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GoPro Hero9

Apart from the front facing screen it looks pretty similar to the Hero7 and Hero8 editions, but in reality the new GoPro Hero9 is a bigger camera both in terms of its physical size and its capabilities.

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Spade Kayaks – Joker And Blizz

In addition to the Joker Spade Kayaks will also be releasing another river runner in 2021.

The 245cm long Blizz will join the rest of the Spade line up.

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Jackson Kayak New Colours

Jackson Kayak have tow new colours for 2021. Royale will be standard for 2021 and is a purple/yellow combination. Fury will be around for a limited amount of time. Which one would you go for?

Jackson Kayak New Colours
Jackson Kayak New Colours

The Glide Series

A few days ago Corran Addison announced that Soul Waterman would be releasing a new updated version of the Glide.

Since then the Glide series has grown to include two smaller versions named the Slide and Ride.

The Glide series at a glance:

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How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro

How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro

There are few things a crushing as getting home from a sick day shooting with your GoPro and realizing that half of your content isn’t usable due to water droplets all over the lens. I have been doing this trick since 2012 and I have never found a simpler or better way than this to keep the lens clear. It has allowed me to make sure that whether its just another day on the water, or a once in a lifetime shot, my GoPro will be crisp and clear for those epic shots. So try this whenever you are using your GoPro around the water, and all your content will be way more usable!

Dane Jackson
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The Glide Is Back

GLIDE: the boat that changed the rules is back. With a few key tweaks.

The Glide Is Back

We loved the original Glide and are looking forward to seeing this new one in the flesh.

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Astral Green Jacket Vs Kokatat Hustle R

From L to R:
Astral Green Jacket, Palm Nevis, Kokatat Hustle R, and Yak Taurus PFD

When I’m at paddling events or on a river when I meet other paddlers it is pretty much guaranteed that someone will be wearing an Astral Green Jacket. After all it is a stand out design that works really well. However I have recently picked up a Kokatat Hustle R and wanted to take the opportunity of comparing the two in a little more detail.

The Astral Green Jacket and Kokatat Hustle R I have here are EU versions. For the European market the Green Jacket has a side entry feature where as the US version does not. The Kokatat Hustle R has some additional reflective SOLAS tape on the shoulder straps to meet newer ISO requirements in the EU.

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First Run In The Antix 2.0

First Run In The Antix 2.0
First Run In The Antix 2.0

Towards the end of May the Antix 2.0 mold finally arrived, and right as we were able to get the first boats out of the mold to paddle, some rain hit and we were able to get a low water lap on the Caney Fork. Despite the lower water, the Antix 2.0 made the run just as fun as always, and can’t wait to get back on there with some juice!

Dane Jackson
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Have I Gone Completely Mad-River?

I thought some of you might be interested in my Mad River Explorer RX16 with iq2 gunwales as the boat is often complimented on and questions asked about its additions.I purchased the canoe around 6 years ago and it came with a bonanza of kit along with a host of IQ2 outfitting accessories which I have slowly been adding to, not easy in the UK when IQ2 kit is no longer being manufactured and most these rare extras are seldom found outside of the USA.

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Kokatat Huck Throw Bag – First Look

We first made a post about Kokatat releasing a new throw bag way back in 2019. It has only been quite recently that the Huck began to appear in stores.

Kokatat Huck Throw Bag - First Look
Kokatat Huck Throw Bag – First Look

The Huck is a compact, mantis green coloured throw bag packed with 50 feet (15m) of ¼-inch floating polyethylene core rope with a maximum strength of 1,450 pounds. A 70 feet (21m) bag is also available.

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Spade Kayaks New Boats

It looks like a number of new boats are about to land looking at a post made by Spade Kayaks today.

In the shot is the slicey Joker (top), Royal Flush, Black Jack and Queen (bottom).

The Joker is new and the Queen (Queen of Hearts) has new graphics. Possibly even a 2.0 update.

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