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Playak News Flash - January 28, 2012
Playak News Flash - January 28, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Fat Cats China
Fat Cats - Here are a few pics from the Litang Yalong and Yangste in Sichuan Province China
Imagine Surf Spitfire takes abuse
Imagine Surf - After one full year of hard core use, my prototype Spitfire is still going strong. This is a testament to the strong construction that we have given the board so that it can handle the river environment. This board has scraped, hit, banged and collided with more rocks than I can shake a stick at, ...
Jordan Searle Another Upper Whitcombe - West Coast, New Zealand!
Jordan Searle - Usually you try not to double up on the multi-day runs during New Zealand summer. This is due to the cost of the helicopter and you also want to try get all 3 (or more if you start counting the Upper Whataroa and Wanganui) classic multi-day runs. This was different for me though as I managed ...
Pucon Kayak Hostel Demshitz Linguistics
Pucon Kayak Hostel - You are warmly invited to the hospitality of Pucon Kayak Hostel.  Demshitz Linguistics Pucón, Chile Yesterday the question was posed to Seiler brothers Graham and Jared what every young kayaker [...]
Am. Whitewater Forest Service Announces New Planning Rule
Am. Whitewater - Jan. 26, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signaled the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s intent to issue a new planning rule for America’s 193-million acre National Forest System that seeks to deliver stronger protections for forests, water, ...
Seth Ashworth Mexico: Ten weeks of Tacos, Tequila and Tall Waterfalls Part 4
Seth Ashworth - Three, Austrian Kayakers, Robert Machacek, Matthias Zeiner and Lukas Strobl. These guys showed up one rainy, cold day at Aventurec. This particular day we had almost decided not to paddle, but new people meant a run on the roadside section. We loaded up their rental vehicle, ...
Immersion Research Mill Creeeeeek, PA
Immersion Research - I paddled Mill Creek for the 1st time around the age of 8. It was my 1st creek.  About 2 miles over the hill from my parents house in Clarion PA, an outing on Mill Creek comes with many class 2 rapids, a few class 3 rapids, and plenty of family and hometown friends. Beyond the sentimental value and the fun whitewater, this creek is also special because it finishes within 5 minutes of a hot tub!
Shane's Logic 12 Days in the Grand Canyon: Every day something different
Shane's Logic - Everyday something different. Day 1.  Day one was a big one for me because I just don't get to go on trips where everyone is paddling one of our boats let alone everyone was paddling the same boat.  It was also a really cool experience to see how well the Remix XP perform...
Jackson Kayak Big Catfish Hunt in the Cuda!
Jackson Kayak - Decided to try my luck at landing one of these big monster catfish, the lake of choice is Lake Lavon Texas, known to have some big catfish. Met up with one of the best kayak catfish – fisherman, in the Dallas area. Jose, known by most of us as Chess101, this is his blog name on the Texas Fishing Forum (TFF).
Sea Eagle ECO-ADVENTURE BY BIKE & KAYAK – An Unstoppable Combination
Sea Eagle - His kayak carries his BIKE across water, then his bike carries his KAYAK across the land! The ingenuity and innovation of many people came together to make possible it possible for Australian adventurer, Gary Muir, to take a memorable trip … Continue reading →
PeakUK IRF Rafting Course in Brazil
PeakUK - A few days ago I finished the first course IRF (International Rafting Federation) in Brotas-Brazil. The course was dictated by my colleague and instructor Core (class 4/5) and me. Before continuing I have to say something about him. Above all a very humble person, member and Team Captain Bozo d'agua (2 times world champions, 8 times Brazilian champion, 3 times Panamerican champions and 4 times European champions) one of the strongest and most experienced person I have known in the last 15 years of river life.
AirKayaks Sneak Preview: New 2012 Airis Sport Inflatable Kayak from Walker Bay
AirKayaks - Walker Bay’s Airis Inflatables line is back with the introduction of the popular Sport inflatable kayak! The new 2012 Sport is 6 inches longer than the previous model, combining features of the 12 foot Velocity kayak. And according to the manufacturer, the newly redesigned Sport ...
SUP UK Stand Up World Tour 2012 gearing up
SUP UK - Stand Up World Tour Patron and one of the world's leading Stand Up Paddleboard brands Starboard have stepped up to partner with the Sunset Beach Pro for 2012, punctuating the start of another exciting year for the Stand Up World Tour.
CKS Blog The NRS Big Baron iSUP Review
CKS Blog - The NRS Big Earl iSUP is truly one of the most stable, forgiving, and intuitive stand up paddleboard’s ever built. In addition to it’s user friendly handling characteristics, it’s also very well constructed ...
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