This beauty is the custom Dagger RPM created by Dagger UK/Palm Equipment for the 2018 National Student Rodeo. Due to severe weather conditions in the UK the event had to be cancelled. So this kayak is up for grabs.
I’ve been using the small Palm Equipment Lightning throwline as my small carry on a belt throwline. The compact size of the bag makes it ideal for this purpose. To achieve this size, it only uses 18m of 8mm rope with a 8KN breaking strain.
In addition to a small bag I also like to have a larger burlier throwline in the boat. This is where the new Bolt throwline comes into to play. The Bolt takes many of the features of the Lightning and scales thing up. As a result it includes 20m of 11mm rope with a breaking strain of 10KN. This is strong enough to use as a haul line, but is still light enough for person to person rescues. The rope is really nice to handle even when under considerable load. A nice touch is that the two ends of the rope have been shrink wrapped.
Wear Your Life Jacket Dooood – a public service announcement from Bren Orton.
Rob has been escaping from the wife and kids…
I’ve been back in England for a few weeks now resting up after a recent crash. I was finally starting to feel better so I called up one of my best mates and my old boss, Rob Harris and we went to the River Dart, the levels where so low but that didn’t stop us from having a great time! It felt just like old times, bunking off work, going kayaking and taking the piss out of each other… it was so much fun!
It’s Monday and you are at Unsponsored so it must be Movie Monday. Welcome to Movie Monday 12 February 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Jake shows us just what to do if you end up in the swimming in whitewater without your craft of choice.
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.