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Day: 31 October 2013

Helmets And Fit

One of my pet hates is folk who do not wear their helmets correctly. That goes for cyclists, climbers, paddlers, whoever. The main purpose of any helmet is to prevent the wearer being severly injured if they hit their head. Helmets and fit is an important concept.

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Cwm Llan – Do It Before The Hydro Spoils It.

Cwm Llan, do it before the Hydro spoils it. from Liam Chambers on Vimeo.

Literally the tears of Snowdon. Bit of a walk to get up there, but as long as its wet enough its really good fun. Hydro project being built on it as we speak which will take water out above the usual get on and put back in well below the get out.

Team Tour Part 2 Tweak 2

Team Tour Part 2 tweek2 from Pyranha on Vimeo.

Green River In A Sea Kayak

So the Green race is Saturday at high noon. P & H, Pyranha’s sea kayak line made a shit running sea kayak this year called the Hammer. The Hammer is surely not the ideal kayak to race the Green in, but it’s all I got and I thought it would be cool to sea how it would handle.

Demshitz sea kayaking the Green River narrows from David Fusilli on Vimeo.

I think I will race this stout, but I’m just trying to survive out there. Good luck to all racers and thanks much to Keith Sprinkle for helping me with some lines on the river today. This video is just GoPro by the way. Cheers

Sandiline Extreme Drysuit – First Look

Sandiline are a Slovenian based company who specialise in high quality watersports kit including a huge range of dry kit. Sandiline kit has been available in the UK for a number of years via importers Squarerock. I’ve been interested in the Sandiline range for some time and this new Extreme DrySuit looks like it could be a winner.

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This particular suit has been picked up by SJ from North Shore Watersports. SJ will be reporting back on how well it performs over the course of the next few months. I’m also trying to source one in my size for review.


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Palm Impact Spraydeck – Review

I’ve been using Palm’s Impact spraydeck for a few months now and am ready to feedback on its performance to date. Thanks to Palm Equipment and Northshore Watersports (for piggy backing delivery) I have a Palm Impact that replaces the Extreme as Palm’s top end neoprene bungee deck. First impressions are good. The deck looks and feels solid. It is well made and the black/lime colour scheme is bang on trend!

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On the outside there is a protective 4mm Armortex reinforcement to increase the robustness of the deck. This should make the Impact of interest to those who put their decks through a rough time.

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