This helmet has become the standard for white water paddling world wide.
In fact we don't think we need to say too much.
Certification that exceeds the CE mark for watersports helmets by miles, amazing fit and comfort all backed up with high end construction and materials. If you want to protect your head from the dangers of the river then this is the helmet for you. Thermoplastic laminated carbon shells offer the rigidity of carbon for stiffness where you need it, flexibility in areas that need some give to help absorb impact and an EPP liner that has some memory and is fantastic for shock absorption.
Ah, the good ol' Strutter, The helmet that started the Sweet revolution. A Plastic outer with a carbon liner still offers good protection for less demanding environments. It is a lower volume helmet more suited to play boating (freestyle) surfing and sea kayaking where the impacts tend to be less and at lower speeds. It still has style as well.
It might be Easter and although Spring and summer are on the way it definitely is not that warm out there. The new Core layering system makes understanding how to stay warm pretty easy.
Core 1 are your rash guards. Great for hot sunny weather to give you sun protection and taking the edge of some breeze. Ideal for surfing, SUP paddling and any watersports activity where you need some skin protection or additional comfort under a wetsuit. Rash vests offer a little warmth but this is not the main purpose.
Jumping straight to Core 4 and the real warmth. Mid weight stretch fleece thermals provide great warmth, comfort and freedom of movement. Combined with a base layer, these tops pants and one piece suits will keep you toasty!
Fully featured for paddling with thumb loops to help you get them on, pockets for keys (or chocolate, money and other small items) and a 3D articulated cut. The raised collar helps to prevent chaffing and the long back on the tops keeps them tucked in, no cold spots!
Mens and Womens versions for the perfect fit.
Tops £49.95 pants £49.95
One piece suits are great under a drysuit. A one piece can help minimise bulk and again keeps every thing tucked in.
We must mention the drop seat on the Womens Trisuli suit, in conjunction with the drop seat on the womens Element suit ( or Kokatat womens Meridian suit ) it really does make going to the loo very easy.
So, stay warm on the water in the next weeks, get suited now. Order online here: Palm Core 4 Thermals
Our favourite early season bank holiday is upon us! So its time to eat chocolate (essential paddling energy of course) and go boating. Easter opening times: Friday 29th March 9.30am - 4.00pmpm Saturday 30th March 9.30am - 5.00pm Sunday 31st March Closed. Monday 1st April Closed Tuesday 2nd April 9.30am - 5.30pm Any web orders placed on the Sunday or Monday will get shipped on Tuesday. Just the Bank Holiday Monday that is different. Enjoy your day off (if you get one), share it with some one special.
Now this really is the good ol' days. The Exe Descent is a legendary race from that went from Salmon Ponds in Tiverton to the quay in Exeter. Just over 19 miles of flat water torture with some spice weir action thrown in for good measure.
This hole is less than a 100 mtrs from the start line and had many crews out of their boats and inthe water. Given that it was held in November that sets you up for a pretty miserable experience if you were not properly prepared.
Total carnage. Being a spectator was definitely a better idea!
The Mighty Pots bites back!
Round we go
and finally spat out!
Eek, river right with a double sit on top. The first SOT to do the race we think.
Winner fo the K1 slalom class Andy Hambley. He dominated the race and won the Boater Cross at Mill on the Exe the night before.
haha, and more haha.
Thanks to Pete Ford from Yak for the photos. http://www.crewsaver.co.uk/YAK
A big shout out to Exeter Canoe Club for all the years they ran this event with very little thanks.
A brief history can be found here: