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Month: April 2018 (page 1 of 3)

Kayakers vs Whirlpools

Kayakers vs Whirlpools – As the Ottawa river begins to rise the eddylines start to get way more powerful and at the top of the Butchers Knife rapid, some really powerful whirlpools begin to form!

Kayakers vs Whirlpools

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Movie Monday 30 April 2018

It’s Monday so welcome to Movie Monday 30 April 2018 at Unsponsored HQ. We have a fine selection of edits to distract you from that thing that you should be really cracking on with.

Movie Monday 30 April 2018

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday – 28 April 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 28 April 2018.

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Soul Waterman 303

This new Soul Waterman 303 kayak looks like you would need wear safety gloves when you picked it up. This thing looks razor sharp.

Soul Waterman 303

Could this be my slicey boat for 2018? It reminds me a great deal of the Riot Glide/Slice with a modern twist.

Soul Waterman 303

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It Is Still Pretty Cold

It is still pretty cold out there. The guys have made it to the Ottawa.

It Is Still Pretty Cold

We made it to the Ottawa but levels are still low as the melt hasn’t started yet- but we can literally smell spring right now!

Soon the Ottawa will change entirely and we will be surfing big waves, but for now it’s joy laps on class III which is not the end of the world either.

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DIY SOS: The Bodger’s Guide To Lightening A Dagger Jitsu

I own a Dagger Jitsu. I like it, although like many playboats it has its fans and its detractors. Generally though it is regarded to have a good hull shape, and, frankly, I find it hard to fit into other models simply because I’m one of those awkward people who has long legs for their weight.

Image: Eagles Nest Photography

I’m not going to be world champion any time soon, and if I was to buy a ‘dream’ playboat I’d likely be buying a carbon one. But there’s one thing about the Jitsu that most who know it can agree on. It is a lot heavier than it needs to be. In fact this very same criticism can be levelled at pretty much any modern boat on the market today.

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Movie Monday 23 April 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 23 April 2018 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 23 April 2018

We have a stack of great whitewater edits from around the globe to check out this week.

Enjoy!

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Increase The Lifespan Of Your Kayak By Transporting It Correctly

“Increase the lifespan of your kayak by transporting it correctly” contains a number of great tips from the guys at Pyranha.

Increase The Lifespan Of Your Kayak By Transporting It Correctly

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Eric Jackson – Super Clean Cartwheel

Learn to super clean cartwheel with Eric Jackson.

Super Clean Cartwheel

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Social Media Saturday – 21 April 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 21 April 2018.

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Pyranha Ripper – Large Specs

The specs for the large Pyranha Ripper are now live and the boat is now in production.

Pyranha Ripper - In Action

Specifications:

Pyranha Ripper - Large Specs

Bow And Stern Stall

EJ Teaches Playboating – Whitewater Kayaking – Bow and Stern Stall in MixMaster.

Bow And Stern Stall

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