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Playak Weekly Digest - week 20, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 20, 2017.
Canoe Roots Otterbox Premium Coolers
Canoe Roots - OtterBox innovates bold products that deliver confidence and trust in any pursuit. From its humble beginnings with a drybox in a Fort Collins, Colo. garage, OtterBox has honed and leveraged its expertise in manufacturing and design to become the No.
Canoe Roots Tumblehome: Rethinking the Canoe
Canoe Roots - A while back, a publisher sent me a manuscript for review that eventually became the book, Inheriting a Canoe Paddle. The canoe in discourses of English Canadian nationalism.
GrindTV Ice Canoe Racing Overview - Quebec City Ice Cup
GrindTV - Here is just something interesting - e Grand Defi Des Glaces, ice canoe racing event. Ice canoe racing is where people canoe across treacherous, icy rivers on a predetermined course, dodging huge chunks of ice and braving frigid waters.
GrindTV 6 awesome spring paddling destinations in the US
GrindTV - With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to get on the water. But don’t just paddle at the same local waterway every time, take a trip to one of these six classic paddling destinations scattered around the country.
Kayak Angler Magazine The failures and successes of winter fly fishing
Kayak Angler Magazine - I decided to try and catch a smallmouth on fly each month of the winter. Cold water gives the fish lockjaw; success will take a hundred hours and a thousand casts. Through the ordeal, I kept a careful log of my successes and failures. What started as a personal challenge turned into a learning experience and one hell of a fish story.
Kayak Angler Magazine Jackson Kayaks new Coosa FD Pedal Drive First Impressions
Kayak Angler Magazine - Jackson Kayak’s hotly anticipated splash into the pedal power fast lane hit the social media water this week with great fanfare. While Kayak Angler editors wait for a chance to turn the pedals, we hit up Bridgett Howard, a marketing manager at Jackson, and one of the first anglers to test and fish the new Coosa FD. Starting with their versatile Coosa kayak they added a unique Flex Drive pedal unit. The pedal system fits through a large opening in the deck but the housing is low-profile to keep the driver’s legs low.
SUP Magazine Brutal Bermudian Beauty Reliving the 2017 Devil’s Isle Challenge
SUP Magazine - Two years ago when Plastic Tides co-founders Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton told me they’d just completed the first unsupported SUP circumnavigation of Bermuda a 20-hour, 40-mile, overnight endeavor I thought they might be crazy. When they told me the experience inspired them to create a SUP race along that very course the Devil’s Isle Challenge, officially the world’s longest open-ocean SUP race I no longer thought they might be crazy.
SUP Magazine Red Paddle Co. Ride
SUP Magazine - Promo video for the Red Paddle Co. Ride inflatable board.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Attempts to permit mining operations threaten Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Gary Engberg Outdoors - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is in threat again as Minnesota lawmaker is in talks to permit an international mining company to do mining operations on the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness. BWCAW has been enjoyed for generations by people as it has been providing them opportunities to fish, canoe, hike, hunt and camp. Majority of Minnesotans oppose this move as they want to preserve this precious wilderness space. We need to campaign for the protection of BWCAW.
Traversing How Do You Celebrate Mother's Day For a 91 Year Old? Take Her Canoeing!
Traversing - For mother’s day Geoff Mick’s assists his Mom Paulette make her 90 year old Mom’s day. Serena is 90 and it’s been a long time since she has canoed outdoors and camped at Algonquin Provincial Park, so her mother’s day gift was a trip to the Park where she had a good time canoeing and hiking. Awesome, is it not? her mother’s day gift(:
Team LiquidLogic All about the DELTA V creek boat designed by Pat Keller
Team LiquidLogic - With this model, we created a creek boat that will behave very well in any situation. The paddler will get the feeling that the DELTA V is taking care of them while on the water. With soft edges, smooth Braaap inspired rocker and a shorter platform, the DELTA V allows the paddler to go anywhere their intended line takes them. Simply put, this creek boat will have entry level paddlers falling in love with it immediately, and top paddlers choosing it every time they are pushing the boundaries of the sport.
Jackson Kayak Reno River Festival 2017 Is in the Books
Jackson Kayak - I’ve been coming to the Reno River Festival for years and years.  It’s always one of my favorite events, as it was one of my very first pro-level competitions back when no one had ever heard of a short guy named Stephen Wright.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Slow Cranking Early, Jason Mitchell Opener Tips, Area Lake Found
Gary Engberg Outdoors - Kristine Fischer whacked this slaunchy river melon while fishin’ for full-moon muskies! She was bumping a Llungen .22 Short off concrete pilings and dam structure.
Angling International Rod Mule Is a Beast of Burden for the Modern Angler
Angling International - Described as a ‘beast of burden’ for the 21 st century angler, the Rod Mule has been designed by Cal Coast Fishing founder, Dave Romanus, to transport fishing rods safely and comfortably.
Jackson Kayak JK Little Shredders Team Announced
Jackson Kayak - So we have spent the last few weeks going though over 30 applications to the Jackson Kayak Little Shredders Team. There is so many amazing kids doing such fantastic things out there all over the world, with applications from Europe, Oceania all over America, almost all corners of the globe there are kids in Jackson Kayaks just firing up rivers, holes, creeks and waves all around.
Athletes with top online media coverage in May
1. Ryan McAvoy
2. James Casey
3. Finn Spencer
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