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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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Social Media Saturday 25 November 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 25 November 2023.

Social Media Saturday 25 November 2023

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Social Media Saturday 21 October 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 21 October 2023.

Social Media Saturday 23 October 2023

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Social Media Saturday 14 Oct 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media 14 October 2023.

Social Media Saturday 14 Oct 2023

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Palm Equipment Riff PFD

New for 2023 is the Palm Equipment Riff PFD.

Palm Equipment Riff PFD
Palm Equipment Riff PFD

This low profile PFD is constructed with a nylon 420D ripstop fabric filled with Gaia and EPE PVC free buoyancy foam.

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Social Media Saturday 28 January 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored Social Media Saturday 28 January 2023.

Social Media Saturday 28 January 2023
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Social Media Saturday 21 January 2023

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 21 January 2023.

Social Media Saturday 21 January 2023

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Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022

Welcomed to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022.

Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022

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Whitewater Helmet Ratings

Virginia Tech have released the 2022 test results of 24 whitewater helmets using the STAR evaluation system.

The helmets were tested on their ability to:

  • reduce linear acceleration
  • reduce rotational acceleration

and thus reduce the chance of concussion.

The results are very interesting.

Whitewater Helmet Ratings

A lower score indicates better performance and a higher star rating.

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Kayak Safety Features – Run Down

Kayak design has moved on so much since I started to paddle some 30+ years ago. The level or difficulty at which people paddle is owed in some part to the change in kayak design over the years.

Kayak Safety Features

I currently paddle a Dagger Phantom and despite it being used for pretty much the same stuff as my first plastic kayak – an Ace Swing, yet the technology and features are simply worlds apart.

So if you are looking for a kayak packed full of safety features what are you actually looking for?

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Social Media Saturday 16 July 2022

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 16 July 2022.

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Social Media 9 July 2022

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 9 July 2022.

Social Media Saturday 9 July 2022

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