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Playak News Flash - June 24, 2018
Playak News Flash - June 24, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Ginni Callahan Dolphin Galaxies
Ginni Callahan - Sometimes you just need to go. Get outside. Sleep under the stars. Remember what all the computer work is for.
Canoe Kayak The New King at the Extreme Whitewater event - Idaho’s NFC VII
Canoe Kayak - Once again, Idaho’s North Fork Championship has proven why many consider it the premier event of the extreme whitewater racing circuit. While this year’s edition did not boast the same sphincter-clinching high flows of last year’s event, the course design and deeply talented field of competitors made NFC VII just as exciting.
Rapid Magazine Blog Jackson Kayak'S All-New Rockstar 4.0 Freestyle Kayak
Rapid Magazine Blog - Jackson Kayak has changed its Rockstar series completely in the June 15, 2018 launch of the All-New Rockstar 4.0 freestyle kayak.
Jackson Kayak Teaching kayaking through games
Jackson Kayak - When it comes to teaching or learning kayaking, skills, drills and progressions can only get you so far. One of my absolute favorite things to do with my new students is play. Once you start playing a game, fun is your goal. Students get really into Sponge Polo or Sharks and Minnows, and then, you suddenly see those beautiful sweep strokes put into action, and people paddling in a straight line, which seemed near impossible in your forward stroke drill.
Alder Creek Kayak Jackson Kayak Mixmaster Review – Four Boaters, Different Thoughts
Alder Creek Kayak - We here at Alder Creek have had the Jackson Kayak Mixmaster for a little over a month at the time of writing this blog post. One of our Instructors, Jesse Nicola, has been taking our demo Mixmasters out and sharing them with a wide variety of people. Here’s a collection of some reviews from users taking the boat out thus far.
SUP Magazine 2018 Red Bull Heavy Water to Return With Major Changes
SUP Magazine - The 2018 Red Bull Heavy Water will return to San Francisco with two major changes: women will be able to participate and the course will be reversed.
SUP Magazine Remember this on paddle expeditions to save you butt from rashes
SUP Magazine - A paddling expedition through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness becomes painful when swimming and walking leads to a butt rash.
Level 6 Everything You Need to Know about SUP: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
Level 6 - How do I select the right stand up paddleboard for me? If you are a newcomer to the world of stand up paddling, you are probably asking yourself this question. A few things to think about before buying...
unsponsored Do You Carry A First Aid Kit While Paddling?
unsponsored - Do You Carry A First Aid Kit While Paddling? For years I didn’t bother. The rivers being ran were relatively close to help but it still could take time get it. This had to change.
Jackson Kayak Rain Kayak Fishing and wet times
Jackson Kayak - Every kayak angler has a story about fishing through a driving rainstorm or almost losing a rod (or 10) if not for the ever-vigilant rod leash. The untold story is the time and effort anglers must take to properly maintain their gear after hours of fishing in the rain or recent submersion of tackle.
Rapid Magazine Blog Kayak Pros Tell All - 13 Whitewater Freestyle Tricks They Were Most Proud Of Learning
Rapid Magazine Blog - Every kayaker can remember the moment they first landed that trick.
SUP Examiner Review of NSP’s Sustainable Cocomat Boards
SUP Examiner - A lot of us prefer to make eco-conscious choices but we don’t want to sacrifice money or performance in the process. NSP’s Cocomat boards are available at a similar price point to other boards on the market and perform equally as well as their not so environmentally friendly counterparts.
SUP Examiner Paddling Community Headline News
SUP Examiner - News headlines from around the paddling community   World Championship Event for SUP Casual observers of the world’s newest member of the paddling club may be excused for thinking there was already a world championship event for standup paddling (SUP).
SUP Connect World’s Toughest SUP Race Returns To The Bay Area in October
SUP Connect - Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, is headed back to San Francisco, home to notoriously challenging weather and water conditions, as part of the 2018 APP World Tour circuit, with an event window from October 15th – November 2nd.
SUPracer Bilbao Kids Race
SUPracer - Highlights from the Kids' Race in Bilbao always so inspiring to see the next generation having fun on the water! Posted by The Paddle League on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Short little highlights reel (and a few interviews) from the super fun kids race in Bilbao last weekend.
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