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Playak Weekly Digest - week 43, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 43, 2018.
Brittany Parker Out on the river to SUP after a long break due to accident
Brittany Parker - Yesterday was a big moment for me. Yesterday, I got back on a board for the first time since my accident. It’s been three and a half months since my whole world changed, it’s been that long since I’ve paddled a board down a river
Austin Kayak Camping Tips – How to Select a Tent
Austin Kayak - Choosing a good tent is a critical part to enjoying camping, and in this blog, we'll help you find your new temporary home.
International Rafting Federation 2018 Euro Cup Rafting Series comes to a close
International Rafting Federation - With the final event of the series recently being held in Slovenia on the Soca River near Solkan, the 2018 European Cup Series has drawn to a close.
International Rafting Federation IRF’s proud association with Aquapac for waterproof rafting dry bags
International Rafting Federation - Today we proudly announce our partnership with Aquapac providing our internationally recognised IRF certified raft guides and world renowned raft race teams with access to great quality waterproof products at discounted rates.
Canoe Kayak Book Review: ‘Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route’
Canoe Kayak - If you're looking for an iconic Western river trip, you likely have at least one stretch of the John Wesley Powell route on your list. Probably several. In the recently published Falcon guidebook, Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route, Mike Bezemek presents the entire Powell route and then some, from Wyoming's Upper Green River and lakes to below the Lower Colorado river and reservoirs. Geologic wonders to political controversies, extreme weather to lazy sand beaches, glassy pools to tumultuous rapids, Bezemek takes us through them all.
Tony Paradise A sense of balance pursuing different outdoor adventures
Tony Paradise - Its been over two months since I was in my kayak.  There are a variety of reasons too complicated for a short explanation.  Nevertheless, I hope today is the first day of my recovery.  I sent out some emails but I only got two affirmative replies.  Cathy, Shane and I had a short paddle before the southerly gales set in. Its not only me that has suffered a lapse in paddling.  Dean, the kayakoholic, has directed his energies to hiking.
The Paddler ezine Peak UK wins award for their Wrap PFD range at Paddle Expo 2018 - Nuremberg, Germany
The Paddler ezine - Peak’s latest innovation the Wrap PFD range, win the title of the Product of the Year at this year’s Paddle Expo.
WWTCC New kayaks from Pyranha for 2019
WWTCC - So paddle expo has been and gone for another year and we’ve now seen everyone’s plans for 2019.  As ever Pyranha have been really busy, some boats we were expecting like the Fusion Duo while some announcements were more of a surprise with some classics getting a refresh  and some being consigned to history .
Am. Whitewater Honouring Dave Eckardt for his early contributions to the extreme kayaking sport
Am. Whitewater - 63 year old Dave Eckardt will be remembered for his heroic contributions to the world of early extreme kayaking in the 1980’s doing descents on many river sections, which he documented on his book which is the first kayak Bible: Colorado Rivers and Creeks. Recently this legend has passed away, still he would remain a inspiration as he lived so many countless adventures climbing mountains and descending rivers.
Canoe Kayak Whitewater Rescue Essentials: The Clip Trick - How to set up this swiftwater rescue hack
Canoe Kayak - How to set up an impromptu rescue device for reaching a pinned boat, made with simple items likely accessible on a river (plus a knife, rescue rope, and locking carabiner)
Traversing Maps and GPS device stuff for your outdoor adventures - Garmin Explore app
Traversing - To aid you in your outdoor exploration of wilderness and nature, Garmin has finally released the Garmin Explore app (first announced a few weeks ago) for iOS and Google Play
Jackson Kayak 3 Things You Might Not Know About Your Outfitting!
Jackson Kayak - Every time I go to the Factory I end up learning something new about the boats, and more about the purposeful design in outfitting and boat. Most of this stuff that I have learned isn’t really new, but it is stuff that I have overlooked for years. So here are some things you might not know about your JK boat that will hopefully allow you to have more fun in your boats!
Jackson Kayak West Mountain Drifters: The Voorhees Brothers
Jackson Kayak - These river paddlers talk about mindset of paddling, sharing their insights from experiences of paddling rivers all around the world.
River Bassin Trail 2018 River Bassin’ Championship Wrap-Up Article
River Bassin Trail - Life has been a whirlwind since getting back from Waynesville, MO, where I was able to put on one of the most enjoyable tournaments I’ve ever run – the 2018 River Bassin’ Championship presented by Jackson Kayak  – and film an episode of Hooked on Wild Waters! I wanted to write a quick recap of the tournament and my time on the water there so that all can hear about what a great time we had in Pulaski County!
Sea Kayak Stonington Lot’s of hiking with some short paddles this Autumn
Sea Kayak Stonington - I’d been in New Hampshire for about a week and I’d gone for a couple of other hikes as well. The first was not well-chosen for my first hike after a summer of paddling and little hiking. I headed up North Twin Mountain (4761’) with aims of getting over to South Twin (4902’) but I never quite got into it.
Athletes with top online media coverage in October
1. Eric Jackson
2. Bart De Zwart
3. Michael Booth
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