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The Rhondu Gorge Of The Indus

The Rhondu Gorge of the Indus
The Rhondu Gorge of the Indus

In November Dane met up with the California boys to experience a river like no other, the Rhondu gorge of the Indus. Flowing 86 miles from the valley of Skardu, it has become a river even the top kayakers of the world wonder if they feel up to the challenge. It’s got insane power flowing down steep rapids, creating huge features, making every rapid a stout after the next. It’s a river so big that the first question people get asked when they just completed the Indus, is “how many portages did you do”? Many of the worlds best kayakers often portage, usually between the 5-8 realm. This trip saw the Cali boys portage only 4 times, as well as see Dane get the lowest number of portages ever done, down to 1, by completing the first descent of the infamous Malupa rapid. It was an experience none of them will be forgetting anytime soon, and it’s just one of the places that it’s hard to believe we get to experience with our kayaks.

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Minus Rapids

Minus Rapids
Minus Rapids

The water was coming up slightly every day during the trip, but the last few days it really started to make bigger jumps in the level. Since the water was higher and we had gotten our fill downstream we decided to head up for a lap of the minus rapids. Here is a quick GoPro mashup of the minus rapids and the last few days enjoying one of my favorite rivers of all time!

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Find The Biggest Hole Then Aim For It

Find The Biggest Hole Then Aim For It
Find The Biggest Hole Then Aim For It

“You can only run it blind once” is pretty much what sums up getting to lead someone like Adrian down the Zambezi for their first time. Last year I got to lead Bren, and this year I got the pleasure of being able to lead Adrian. In the end as long as they are ok at kayaking the Zambezi is nothing but just JOY big water for a few hours every day. But for the trip to begin right, I had to beta Adrian for the run, which usually just summed up to telling him to aim for the biggest holes…

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West Cherry Creek: California

A great edit from Nick Troutman has just dropped – West Cherry Creek: California.

West Cherry Creek: California
West Cherry Creek: California

This summer Dane Jackson and I met up in California to run down the famous West Cherry Creek. This was fun time down the run and I was absolutely blown away with the gorgeous scenery and giant granite slides and rapids. It was truly incredible and I can’t wait to get back in there. Check out some of our little 2-day adventure in the California wilderness.

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Senders EP01

Sit down and get ready for almost 18 minutes of action from the Send Crew – Bren Orton, Adrian Mattern, Dane Jackson, and Kalob Grady.

Senders EP01
Senders EP01
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Kaweah

Kaweah
Kaweah

The Panther section of the Kaweah, located just upstream of the Hospital Rock section is one of the best day runs in Cali. It’s about a 3 mile hike up but then once you are on the water it’s a few hours of sick boulder gardens, and tons of boofs and slides. By far one of my favorite day runs out there, and I highly recommend getting it if you ever have the chance!

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West Cherry – Day 1

West Cherry - Day 1
West Cherry – Day 1

One of the greatest runs in the world without a doubt is West Cherry in California. It not only has one of the most famous big slides, Graceland. But it also has so much epic whitewater and the most amazing scenery. Since Michael Ferraro and myself were going to be the first people into the ultra classic this year, we decided to do a one day. The reason being is to keep our boats lighter incase water levels were higher than we expected. Once we finally got to the river after the hike it ended up being high water, but nothing we couldn’t handle. It ended up being a huge day of hiking, kayaking, and just enjoying one of the greatest places to go with a boat.

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North Fork 2019 Winning Run

Dane Jackson has shared his North Fork 2019 winning run. Awesome.

North Fork 2019 Winning Run
North Fork 2019 Winning Run
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If There Is High Water There Is No Tired

If There Is High Water There Is No Tired – Hard to beat the best day of kayaking, so this is officially the second best week!

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Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel

2018 was just another insane year! Got to kayak in so many sick places like India, Chile, Mexico, Zambia, and just about anywhere I could find the time to go. Check out my highlight reel from another epic year chasing my passion!

Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel
Dane Jackson 2018 Highlight Reel
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Social Media Saturday 12 January 2019

It’s Social Media Saturday 12 January 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out what we’ve found and liked on Instagram this week.

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Ditch Battle

There has been a few edits showing kayaks, SUPs and inflatables running the ditch but this time there is overtaking and a ditch battle for the win.

Ditch Battle

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