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Social Media Saturday 24 July 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 24 July 2021.

Social Media Saturday 24 July 2021

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Movie Monday 28 June 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 28 June 2021. There isn’t much paddling to be had at Unsponsored HQ at the moment. Hopefully these edits will help us all to get through a lack of water.

Movie Monday 28 June 2021

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Getting Hungry On The River

I’ve never really given this any consideration over the last 30 years plus of paddling. I can’t really remember a time where I have carried food and drink on the river or even thought about until quite recently.

Getting Hungry On The River
Getting Hungry On The River

When I go hill walking or mountain biking I always take snacks and a drink.

I’ve used pretty much all of the “outdoor” branded sports bars out there. They are convenient but after a while eating them becomes a chore. It’s hard work on your jaw. Chocolate melts and packets of sweets are not usually sealed that well. That’s important as I want to be able to carry something in my PFD and not have to rummage in a dry bag buried in the boat.

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Movie Monday 4 January 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 4 January 2021. This is the first Movie Monday for 2021 and the 278th Movie Monday on this site. You can find them all in the Movie Monday Archive.

Movie Monday 4 January 2021
Movie Monday 4 January 2021

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Movie Monday 14 December 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 14 December 2020.

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First Descent – Upper Puesco

First Descent - Upper Puesco
First Descent – Upper Puesco

Led by LJ we ventured into the upper stretches of the Puesco river. What we found left us blown away. Super steep section with really stout rapids locked in a gorge. Big portages and hard stretches of whitewater kept us entertained for over 8 hours…. The ultimate hard run in Pucon is here ­čÖé

Serrasolses Brothers
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Movie Monday 26 October 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 19 October 2020.

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 19 October 2020.
Movie Monday 19 October 2020.

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Social Media Saturday 24 October 2020

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Movie Monday 27 July 2020

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 27 July 2020.

Movie Monday 27 July 2020
Movie Monday 27 July 2020

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Dane Jackson – Lower Rauma

Dane Jackson takes a very stout run down the Lower Rauma.

Dane Jackson - Lower Rauma
Dane Jackson – Lower Rauma

I had grown up seeing so many videos of one of the biggest classics of Norway, the Lower Rauma. Finally getting the chance to experience it was unreal and it was everything I could have imagined, and more. I not only ended up getting the 3rd descent of Brennenfossen which is an ultra stout that Bren first descented in 2016. I also ended up deciding to run Flemmingsfossen which is one of the most intimidating drops I have done as it has a very hard lip to line up, as well as only about a 20ft window where the drop doesn’t land on rocks. It was one hell of a day and I definitely can’t wait to get back to it, although I don’t think I will be running those 2 stouts again.

Dane Jackson
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High Water Myrkdal

Dane Jackson take a run down a high water Myrkdal.

High Water Myrkdal
High Water Myrkdal

The boys didn’t waste any time to get me straight into the stouts for my first day ever in Norway. We put onto the Myrkdal-selva which is one of the sickest runs, but generally done lower. Once on the water the boys made it clear it was higher than they expected, but that didn’t stop us. They just gave me beta the whole way with no scouting. After the first big sequence I was definitely gripped, but I started to get more comfortable as the day went on. It was a a hell of a first day, plenty of stout holes, and nothing but good times.

Dane Jackson
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Movie Monday – Evan Garcia Special

Movie Monday and an Evan Garcia Special at Unsponsored. We hope you enjoy the selection.

Evan Garcia Special
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