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Month: January 2020 (Page 1 of 3)

The Rhondu Gorge Of The Indus

The Rhondu Gorge of the Indus
The Rhondu Gorge of the Indus

In November Dane met up with the California boys to experience a river like no other, the Rhondu gorge of the Indus. Flowing 86 miles from the valley of Skardu, it has become a river even the top kayakers of the world wonder if they feel up to the challenge. It’s got insane power flowing down steep rapids, creating huge features, making every rapid a stout after the next. It’s a river so big that the first question people get asked when they just completed the Indus, is “how many portages did you do”? Many of the worlds best kayakers often portage, usually between the 5-8 realm. This trip saw the Cali boys portage only 4 times, as well as see Dane get the lowest number of portages ever done, down to 1, by completing the first descent of the infamous Malupa rapid. It was an experience none of them will be forgetting anytime soon, and it’s just one of the places that it’s hard to believe we get to experience with our kayaks.

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Was It Worth It?

Was It Worth It?
Was It Worth It?

This video chronicles the events on NYE 2018/19 where I dislocated my shoulder and took a trip to the ER.

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Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

The mold is here and in the next few days Spade Kayaks will be making the first Queen of Hearts.

Spade Kayaks - Queen Of Hearts
Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts
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HF Porter

HF Porter
HF Porter

HF have a new throw bag belt. The HF Porter has been specially developed for pro water rescue teams and raft guides.

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Slicey River Runners

Fancy a slicey river running play machine? Here is quick updated run down of the specifications of a number of the slicey kayaks out their (early 2020). If we have missed any please let us know.

Liquidlogic Party Braap

Dagger Axiom Vs Jackson AntiX Vs Liquidlogic Braap Vs Pyranha Ripper

Length 271.8cm
Width 62.2cm
Weight 20kg
Volume 253.6l
Paddler Weight 45 – 100kg

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Upcycling Kayaks

What do you do with your broken kayaks? I have a few laying around that I use as a source for repair plastic.

Upcycling Kayaks

Tim Heide uses his for something different.

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Titan Nymph – First Look

We have a pre-production Titan Nymph in for review at Unsponsored. Other than the graphics (missing on this one) and some tweaks to the outfitting this kayak is the same as the final production version.

Titan Nymph - First Look
Titan Nymph – First Look

We showed renders of this new boat some time ago and it created a great deal of interest.

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Movie Monday 27 January 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 27 January 2020.

Movie Monday

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Juicy Home Run

Super lucky to get some juicy flow on my home river despite january’s cold temperature. This is my Home Run. The river I started kayaking on. My first strokes, my first swims, first fears, first good races, first success…It might not be the most impressive or the best whitewater in the world but it’s still very good and this place will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Juicy Home Run
Juicy Home Run
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Social Media Saturday 25 January 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 25 January 2020 at Unsponsored.

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Warm Warmer Warmest

Hot off the press – The latest neoprene accessories from Palm Equipment.

Don’t let your hands, head or little toes get cold – Palm Equipment have a brilliant new range of eco-friendly neoprene accessories, including five new items to their already wide range: the Surf hood, NeoFlex hood, fingerless Clutch gloves, Neoflex gloves and Claw mitts.

Warm Warmer Warmest
Warm Warmer Warmest
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Movie Monday 20 January 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 20 January 2020 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 20 January 2020

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