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Month: March 2019 (page 1 of 3)

Inside the Rio Florin (2018)

Nouria Newman takes a run down the Rio Florin.

Inside the Rio Florin (2018)
Inside the Rio Florin (2018)

The Rio Florin might be one of my favorite rivers if not my favorite.

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Nookie Rockhopper PFD – First Look

Although being a UK based and Nookie being a UK based company you wouldn’t have seen a great deal of Nookie gear on the site. This is something that is set to change with some new Nookie gear landing at Unsponsored HQ for review.

Nookie Rockhopper PFD - First Look
Nookie Rockhopper PFD – First Look

First up is the Nookie Rockhopper. It is designed to be at home on the sea, lake, river or play wave. It is an over the head slab style PFD with QR buckles on the right hand side to make it nice and easy to get on.

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The River’s Call

Six kayakers. 400 kilometers. A 17-day self-supported trip down the Apurimac River.

The River's Call
The River’s Call

In 1975, Calvin Giddings led a group of paddlers down the first descent of Peru’s Abismo de Apurimac. Thanks to their commitment to complete the first descent of the Apurimac’s main whitewater section, the We Are Hungry (WAH) crew can confidently enter this box canyon.

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Social Media Saturday 30 March 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 30 March 2019 at Unsponsored.

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Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel

2018 was just another insane year! Got to kayak in so many sick places like India, Chile, Mexico, Zambia, and just about anywhere I could find the time to go. Check out my highlight reel from another epic year chasing my passion!

Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel
Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel
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Low Water BC, Eh?

Nouria Newman posted this great edit last week. Check it out.

Low Water BC
Low Water BC

Just a little mash up from the Cheakamus canyons and Dipper Creek. When everything seems low BC keeps providing some of the very best whitewater.

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Movie Monday 25 March 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 25 March 2019.

Movie Monday 25 March 2019
Movie Monday 25 March 2019

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 23 March 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 23 March 2019 at Unsponsored.

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Glen Etive Hydro – Sad News

A truly disappointing day today. All 3 hydro schemes planned for the Wild Land area of Glen Etive have been approved by the Highland Council. 

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Spyderco Pacific Salt – Review

If you carry a throw line with you whilst paddling you should also carry a knife that is at least capable of cutting the rope that the line is made from.

Spyderco Pacific Salt
Spyderco Pacific Salt
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Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures

Three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year“ embark on an unreal ski and kayak mission across Greenland. Using kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1000km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures
Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures
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Knots For Whitewater

If you are using ropes on the water then there a number of knots that you really should know. This edit from Jez Jezz gives a run through the basics and possible applications.

You can find and subscribe to his channel here.

Knots For Whitewater
Jez – Knots For Whitewater
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