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Playak Weekly Digest - week 42, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 42, 2018.
unsponsored Waka Kayaks – Steeze
unsponsored - Waka have released some images of their new Steeze kayak.
Canoe Roots How to piss off this outdoor paddle adventure seeker and happy camper
Canoe Roots - But here, in rough order of magnitude, are a few ways to piss off The Happy Camper. Let’s begin with the mild irritants. Having a paddling partner arrive late at the access point.
Palm Blogs My top 5: road trip essentials when planing to do white water kayaking
Palm Blogs - A run down of my favourite kit while on the road for a month and a bit, kayaking in Norway and Austria.
Jackson Kayak HOW TO: Dynamic Duo With Your Young Child
Jackson Kayak - For years I have been passionate about tandem kayaking and have made many memories from the back (and front) of my Dynamic Duo tandem kayak. Today I continue to love the Dynamic Duo for so many reasons but especially for the ability to take my seven year old son down the river.
Alpin Action Team Overview of Paddle accesories and products from Paddle Expo 2019
Alpin Action Team - Dry suits, paddles, kayaks, SUPs, PFDs and other products showcased at this years Paddle Expo.
Palm Blogs Sea kayaking in Raja Ampat (Papua)
Palm Blogs - Raja Ampat is an archipelago of islands located on the north side of the island of Papua, the second largest island in the world. There are more than 1,500 islands and islets, mostly uninhabited, between crystalline waters, palm trees and an abundant underwater life.
Jackson Kayak Back to Chile: A smash and grab
Jackson Kayak - I might be flying back to TN today, but it wont be for long, as I am going back to Chile for a short and sweet smash and grab trip. I am gonna be heading south with Adrian Mattern as well as some fellow JK team members. This is a little earlier than I have headed there in the past, but with intention, as early usually means more water. I spent a few weeks there after the World Championships last winter and ended up having a dope few weeks and fell off almost every waterfall that is in that area.
International Rafting Federation We are river family – meet Steve Nomchong
International Rafting Federation - No stranger to racing, guiding or safety training, this week we meet Steve Nomchong. Steve grew up in southern reaches of Australia, experienced rafting at a relatively young age and got hooked.
Level 6 Making The Most Of The End Of Paddling Season
Level 6 - The BC paddling season has been an interesting one this year. It started with amazing news that the snowpack was 150% of average, which had everyone super stoked for a long and plentiful paddling season. Spring run off was a bit delayed and showed up the 3rd week of May and created some epic high water paddling for a few weeks. Unfortunately with super hot weather, the water did a straight decline from there and we were at unseasonably low water by early August. Rather than packing our gear up early, we’ve adapted our mindset to keep paddling fun while we wait for some of the fall park and play to show up:
Adventure Kayak ENTER TO WIN: Werner Camano or Shuna Abyss Kayak Paddle
Adventure Kayak - It's a giveaway offer, enter and stand to win a Werner Camano or Shuna Abyss Kayak Paddle.
Traversing Gear up your dog for outdoor winter adventure - Ruffwear’s New Dog Gear
Traversing - Not too long after announcing their Fall/Winter line, Ruffwear has announced new gear for your pooch that will come out for Winter 2018. Since these jackets protect dog wearer from wind, is waterproof etc, it would also be suitable for dogs on outdoor adventures.
Kayak Angler ENTER TO WIN: Werner Kayak Fishing Paddle Giveaway
Kayak Angler - Want to win the paddle that won Best Paddle in the Paddling Magazine Product and Industry Awards?
Jackson Kayak Developing new fishing skills fishing in different places and for different fish species
Jackson Kayak - One of the quickest ways to find yourself stagnating in your development in any skill is to continue to only do what you’re already good at, instead of challenging yourself to try new techniques and new activities. In terms of fishing, I feel that fishing tournaments is one of the best ways to challenge yourself [...]
unsponsored Safety Managed, Adventure Unleashed – Yak Adventure Equipment launch new range at PADDLEexpo 2018
unsponsored - Join the Yak team at this year’s PADDLEexpo where they will be launching their brand-new range of performance apparel and safety essentials – including clothing and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).
Austin Kayak Kayaking Tips – Paddling Clinic
Austin Kayak - In this blog, Ryan from Bending Branches will be going over the basics of paddling a kayak. He will be covering, hand positioning, basic strokes, and what it means to 'feather' your paddle!
Athletes with top online media coverage in October
1. Eric Jackson
2. Michael Booth
3. Lincoln Dews
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