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The Future of Whitewater Freestyle

The Future of Whitewater Freestyle
There have been many discussions on the future of whitewater freestyle ever since the first competitions. The fact that freestyle is still with us proves the early sceptics wrong, and the sport has come a long way: shorter boats, more professional paddlers, bigger features, highly developed rules, ICF organization and composite boats. But is more always better?

In this version of Playak Insiders, I asked a couple of key people where they think Whitewater Freestyle is going.

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Other Sports for Paddlers

Other Sports for Paddlers
Heading out with your kayak onto a river is simply fantastic, it’s hard to beat the feeling and most of us cannot get enough of it. However, no one just kayaks, or just does one thing. Conditions change, opportunities arise and we find ourselves doing alternative sports. So what do other kayakers do? We headed out and asked a few people what they do for fun or exercise when they’re not paddling.

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The future of SUP

The future of SUP
In this first edition of Playak Insiders: Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP) seems to be all the rage these days. It is undoubtedly a fast growing sport, and it looks like everybody wants a piece of the cake: instructors, rental companies, and both board and boat manufacturers. I was wondering if SUP is just a big hype, or if it will make a lasting impression, so I asked some Playak friends that I consider 'Insiders' to share their valuable thoughts.

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