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Playak News Flash - December 22, 2016
Playak News Flash - December 22, 2016
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Kayak Years of efforts out to safeguard Boundary Waters Canoe Area leading to to successful results
Canoe Kayak - Paddlers Dave and Amy Freeman spent the last year paddling in the Boundary Waters, working to raise awareness about proposed sulfide-ore copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. On December 15, the Bureau of Land Management announced it would deny two leases for mining near the BWCAW and requested further study of impacts. We asked Amy Freeman for her take on the news.
unsponsored Good time’s at The Bhote Koshi River in Nepal, damming would make it disappear sadly!!
unsponsored - In this episode we head to our favourite river, the Bhote Koshi, where we met up with new and old friends from Nepal, UK, USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia for the incredible Bhote Koshi Express race! As well as enjoying laps on the rest of the river. Sadly this section is under threat from damming and with other sections that already have dams on them, the Bhote Koshi will soon disappear, along with many, many other rivers in Nepal.
Adventure Kayak The gear you need to keep paddling straight through the coldest months
Adventure Kayak - What if the paddling season didn’t need to cease come fall? If you want to try paddling through the coldest and darkest months of the year, you will need a few solid pieces of gear to make it happen.
Kokatat How to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features
Kokatat - Video - This video is an instructional lesson from Aquabatics Calgary on how to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features. Before tackling the s-turn you need to be proficient at…
Canoe Kayak A gear useful for outdoor enthusiasts and film makers
Canoe Kayak - The Gear Aid ARC is a multipurpose LED light with applications for both outdoor sports and serous filmmaking projects. This light packs a punch; it holds 60 LEDs and features USB charging with its internal 10,400 mAH battery (you’ll get about 4-5 iPhone charges out of it). Filmmakers will enjoy the versatility of the light that can switch between 3 color temperatures and 10 brightness settings (20 to 320 lumens).
Rapid Magazine Blog Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch
Rapid Magazine Blog - A great deal of inspiration in the paddling world is visual. Less time is often spent taking a moment to listen to the experiences of paddlers and to reflect without the visual stimulation. After coming across several talks by canoeists, kayakers and adventurers, we handpicked the most inspiring. What we love about each of these talks is that the speaker is able to use a personal and specific lesson their experiences taught them and transform it into a universal message for the audience.
Alder Creek Kayak From Seattle group came to Alaska and enjoyed their time at the Kobuk River
Alder Creek Kayak -  Here is how a group did their holiday to Alaska, boarding plane, shipping their gear including food. They then checked out Kobuk River doing whitewater runs and did fishing at the Walker Lake outlet and Sheefish along the middle Kobuk.
Hala First descent of the rapids of Zambezi River on SUP for the cause of saving Rhinos
Hala - Standup4Rhinos is a project by a group of adventure sports athletes with the specific goal to raise desperately needed funding for the rescue and care of orphaned baby rhinos in South Africa at the Care For Wild facility. The challenge was to complete the first descent of the huge whitewater rapids of the mighty Zambezi River on stand-up paddleboards. This had never been attempted!
SUPracer Several of the World’s Best Paddlers Are About to Change Teams
SUPracer - While another race season is in the books and the new year is fast approaching, there's still one last thing¹ left to wrap up before the end of the season: Athlete contracts.
SUP Magazine An Athlete’s Journey Through Lyme Disease
SUP Magazine - The first installment in our new biweekly web series about standup paddle athletes coping with disease and illness. The post Bodies in Motion: An Athlete’s Journey Through Lyme Disease appeared first on SUP Magazine .
SUP Examiner Pro SUP Shop – Marina Del Rey, California
SUP Examiner - Tucked away in the west parking lot of the Jamaica Bay Inn at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey, Pro SUP Shop is the only full service, dedicated stand up paddling shop in the marina.
SUP Magazine Lander Neve Lightning Cable
SUP Magazine - We always enjoy finding a simple piece of gear we didn't know we needed.
SUPracer ONE Unveils Its New 17’7″ as Australia Shows Renewed Interest in Unlimiteds
SUPracer - Check out this great little clip of One Sup founder Paul Jacko Jackson and head designer (and highly under-rated paddle athlete) Ben Tardrew playing in the bumps off the Gold Coast today on the new 17'7" ONE unlimiteds that have just landed in Australia and are now available to buy (edit: sold out but available for back-order).
GrindTV Photographer attaches lights to kayak paddles, creates beautiful art
GrindTV - The world of action sports has no shortage of people trying to find unique ways to convey artistic and photographic expression. To that end, an Ontario-based photographer named Stephen Orlando has compiled a stunning portfolio of long exposure photography by attaching LED lights to the paddles of canoeists, kayakers and SUPers.
Standup Journal The Silent Glide – Hydro Foiling with Chuck Patterson
Standup Journal - Chuck Patterson knows his sup. He’s always one of the front runners when it comes to testing out new equipment or trying something for the first time (like skiing down the face of a wave at Jaws with ski poles in hand), Check out his latest video on the performance side of the Naish hydro foil for standup paddling.
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