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Review: Jackson Zen

Posted by DesMes on July 20th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

Friend of the Shop Kester Gunn gives us his review on the new Jackson Zen In short: I’ve often said that there aren’t any really bad boats any more. Boat’s have evolved over time and what we have now are all pretty good boats. There are, on the other had, a few really good boats. […]

Corsica

Posted by DesMes on May 19th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

Sal Montgomery checking out the amazing view up the Fium Orbo valley   We have paddled a lot across Britain this winter. And by the time spring was breaking we were sick of the cold. So we travelled to Corsica to get the first of the European snowmelt. Corsica is a small island in the […]

Review – Kokatat Goretex Icon Drysuit

Posted by DesMes on May 15th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

The Kokatat Icon is an absolute innovation, with its performance and durability surpassing any other dry suit I have tried before. At first I was dubious about the shoulder zip, having ever only had the girls leg zip before but I needn’t have worried (at all!) as the suit was super comfy and 100% dry! […]

The East Lyn – one of Britain’s best!

Posted by DesMes on March 16th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

The East Lyn – one of Britain’s best! Sal Montgomery takes on Long Pool Rapid This winter we have spent a lot of time paddling down in Devon, particularly at the East Lyn river. We have totaled up probably forty or fifty runs down the river; which isn’t bad going since we live almost 200 […]

Spring is here…….

Posted by DesMes on March 12th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

The NSR has finished, the WW course is open and the weather is turning for the better (fingers crossed) Team DM have decided to have a shuffle around, so…… If you are after Touring, Recreational, Open Boat, Sea Kayak soft kit or boats then as normal head over to see us at the Trent Boulevard […]

The Pyranha 9R, a fast river cruiser!

Posted by DesMes on February 6th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

Last year Pyranha’s latest creek boat, the 9R was released. Designed to be a medium volume creek boat suitable for big white water, and speeding down your local runs with the ability to race with the right paddler behind the wheel, or on the seat in this case. Initially I personally saw this as a […]

Review of 2014

Posted by DesMes on January 9th, 2015 Posted in Paddling News

Friends of the shop Sal Montgomery & Matty Nichols, have sent us a review of the paddling antics of 2014 :-     Well 2014 has been one of the biggest years so far. We have spent a lot of time exploring rivers and waterfalls at home and across the world. Looking towards Garbh Bheinn […]

Himalayan Whitewater Challenge 2014

Posted by DesMes on January 9th, 2015 Posted in Events, Friends of Desperate Measures, Paddling News

                             Himalayan Whitewater Challenge 2014!   Riverside at the festival on the Trisuli River. Photo Scotty Hall This year saw the 13th Himalayan Whitewater Challenge (Festival), which is Asia’s biggest whitewater rafting and kayaking event. The festival was started in 2002 by Pete Astles at Peak UK and has grown ever since. The event takes […]

Inchree Waterfalls

Posted by DesMes on December 4th, 2014 Posted in Paddling News

Friends of the shop Matty Nicholsa and Sal Montgomery have been out and about searching for those crazy rivers to run The Abhainn Righ (Inchree Waterfalls) At the end of a big week kayaking the West Coast of Scotland a large band of rain passed over bringing huge water levels. We have seen a few […]

HPP Shop – Winter Opening Hours

Posted by DesMes on December 1st, 2014 Posted in Paddling News

As the nights have drawn in, and its getting pretty chilly out there we have decided to change the opening hours at our HPP Shop to Winter Hours From tomorrow 2nd December the HPP Shop (formally the Peak UK Shop) will be open/shut the following:- Monday – CLOSED Tuesday – 14:00 – 18:00 Wednesday – […]