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Month: May 2013 (Page 1 of 9)

Shorttrip to Lofer

Shorttrip to Lofer from Moritz Koether on Vimeo.

The Heist

The Heist from OGP Productions on Vimeo.

Looking After Your Drysuit

It’s hit the time of year here in the UK that it is time to put the drysuit away and dig the shorts out. It’s been a long and wet winter/spring so the kit has taken a fair bit of abuse.

Looking After Your Drysuit

I’m currently the proud owner of a Palm Spark Surface Immersion suit. When I say proud I mean it. However you need to look after your gear if you want it to last as long as possible. Leaving good gear in a damp state in the back of the car or in the bottom of a gear bag is not going to help it survive.

The suit has been a superb choice and has served me well over the last year+. It’s now time to get it ready for storage.

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Dagger Kayaks: Katana – A Leader in Crossover

Jackson All Star 2010 – Review

When the Jackson All Star made its debut at the Teva Games it stormed onto the podium with paddlers Stephen Wright with record high freestyle score of 1310 points, followed by Nick Troutman on 1295, and Dustin Urban on 1040.

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Jackson All Star 2010 – Review

The All Star range from Jackson Kayaks has probably been the most popular design of park and play kayaks over the last couple of years. 2013 has seen a major update in the design but plenty of pre-2013 boats can still be found.

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The Creation Of TiTS DEEP

The Creation of TiTS DEEP from Airborn Athletics on Vimeo.

Old School Series – Liquid Logic Big Wheel

The Liquid Logic Big Wheel belongs to the same family as the Liquid Logic Scooter.

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The Green Truss – Substantial TV

The Green Truss – Substantial TV from Substantial Media House on Vimeo.

State of the James: ‘Z Spot’

State of the James: ‘Z Spot’ from Hunter on Vimeo.

Dagger’s New Kayak – Katana

Over the last few weeks Dagger have been teasing us with little clues about their new kayak design. The video of the new boat now known to be the Katana will be released tomorrow. From the images of the prototype it looks like it will be a cross-over kayak and will be similar in some respects to the Pyranha Fusion, Liquid Logic XP and Wavesport Ethos.

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Val Sesia 2013 Pyranha Team Tour Teaser

Val Sesia 2013 team tour teaser. from Pyranha on Vimeo.

Outfitting – Examples (2001 ish)

I found this in the archives! I think an updated version is called for.

I have tried to gather together a number of good outfitting examples. They are intended to be a source of ideas or possible options that you may want to consider for your kayak. The best way to look at the information is as a pick & mix. Experiment and take the elements that work best for you and discard the rest.

Getting the outfitting of your boat correct may happen with the first go but more than likely will require both time and patience.

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