The Ethos is Wavesports take on the cross-over line of kayaks that includes the very successful Liquidlogic Remix XP series. The Ethos has been getting a great deal of positive press and on the face of it looks like a really nice boat.
I travelled just under two hours North for the official opening of North East Kayaks and Paddles. When you travel so far to a store you hope that the range of stock is up to scratch and that your journey hasn’t been wasted. This was certainly the case today. Loads of kit from Palm, PeakUK, Nookie, HF, Werner, Robson, Dagger, Pyranha, P&H, Wavesport, Liquid Logic, Sweet, Shredready plus lots more. There seemed to be plenty of stock and a wide range of sizes and colours. Here are a few shots from today.
The image below shows owner Jonathan Priest with Pyranha founder & owner Graham Mackereth .
Just picked up one of the Peli 0915 memory card cases.
Case Features Include:
Water resistant seal
Stores 8 SD and 16 Mini-SD memory cards (not included)
Removable insert liner absorbs shock and protects memory cards
Made of tough Polycarbonate resin
The case is as well built as all other Peli products. Waterproof rating is IPX4 which is essentially splash proof and can hadle being out in the rain. If dropped in the water the chances are the case will leak.
After getting hold of a new Gorilla Pod a few weeks ago I have had a chance to have a mess around with it today. This Pod has magnetic feet which increases the number of ways it can be used.
To use the Gorilla Pod I have attached a Mount Star GoPro QR mount. This allows the GoPro to be swapped from mount to mount without having to take it apart to use GoPro’s own tripod mount system.
More GoPro Stuff from Unsponsored can be found here.
Wavesports new crossover kayak – the Ethos.
Great new shop up in Amble. I’ll be there at some point over the weekend.
Northeast Kayaks & Paddles New shop will Officialy be opened by Graham Mackereth (Pyranha founder/owner) on the 20th of October at 1pm.
Please all come along and enjoy our food and drink and get 15% off all MRRP on the day, we will be open 9am till 9pm on the day, also demos available on Valley and Northshore sea kayaks as well as many others, Hope to see everyone on the day if not before.
Deadline for uniyaker is this Monday 15th October! Check out the website for details, then get typing!
Are you a student who likes boating? Fancy heading off on a big expedition with like-minded people?
Send in your application to the British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2013!
Share this on facebook, club websites and forums, spread the word!
This is an article I had published in Canoeist Magazine in Feb 1999. Enjoy…..
It had to be done; it was Tyne Tour time again and I was packed ready for a quick escape from work. As always, the South and North Tyne, as well as the Allen were open and after so much rain there had to be a shed load of water. How wrong can a paddler be? Absolutely unbelievable as only four days earlier the North Tyne had been on yellow flood alert but the big wtaer had long since gone, although the now average water levels proved to be more than a match for the procession of paddlers swimming down the now notorious Wardens gorge (not really notorious but it makes the swimmers feel better; you know who you are and cramp is no excuse). Continue reading
The long awaited App for the GoPro Wifi Bac is now avilable on iTunes. The App is free but requires you to have a GoPro Hero 2 and Wifi Bacpac kit or a Hero 3 (Wifi is built in). A firmware update is required before you attempt to connect the App.
With the GoPro App you can now control your GoPro camera remotely using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Features include: full control of all camera settings; live, remote viewfinder/preview of your iPhone/iPod or iPad for easy shot framing, and more.
In my case I have connected my iPhone to the camera so will refer to iPhone throughout this write up with the understanding that other iOS devices can be connected.
To connect the iPhone to the GoPro I switched on the GoPro/Bacpac and navigated to the Wifi settings on the camera menu and selected the Phone/Tablet option. On my iPhone I went to settings, switched on the Wifi and connected to the GoPro Wifi network. A password is requested. The default password is “goprohero”.