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Astral YTV PFD

We had an original YTV PFD a few years ago and were really impressed with both the weight and fit of it. Astral have made some changes to the design. At present the YTV is still not approved for watersports use in the UK or EU but is US Coast Guard Approved.

Astral YTV PFD
Astral YTV PFD
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New Liquid Logic Kayak

In this edit Michael Ferraro takes a first descent of Indian Creek into the Toxaway. He’s paddling what looks like Liquid Logic’s new 9ft creeker.

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HF Little Fish Throwbag – First Look

We bought this HF Little Fish Throwbag a week or so ago and reckon it is about time we posted a first look.

The HF Little Fish throwbag is small. You would expect it to be given that it contains only 9m of 7.5mm floating rope. This puts it in the position of being longer than a bought rescue tape but shorter than most throw bags currently on the market.

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Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

Gavin Hart and team went to try and surf the Arnside Tidal Bore, Cumbria on the 23rd and 24th March 2019.

Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win
Arnside Tidal Bore Fail And Win

The bore itself was shockingly naff but the features under the railway bridge that are created on the incoming tide were pretty fun whilst there for an hour or so. Highly recommend as a local playspot.

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Sticking New Things

Finally took my Antix out for my first lap of the year on the Little White.

Sticking New Things
Sticking New Things

But I decided I would mess around and try as many things on the way down as I could, even if it meant landing on my head. Stuck some things, ate sh*t on some things, but it was a glorious lap!

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Movie Monday 8 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 8 April 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out the great edits we’ve found over the last few days. Please give this post a share.

Movie Monday 8 April 2019
Movie Monday 8 April 2019

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How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

We all love a loop, don’t we?

How To Loop - Nick's Kayaking Tips and Tricks
How To Loop – Nick’s Kayaking Tips and Tricks

The loop, is a front flip in a kayak, and is one of the most fun tricks you can do in a kayak. Nick Troutman breaks down the techniques and trouble shooting for the loop. The loop is a great starting point for the modern freestyle tricks, it will also help with more advanced moves as it is a prerequisite for many of the more advanced tricks like a McNasty or Phonix Monkey.

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Hawaii – A SEND Vacation

Many people know Hawaii as the place to go for beaches and life styling, and though there is plenty of that to be had, the boys see Hawaii as a place of potential.

SEND Vacation
SEND Vacation

Outside of the town of Hilo is the Wailuku river, which from top to bottom is one of the greatest sections of kayaking these boys have ever experienced.

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Movie Monday 1 April 2019

Welcome to Unsponsored HQ and Movie Monday 1 April 2019.

Movie Monday 1 April 2019
Movie Monday 1 April 2019

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Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures

Three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year“ embark on an unreal ski and kayak mission across Greenland. Using kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1000km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures
Kayaking In Freezing Temperatures
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Social Media Saturday 16 March 2019

It’s Saturday, lets get social. Welcome to Social Media Saturday 16 March 2019 at Unsponsored.

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National Student Rodeo 2019 – Part II

Here it is part 2 of the National Student Rodeo 2019 gallery.

National Student Rodeo 2019 - Part II
National Student Rodeo 2019 – Part II
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