Author: Tez

Pyranha Surf Jet 305 Kayak Review

The Pyranha Surf Jet arrived in pure ‘naked’ form. As in the boat’s devoid of clutter boasting only a retractable skeg – minimalist it sure is! That’s not to say you can’t customise and outfit the boat, you can in fact. For this test, however, we went for a float as is. Carting it to and from the put in is a little unusual as there aren’t any grab handles. Instead there’s an indent hand hold inside the cockpit, but only on one side. There are fixture and fitting points which we’d suggest paddlers make use of as utilising...

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Palm Dragon BA Video Review

Palm Equipment have always been a go to brand for any type of paddling accessories and were the first company to manufacture BAs and PFDs to ISO standards. Here we’re talking about the entry level Palm Dragon BA which is a simple yet functional type designed for a variety of non-hardcore sports. You may have spotted us using Palm’s Dragon during previous outings while testing various other products, proving just how versatile it actually is. Check out the video for more information.   WANT THIS BA? BUY FOR £39.95 SHOP PALM EQUIPMENT  Manufacturers Palm...

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Kayak Disciplines & Categories

Kayak Disciplines – different (paddle) strokes for different folks… One of the reasons that kayaking is such a great water sport is the sheer diversity that it offers. Many people believe that sitting in or on a plastic craft and meandering along a tranquil stretch of water is the pinnacle of ‘yaking. For some, that may be the case; but once you have mastered the basics, it needn’t stop there! There are plenty of routes you can take. Here’s a short summary of the wide range of kayak disciplines on offer. Touring/adventure paddling Kayaking is described by historians as...

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Baia dei Mori (Budoni), Sardinia, Italy

Baia dei Mori on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia is one of those places that you just have to visit. If you appreciate authentic Italian culture, cuisine – all with typical Med flair – fabulous locations and vistas (from a boat or land) then it’s definitely a place for you. Neilson Holidays opened their Baia dei Mori (Budoni) resort in 2017 and we were fortunate enough to visit before the majority of guests descended. We were given the five star treatment and allowed to play with all the brand new, latest watersports equipment – included the newly rebranded Perception...

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Dagger Kaos Molten 10.2 kayak review part 2 – wave performance

Due to the Dagger Kaos Molten 10.2 versatility as a sit on top kayak we thought it appropriate to publish a two part review about both its flat water performance and wave prowess. With part one having already been done here’s part two… The main difference between using the Kaos 10.2 in waves is the addition of the supplied thruster fins. As a 2+1 set up the character of the Kaos is changed dramatically. Although we hasten to add that the boat will work just fine without these screwed in, and actually deliver a different style of riding. If...

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