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Social Media Saturday 12 January 2019

It’s Social Media Saturday 12 January 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out what we’ve found and liked on Instagram this week.

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Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)

For the last nine years Astral have released a special (limited) edition of their Greenjacket PFD. 2018/19 is no exception.

Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10

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Return to the Ditch – Tandem Kayak

Rush Sturges and Ben Marr, return to the ditch with a new weapon of choice. Crazy speeds in a Jackson Dynamic Duo.

Return to the Ditch

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Red Bull TV – Chasing Niagara

I have just finished watching the full version of Chasing Niagara (just over 1 hrs worth of action). It has been available for a while via iTunes at a cost. However it is currently available to watch for free on Red Bull TV.

CHASING NIAGARA follows Rafa Ortiz, a celebrated pioneer of big waterfall kayaking, as he pushes himself to the limit and redefines his sport by daring to dream the impossible – successfully descending Niagara Falls. To prepare for this highly dangerous drop, Ortiz enlists a team of fellow professional kayakers, including Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, and Tyler Bradt, to help him train and document the process. As they take on lightning fast rapids and massive waterfalls in exotic locales, they soon find that what started as one man’s epic quest, evolves into an intense three-year journey of self-discovery and friendship that forces them to redefine their own definitions of bravery, purpose, and ambition.

Huge waterfalls, near death experiences all captured in such a way that makes Chasing Niagara appealing to both paddlers and non-paddlers. In terms of the way in which Chasing Niagara has been put together and the action within it, it is probably the best kayak related video I have seen.

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The North Fork Championship V

Some great footage from an awesome event. Check out the boat being paddled by Tad Dennis at 5.14. Dagger Phantom?

The North Fork Championship V

The North Fork Championship V rallied the best kayakers in the world to the great state of Idaho for a weekend of incredible kayaking, amazing lifestyling, and the rowdiest parties!!

The NFC Whitewater Festival is a venue that showcases the talent and energy that is in the sport of kayaking. Kayaking is among the upper echelon of any extreme sport and the NFC highlights the highest level of extreme kayak racing, photos, videos and characters in this awesome sport!

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GoPro Kayak Videos 101

Eric Jackson gives us a GoPro Kayak Videos 101 with the help from a few friends.

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Learn from the experts on how to use, mount, edit, and store your GoPro videos that you take while kayaking.

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Cali Rush – Kayaking

Cali Rush - Kayaking

This is the April Segment from the Movie CALI RUSH. Hard core white water Kayakers get to see parts of California’s unique backcountry that others will never see. Kayaks are the only way to access some of the most remote and steep canyons draining the west slope of the Sierra’s. Here’s Charlie Center, Rush Sturges, Ben Brown and others take on some of California’s most rugged drops. Filmed by Charlie Center and Rush Sturges.

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Kayaking Basics With Rudy Rampage “How To Wet Exit.”

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Kayaking superstar Rudy Rampage takes on a step by step instructional to one of the basic skills in whitewater kayaking: “The Wet Exit.” Continue reading

GoPro – Drainage Ditch Kayaking

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Rush Sturges and Ben Marr lose control while kayaking down a drainage ditch in Lions Bay, British Columbia. Join the crew for a high paced 800+ meter descent reaching a top speed of 72 km/hr (45mph).

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Rush Sturges Joins Team Jackson Kayak

Rush Sturges has recently announced that he is leaving Team Dagger for a spot with Jackson Kayak. Find out why right here:

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Beyond the Drop – Pro Kayaking Video Presented By Teva

Six pro kayakers from around the world meet up in the rainforests of Southern Mexico to run the Rio Tulijá. Also known as the Agua Azul, the river features impossibly blue water and a series of five large waterfalls. Led by Rafa Ortiz, the kayak team, including Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, Aniol Serrasolses, Martina Wegman and Casper Van Kalmthout, have fun exploring the river and the local culture, showing us that when it comes to running waterfalls there’s a lot more to it than just the drop.

Rush Sturges GoPro NF Payette Championship 3rd Place Run

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