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Movie Monday 20 May 2024

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 20 May 2024.

Movie Monday 20 May 2024
Movie Monday 20 May 2024

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Movie Monday 1 April 2024

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 1 April 2024.

Movie Monday 1 April 2024

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Palm Equipment Cobra Sling – First Look

Purchased from WWTCC this week, we have a Palm Equipment Cobra sling in for review.

Space saving compared to the other two Palm Equipment tapes and super strong the Cobra looks like a great bit of kit to have in your PFD rescue gear. Although it looks like a dyneema climbing sling the Cobra should not be used for climbing. I suspect that this is due to the dynamic forces that kit endures during a climbing fall.

Palm Equipment Cobra Sling – First Look
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Movie Monday 11 December 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 11 December 2023. Movie Monday is our round up of whitewater edits we’ve spotted over the last week. If we have missed any great ones, please let us know in the comments section below.

Movie Monday 11 December 2023

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Kayak Sledging

Canoe or kayak sledging is a winter sport first developed in the UK in 1822. From its humble beginnings a number of small clubs developed and have maintained this traditional sport.

Kayak Sledging
Kayak Sledging
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Making Paddling In Winter More Bearable

For paddlers here in the UK the start of winter results in a greater chance of better water levels. It also means that getting on the water to take advantage of the better water levels results in a much colder paddling experience!

When I started out paddling getting wet was just the way it was. You would definitely get wet and would probably end up cold. Gear has come such a long way since then and it is possible to stay almost perfectly dry even after a swim.

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Social Media Saturday 24 June 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 24 June 2023.

Social Media Saturday 24 June 2023

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Social Media Saturday 22 April 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 22 April 2023.

Social Media Saturday 22 April 2023
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Competition Time

Up for grabs is a brand new Palm Equipment safety tape and snake sling.

To have a chance of getting your hands on them head over to our Instagram and:

  • Following UnsponsoredUK
  • Like the post
  • Tag/mention at least one friend in the Instagram post’s comments section.

This is open until the end of April when a name will be picked at random. Happy to post internationally.

Getting The Best Kayaking Shots With Your GoPro Hero 11

Top tips from one of the best GoPro using kayakers around.

Getting The Best Kayaking Shots With Your GoPro Hero 11

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Getting the most from your GoPro means that you really need a decent memory card or two. Our recommended cards can be found here.

Bill Parks

Bill Parks

NRS Founder Bill Parks ran his last rapid this week when he passed away from natural causes at age 88. Bill was known as a businessman, river runner, and educator, but he was foremost a humanitarian. He leaves behind a 50-year legacy of serving customers and community, people and the planet, steadfast in his belief that business could be a force for good in the world.

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K99 YAK

Are you UK based and fancy a kayak themed car numberplate?

K99 YAK

This one is up for sale by Matt Stephens. He can be contacted via email matthew.stephens ATTTTT gmail.com

Do you have a kayak themed plate already? What do you have?

(Please note that we have no connection with Matt and are not selling on his behalf).

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