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Month: January 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

Pat Keller – The Speed Ricochet

An interesting little piece of river running technique from Pat Keller.

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Aniol Serrasolses Best of

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Enjoy some of the best moments from the last 4 years !! So many places, rivers and waterfalls…. Stoked with life and with the experiences I am getting to live !!!

Thanks a lot @Dagger Kayaks for your support. It’s been awesome working with such a cool group of people and I will always be thankful for the opportunity !!! Continue reading

Five Ten Canyoneer 3

A few months back I posted a video of the new Five Ten Canyoneer shoes. A few more details have appeared since then.

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In canyoneering, where static friction is life and sliding friction death, Canyoneers have become the gold standard. The Canyoneer 3, with its Stealth S1 soles, reflects more than 15 years of R&D in some of the world’s harshest environments. The new 2015 Canyoneer retains the burly protection and excellent stability of its predecessor, but adds an increased lug height for improved penetration on soft ground and easier mud release. We’ve added welded rubber rands that interlock with the mesh upper to eliminate any chance of delamination; an asymmetric fast-lace system for single-handed adjustability in cold, wet conditions; a protective tuck-away lace pouch and svelte heel cage for torsional stiffness and support. And the flexible ankle cuff gives you support and protection without compromising range of motion.

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Last Easter Unsponsored’s little brother River was allowed to travel abroad paddling. This was a massive deal for River as this was the first time he had been allowed outside of the UK since that incident early in 2014, but we don’t talk about that.

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Scottish Kayaks & Paddles – Theft

Sunday the 25th Jan 2015 – Scottish Kayaks & Paddles was broken into. Several pieces of kit have been stolen including some gear by Palm Equipment.


Please keep an eye out for cheap Palm Atoms, Surges and some other jackets as our Scottish Kayaks & Paddles shop got broken into last night and these are the items that we know are missing so far, if you do by chance hear of any please contact the police or ourselves.

Guigui Prod – Helixer Promo

James ‘Pringle’ Bebbington is now paddling the Guigui-Prod Helixer freestyle kayak. Check out his awesome edit.

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The ‘Helixer’ is available in 3 sizes, with completely custom artwork and in my opinion is the best playboat ever made.

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LB Dee Sesh

Mega Swimmer rocking the Dee in the Long boat.

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Just a fun training session on the River in the Long Boat waiting for it to rain. Continue reading

2014 Compilation – Carson Lindsay

A great edit from Carson Lindsay. It looks like 2014 was a great one.

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This little video is a showcase of some of my favorite moments of kayaking from 2014. The majority of the video was shot in Chile and Argentina, with a little bit of California spice at the end. A huge cheers to everyone who made this year possible and to everyone who contributed footage for the video! I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!! Continue reading

Rockem Sockem Spotlight

Leif creates some really nice edits and this one is no exception.

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Rockem Sockem is the name of a rapid and a wave on the Slave river. The wave is good at low water (about 3400-3500 cms) which is usually in the fall. It’s a very dynamic and steep wave, offering some good air. The good pocket of the wave is accessed by surfing through the “penalty box” (or by hiking and dropping in from above). The penalty box is a vicious little pocket of a hole that dishes out some beatings (see this video for solid penalty box time), but surfing the main wave makes it all worthwhile. Continue reading

Waka Kayaks – Tuna & Tutea

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Waka kayaks are here in the UK.

Martyn Butler from Robin Hood watersports has taken some detailed images of the Waka Tuna and smaller Waka Tutea.

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Length: 2590mm

Width: 675mm

Weight: 21kg

Paddler weight: 60-120kg

Volume: 300 litres

The Tuna best suits paddlers in the range of 70kgs – 110kgs.

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GoPro – Drainage Ditch Kayaking

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Rush Sturges and Ben Marr lose control while kayaking down a drainage ditch in Lions Bay, British Columbia. Join the crew for a high paced 800+ meter descent reaching a top speed of 72 km/hr (45mph).

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East Africa Kayaking

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This is a video showing the adventures of a group of kayakers exploring the rivers of Central and Western Kenya.

Unfortunately the short rains (October too December) where not the best and we where not able to do as much as we hoped but we still had some great times. Continue reading

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