Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Day: 28 April 2013

2013 US Kayak/Canoe Freestyle Team

K1 Men – Bryan Kirk, Jason Craig, Eric Jackson (Jackson Kayak), Clay Wright (Jackson Kayak), Mike Patterson, Dane Jackson (Jackson Kayak).

K1 Women – Haley Mills, Adriene Levknecht (Liquid Logic), Elaine Campbell (Wavesport)

K1 Junior Women – Rowan Stuart, Kady Kellogg, Lauren Ryan

K1 Junior Men – Alec Voorhees, Hunter Katich, Bennett Smith

C-1 – Dane Jackson (Jackson Kayak), Jordan Poffenberger, Seth Chapelle, Tad Dennis

OC-1 – Jordan Poffenberger, Dane Jackson

Mamba, Recon, Stomper, Karma

Over the last month or so I have had around 30 emails asking if I could do I little comparison between these boats.


Having paddled the Liquid Logic Stomper, Wavesport Recon, Dagger Mamba and Jackson Karma over recent months I thought it would be quite good to gather a few statistics and thoughts in one place.

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Mount Star GoPro Mounts

Using a GoPro can mean that your camera angles are pretty much the same – from the helmet or from your boat. Sometimes the best shots are those that rely on the camera being on the bank, on a bridge or on a paddle. But at the same time you don’t want to be hauling a great pile of kit that takes ages to set up. In my boat a carry a small GoPro roll bag that contains a few bits and bobs for my GoPro while I am on the river. This includes spare cards, battery and a gorilla pod. Small tripods are super useful but you need a way of attaching your GoPro camera to them.


Image above shows the Mount Star mount rigged up as part of a zip line wire system.

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GoPro Hero3 Drought Breaker – Flood Kayaking in the Kaimai Ranges, NZ

Ben Brown took part in the Unsponsored Q&A series a little while back. Check out his Q&A here.

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