Category Archives: Gear Information

Canon 550D and Sigma 30mm f1.4 combination front focus problem

It was pointed out by Gregory.Rotter on cameralabs.com that this camera/lens combination was front focusing. Now because I’m a newbie with an untrained eye I hadn’t noticed this. After a bit of google action I came across a test sheet, … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for Improving Your First Aid Kit

In this months Outdoor UAE my article is on ways to improve your first aid kit. James has kindly produced a PDF version of the article for folks to download and use. Enjoy Ian

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New surf board design thoughts

I’m taking the plunge and ordering a long board. Because its going to be custom made I get to have a custom design on the deck. Long boards are retro and so a retro design is in order. I’ve trawled … Continue reading

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Top Tip #4- My ‘Adventure Phone’ solution for the UAE

This is my solution to the problems of mobile phones for those of us who play outdoor games. Keep your smart phone safe by using a cheap phone, a waterproof case that works and 2 sim cards on one number.

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Top Tip #2: Wrap Gaffa Tape around your water bottle and pen

This is a simple top tip, originally given to me by Ray Goodwin on a level 3 kayak coach training course, that has proved invaluable to me countless times.

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Pyranhas latest playboats – Molan, Varun and Loki

Click on the image to access details of Pyranha latest playboats. You can see a Varun Promo video by Dave Fusilli HERE

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NOC Recognises Pyranha as Kayak Manufacturer of the Year

“NOC HONORS PYRANHA AND NORTHWEST RIVER SUPPLY WITH 2010 PADDLESPORTS MANUFACTURER AWARDS WESSER, NC (November 3, 2010)— Nantahala Outdoor Center announces the recipients of the 2010 “Paddlesports Manufacturer of the Year” awards, Britain’s Pyranha USA, Inc. as top kayak manufacturer … Continue reading

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