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Month: August 2018 (page 1 of 3)

Ditch Battle

There has been a few edits showing kayaks, SUPs and inflatables running the ditch but this time there is overtaking and a ditch battle for the win.

Ditch Battle

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The Angry Fish Documentary

The Angry Fish Documentary is great little edit created by Matt Cooke at Endless Summer Productions. If you ever wanted to know about the history of UK based Pyranha Kayaks then set aside 10 minutes and check this out.

The Angry Fish Documentary

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Astral’s Limted Edition Greenjackets

Astral’s Limted Edition Greenjackets have been around for 10 years marked by the release of the latest LE10 for 2018/2019.

Here they are in one place. With the exception of a couple.

Which one is your favourite?

Can you fill in the gaps?

LE10 – River Roots

Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)

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Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)

For the last nine years Astral have released a special (limited) edition of their Greenjacket PFD. 2018/19 is no exception.

Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10

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California 2018

This summer the SEND crew met up with some of the best paddlers from the west coast and spent a few weeks getting on the ultra classics of California.

California 2018

Until they go back, California is always on their mind.

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Shred Ready Zeta

It’s been a while since Shred Ready launched a new helmet for the paddlesport market. Over the last few days they have been showing parts of the new Shred Ready Zeta.

The Zeta is a peaked helmet that uses the BOA 3 retention system.

What do you think?

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Comparing GoPro Cameras

We haven’t updated our GoPro comparison chart for some time due to the original spreadsheet being lost somewhere within the Unsponsored archives. So I typed the 2015 chart back into excel and have added details for the Hero (2018), Hero6, Hero5, and Hero5 Session.

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How To “Head Dry” Back Deck Roll

How To "Head Dry" Back Deck Roll

So this is the follow up to the How to back deck roll video. Lots of things exactly the same here so ifs you can’t back deck roll, go check out last week’s video.

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Movie Monday 27 August 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 27 August 2018 at Unsponsored. We have a carefully selected bunch of video edits for you to check out.

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 25 August 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 25 August 2018 at Unsponsored.

ROCKSTAR 4.0 🔥🔥 @jackson.kayak

A post shared by Hayden voorhees (@haydenvoorheeskayak) on

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Escape Watersports Bank Holiday Code

Escape Watersports are knocking 5% off orders made this bank holiday with the code EXTRA5.

Shoulder Injury Survey – Results

Back in 2016 we shared John Nestler’s request for information relating to shoulder injuries suffered by paddlers and whether or not the paddles used (bent or straight shaft) made a significant difference. Two years on and John has kindly shared the data.

Shoulder Injuries Study - Bent Vs Straight Shaft

Back in 2016 I released a survey on my website looking at a number of different factors surrounding shoulder injuries in whitewater kayakers. The original intent was to simply see if injury rates differed among boaters using straight shaft or bentshaft paddles, but the scope quickly grew beyond that. Thanks to all of you that did the survey back then – over 2,700 people responded!

I’ve been sitting on this data for two years now and just don’t have the time to do a thorough statistical analysis, so I’m putting it out here into the community.

It’s interesting to read the comments made by respondents to get their analysis of what caused the injury, and steps they’ve taken to prevent those injuries from reoccurring.

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