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Playak News Flash - February 26, 2017
Playak News Flash - February 26, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Ultimate Bass Mark Rose Wins Two FLW Tour Events in a Row
Ultimate Bass - General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 59-2 was enough to edge second-place angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, by a mere 12 ounces.
Kayak Angler Magazine Revolution in Fishing Kayak
Kayak Angler Magazine - In Kayak fishing there has been evolution, from Paddle kayak to pedal kayak and motorised kayak. Check out how it all began and the companies that spear headed this trend in this article.
SUP Connect NSP Race Fins Introduced by Travis Grant
SUP Connect - Travis Grant introduces the all new Race Fins from NSP! Super fast and precise, these fins are available for all racers and all board brands using the a US10 fin box. Get ready to race and win right out of the box.
World Paddle Awards Renata Csay Wins the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year Award
World Paddle Awards - Adding an extra two Gold Medals to her name at the 2016 World Canoe Marathon Championships to take her total gold medal count to 18, Renata Csay has been awarded the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year award.
SUP Magazine Mid-Ocean Interview With Chris Bertish- Part 2
SUP Magazine - In part two of our exclusive interview from the middle of the Atlantic, the first-ever transatlantic paddler Chris Bertish shares his plans for a film, motivation, and how preparation only goes so far.
International Rafting Federation EC 2017 – Only Use One Team Name Throughout the Whole Season
International Rafting Federation - And here we are, lucky Europeans, blessed with the EC season. But before we begin to talk about what is waiting for us all this next season, let’s do a quick reminded of last season – t here were 13 competitions in total, 7 R4 races and 9 R6 races, in 11 countries.
Canoelover A Minyan of One
Canoelover - Two weeks ago I was visiting my favorite special ed teacher and redhead in Brooklyn. We were driving to get dinner on the BQE, and as I was about to cross over the East River into Manhattan, I saw a large billboard. Because this was New York and traffic was heavy, I did not take a picture of it, but someone did and put it on Twitter.
ICF Canoe Slalom Takes Another Step Forwards in Asia
ICF - Thailand is hosting the Asian Championships at the Kundanprakarnchon Dam this weekend. In the future it is hoping to host the Asian Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers in a new course which should be ready by the middle of 2018. Hermann Husslein represented Thailand in the 2012 Olympics which made the Federation work towards developing slalom sports in Thailand. The sport is developing is Asia with the TIP program, slowly Asian countries are preparing for Slalom sports, this is good news.
SUP Magazine SUP Longboarding With the Dogman
SUP Magazine - Roger Dogman Saunders is all about that laid-back style. See it on full display in this latest edit of him noseriding and carving on his 10-foot SUP longboard.
Jackson Kayak Two Weeks of Falling
Jackson Kayak - It started as just yet another trip suggestion from one of my best friends, one of hundreds that Andrew Oxley and I concoct.
PaddleWoo Evelyn O’Doherty – Standup Journal’s New Online Editor Talks Paddle Surfing, Coaching and Giving Back
PaddleWoo - Evelyn O’Doherty is a former school teacher gone rogue. Her transformation happened when she learned to surf. After the bug bit, she was no longer able to be contained to the walls of a classroom, so Ev followed her instincts to recreate herself and left a successful career of teaching in order to spend more time on the water.
CKS Blog The History of Liquidlogic Kayaks by Kyle Smith
CKS Blog - Liquidlogic Kayaks is dead they say. Liquidlogic kayaks has left the building they say. Man I wish I could get my hands on one of those new Braaaps they say.
Standup Journal An Online Training Platform Dedicated to You, Paddlers
Standup Journal - Paddle Society is an online training and community platform dedicated to helping paddlers of all abilities achieve their dreams and goals. Paddle Society provides free and paid memberships offering customized training programs, comprehensive tutorial videos and e-courses, a community forum and more.
World Paddle Awards 2016 World Paddle Awards - athletes who got recognition with the Golden Paddle
World Paddle Awards - In front of a well credentialed crowd including some of the greatest athletes in paddlesports history, sports administrators, industry representatives and sports journalists, winners were presented with The Golden Paddle as a symbol of their achievements in paddlesports. With the 2016 Rio Olympics having just passed, the best Male and Female Olympic performances were awarded for the first time in history, making the night very special.
Standup Journal Paddling the Rapids – Whitewater Safety Can’t Be Underestimated!
Standup Journal - Kialoa Paddles team rider Paul Clark knows whitewater. Living and breathing in the Pacific North West, Paul spends the majority of his time on the rivers whitewater paddling. He’s a pro in his field and even helped design the new Big Eddy white water paddle released from Kialoa, newly designed with stability and maneuverability in mind.
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