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  • Review: VE Explorer paddle

    Posted on Thursday 12th August, 2021

    Dimitri Vandepoele of North Sea Kayak recently reviewed our VE Explorer paddle on Paddler magazine. Read his review below. VE stands for Vertical Element, paddles for elite paddlers. VE PADDLES develops and produces paddles both for white water kayakers,... Read full post

  • Meet the team – Mathew Lamont

    Posted on Friday 18th June, 2021

    Mathew Lamont is a twenty-two year old surf kayaker from Northern Ireland. He's been kayaking for eleven years and has also won several British and Irish titles at both junior and senior level. Hometown Dungannon. Where did you last... Read full post

  • Brexit Update – European Shipping

    Posted on Monday 22nd February, 2021

    What about Brexit? Unless you've been living behind a waterfall, you'll have heard that the UK have packed their paddle bags and left Europe for this thing called Brexit. For those of you outside the UK, we hope... Read full post

  • Merry Christmas from VE Paddles

    Posted on Friday 18th December, 2020

    As we finish the year and look back at the last twelve months it is hard to describe the roller-coaster we have all been on, nor ignore that it looks set to continue for now. We are so grateful for... Read full post

  • And we have lift off!

    Posted on Monday 7th December, 2020

    We are stoked to be going live on the website today, all the plant and machinery is now in place, Grant, the lead engineer on our VE setup has been working hard on the ground with the team to get... Read full post

  • OMG this is sooooooo exciting

    Posted on Friday 17th July, 2020

    You heard it here first kids. VE paddles is now almost back up and running! After moving all the plant and machinery from Stu's place in Nottingham to the Palm factory in Clevedon, we are constructing the new production... Read full post

  • VE Paddles is back! – Top flight paddles made in the UK

    Posted on Thursday 23rd April, 2020

    Palm Equipment aquires VE Paddles Clevedon, Somerset – 25th May 2020 Palm Equipment are excited to announce the acquisition of VE Paddles. After personal circumstances led VE founder Stu Morris to close the doors in 2019, he sought Palm as a potential... Read full post

  • 2 minutes 37 seconds: The Sea Kayak Self Rescue Train Drill

    Posted on Sunday 24th December, 2017

    Dimitri of 'NorthSeaKayak' has kindly shared very useful and under practised fitness workout for sea kayak self rescues.     Dimitri: 'Training is about the repetition of techniques and skills. Training should enable you to do things automatically, without thinking... Read full post

  • Sea Kayaking - The Westhinder Challenge

    Posted on Friday 21st July, 2017

      Dimitri talks us through it... "We are always looking for a good challenge, preferably one that takes us offshore. If you look at the Belgian part of the North Sea, there are no islands that you can paddle to ... Read full post

  • Ever wondered what WW kayaking in Norway is like?

    Posted on Friday 21st July, 2017

    Check out this cool kayaking video from Peter Williams and they team - 3 weeks out paddling Norways finest! Read full post

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