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Social Media Saturday 16 January 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 16 January 2021.

Social Media Saturday 16 January 2021

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Waka Kayaks – New Boats

Waka kayaks have released two new kayaks for 2021, the Wee Goat and Billy Goat.

Waka Kayaks – Billy Goat

The Billy Goat is a creeker/river runner and the Wee Goat a lower rear volume river runner with a slicey stern.

Waka Kayaks – Billy Goat

The Billy Goat is 268cm in length with a 65 cm width. Weight sits at 20kg with a suggested paddler weight in the 50 to 95kg range. The volume of the Billy Goat is 330 litres.

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Movie Monday 11 January 2021

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Movie Monday 11 January 2021

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Social Media Saturday 9 January 2021

It’s Saturday, its Unsponsored and its Social Media Saturday 9 January 2021. Check out some of post we have liked this week on Instagram.

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How To Style Out Stern Pirouettes

How To Style Out Stern Pirouettes
How To Style Out Stern Pirouettes

This week’s Webisode from Matt Brook Coaching is the fourth in a series of tutorials, mostly centred around playboating, both in modern and oldschool kayaks.

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Dagger Code Vs Mamba

The Mamba has been around since 2005 with a major revamp in 2012. The Code is Dagger’s newest kayak and has been designed to take the place of the Mamba in the line up.

Dagger Code
Dagger Mamba

In following table I have listed the three main sizes of the kayaks and matched although some of the dimensions of a say a middle of the size range Mamba could also be easily compared against the smallest Code.

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Dagger Kayaks – Code

A few weeks back I posted some images of a new boat being paddles by new Dagger Kayaks paddler Sage Donnelly. At the time I hypothesised that it could likely be a replacement for the long serving Mamba. Many online suggested that this couldn’t be the case and it must just be a smaller Phantom.

Dagger Kayaks – Code (Contour Spec)

However it looks like I was right on the mark with details of the Dagger Code being leaked online by a number of retailers in several countries. As yet details are not available on the Dagger site.

It looks very similar to the Phantom but from the side profile it was clear that this kayak is a different beast.

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Movie Monday 4 January 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 4 January 2021. This is the first Movie Monday for 2021 and the 278th Movie Monday on this site. You can find them all in the Movie Monday Archive.

Movie Monday 4 January 2021
Movie Monday 4 January 2021

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Social Media Saturday 2 January 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 2 January 2021. This is the 116th Social Media post on the site. You can find them by clicking here.

Social Media Saturday 2 January 2021
Social Media Saturday 2 January 2021

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Movie Monday 28 December 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 28 December 2020. We’ve got a great selection of edits for you to check out this week.

Movie Monday 28 December 2020

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Social Media Saturday 26 December 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 26 December 2020. This will be the last Social Media Saturday of the year. We hope you enjoyed our weekly summary of posts we have spotted on Instagram and will continue to enjoy future selections as we move into 2021.

Social Media Saturday 26 December 2020

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Verus Gladiator 2.0 – Walkthrough

That concave stern looks superb. Check out the detail of the Verus Gladiator 2.0.

Verus Gladiator 2.0 - Walkthrough
Verus Gladiator 2.0 – Walkthrough
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