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Playak News Flash - September 20, 2018
Playak News Flash - September 20, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Augsburg!
PaddleBlogs - I first became aware of the Augsburg slalom course watching the 1972 Olympics on TV, but this was before I’d ever thought of getting in a kayak. A few years later it made a much bigger impression, when I watched a 16 mm film about the 1975 (?) International slalom. By that time, I was an
PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Classic Val Sesia
PaddleBlogs - My mate Dean booked flights to Milan six months in advance, giving me plenty of time to commit to a long May weekend paddling Val Sesia.
Traversing Ostrom Outdoors Returns With New Barrel Harness
Traversing - Recreational Barrel Works (RBW) has collaborated with Ostrom Outdoors on a new harness called the RBW – Ostrom 60 / 30 Harness.
PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Never take paddling for granted
PaddleBlogs - Winter seems to be dragging on here in Britain, but I've been able to paddle and train regularly and now the first Premier slalom race is a little over a month away. I've focused on three key areas over the winter, and as always there's still plenty for me to learn about this sport despite first paddling a slalom course in 1977.
Austin Kayak Dogs on the Water – Round 2!
Austin Kayak - Here are some of the best photos of paddling doggos we’ve received this month... And remember, your paddling dog too needs a PFD!!
Kayak Angler Magazine Catching smallmouth bass in South Carolina
Kayak Angler Magazine - Catching smallmouth bass in the wild ecosystem of South Carolina.
ERA Kids Blog Proper Fishing Catch and Release Technique
ERA Kids Blog - A concern among fishermen is that if a fish is handled, it will die – if not that day, in less than a month. The good news is that seasoned guides will assure you that, over time, they often see a particular fish that they know has been previously caught and released. Guides will have different guests actually catch the same fish over the years!
ERA Kids Blog Dry Top Maintenance
ERA Kids Blog - First taste of cold weather….you pull your dry top/dry suit out of the closet….and tragic! You find the gaskets need replacing.  It’s time for some dry top maintenance.
SUP Examiner Great Places to Standup Paddle Around the World
SUP Examiner - People from all walks of life, regardless of profession, enjoy living an outdoors lifestyle, away from their daily tasks. Now, if you are one of these, and if you are reading this site the chances are that you are, you might be asking yourself what some of the best standup paddling destinations in the world are. Well, here are a few recommendations.
SUP Tonic Starboard's Hyper Nut - Designed for stability and performence
SUP Tonic - The Hyper Nut offers the stability from a larger board and performance of a smaller board. A new found love in every quiver, it offers excitement to the most mediocre conditions.
River Runners For Wilderness Various Arkansas River Management Plans that’s protected this important natural resource
River Runners For Wilderness - Recreational paddlers, need to know, how the Arkansas River is protected and is made available for their adventures, so here check out the Arkansas River Management plans.
SUP Examiner Four Days on the Hudson – Day Two: Shackleton!
SUP Examiner - Jim and I awoke to a sunrise over the Hudson’s eastern shore. There was a looming sense that people didn’t interrupt much up here. Sure the freighters passed close by, but this side of our island was a refuge, a pocket of wilderness.
World Paddle Association Who will be “Salt Life Champion Paddler of the Year”
World Paddle Association - Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association and the Pacific Paddle Games will crown the “Salt Life Champion Paddler of the Year” of the 2018 Salt Life Cup. The WPA National Races and the Salt Life Cup will be awarding the top placing Open and Junior competitors throughout the racing season. New for 2018, a stand-alone Salt Life Cup Open & Juniors Champion will be given out at the Pacific Paddle Games on October 6 & 7, 2018 at Doheny State Beach, California.
SUP Examiner Dugout vs Flat Deck SUPs: What’s the Difference?
SUP Examiner - The number of dugout standup paddleboards is on the rise presenting paddlers with some interesting options. Dugout shapes are all about lowering your center of gravity to increase stability.
SUP Magazine Last year’s Pacific Paddle Games winner Annabel Anderson on her win for her "village"
SUP Magazine - Kiwi Annabel Anderson opens up about her big win last year at the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games and why it was more about the journey rather than just the result.
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