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Playak Weekly Digest - week 03, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 03, 2017.
Canoe Roots Paddlesports Industry support Paddlesports Retailer not Outdoor Retailer exhibition this year
Canoe Roots - A group of leading paddlesports manufacturers announced January 13 that they will endorse new trade show Paddlesports Retailer as the official industry show. The endorsement comes after concern from paddlesports manufacturers that the 2018 date change of Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah, from the first week of August to June 11-14 would be in the middle of paddling’s peak season. The paddlesports industry has reacted to the difficult timing with a new show.
Palm Blogs How to: pack for a multi-day river trip
Palm Blogs - Being self-sufficient on a river for several days at a time is possibly one of the most rewarding things our sport has to offer.It's not just the whitewater that makes for an epic experience, but also the campfire, the food you cook, the laughs you share and the satisfaction of looking after yourself for several days with nothing more than what can be packed into your kayak! Here are my suggestions on how to pack for a multi-day trip .
Am. Whitewater Public comments open for Fossil Creek River Management Plan
Am. Whitewater - The Forest service are preparing a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for Fossil Creek which was designated a Wild and Scenic River in 2009. The Agency have proposed 5 alternatives concepts and are open to public comments on the alternatives. Boaters should comment keeping in mind that river should be protected but it should also be open to white water recreation as river has outstandingly remarkable values. Read more understand and participate. Paddle but safeguard your rivers and oceans(:
Canoe Kayak Trials at Sea
Canoe Kayak - Paul coined the term: surfpedition. We’d camp for a week at the biggest tidal rapids on the west coast of North America, exploring a vast and virtually untapped sea kayak playground.
Kokatat LUNA Sandals wins 2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Award
Kokatat - Founded by Kokatat and shared with the Outdoor Industry, the American Made Outdoor Gear Award (AMOGA) is a celebration of American manufacturing. First awarded in 2013, the American Made Outdoor Gear Award recognizes companies with compelling domestic manufacturing stories.
SUP Magazine Waterman League Secures New Capital for World Championship Water Events
SUP Magazine - The Waterman League Group, known for its professional standup paddle surfing and racing and leagues traditionally known as the Standup World Tour and Standup World Series today is pleased to announce it has closed a Series A round of financing.
SUP Magazine Shop Talk: 5280 Paddle Sports Introduces SUP Polo
SUP Magazine - Here is Andrew Bohnenkamp owner of 5280 Paddle Sports that’s in Littleton, Colorado. They offer SUP rentals and take SUP lessons. During the winter now they offer SUP Polo sessions indoors, summer they SUP lessons are given at three reservoirs and two recreation centres since there are no surfable ocean waves within 1000 miles. Aim of Andrew was to make SUP accessible to people of Colorado, they opened on 2014. Hear him speak about his shop and the SUP scene in Colorado.
Traversing Northern Park Apparel Closing Up Shop
Traversing - Sad to hear that Northern Park Apparel, makers of some iconic Canadian apparel are closing up shop after four and a half years.
Jackson Kayak Kayaking Goals for 2017 and Beyond
Jackson Kayak - 2016 has come and gone so quickly. It is the time again to set my goals for the next year. I like to use goal triangle to help me prioritize my goals. At the top there is your ultimate goal.
Am. Whitewater River Stories Wanted
Am. Whitewater - It's a New Year, which means it's time to start acting on some resolutions, some of which hopefully involve getting out on the river. If thinking about future whitewater adventures reminds you of any paddling stories from 2016, you should consider writing them down and sending them in to the AW Journal .
Kayak Base Want to go kayak fishing at night, then check these headlamps!!
Kayak Base - Are you looking for the best fishing headlamps to go fishing at night or a remote place? You need to have a better vision of what is in the water or to see the catches more clearly. Night fishing is slightly different than regular fishing sessions. It requires you to be more attentive or you may end up with a empty fish bag. There are many fishing headlamps available for the anglers.
Jackson Kayak Spinnerbaits for every situation
Jackson Kayak - Now I know there is some debate on spinnerbaits when it comes to some fishermen. Some fisherman will not even throw a spinnerbait because it’s too easy to catch fish on and then there are some fishermen (like myself) that love these baits and enjoy their versatility.
Kokatat Fall Kayaking in Quebec - part 2
Kokatat - After kayaking in New York over Labor Day weekend, we continued our way North into Canada. With no rain on the horizon and low water throughout much of Quebec, we decided that spending a day on the Ottawa river with guaranteed water would be a good idea - and it was! Even without playboats, we entertained ourselves on the fantastic waves and holes that the Ottawa is known for. I now know just how fun a wave can be, and I also now want to go back there with a playboat!
NRS Duct Tape Diaries A Weapon Against Immovable Objects
NRS Duct Tape Diaries - Since I can remember I’ve been a critic of whitewater kayakers wearing elbow pads on the river. I held myself upon a pedestal above other paddlers who were clumsy enough on the water to require use of such protective equipment.
Team Pyranha Racing Round the Indian Sub-Continent
Team Pyranha - I have recently returned home after spending 6 months travelling the Indian sub-continent; the trip was one of the best I’ve been on and was full of awesome rivers, people, food, and cultural experiences.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2016
1. Kai Lenny
2. Connor Baxter
3. Fiona Wylde
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