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Movie Monday 5 April 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 5 April 2021. Helping to get the new working week off to a flying start here is a selection of ‘edits’ carefully chosen for your consideration by the Unsponsored team.


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GoPro Kayak Videos 101

Eric Jackson gives us a GoPro Kayak Videos 101 with the help from a few friends.

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Learn from the experts on how to use, mount, edit, and store your GoPro videos that you take while kayaking.

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GoPro Hero 4 Session – Iceland Kayak Expedition

A very nicely put together edit by Ben Brown using the new GoPro Hero 4 Session.

GoPro Hero 4 Session - Iceland Kayak Expedition

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Cali Rush – Kayaking

Cali Rush - Kayaking

This is the April Segment from the Movie CALI RUSH. Hard core white water Kayakers get to see parts of California’s unique backcountry that others will never see. Kayaks are the only way to access some of the most remote and steep canyons draining the west slope of the Sierra’s. Here’s Charlie Center, Rush Sturges, Ben Brown and others take on some of California’s most rugged drops. Filmed by Charlie Center and Rush Sturges.

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GoPro Hero3+ Kayak Norway

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Follow Ben Brown and friends as they explore the pristine whitewaters of Norway. Shot 100% on the GoPro Hero3+.

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GoPro Hero3 Japan Kayak Adventure

Some great GoPro action from Ben Brown.

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In search of fresh whitewater the Fisher family and friends holiday to Iceland and Norway. Showing their journey through challenging terrain and inspiring white water.

“Sometimes you just have to buck up and huck it.”

Filmed by Dave Fisher, Steve Fisher’s brother, the film follows Steve, Rush Sturges, Ben Brown and Shane Raw for two months in their search of new whitewater rivers and waterfalls to run. Continue reading

Unsponsored 2011 Q&A Series – Ben Brown

Ben Brown is truly one of the worlds top white water paddlers. Big water and first descents is what it’s all about. As a professional kayaker Ben gets to live the dream everyday. A quick search of youtube will find video after video of Ben running some awesome rivers, dodging huge stumpers and taking the plunge over some massive drops.

I managed to catch Ben during a rare moment of downtime and asked him if would like to take part in the Unsponsored 2011 Q&A series. Thankfully Ben agreed. Enjoy….

Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the kayaking world…

I have been kayaking full time for the past 11 years and during that period have been fortunate enough to paddle all over the world. The attraction to kayaking to me has always been the exploration aspect of the sport and it has been this that has continued to drive me over the years. I have paddled in over 50 countries and have completed first descents in NZ, Norway, Iceland, Thailand, USA, Canada, Africa and Italy and I am very proud of these accomplishments. However I think what I am most proud of is the fact that I have been able to make a career out of doing what I love the most with by best friends.

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