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Student Kayaker Gear Guide 2019

Although this buyers guide is directed at students in reality it will apply to anyone thinking about taking up the sport. Over the next few weeks many students will be starting Uni and will be looking at joining a club.

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In most cases the Kayak/Canoe club in a university will be the best club to join. That can pretty much be guaranteed.

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Student Kayak Guide – Surviving Your First Club Trip

Surviving your first Uni Club trip is all about preparation.

Firstly do you have the right kit and/or access to the right kit? If not get the very basics sorted. It’s going to be a miserable trip if you get really cold. Make sure you have a dry set of kit to get changed into at the end of the trip, something nice and warm is always a great idea and include a hat. A large beach towel is good bit of kit to get hold of. You’ll need to put this kit into something and also be able to carry your wet kit home with you. Ikea bags and plastic “bags for life” are superb for this job.

Double check you have everything with you before you leave the house/halls. There is only one thing worse then getting to the mini bus and realising that you have forgotten something critical and that is getting off the bus at the start of the paddle and realising that you have forgotten something critical.

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Student Kayak Gear Buyers Guide 2016

Although this buyers guide is directed at students in reality it will apply to anyone thinking about taking up the sport. Over the next few weeks many students will be starting Uni and will be looking at joining a club. In most cases the Kayak/Canoe club in a university will be the best club to join.

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Mania And How We Got There

The British Universities Kayaking Expedition is a biennial event that sees a small had picked team of some of the UK’s finest white water paddlers organise and undertake an extended trip to a location of their choosing. Often very remote and undiscovered, there aim is to generally find new stretches of world class white water.

Previous expeditions have explored: Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia & Siberia, Vietnam, Venezuela and Ethiopia. In June 2015 a team of paddlers from British universities set off to explore the rivers of Madagascar. This is the first edit from that trip.

Mania and How We Got There

Blog post for the journey to Madagascar.

Blog post for River 1: The Mania.

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NSR Old School Competition 2015

NSR Old School Competition 2015

At last weekend’s National Student Rodeo I took a few minutes of video during the Old School competition.

The raw footage can be seen here.

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National Student Rodeo 2015 – II

I have over 1k of images from this year’s National Student Rodeo (NSR). Some have already been posted on the site and on Unsponsored’s Facebook page.

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National Student Rodeo 2015 – I

A few images from today’s event at HPP.

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National Student Rodeo 2015

Unsponsored is happy to announce that we will be supporting the National Student Rodeo (NSR) 2015. The NSR is probably the worlds biggest student freestyle event and is well worth spectating if you can’t take part.

The National Student Rodeo is held at the National Watersports Centre in Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, and in 2015 will be on the weekend 6th-8th March. Camping is just down the road and the party, food and mini film festival will be held at the Old Nottinghamians’ Rugby Club.

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Unsponsored will be at NSR over the course of the 6th – 8th March taking photos and video as always.

Student Kayak Kit Buyers Guide

Although this guide is directed at students in reality it will apply to anyone thinking about taking up the sport. Over the next few weeks many students will be starting Uni and will be looking at joining a club. In most cases the Kayak/Canoe club in a university will be the best club to join.

Student Kayak Gear Buyers Guide

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Dream – Liverpool Uni Edition

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Our Effort at recreating the Kayaking Phenomenon of the Original ‘Dream’ Video. vimeo.com/94027221. £5 of leds sparked the idea of this video and was filmed entirely while shuttles were being done. Continue reading

British Universities Creek Race 2014

The second ever British Universities Creek Race was held earlier this year. Another great event. Check out the official video from The Outdoor Journal.

British Universities Creek Race 2014 | The Outdoor Journal from The Outdoor Journal on Vimeo.

Check out the write up from the event here.

National Student Rodeo 2014

A few images to be getting on with. Currently sifting through 2k of images!

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