equipment Lightning throwbag in one of the first comments back was that Palm have made the HF Weasel.

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Now as a long term HF Weasel user I can see there are clearly comparisons to made.

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Astral Greenjacket 2016 – First Look

If it aint broke don’t fix it. Wise words and something that Astral have done. They’ve looked at the Astral Greenjacket 2016 and just moved it on a little adding to the design to take it up yet another notch.

Astral Greenjacket 2016 - First Look

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