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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Split Paddles – JUST BUY THEM!

Split paddles (aka Splits) are kinda like health insurance, you know you SHOULD HAVE IT and the older you get you keep putting it on the long finger. But most importantly when it all goes to hell and your in a spot of bother you'll be up shit creek and really regret not having them. […]

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Whetman Equipment Krab Stick

For a long time I've always been into gadgets and a fan of using the right tool for the job be it in paddling or ever day life. Recently something popped up that caught my eye that I really liked the look of. Say hello to the Whetman Equipment Krab Stick. The Krab Stick wedges in […]

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2017 Peak UK River Guide Vest

Tech Specs ISO Approved Olympic Gold Medal cut with clean lined styling Tough ripstop Cordura / nylon shell Neoprene sides with snag-free concealed side adjustment Figure hugging shoulder adjusters with integrated padded covers 60-80N of environmentally friendly Gaia soft foam Cavernous front pocket, knife pocket and twin karabiner pockets with gear clips and sewn drainage […]

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