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Social Media Saturday 11 July 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 11 July 2020 and Unsponsored.

Social Media Saturday 11 July 2020
Social Media Saturday 11 July 2020

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Tyne Tour 2020 – Cancelled.

Unfortunately the Tyne Tour 2020 has been cancelled. The Tyne Tour is a huge event that takes place annually here in the UK.

Hopefully it will return in 2021 bigger and better than ever.

Dane Jackson – Lower Rauma

Dane Jackson takes a very stout run down the Lower Rauma.

Dane Jackson - Lower Rauma
Dane Jackson – Lower Rauma

I had grown up seeing so many videos of one of the biggest classics of Norway, the Lower Rauma. Finally getting the chance to experience it was unreal and it was everything I could have imagined, and more. I not only ended up getting the 3rd descent of Brennenfossen which is an ultra stout that Bren first descented in 2016. I also ended up deciding to run Flemmingsfossen which is one of the most intimidating drops I have done as it has a very hard lip to line up, as well as only about a 20ft window where the drop doesn’t land on rocks. It was one hell of a day and I definitely can’t wait to get back to it, although I don’t think I will be running those 2 stouts again.

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Waka Steeze – Review

The Waka Steeze is designed as a river running play boat that you can still take out in bigger water with the addition of extra volume by adding in a pod. Two kayaks in one.

Waka Steeze - Review
Waka Steeze – Review

Here is what Waka have to say about the Steeze:

The Steeze is a boat that has been created from our passion to deliver the kayak we as paddlers most want. Our desire is to have a boat that makes kayaking even more fun whilst not having to compromise on the features that a modern-day creek boat brings when that epic run comes in.

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Verus Kayaks – Gladiator 2.0 and Hellbender

Verus Kayaks Gladiator 2.0 and Hellbender kayaks are in production and look great.

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Movie Monday 6 July 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 6 July 2020 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 6 July 2020
Movie Monday 6 July 2020

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Social Media Saturday 4 July 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 4 July 2020 at Unsponsored.

Social Media Saturday 4 July 2020

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High Water Myrkdal

Dane Jackson take a run down a high water Myrkdal.

High Water Myrkdal
High Water Myrkdal

The boys didn’t waste any time to get me straight into the stouts for my first day ever in Norway. We put onto the Myrkdal-selva which is one of the sickest runs, but generally done lower. Once on the water the boys made it clear it was higher than they expected, but that didn’t stop us. They just gave me beta the whole way with no scouting. After the first big sequence I was definitely gripped, but I started to get more comfortable as the day went on. It was a a hell of a first day, plenty of stout holes, and nothing but good times.

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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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