The Squirrel is Liquidlogic’s latest white water kayak and the second designed through the company’s Automatic For The People initiative. Demand for a boat similar to Liquidlogic’s successful Remix but with additional bow rocker and volume in addition to an overall increase in volume was high. In fact Liquid Logic used the original Remix model as the starting point for the Flying Squirrel and built in many of the features that both team members and Liquid Logic fans had been calling for.
I have been lucky enough to get hold of one of the first Squirrels to land here in the UK and have been paddling Squirrel each week over the last couple of months. Over the years I have owned a number of Liquidlogic boats including – Vision, Ronin, Biscuit, and Stomper, so I was very interested to give this new #automaticforthepeople kayak a try.
Joby have been releasing great accessories for action cameras (POV) for years now. The original GorillaPod being an outstanding product and now available in all sorts of sizes, colours, and materials to hold what ever you can throw at them or fit in with your fashion. Easy to carry, intuitive to use and outstanding performance. So what is Joby’s latest offering and how will it improve your game?
The Joby Suction Cup and Locking arm/GorillaPod arm is another suction cup to add to the current market, now I know there are quite a few knocking about, GoPro produce one, Contour produce one, you can also go on eBay and pick one up for reasonably cheap but like those annoying Sat Nav suction cups they fall off, or simply don’t have the suction to hold onto most surfaces.
Cold days are often the best days. A little bit of WW inspiration. Continue reading
How to patch a canoe slalom boat – the video below is a time lapse of how to patch a canoe slalom boat. To help you out I have made a detailed written description of the process I went through of how to patch a canoe slalom boat. I would like to say a special thanks to Easy Composites who provided me with the repairs equipment for this video, if you need any resources to do your repair make sure to head over to their website www.easycomposites.co.uk.
Boat Repair Time Lapse
To complete this repair I only used the equipment and products I have in my canoe slalom repair kit. This step by step guide on how to patch a canoe slalom boat, I hope you are able to repair your boat.
The end of the year inevitably brings the highlight reel. Some a great, others not so. But this one from Dave Fusilli is a corker.
A very nicely put together edit with some great kayaking action. Enjoy!
Fuse has made the finals! Whitewater, freestyle and LEDs a truly inspirational combination. Fuse is for me one of the best if not THE best edits of the year. Please vote for Fuse. Continue reading
Chris Gragtmans gives us a run down of the new Immersion Research (2015) Arch Rival Drysuit. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for the new 9ft boat from Dagger currently named the Phantom.
A superb edit put together by Josh Neilson. Could the UK handle a similar event?
The Okere Enduro is a teams race event consisting of a 1.5km kayak leg and a 1.5 km run. 25 teams of 3 competitors race each other for 6 hours with the aim of completing the greatest amount of laps round the course. Continue reading
2014 was a great year for the Pyranha Tour. Check out just a small fraction of what the team got up to.
A cool weekend in Canaan Valley West Virginia kayaking Red Creek and the North Fork of the Blackwater in to the Lower Blackwater. demshitz.com Continue reading
The new IR website is looking rather good. As is their new range of gear. Looking forward to having a chance to test some of the gear out.