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Playak Weekly Digest - week 06, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 06, 2017.
Canoe Kayak Field Tested- Four Biomass Fuel Stoves
Canoe Kayak - Every day over half the earth’s population use a stove that burns some sort of biomass. Wood, dung, peat, or some sort of natural material feeds the world.
Canoe Kayak Stauffer-Narris’s 3D Film ‘Floating Tibet’ giving an experience of kayaking the Tibetan river
Canoe Kayak - Ever wondered what it’s like to float down a Tibetan river at 12,000 feet, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and limestone canyon walls? Floating Tibet, a new 360-degree video from Will Stauffer-Norris, will give you a much closer idea of what that experience feels like. This is an interview with Norris, he tells us about ‘Floating Tibet’ and how viewers can best see this film as it’s in 3-D.
Adventure Kayak Justin Case Kayak, a foldable, light weight kayak deigned for the urban adventurist
Adventure Kayak - Justin Case Kayak launches a crowdfunding campaign to fund the production of a kayak that folds up to the size of a folding chair. The kayak is very light so you can take it easily when you travel, store it in your closet. The idea of such a foldable kayak was conceived on 2015 by Inna Morgan and it grew into an international collaboration with designers and engineers in Europe, and transformed into a real-sized foldable kayak, creating an out-of-box solution aimed at beginners to professionals to experience kayaking wherever they are.
Palm Blogs Bren's five biggest waterfalls of 2016
Palm Blogs - 2016 was the year of the waterfall for me. Thanks to a great crew set up I got the opportunity to run almost all the waterfalls I had hoped for in that year! Here are my five favourites, and thanks again to everyone that came out to run them with me, set safety or shoot photos!
Rapid Magazine Blog Why Whitewater Is Life'S Secret Ingredient
Rapid Magazine Blog - After finishing my master’s degree and a season in the mountains, I accepted my first journalism job. I was posted to a community newspaper in a once thriving, now faded fishing town at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
Adventure Kayak First Sea Kayak Circumnavigation In Antarctica
Adventure Kayak - The “Antarctic Integration” expedition have kayakers Cristian Donoso (Chile), Roger Rovira (Catalonia) and Exequiel Lira (Chile) traverse Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands by kayak. They are on to make a documentary on natural elements and the impact of human presence in the territory. The gear they wear are Kokatat’s Maximus Centurion PFD and Radius dry suits with SwitchZip technology that fully separates at the waist giving the explorers the versatility of a dry suit and dry top in one.
Palm Blogs Six Tips for Warmer Winter Fishing
Palm Blogs - It’s been said before that if you can find somebody who fishes in winter then you have found a true fanatic. Fanatic doesn’t even come close to describe anybody who prescribes to that kind of madness.
SUP Magazine Destinations- Papua New Guinea
SUP Magazine - Looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination to do some exploring via SUP? Well look no further than the South Pacific’s Papua New Guinea. Beautiful lush countryside, clear-blue waters and beautiful beaches make this a dreamy paddling locale without the hoards of people. Check out scenes from this beautiful island including the Canoe & Kundu Festival and a SUP adventure in Milne Bay.
SUP Magazine Jade Howson, Danny Ching Win 2017 Hanohano Huki Challenge
SUP Magazine - Jade Howson, Danny Ching Win 2017 Hanohano Huki Challenge Nearly 400 paddlers converged in San Diego’s Mission Bay on Saturday morning for the 2017 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, one of California’s biggest standup paddle races and San Diego’s flagship SUP event. A long list of the sport’s top athletes as well as more casual.
Jackson Kayak Reels to Ratios
Jackson Kayak - Did you ever wonder how the gear ratio on your reel affects the lures you throw? Turns out that the reel speed can definitely add some movement to your lure.
Jackson Kayak The Antix – Great wave running, freestyling and squirt kayak
Jackson Kayak - Here is the Antix and it’s a fun creekable boat you would want to take to places and have a great whitewater wave time with both small and big waves, it is a joy and makes all whitewater activities super Smooth. Check this out… It’s a boat you can use to play in whitewater, absolutely smooth!!
Log of Ibi The Anadarko Powwow
Log of Ibi - It is popular in rural areas to celebrate the town's past with murals on the sides of buildings.  The quality of work by local artists on rough brick and concrete is outstanding.  
Kokatat Take a Kid Fishing
Kokatat - Fishing is a family outing for Rudy Tsukada and his fourteen year old daughter and ten year old son.
Kokatat New Beginnings
Kokatat - It’s not often we are faced with the opportunity to begin again. In kayaking, often our ability and skill sets get compared to those around us more than comparing to how we feel and to the yesterday versions of ourselves.
Am. Whitewater Project to improve paddler access to the Dolores River from town of Gateway to Dewey Bridge
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater and our partners have begun a multi-phase project to reconstruct the Wines Ditch No. 1 Diversion Structure located on the Dolores River near Gateway, Colorado. One of the aspects that will be looked into include redevelopment options that will allow for regular boat passage, and access to the 32 mile stretch of the Dolores River from the town of Gateway to Dewey Bridge at the confluence with the Colorado River.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Sophia Bartlow
2. Kody Kerbox
3. Jeremy Riggs
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