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Playak Weekly Digest - week 18, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 18, 2017.
Canoe Roots Editorial: Land Before Time
Canoe Roots - In the late summer of 2016, this person went exploring the Hell Canyon paddling the Missinaibi River with his canoe. These were his musings about wilderness. Check it out, it dwells on the fact of how trails and landscapes formed and did changed due to various species including us humans. It's interesting and very rightly he points out that the feeling of being both follower and explorer is a sentiment every wilderness canoeist can relate to.
Rapid Magazine Blog Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 2
Rapid Magazine Blog - The focus of the Balkan Rivers Tour is two-part. Draw attention to the beauty and adventure sports tourism potential in these relatively unknown areas of the Balkans. But also to shed light on the injustice and construction of hydropower plants and dams in these last untouched valleys of Europe. The Balkan Rivers Tour 2 team hopped a ferry in Venice, Italy after paddling the Soča River from source to sea and landing in Igoumenitsa, From the mountains that are the source for the rivers, the team followed the water from up high to down low.
Adventure Kayak Calling For Help - Learning proper radio protocol for emergencies
Adventure Kayak - Knowing how to properly call for help is crucial to your safety on the water. In partnership with the U.S. Coastguard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe of the American Canoeing Association teach proper radio protocol for emergencies on the water in Safer Paddling Series: Episode 8.
Adventure Kayak A list of important safety articles to stay safe on the water
Adventure Kayak - Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules and have the right safety gear in your vessel. We’ve put together a list of past articles to help keep you and your friends safe on the water.
Kayak Angler Magazine Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle In The Bahamas Results
Kayak Angler Magazine - Another Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament is in the books. Anglers had to battle eight foot seas seas in this event. 61 total anglers competed and 105 total people made the trip across to the Bahamas for this two day tournament.
SUP Magazine Beginner Tutorial- How to Catch Waves
SUP Magazine - Short one minute tutorial video gives beginner paddlers helpful tips about how to successfully paddle into waves and have more fun.
SUP Magazine Noseriding Session at Lizard Island
SUP Magazine - Sick edit of SUP surfers Jackson Close and Roger Dogman Saunders' recent session in overhead swell at Lizard Island in Australia.
Canoe Kayak Portrait of a First Descent: South Fork Kaweah
Canoe Kayak - Picking off a High Sierra first descent in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks' most obscure corner. With an average gradient of 500 feet per mile, the river between the Ladybug trailhead and Whiskey Log was destined to be full of portages, some in gorges sure to require tricky rope work.
Jackson Kayak Back To The Start
Jackson Kayak - As a kayaker who has paddled for over 10 years, it can be easy to forget about the times when we were first figuring this sport out. Recently, one of my spring break days were spent taking one of my basketball players out to experience her first whitewater trip.
SUP Connect The Common Misconception of Stance
SUP Connect - Recently, I’ve been spending time at the beach testing Starboard’s 2019 prototypes in comparison to their 2018 boards, and I’ve noticed a common error in people paddle surfing in the line-up their stance.
CKS Blog Slicey River Runner Shootout
CKS Blog - It’s spring time and that means the first teases of whitewater have begun across the US. Most drainages are loaded with record snowfall and an all time season is just starting. On the tails of the Dagger RPM’s resurgence in popularity Liquid Logic , Dagger , and Jackson have all come out with modern versions of the slicey river runner.
Snap Dragon Emily Jackson-Troutman
Snap Dragon - A Year of Awesome Opportunities! Today I am writing from the Sequoia National Forest- we are parked at the take out of Brush Creek.
unsponsored Getting Water Out Of My Paddle
unsponsored - It is possible to get water inside your paddle. This can happen when there is a break in the seal on one of joints and water finds its way in or if a blade has been damaged/punctured. There are a number of solutions for “getting water out of my paddle” ranging from the simple to the extreme.
Ultimate Bass McCombs Wins FLW Tour at Beaver Lake
Ultimate Bass - Pro Johnny McCombs of Morris, Alabama , weighed in just two bass totaling 5 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday, but it was enough to win the $100,000 prize at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire .
Distressed Mullet Beyond The Carolina Cup: Racing on the East Coast
Distressed Mullet - SUP Racing in the Northeast and Summer Fun Alright! Carolina Cup is done! One more on the list. I never feel ready for that race. It’s a tough one to begin with and I don’t paddle enough before it, don’t train properly for it.
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Zane Schweitzer
2. Kai Lenny
3. Connor Baxter
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