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Outdoor Equipment Like Tent Camping Gear, Maximizing The Fun And Safety At The Same Time

The fun thing to watch about the “Man vs. Wild” is that Bear Grylls can make something out of nothing. Knowing so much about things that we use on a daily basis enables him to use them in some other ways that none of us can do. With his knowledge on these things and in surviving the wild, it gives us something new to watch that is not just for entertainment but also it teaches us some of the basics of how to survive in the wild.But with the advancement of our technology today, it gives us (especially for those who enjoy adventurous activities like hiking, rock climbing etc.) wide range of gadgets and gears that we can use to help us survive the wildlife and experience the breathtaking activities in the wild without putting in line our safety.Though with all those outdoor equipment available in the market it does not necessarily mean that you need to bring all of those when you go for an outdoor camping. It’s very important to know where are you going and what type of adventure will you be encountering, will it be hiking, climbing or camping and know what are the things you need the most so you won’t stuffed overstuffed your backpacks with unnecessary things.sunny-day-in-forest-and-shoesWrist watches that acts like a compass, sunglasses that can record a POV video, these are just some of the gadgets you can bring that can help you with your adventure and still be safe while using it. You don’t need to have the best survival skills just to enjoy your adventurous activities. With the best and ideal gadgets on store, you can maximize the fun of your adventure.

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Surf Kayaking – The Adventure of a Lifetime – Kinds of Surf Kayaks

“Surf Kayaking! The Next Level!”

Do you like to experience thrilling adventure that you will never forget? Why not try surf kayaking. It is a new water sport that most whitewater kayakers are keen on these days. In fact, it is a good crossover activity for whitewater kayakers. The only difference that you are catching waves at the seaside.

Although whitewater kayaking has its own adventure and techniques, surf kayaking also offers q unique water challenge. It is paddling against the huge volley of waves. And the good thing about this activity is that if offers many space and waves for all kayakers in the beach.

The Pros

Unlike the traditional surfing game, surf kayakers have a distinctive head start to those riders out there. They have the ability to acquire and crash into just about any kind of wave. On the other hand, surfers need to ride out the waves and be in the correct spot and have the right timing to paddle. The advantage of surf kayakers is that they do no need to be anxious in any of these. The kayak and paddle allows them to get through the waves and be in the proper position without much effort. In case, they are not in the right spot, they can always catch waves whenever they can.

In view of that, surf kayaking is definitely a unique water sport adventure that you will not regret trying. Don’t you know that kayaking is one of the vest ways to take pleasure in the ocean? What makes it enjoyable is the thrill of catching ocean waves. Nearly all kayaks can be surfed in some way. But there are also some kayaks that are especially made for surfing.

Here are some of the kayaks used in surfing:

1. Recreational kayaks – These are perfect for fun surfing. These are usually shorter 11 feet. They have smooth hull and upswept arc which allows them to function well on waves. Those kayaks which are longer than the usual can move faster. But they are only meant for small waves.

2. Touring kayaks – They are ideal for surfing in fairly small waves. They are also suitable for sailing the beach and training to catch waves by kayaking. If you will be using the kayak in a spot with standard waves, it should comprise a more horizontal base, rounded tap and powerful rudder.

3. Wave skis – These are considered as the best kayak for surfing. It is known for its high performance and is especially designed for riding waves. In essence, they are surfboards that you row using a kayak paddle. Usually, they have surf-style fins, seat belt, and foot band. They are small, measuring about 6 to 9 feet.

4. Wave witches – These include a rudder that resembles a fin. The fin is usually on the hydroplaning hull. But sometimes they also have fins on the side. Usually, the longer models of these kayaks are somewhat similar to a touring kayak. The shorter versions are the ones specifically designed for waves.

5. Hybrid wave skis – They are small and they contain a hull that is wide open. Compared to the wave skis, they o not offer very high performance in surfing.

On the whole, it is important to choose the appropriate type of surfing kayak before you engage in this sport. When picking a kayak, you need to take into account the kind of wave that you will be riding. Also, you have to know how much open water sailing you would like to perform. You may also rent various kinds of surfing kayaks before you buy one.

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Wood Kayak Paddles – Got Wood?

Today Wood Kayak Paddles are definite strides in modern innovation. The original wood kayaks of histories past had kayak paddles made of wood. Many die hard traditionalists still insist on using and carrying on the tradition of wood Kayak Paddles.

However Wood has it’s nuances, it’s heavy, it’s expensive, & over long distances you know some of your grandfathers were praying for plastic, anything lighter, and would have downright killed for a fiberglass paddle.

Wood does not come without benefits. It’s natural, it has history, and it looks damn good to boot. Far better than your average plastic or fiberglass paddle which can sometimes resemble a neon kids toy!

So the people at Mitchell Paddles, Bending Branches, & Sawyer Paddles & Oars has breathed new life into the hopes and dreams of all those diehard kayak enthusiasts who can now brag that they too…got wood! Using Carbon Fiber Composites these companies have created a hybrid WOOD/CARBON FIBER kayak paddle.

