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Vagabond Kayaks

Celliers Kruger of Fluid Kayaks fame is back with a new venture – Vagabond Kayaks.

Vagabond Kayaks

The firm has been created by partners Nicola Simpson, James Simpson, Marius du Preez, Celliers Kruger and Lisa de Speville.

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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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Yak High Back 60N – First Look

We first saw the Yak High Back 60N last year at Paddle Expo 2015, since then the initial concept has been developed and has gone into production.

Yak High Back 60N

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Astral Airbelt PFD

The Astral Airbelt PFD has been developed for users on easy water that require an unrestrictive PFD option.

Astral Airbelt PFD

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Glide Inflatable Waistbelt PFD

The Glide Inflatable Waistbelt PFD from Palm Equipment is designed for users such as those using a SUP who don’t want to wear a conventional PFD. We had a look at the Glide PFD late last year and were pretty impressed by its design and reusability.

Glide Inflatable Waistbelt PFD

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How To Climb Back On A Sit On Top Kayak

This has got to be a must watch for all sit on top kayak users.

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Steve Whetman from Whetman Equipment demonstrates the foolproof method for getting back on your sit on top (SOT) kayak in deep water.

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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.

Hiko Sport

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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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.

Yak Highback PFD

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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Liquidlogic Kayaks – Launch New Website

Liquidlogic have their new website online now.

Well worth checking out.

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Dagger Kayaks 2015 – What’s New?

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Paul Robertson introduces the new Dagger Roam sit-on-top, two new colourways for Dagger kayaks in 2015 and also, by popular demand, a club spec for the Katana.

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2015 Jackson Kayak Colors

Some great colours from the folks at Jackson Kayak.

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