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Dagger Mamba Action Spec

The Dagger Mamba is a firm favourite here at Unsponsored HQ and for 2018 Dagger Europe are launching the Dagger Mamba Action. This is the same Dagger Mamba shell with the Action Spec outfitting. This lightens the overall package up nicely whilst maintaining loads of adjustability.

Dagger Mamba Action Spec

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More 2018 Gear From Paddle Expo 2017

We have got more 2018 from Paddle Expo 2017.

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Shuck

After a few years in development Palm Equipment has revealed the Shuck helmet. I tried out a 3d printed Shuck almost two years ago but was sworn to secrecy. It took a few days to print!

Shuck

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Palm Supports The Free Rivers Fund

Earlier this month, to mark International Day of Action for Rivers, Palm Equipment announced their contribution to the Free Rivers Fund, who will receive an annual donation of 1% of Palm’s profit on all Whitewater PFD sales.

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Palm Paddle Bag – First Look

Earlier this week we received a 2.0m Palm Paddle Bag for review.

Palm Paddle Bag - First Look

Although paddle bags are really useful for keeping paddles safe when there being slung around on/off long haul flights, my prime use for them is actually to protect my car when the paddles are being carried inside.

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Palm Equipment Current Pogies – First Look

It was surprisingly cold last weekend signalling that winter is well on its way and the winter gear needs to be dug out of the spare gear bag.

Palm Equipment Current Pogies

One of the items placed in the main bag ready for next week is a pair of the Palm Equipment Current pogies. Pogies or paddle mitts are a great way to keep your hands warm/dry. They come in lots of varieties but are normally made from nylon/fleece or neoprene. The Palm Equipment Current pogies are made from 200D nylon and have a micro fleece liner.

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Top Tips – Swimming In Whitewater

Jake shows us just what to do if you end up in the swimming in whitewater without your craft of choice.

Top Tips - Swimming In Whitewater

Whitewater kayakers have a saying, ‘We’re all between swims’. Whether you’re a whitewater paddler or not, everybody should know what to do if you end up in a fast moving river.

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How To Tie A Throwline

How To Tie A Throwline

The last thing anyone wants is for a throwline that is being used in a rescue situation to come apart. Making sure that the rope is threaded and tied into its bag correctly is a critical part of getting things right. Palm Equipment takes us on a walk through of how their throw bag system should be tied. The same knots and principles can be used on other bags.

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Top Tips – Get Your Seat Height Right

Top Tips – Get Your Seat Height Right

Having a boat that fits you well makes a world of difference to the standard of your paddling. Palm ambassador Lowri, explains how tweaking your seat height can make all the difference to how your boat paddles.

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Bren Orton Stakeout 2016

Bren Orton Stakeout 2016. Bren has been let loose in the Canadian wilderness for 6 weeks to surf some of the biggest and best river waves in the world. Huge tricks, new combos and some epic wipe outs.

Bren Orton Stakeout 2016

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The Dagger Phantom – What Do We Know

So what do we know about the kayak Dagger are currently assigning the name Phantom. Firstly if and when it comes into production the boat will most likely have a different name. The maximum length of boats for the short boat class in races such as the Green Narrows river race is now 9ft. The Phantom will fall within the category.

The first and second prototypes of this Phantom have been on the water for a few years and a third prototype will be hitting the water very shortly. In all likelihood this will be a preproduction model and will represent what the finally Phantom will look like.

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Top Tips – Simple Drysuit Care

Another great edit from the guys at Palm Equipment. This time Jake Holland looks at simple ways to look after your drysuit.

Simple Drysuit Care

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