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Playak Weekly Digest - week 05, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 05, 2017.
Canoe Roots 10 Things Paddlers Do to Spice up Their Winter
Canoe Roots - What do paddlers do in winters, other outdoor activities, planning to paddle when the season turns warm. Here are sometimes paddlers can do to keep the winter exciting. Share with us what activities you indulge in during the dark winter days. Share with us what activities you indulge in during the dark winter days.
Rapid Magazine Blog Torryd—The Next Big Thing In Whitewater Filmmaking
Rapid Magazine Blog - Once Rapid saw Torryd’s “Best Beatings” edit, we knew we had to find out a bit more about the whitewater filmmaking crew. Torryd started by Trent McCrerey has two more forks, these people bonded over their love for kayaking and have gone to the worlds’s best rivers. They create content for their videos and their Xenogenesis videos have won them lot of viewers, here is an interview with a member of the Torryd, find inspiration for their amazing white water kayaking videos besides many other things about Torryd..
GrindTV What happened during the attempted Grand Canyon Speed Run
GrindTV - They were already starting to celebrate when the raft frame snapped, ripping a hole in the boat. The U.S. Men’s National Raft Team, was attempting to break the speed record on the Grand Canyon, they were running some of the biggest rapids in the country in the middle of the night and they were close to hitting their goal. They were 2 hrs ahead of schedule till a wave from the Lava Falls rapid snapped the boat frame.
Adventure Kayak See how it is do a river trip of the Upper Missouri River, Montana
Adventure Kayak - Find out why the Upper Missouri River is considered to be one of the best river trips in North America The Upper Missouri River carves through 149 miles of prairie wilderness and is the most unspoiled portion of the Lewis + Clark National Historic Trail. Surrounded by spectacular geology and littered with important historic sites, it is considered by many to be one of the best river trips in North America
Rapid Magazine Blog 10 Things Only Whitewater Kayakers Understand
Rapid Magazine Blog - 1. Feeling like someone you spent one day kayaking with is a close friend Sometimes friends you spent a single day paddling with become close buddies in your mind.
SUP Magazine An Athlete’s Journey Through Lyme Disease – Part 3
SUP Magazine - A biweekly SUP mag exclusive about an athlete’s journey coping with Lyme Disease.
SUP Magazine Completing the First-Ever Circumnavigation of Bermuda – Part 2
SUP Magazine - Completing the First-Ever Circumnavigation of Bermuda Part 2 This installment is continued from Part 1 of our Circumnavigating Bermuda series, the three-part story of the first nonstop SUP circumnavigation of Bermuda by Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton of Plastic Tides.
Jackson Kayak Face Melting Clas III on the Cranberry
Jackson Kayak - When West Virgina gets good flows cycling in, it doesn’t get much better. We can hit up a high water play run on the New or catch a classic class V creek.
Chris Baer White water kayak experience in Nepal - Upper Marsyangdi
Chris Baer - The tallest mountains in the world surround us. Their brilliant, snow-encrusted peaks seem almost dull in comparison to the vibrant prayer flags and audaciously painted structures here in the quintessential Himalayan mountain town of Jagat. From this microscopic Nepali village, Garen Stephens and myself would start yet another trip of a lifetime. The plan was simple; kayak from just north of Jagat nineteen miles down to the slack water of the Mid-Marsyangdi hydro-dam, located just to the south of the town of Besisahar.
Bellyak Bellyaking Class 5 Upper Gauley – The Maiden Voyage
Bellyak - The Upper Gauley River, in West ‘by god’ Virginia, has long been the bedrock class V run of every aspiring kayaker. It’s a big, powerful river with multiple places that can kill you dead if you get off line. This run had been causing me anxiety since I first decided to run it in a bellyak in 2012, but didn’t actually run it til 2016. I was paddling a boat that I was only attached to by gravity, with nothing but my hands to propel me.
GrindTV SUP athlete Sophia Tiare Bartlow dies in car crash
GrindTV - On Saturday according to a report by Hawaii News Now 25-year-old standup paddleboarding athlete Sophia Tiare Bartlow died in a car crash in the town of Waialua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Hawaii News Now reports that Bartlow was the passenger in a truck being driven by her 35-year-old boyfriend, Sage Candelaria, The post SUP athlete Sophia Tiare Bartlow dies in car crash appeared first on GrindTV.com.
Level 6 MEXICO - Our second home
Level 6 - My first trip down to Mexico was in 2006, exploring the rivers in Veracruz with Stookesberry and the rest of the Jackson Kayak crew.  
Paddle Making The mystery of the canoe trip whose drawing is on this paddle, who can solve this?
Paddle Making - A post by JClearwater on the WCHA forums documented a mystery canoe paddle with a tripping route painted on the blade. This antique paddle was traced back to an estate sale with unfortunately no details known by the original owner. The owner is offering a cold lager at the 2017 Wooden Canoe Assembly as a reward to the successful researcher who can solve this mystery. There has been. There has been paddling of lakes, rivers, portages and campsite halts at this trip, check the drawing of the canoe route on the paddle here.
Traversing Support BC Parks By Purchasing A Licence Plate
Traversing - Starting January 29th, 2017 you can order a BC Parks themed licence plate from ICBC. These plates are available for an initial cost of $50 (and an annual renewal fee of $40). $33 of the initial purchase price will go B.C.
Jackson Kayak Why I Kayak Fish
Jackson Kayak - Kayak fishing has always been a place I can escape too to avoid the every day stresses of life. The second I pick up that rod and launch my kayak into the water, I leave all my worries on the bank. Kayak fishing is a sport that cannot be replicated, the feeling you get on the water is beyond comparison, its just you and nature.
Athletes with top online media coverage in January
1. Rush Sturges
2. Bren Orton
3. Eric Jackson
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