What will these things run you? Upwards of $250 claims, they aren’t cheap. But they are well designed and are the best looking  kayak paddles on the market. If kayaking is your passion, they are well worth it. We here at Go Adventure Watersports are defiantly fans.

With the Navigator, Bending Branches has combined high-tech, ultra lightweight, T-700 carbon shaft material with a proven blade design made out of rich-looking black willow wood.

The material combination provides unique flex and the unmatched fit and finish you expect from a Bending Branches paddle.

The result: a smooth pull through the water, and reduced shoulder and arm fatigue. Proprietary Rockgard protection starts at the tip and wraps around the leading edge. Each blade is reinforced with fiberglass to provide durability not seen in most lightweight paddles.

If you are looking for beauty combined with unsurpassed fit, finish and durability in a lightweight paddle that flexes to meet your paddling style, look no further.

 

Bending Branches wood kayak paddles

Bending Branches leads the pack in making top quality wood kayak paddles. Nothing proves that better than with the Navigator.

Bending Branches wood kayak paddles

The Navigator uses T-700 Carbon Fiber to made the kayak paddle Shaft, finishing it with a beautifully eye pleasing black willow wood paddle blade. The hybriding of material makes it super light weight.

They don’t stop there, the wood kayak paddle offers a healthy flex of which Bending Branches is famous for.

In the End, you have a easy gliding paddle stroke which smoothly glides through the water taking you along for the ride. The paddle fin is especially designed to reduce paddling and arm fatigue.

Each Paddle Blade (or fin, sorry I  like calling them fins) is additionally reinforced with fiberglass, this adds stronger longer lasting paddle that you won’t find in a cheaper light weight paddle. Bending Branches defiantly gets some gold stars for quality.

Lastly, you looking at one beautifully well designed paddle, with an amazing wood finish that is flexible enough to meet any kayak paddles style and design preferences. I am personally in love with wood kayak paddles.

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What To Consider When Buying A Diving Wristwatch For Your Water Sport Activities?

So many bloggers have written about lots of complicated criteria when choosing a waterproof or dive watch, such as: Condensation, Water resistance, Lume So I don’t talk about those things here anymore, but focus on more basic but important things instead!

Watch case material

There are several types of metals used for watch cases: stainless steel, 18ct gold, platinum and titanium.

Stainless steel is the most common alloy used for dive watch cases and bracelets. Because of its durability and anti-corrosiveness it is the ideal metal in dive watches. Grades of 316L and 904L are the types commonly used.

Gold is the second most common alloy in watches, and can be either gold-plated or PVD gold coated.

There are differences between gold plating and PVD coating. Gold plating is a process where a thin layer of gold (measured in microns) is electro-chemically coated over another metal (usually stainless steel in watches). However, people tend to prefer the PVD (physical vapour deposition) where the gold is vaporized in a vacuum chamber under high temperature and deposited on the watch. It is a more durable form of coating, is anti-corrosive to salt water and doesn’t sweat like gold-plating. Because it is a more durable it is used in medium to high-end dive watches.

Platinum is also used, but is very exclusive and expensive. The best dive watches that are encased in platinum impart wealth and prestige, and command extremely high prices in the thousands of dollars.

 Titanium is twice as strong as stainless steel and extremely resistant to salt water and corrosion.

A titanium watch
A watch case made of Titanium

Also look for a watch case and bracelet that have the links as solid pieces of metal rather than anything hollow. It is easy to tell a solid bracelet by looking at the side of it and noticing it if looks like one solid piece. The best dive watches at this level have cases that are made from the fewest amounts of pieces and using the most metal possible.

Watch movements

Automatic/Self-winding

Watches that wind themselves by the motion of the wearer’s arm. The movement action itself keeps the watch’s pivoting weight wound by its mainspring barrel. The first self-winding mechanism was invented by Abraham Louis Perrelet in the 1770s for pocket watches. In case you don’t wear your watch so often or you have more than one automatic pieces, a watch winder would help you keep the watches running by turning them around!

Quartz

An oscillating quartz crystal is powered by a small battery. The quartz oscillator
creates a signal which is more accurate than a mechanical watch as it vibrates 32,768
vibrations a second, with the crystal cut in a small tuning fork shape on a particular
crystal plane. This frequency is equal to 215 cycles per second. They are used in both
digital and analogue watches. The two main makers of quartz are Japan and
Switzerland. Swiss quartz are the makers of the highest quality mechanical
movements, but Japan has caught up in terms of quality since the 1980s, Seiko & Citizen are among the best manufacturers of quartz dive watches .

Kinetic

Like mechanical and quartz, kinetic is a platform. First introduced at Baselworld 1986, Seiko unveiled a prototype that converted kinetic movement into electrical energy.

Strap/Band

Rubber straps are good or stainless steel which is anti-corrosive. In some watches an extra-long strap extension piece can be built into a steel bracelet to fit over a diving suit.

Helium release valve

Diving watches used for saturation diving at great depths will have a helium or breathing gas escape valve to prevent the crystal being blown off by helium in high pressured helium environments.