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Sweet Protection Rocker 2021

One of the best helmets on the market the half cut Sweet Protection also gets a colour make over for 2021.

Matte Aquamarine

Gloss white and Dirt Black have been joined by Matte Aquamarine and Matte Chopper Orange Metallic.

Matte Chopper Orange Metallic

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Sweet Protection Strutter 2021

Designed in 1997 the Sweet Strutter has to be one of the most recognisable helmets in the paddlesport market place.

Gloss Chopper Orange

For this year we have the same design as last year but with a couple of new colours. RRP is £179.99.

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Spade Kayaks Joker In Production

Spade Kayaks Joker In Production

Spade also have a retro fit ratchet kit available for the Queen of Hearts kayak. I suspect you could also make this work in other kayaks.

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Palm Zenith Pants – Review

The Palm Zenith pants are designed to be combined with any dry or semi dry top to create a flexible system for year round use. I’ve been using these with the Palm Fuse and Zenith range of jackets.

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Palm Zenith Pants – Review

Although a two piece combination will find it hard to be beat a drysuit I have used a number of two piece systems in the past that have been super dry. The big advantage is that you can mix and match tops and bottoms to create a system that is best matched for the conditions you are going out in.

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Nookie Turbo Jacket – Review

The Nookie Turbo jacket is designed to be a performance led premium whitewater kayak jacket utilising the same high quality materials as the Nookie Charger Drysuit. This thing is tough with double sals (neoprene outer/latex inner) on the neck and arms. What makes this jacket stand out is that it is also made at Nookie’s HQ here in the UK. There are very few UK based paddling firms that actually still make their gear in the UK. Top marks to Nookie.

Nookie Turbo Jacket - Review
Nookie Turbo Jacket – Nookie Turbo Jacket – Review
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Waka Kayaks GOAT – A Closer Look

Matt Clark managed to get a couple of demo boats from https://s2s-shop.com and has kindly sent in these images.

Waka Kayaks GOAT - A Closer Look
Waka Kayaks GOAT – A Closer Look
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Pyranha Scorch – A Closer Look

I have a had great deal requests from folks wanting to know a little more about the Pyranha Scorch.

Pyranha Scorch – A Closer Look

The most common requests relate to the its hull.

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Pyranha Scorch

Pyranha, like Kokatat are celebrating 50 years in business and today have released images of their new whitewater kayak.

Pyranha Scorch
Pyranha Scorch

The Pyranha Scorch takes elements from the Burn, 9r and Ripper to create a nimble creeker/river runner.

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Kokatat Is 50

As part of Kokatat’s 50th year in the business they have releasing a number of special editions and new products.

Kokatat Is 50
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Spade Kayaks – New Paddles

Spade Kayaks have just released details of two new sets of paddles that will be available shortly.

Spade Kayaks – New Paddles

Our first highend Paddles Made in Germany arrived this week. In cooperation with Striebel Designs we can now offer you two paddles for beginner to extreme paddlers!

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The Red Stick is made from a carbon and glass mix with a projected of weight of around 1.02kg.

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Composite Pyranha 12R

Everyone loves a carbon kayak, right?

Composite Pyranha 12R
Composite Pyranha 12R

Check out this 12R from Pyranha. 1 of 100.

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A New Half Slice Kayak From Prijon

Prijon have a new half slice about to be released on the paddling community. This one looks interesting with a great deal of volume upfront. This new kayak is the Pike.

Prijon Pike
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