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Month: April 2020 (Page 1 of 3)

Coaching For Memory

Have a look at the following sequence of 17 letters and try to memorise it. Give yourself 30 seconds at most:

BDELHNAOAWPLDODRL

Now cover the sequence and repeat it back. How did you get on? Would you do any better if I arranged the same sequence of letters like this?

Coaching For Memory
Coaching For Memory
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Old School Carnage – Corsikayak

Corsikayak – Big water, big falls and big boats.

Old School Carnage – Corsikayak
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Sweet Protection Paddlesport Sale

Yesterday we published a post detailing Sweet Protection’s move away from dry gear for 2020.

As of today Sweet have launched their Paddlesport gear sale. This includes both softwear and hardwear.

I’ve put my order in!

HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

HIPS 2. - How to Improve Your Paddling Skills
HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

Francesco Salvato has dedicated his life to the kayak and descended the rivers of all 5 continents. Much in demand as a teacher, his 30 years of experience have been concentrated in this video. Director of the Free Flow kayak School, master of kayaking, in charge of the training of instructors for the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation, Francesco Salvato has written several books on the techniques of the kayak. His studies of physical education and of subjects linked to sports technique and instruction make Francesco one of the world’s great experts on kayak technique. A complete video, open to all, from the beginner to the expert kayaker. The technique of the kayak is addressed in a comprehensive way, starting with the basics and advancing to refined white water technique, river rescue and freestyle.

Hips is a big-O-production by Olaf Obsommer.

Hips is powered by: Teva, WaveSport, Peak UK, Kayak Session, Sweet, Robson, Gravita Zero

Olaf Obsommer
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Fancy A Waka Kayak In Black?

I love black boats. So if you are like me and want a Waka kayak, they now manufacturer them in black.

The Best Canoe Ever Made

The Best Canoe Ever Made
The Best Canoe Ever Made

Standing up for Love. The Covert 9.3 – the best canoe ever made. HANDS DOWN!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to be re-united…I miss her.

The Gnarlz
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Sweet Protection 2020

Sweet Protection have announced that they will be discontinuing the software range of products for 2020 and will be focussing solely on hardware and protection.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2019
Sweet Protection 2020

Paddlesports is refocused, but still central in brand DNA.

Back from the mid 80’s, when the founders of Sweet Protection fell in love with the local rivers and play spots, Paddlesports has been an important part of the brand DNA and history. After discontinuing the dry wear products going into 2020, the Paddlesports collection is now refocused on hardware and protection only.

We believe that discontinuing our dry wear products will allow us to focus even more on innovation and cutting-edge technology on helmets and protection for Paddlesports.

More information can be found here.

Kayak Technique – Leg Drive

Kayak Technique - Leg Drive
Kayak Technique – Leg Drive

Day 2 and we move to the top end of the leg to try and maximise the transition of force, generated from the feet, through to the upper body. A brief description of the problems we commonly see and hopefully some ideas as to how we may address them.

Ultimate Kayaks
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Movie Monday 27 April 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 27 April 2020. Please spend some time on the site checking out the 1000’s of posts including reviews, news and videos.

Movie Monday 27 April 2020

Enjoy!

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Kayak Technique – Foot Drive

Kayak Technique - Foot Drive
Kayak Technique – Foot Drive

This video is (perhaps) the first in a series which will explore the common errors in kayak technique. This episode is about the positioning and use of the feet. All opinions are personal and open to correction and discussion. I have deliberately not got involved with straps or pull bars in this episode.

Ultimate Kayak
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Pro Foamie Kayaker – Ollie Jr

Watch the pro foamie kayaker Ollie Jr. with a first descent of Lane Falls, surfing some huge waves and holes and charging down a steep gorge with multiple slides and extreme whitewater.

Pro Foamie Kayaker – Ollie Jr
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Whetman Equipment Bait Ring

We have a Whetman Equipment Bait Ring winging its way to Unsponsored HQ.

Whetman Equipment Bait Ring

This 12mm aluminium ring has an internal diameter of 45mm and a minimum breaking strength of 25kN.

It is also UK made.

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