Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Month: June 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

Adidas Five Ten Trail Cross LT – First Look

The newest addition to the flat pedal mountain bike range is the Five Ten Trail Cross LT. The version we have here is the LT version which is more trainer like that the Mid Pro we reviewed on the site a couple of months back.

Adidas Five Ten Trail Cross LT - First Look
Adidas Five Ten Trail Cross LT – First Look

Size wise I still think that these run a little large. I usually wear Five Ten or Salomon in a UK size 10 and did originally order a pair of Trail Cross Mid in that size. However I found that the shoe is super long. I sent them straight back and now have a pair of UK 9.5s which after my first ride out fit great. So these LT versions are also 9.5 and as expected fit well.

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Movie Monday 29 June 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 29 June 2020.

Movie Monday 29 June 2020

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Genotype 2

Want some top level whitewater paddling technique tips? Check out Genotype 2 for free.

Genotype 2
Genotype 2
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Social Media Saturday 27 June 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 27 June 2020 at Unsponsored.

Social Media Saturday 27 June 2020

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How To Taily Forever – Infinitetaily

How to Taily forever - Infinitetaily
How to Taily forever – Infinitetaily

Wanted to make this edit for ages, but I wanted to wait to have a space to be able to record it and edit it properly. Big thanks to everyone supporting us on patroen, we saved up the last several months and used the money to upgrade our camera and light system massively. Still shooting on the Panasonic GH5 but now with a good tripod, external monitor and lighting.

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Stikine Canyon Access

Stikine Canyon Access
Stikine Canyon Access

BCWW has been in contact with the Tahltan Nation regarding access for paddling the Stikine Canyon. Unfortunately kayakers are not welcome this year. This is understandable, the health of their community and their elders is the priority. Kayakers who ignore this message could jeopardize access for years to come.

As a group, we should consider not travelling to remote communities this summer.

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Palm Equipment Nevis PFD – First Look

Hot on the heals of the Kokatat Hustle R is the Palm Equipment Nevis PFD. We now have one of the very first at Unsponsored HQ for review.

Palm Equipment Nevis PFD - First Look
Palm Equipment Nevis PFD – First Look

The Nevis is an over the head slab PFD with a number of features I have not seen before in a PFD.

The Nevis PFD is the culmination of research from UCLan, design by Barney Caulfield and testing worldwide by Bren Orton. At its core is the Delta Fit adjustment system. Two wings that wrap your ribs, reducing pressure on your abdomen, helping you to breathe and increasing mobility. Set-up to go in five fluid steps, with fewer buckles (including new load tested aircraft grade aluminium hardware). The Nevis has the world’s first Piggyback adjustable quick release chest harness, improving upon the latest research, so that releasing your harness doesn’t affect the fit of your PFD. The Nevis sets a new standard in fit and safety.

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Movie Monday 22 June 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 22 June 2020. Service is back to normal so we a re kicking off the new week with a fine selection of kayak edits.

Movie Monday 22 June 2020
Movie Monday 22 June 2020

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Wahoo Kickr 18 And Kickr Core Repair

Wahoo Kickr 18 Repair
Wahoo Kickr Core Repair

I have had Wahoo turbo trainers for the last few years. The first being the Kickr Snap which worked well but its resistance would fluctuate quite a bit depending on tyre pressure and air temperature.

I decided in January 2019 to get a wheel off Kickr 18 as I really like riding on Zwift and the wheel off meant that I could almost fit and forget. 

Within a couple of weeks the unit began to display the clunking and clicking that many units had suffered. The flywheel was also running with a bit of a wobble. A replacement arrived a few days after raising a support ticket and submitting a short video of the issue.

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Social Media Saturday 20 June 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 20 June 2020 at Unsponsored. The site has been quiet this week due to tech issues with the HQ IT equipment, rebuilds, power cuts and more rebuilds. But we are back!

Social Media Saturday 20 June 2020

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Movie Monday 15 June 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 15 June 2020 at Unsponsored. Your weekly dose of whitewater action from around the globe.

Movie Monday 15 June 2020
Movie Monday 15 June 2020

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Social Media Saturday 13 June 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 13 June 2020.

Social Media Saturday 13 June 2020
Social Media Saturday 13 June 2020

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