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Playak Weekly Digest - week 14, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 14, 2018.
SUP Magazine Hala 9′ Convertible Quick-Release and Ankle Lease
SUP Magazine - Yet another forward-thinking invention from Hala, the 9' Convertible Quick-Release and Ankle Leash provides solutions for a range of SUP disciplines.
Am. Whitewater A proposal that would affect the flows of the Green River - UT
Am. Whitewater - An application is filed to the Utah water Resources authorities to pump water from the Green River and export it to Colorado’s Front Range cities. This application must be opposed as Green River which is recommended for Wild & Scenic Rivers designation might be negatively impacted as this move would cause changes in the river’s downstream flows.
American Rivers Proposed hydropower project on Skykomish River poses threat to iconic fish
American Rivers - A proposed hydropower project on Washington’s Skykomish River could adversely impact already imperiled runs of Puget Sound salmon and steelhead.
unsponsored Ladies expedition on British Columbia’s Klinaklini River - The Unrunnable Gorge
unsponsored - Four women’s journey to navigate the ‘unrunnable gorge’ which involves a full descent of British Columbia’s Klinaklini River.
American Rivers Budget Bill is Victory for Clean Water and Rivers
American Rivers - The omnibus spending bill, signed last week by President Trump, was an important victory for rivers and clean water, not only for what was in the bill, but also for what was left out.
Canoe Kayak Paddlers taking advantage of high water flows in rivers of North California
Canoe Kayak - Paddlers in Northern California received a treat in March. Rains filled rivers to brim and there were high water flows in the river. So kayakers, flocked to the area’s flooded rivers. Check their paddling action out!!
SUP Magazine Nominate Your Favorite SUP Hub for the 2018 Paddle Town Battle
SUP Magazine - Nominate your favorite SUP hub and we'll put it to a vote to determine the world's best place to be a paddler.
Am. Whitewater Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River (CA) - Improvements Challenged at Ward's Ferry
Am. Whitewater - Rejecting the idea that their hydroelectric project causes any impact at Ward's Ferry Bridge, Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts (the Districts) filed a request for trial-type hearing before an administrative law judge that challenges the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) preliminary conditions to improve the long-standing whitewater take-out for the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River.
Simon Wyndham This Is How You Are Holding Back Your Kayaking Progression
Simon Wyndham - I think most people who take part in white water kayaking will agree that it’s a bit of an odd sport. We get dressed up in weird and wonderful gear and then pretty much throw ourselves into cold water, in the UK at least, often in the midst of winter. To none kayakers we are pretty crazy for wanting to do that.
Canoe Roots The History of Canvas
Canoe Roots - In 1885, James W. Woods began supplying canvas tents, sleeping bags and clothing to lumbermen working in the Ottawa Valley home of Paddling Magazine.
Canoe Kayak Aqua-Bound’s ultra light kayak paddles - Whiskey and Tango showcased in Canoecopia
Canoe Kayak - Long-time paddle crafter announces two-model ultra-light paddle series engineered to offer the “smoothest forward stroke in kayaking”
Jackson Kayak Injury Prevention and Rehab: Shoulder Stability
Jackson Kayak - Shoulders tend to be the most common body part injured in the whitewater kayaking world. If you haven’t hurt your shoulder and if it doesn't give you issues then chances are that you know someone who has had or is having shoulder issues.
Jackson Kayak Louisiana Reds- New Personal Best
Jackson Kayak - What and awesome trip, even with some rain, cold and brutal wind at times! This is just the favorite shots from the trip, I still have tons of video to work through as soon as I can.
Canoe Roots Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Announces the First Annual Together We Are a Force Awards
Canoe Roots - The following is a press release from the Outdoor Industry Association. OIA is announcing the first annual Together We Are a Force Awards to celebrate the collaborative spirit of the outdoor industry.
SIC Maui Jade Howson, Martin Vitry, and Joseph Gueguen Win Big on the RS
SIC Maui - It was a huge weekend for Team SIC, with Jade Howson, Martin Vitry, and Joseph Gueguen all winning this weekend riding the 2018 RS. All three SIC athletes dominated in their respective races, winning with comfortable leads and leaving with hard-fought victories.Jade HowsonJade with a big smile as she crosses the finish line.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Guillermo Loria
2. Eric Jackson
3. Mo Freitas
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