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Playak Weekly Digest - week 35, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 35, 2018.
Palm Blogs Learning to hold your breath under water - a skill that might be handy for paddlers
Palm Blogs - While kayaking is largely safe, a flowing river is ultimately a hostile environment to air-breathing mammals. Let me share with you how I stumbled across this and learned to hold my breath for almost four minutes.
Jackson Kayak Jackson Kayak Introduces the new Bite Fishing Kayak
Jackson Kayak - At $799 the Bite becomes the new standard in “price-point” fishing kayaks in its class with the increased stability, better tracking, JK comfort and accessory versatility you expect in a Jackson Kayak without skimping on quality.
Jackson Kayak 8 Reasons why Iceland should be your next paddle adventure destination
Jackson Kayak - Iceland is a paddlers dreams. Albeit the rivers are cold but the whitewater is exceptionally good.
Palm Blogs Freestystyle Runs and action from the European Championships 2018
Palm Blogs - This year the most important European event in freestyle took place in Cunovo Whitewater course near Slovakia capital Bratislava. This time our event was combined together with juniors and U23 slalom European Championships, which meant there were lots of paddlers from different European nations paddling hard on both channels for all week long.
Palm Blogs Tips for becoming a awesome throw bagger for doing whitewater rescues
Palm Blogs - In my last post, I talked about some solid foundations to successful throw bagging, but I am going to throw a few more top tips your way which will hopefully earn you the nickname ‘The Sniper’.
Jackson Kayak The Nirvana Large being just great at the Stikine which is the “Everest of Kayaking”
Jackson Kayak - The Nirvana Large being just great at the Stikine which is the “Everest of Kayaking”
unsponsored Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)
unsponsored - For the last nine years Astral have released a special (limited) edition of their Greenjacket PFD. 2018/19 is no exception.
Frogma A Paddling suit out from the closet - remembering the reason for getting the kayaking addiction
Frogma - The old and forgotten paddling suit, reminded the author of what got him into kayaking in the year 1998. First into dancing, but one fine day there was a problem in continuing the dancing hobby!! … so this person got into kayaking, from the dancing floor into the Hudson river. Ever since that time, kayaking is a inseparable part of this person’s life.
American Rivers What You Need to Know About National Public Lands Day
American Rivers - Hooray – National Public Lands Day is on September 22 this year! Whether you’re looking to gain service hours, meet new people or spend a day outside with your family and friends, this is the opportunity for you! National Public Lands Day combines two of our favorite things: free access to our favorite public lands and waters AND hundreds of opportunities to volunteer.
Traversing The story of a adventure dog buddy - on a canoe exploration of Alaska
Traversing - Here is a account of a dog coming on board with the crew on a canoe expedition. Looks like he was a wonder dog, and his behavior, only puzzled his human companions. He was a great swimmer, and very cool creature enduring the tough phases of the canoe journey. So, if your thinking of having a paddle trip with your pet, well why not, seek inspiration from this doggy, Stickeen!!
International Rafting Federation River safety techniques for river runners for that rescue when necessary
International Rafting Federation - River safety techniques for river runners for that rescue when necessary
Traversing For you aspiring Canoe artists - Canoe related carving workshops coming up
Traversing - Woodworking and tool store Lee Valley, is offering various upcoming Canoe paddle carving workshops for Fall and Winter of 2018.
Adventure Kayak Aqua-Bound's Updated Performance Paddles
Adventure Kayak - Listen up, discerning kayakers.  At Paddlesports Retailer 2018's On-The-Water Demo Day in Oklahoma City, Paddling Magazine caught up Andrew Stern of Aqua-Bound to get a first look at the updated Whiskey and Tango paddles
Adventurous Experiences Blue Sky Paddling
Adventurous Experiences - Saturday's Sea Kayaking experiences from Laxey beach, in superb conditions : )
Angling International Outdoor Sport industry unhappy with tariffs on Chinese-made goods as its affecting business
Angling International - USA’s proposed taxes on Chinese-made goods, leading to products also relating to the recreational fishing industry becoming costlier. This is a worry for the recreational fishing industry.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Dave Kalama
2. Eric Jackson
3. Mo Freitas
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