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Playak News Flash - February 21, 2012
Playak News Flash - February 21, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Louise Jull 2012 Extreme Race Series-Kaituna and Wairoa
Louise Jull - On the weekend we had our first set of Extreme Races for the NZ Extreme Race series. This series has been designed with 3 Extreme Races- The 1st on the Kaituna, 2nd on the Wairoa and the 3rd on the Citroen Rapid just out of Queenstown.
Daan Jimmink First Descent of Rocky Creek
Daan Jimmink - This is a very late write up of a first descent we did on the 13th of December 2011. We had been hanging out on the West Coast doing local trips like the Upper and Lower Kakapotahi, Arahura walk in, Styx and the Toaroha. T
CKS Squad Upper Fish Creek Video Guide
CKS Squad - Fish Creek is the RCRE's training ground. It's where all the Steamboater's head after work for an adrenaline boost. Fish is a nonstop roller coaster ride from top to bottom. Individually the rapids are not super technical and their is no serious vert to drop but this creek teaches you to be a good b...
Daan Jimmink Upper Whitcombe, February 2012
Daan Jimmink - Most kayakers aren't really known for their detailed planning or long term plans. After some fabulous days of paddling on the West Coast, Daan and I are were attempting to make plans of our own. Due to work committments we were to return to Murchison after paddling on Friday, with hope of coming bac...
SW Sea Kayaking Corfe Castles
SW Sea Kayaking - P and H have kindly sponsored both Paul and myself for the circumnavigation of Britain. While they build my boat they have kindly provided me with a demo Cetus to start paddling with.
unsponsored Sam Ellis – 1st Descent in North Yorkshire
unsponsored - Sam Ellis – 1st Descent in North Yorkshire, Photos: Phil Higgins,
Dagger Blogs Bald Rock Canyon of the Middle Feather
Dagger Blogs - Last week, after returning from a month of guiding in Belize, I officially transitioned out to California for the winter. I was pretty stoked that on day one back in the state I not only got to go kayaking, but got to check a new run off my list- Bald Rock Canyon of the Middle Feather.
Rapid Magazine Blog Niagara Falls - Will we see a successful descent soon?
Rapid Magazine Blog - In 1990 when Jesse Sharp paddled over the 170ft lip of Niagara Falls most people thought he was crazy and sucidal but with the several kayakers running drops nearing that height, and Tyler Bradt even surpassing it with Palouse Falls, does it seem so out of reach now?  
Dagger Blogs Upper Cherry Creek, California
Dagger Blogs - You all have probably heard of the infamous Cherry Creek in California. If you haven't it's a High Sierra classic that you should put on your to-do list. I was lucky enough to paddle the upper section last summer along with Lane Jacobs, Louis Geltman, Jay Gifford, and Seth Swallen. The river was pr...
unsponsored Another GoPro Kayak Mount
unsponsored - Another great design from Mr Phil Higgins.
Palm Blogs Uganda’s White Nile – Winter Escape
Palm Blogs - Since my first trip to Uganda in 2005 i’ve been out here every Winter and Katya likewise, it really is a playboaters dream Winter playground. Last Winter we decided to take a break from uganda and headed for a month in Galicia/ Portugal instead.
SUP Connect 10 SUP Mistakes Made by Rookies
SUP Connect - Because Stand up Paddle is such a new sport and growing like wildfire, there are many new faces to the scene each and every day. While this is completely fantastic and very exciting, it does open the door to many rookie mistakes.
Newfoundland Kayakoholic 2012: Post 3 – One hundred percent GP
Newfoundland Kayakoholic - The plan was to head to Cape Broyle today to have a look at those frozen waterfalls and big icicles that Stan and Gerard had the pleasure of seeing last Saturday . But it was not to be for me; as the weekend drew nearer I realized that I would not be able to devote the full day to ...
Five 2 Nine Productions Currents: Grand Canyon
Five 2 Nine Productions - A rafting/kayaking journey through the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is highly coveted and hard to come by. It is the longest rafting trip in the United States, and one of the most spectacular as well. It is said that the only way to truly experience the Grand Canyon is to float through it. Drouthy kayakers give Ballantrae a miss. - The name has Gaelic origins from Baile an Traigh, the village of the beach. It does have a very big beach. However, this name only dates back to 1617. Prior to that it was called Kirkcudbright Innertig. Apparently the Laird of Bargany who rebuilt the ancient Kirk of St Cuthbert at the mouth of the River Tig had a penchant for the Gaelic!
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