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Always One Of The Best Days Of The Year

Always One Of The Best Days Of The Year
Always One Of The Best Days Of The Year

Racing the Green Race is so epic on it’s own, but it’s also the off water experience that makes it one of the best days of the year. Everybody wants to have a good run, but in the end everyone is just so fired up to be there. Even if someone has a bad run or even swims, they are still smiling and enjoying hanging out. The energy is always insane, the stoke is so high as people come through, it’s just a day I look forward to all year long.

Dane Jackson
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Creekbound And Down

Creekbound And Down
Creekbound And Down

Meet the boys: Trent McCrerey and Knox Hammack. Trent and Knox are pro kayakers that won TGR’s community entry for the Tough Fun Film Series, and spent the better part of May and June on a road trip of epic proportions, chasing water levels throughout the American West. Follow their adventure in TGR’s final short film from the Tough Fun trilogy, and watch them run some of the gnarliest whitewater in this part of the world.

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Antix – Upper Gauley

Antix – Upper Gauley

Though every run that I have gotten the new Antix on has been dope, I have been waiting for the chance to get it on the Upper Gauley. I just knew it was gonna be so fun, and the ultimate boat for it. I was definitely not disappointed, it was better than I expected. With the 2.0 it just seemed like there were 10x as many moves as there was before, all the way down to even the final rapid. Every little seam was possible to hold an endless squirt, and the ferries and moves were even better with that extra speed. It didn’t hurt that I got to paddle with Stephen and Clay who had been there all summer, so they were able to show me all the new moves they had found. I was absolutely exhausted by the end, but I could do that day after day, and continue to find new moves every time. It was glorious.

Dane Jackson
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Movie Monday 16 March 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 16 March 2020 at Unsponsored. It’s business as usual at Unsponsored HQ. Please spend some time checking out the 1000’s of posts including reviews, news and videos.

Movie Monday 16 March 2020
Movie Monday 16 March 2020

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Movie Monday 2 March 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 2 March 2020 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 2 March 2020
Movie Monday 2 March 2020

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Movie Monday 6 January 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 6 January 2020. Another cracking set of movies to distract you from the start of the working day. Kick back, relax, work can wait.

Movie Monday
Movie Monday 6 January 2020

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Movie Monday 2 December 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 2 December 2019 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 2 December 2019

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Kayaker’s Guide to the Upper Gauley

Kayaker's Guide to the Upper Gauley
Kayaker’s Guide to the Upper Gauley

This video shows and describes some of the easier lines through the big rapids on the Upper Gauley river in West Virginia.

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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!

Dane Jackson
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Movie Monday 22 April 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 22 April 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got another varied collection of edits for you to check out this week.

Movie Monday 22 April 2019
Movie Monday 22 April 2019

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Koktuli Wild

At the heart of the Alaskan Pebble Mine controversy, the Koktuli River winds its way through the Alaskan bushland from its source at Frying Pan Lake to Bristol Bay. Known for the salmon that return to the region each year in epic proportions to spawn and die, disrupting the landscape vital to this eco-system would devastate the fishery, its industry and peripheral wildlife tourism industries as well. This massive project would set a dangerous new precedent for mining and development in the Bristol Bay region and all of Alaska.

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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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