Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Month: August 2017 (Page 2 of 3)

Team GB Freestyle Funding – Argentina 2017

It seems to me that both kayaking and canoeing as a competitive sport contributes highly to the the success of Team GB as a whole. Whether it is slalom, downriver racing, polo or freestyle the UK are right up there as one of the big hitters year in and year out. Yet funding to get UK team members out to freestyle competitions to represent our country is lacking.

Team GB Freestyle Funding - Argentina 2017

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Movie Monday 21 August 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 21 August 2017, on a Tuesday! It must still be Monday somewhere, right?

Movie Monday 21 August 2017

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Movie Monday 14 August 2017

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 14 August 2017. Whitewater dreaming as always.

Movie Monday 14 August 2017

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An Unsponsored Kayak?

If Unsponsored were to design and release a brand new kayak into the current market place what would it look like?

An Unsponsored Kayak

Lets go through a few design ideas and see where we end up.

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Sweet Protection 2018 – Full Face Rocker

If the Rocker isn’t giving you the protection you need may be the full face version is the one for you. This limited edition version is available in a metallic white and metallic red combination.

Sweet Protection 2018 - Full Face Rocker

The only true difference is the addition of the jaw guard. Materials and construction of the helmet is the same as the Rocker.

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Movie Monday 7 August 2017

Good morning and welcome to Movie Monday 7 August 2017. We have selected a number of whitewater edits to help pass away the day.

Movie Monday 7 August 2017

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Ard Rock Enduro 2017

Today I learnt about Enduro with a run around the 45KM route of the Ard Rock Enduro 2017.

Ard Rock Enduro 2017

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How Not To Use A Rescue PFD

Chris Wing from H2O Dreams has launched a new series of videos (“The Flow State”) covering some important issues that all paddles may face.

How Not To Use A Rescue PFD

In this episode Chris discusses some of the utility of a rescue PFD for paddlers and the common myths of different uses.

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Sweet Protection 2018 – Rocker

A Sweet Protection Rocker has been in the Unsponsored gear bag for a number of years. Mine is nice and simple gloss white number which I really get on well with. This Sweet Protection Rocker however is a two tone metallic affair. Metallic white top and metallic red lower. Even the visor matches.

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Sweet Protection 2018 – Shazam Shorts

Brand new from Sweet Protection for 2018 are the Shazam Shorts. The neoprene lined Shambala shorts are still in the range for 2018.

Sweet Protection 2018 - Shazam Shorts

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Sweet Protection 2018 – Sweet Strutter

Sweet Protection have just shared some of their new line up with Unsponsored. This includes some new gear, design changes and some colour updates.

First up is the 2018 Sweet Strutter.

Sweet Protection 2018

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Paddle Pickup

Paddle Pickup – A 300km Kayaking expedition tackling plastic pollution

In 3 weeks, a group of women will come together to Kayak coast to coast from Bristol to London via 300km of waterways. Along the way they will be collecting plastic rubbish from the canals, carrying out research and raising awareness on the problem of plastic pollution.

Paddle Pickup

Bex Band

Paddle Pickup

Erin Bastian

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