Whitewater PFD Steel O Ring

If you liked it you should have put a ring on it….. Or a steel O ring to be correct. I never though I’d get to open a post on this website with a reference to a Beyone song but hey, dreams can come true. A Whitewater PFD ( Personal Flotation Device) is one of […]

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2017 Peak UK Combi – Unboxing & First Impressions

This afternoon I received a package from the nice folks in Peak UK containing their 2017 Peak UK Combi. As spring rolls in lots of Irish and UK paddlers are putting the finial touches on to their plans to escape to Europe or further afield in search of Alpine melt or big volume warm water. […]

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GoPro HERO Session – The perfect kayak action camera?

Unlike my post a few weeks ago saying the GoPro Hero 5 sucks this isn’t click bait. I really want to go is GoPro Hero Session – The perfect kayak action camera? To give this some context, very recently I had what could best be described as a shit show of a weekend when on […]

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Between the Lines: Episode One

Irish Kayaker Philip Connolly releases the first episode of Between the Lines a series of videos documenting his journey in kayaking. I first met Philip in what seems like a life time ago when we were on an instructor course together. Philp first release a teaser for this years ago but only last week he got […]

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Comfort Zone

Comfort zone noun noun: comfort zone; plural noun: comfort zones a situation where one feels safe or at ease. “the trip is an attempt to take the students out of their comfort zone” a settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results. “if you stay within your comfort zone […]

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DIY Ghetto Jackson Kayaks GoPro Levator Mount

Lets start off by stating the obvious, I’m not reinventing the wheel here. This is my take on Lee Barrell‘s design as seen here in Unsponsered.co.uk . I’ve slightly modified it based on items I had to hand and tweaked it slightly to improve it. I’ve never been a fan of the head cam POV that […]

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Practice Makes Perfect…. or does it?

Practice makes perfect right? It’s an idiom that most of us will have used or had said to us during our life at some stage. It’s a fairly solid concept ! If you watch this Ted-Ed video it explains the science behind what happen when we practice. It also goes on to explore does practice actually make us […]

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Kayaks Waterfalls and Drones

The pedant in me has to correct myself on the title, I wanted to say UAVs not drones but most people have no idea what a UAV is. All srones are UAVs but not all UAVs are drones. Anyway moving on…. I came across this  bit of film which is a few years old but […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Canoeing and Kayaking

Yesterday when I posted this post ‘Why do I bother‘ I mentioned the topic of mindfulness and how I was often scathing about it in the past. Previously in other forums I’ve talked about mental health , access to services and other fairly serious things. I’ve never been a supporter of the idea that going […]

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Why do I bother?

The title makes it sounds like I'm having some sort of existential crisis or the like, that couldn't be further than the truth. Since I posted this back in 2014 where I said I'd ceased offering commercial courses and instruction for some time now and this site went kind of dormant not too long after until […]

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