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Day: 15 April 2014

Astral Moving Away From Stealth Rubber

Since 5:10 (Five Ten) were bought out by Adidas the ability of other brands to use 5:10’s world famous stealth rubber on their own footwear designs has ceased to exist. Astral have therefore decided to use the G.14 rubber compound.



Real world feedback is suggesting that this compound is as good if not better than stealth rubber.

Dagger Katana 10.4 Review

A really nice review on the Dagger Katana.

Dagger Katana 10.4 Review (Crossover Kayak) from Fluid Glass Productions on Vimeo.

A review of the Dagger Katana 10.4 based on my experience with it during a 27-day solo descent of the Grand Canyon in January 2014. It exceeded my expectations in whitewater, and had plenty of capacity to store gear and food with only one resupply. Thanks to CKS for making a model available for me to review before the trip. Continue reading


Viamala from Oscar Mcburney on Vimeo.

With its beautiful turquoise water and 200+ foot cliffs, the Viamala, rätoromanisch for “treacherous path” is a true gem in Swiss whitewater. Through its general absence of water throughout the year due to a dam directly at the put-in to the classic lower section, this river is a true delight no matter what the water level. With clean lines through deep boulder gardens and stunning scenery this really is the place to be when it is running.

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