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Playak Weekly Digest - week 12, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 12, 2017.
Canoe Roots Canoe paddling – the Bench vs Bucket seat
Canoe Roots - While materials, weight, length and trim are all aspects most paddlers consider when they are in the market for a canoe, rarely do we reconsider how we sit in our boats. And where we live determines how we sit. While kneeling was commonplace in the early days of recreational and sport canoeing, bucket seats were quickly adopted by marathon paddlers following Staz’s 1981 debut. Buckets were mainstream in the race scene and recreational market by 1983, according to Heed.
GrindTV 7 Telling Signs That Prove You May Be a Dirtbag
GrindTV - We all have those days or weekends when we feel grungy. Some people, however, live that way all the time. These are dirtbags the outdoor people who spend every winter renting snow gear to visitors and every summer pushing rubber on the water for rafting customers. They are the fringe members of society.
Adventure Kayak Standup Paddleboarding Trends
Adventure Kayak - Since exploding in popularity a decade ago, paddleboarding continues to be the wunderkind of the paddlesports world. More than three million Americans paddleboarded last year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association, contributing to a 120-percent growth in the sport over.
Rapid Magazine Blog Gear For The Ultimate Whitewater Road Trip
Rapid Magazine Blog - Here are items you can have that would be useful when you are going on a white water camping trip, there is paddle, kitchen set, cooler, shoes, dry suits etc, read them and plan your white water journey.
Kayak Angler Magazine When preparing to cross the surf zone, it’s best to prepare for the worst
Kayak Angler Magazine - I punched through the first breaker by lowering my head and pointing my paddle at the oncoming wall of water. I wasn’t so lucky when the second wave struck. After a spin cycle in the washing machine, I surfaced spitting water and searching for my stuff. Luckily, my boat was rigged to flip. Before I left the beach, I expected the worst. I wasn’t disappointed.
Kayak Angler Magazine Winter Kayak Fishing At Cat Island
Kayak Angler Magazine - The warm Gulf breeze reminded me that many northern anglers were probably shoveling snow on this mid-winter day. We loaded our kayaks on the water taxi in Gulfport, Mississippi, and took the early morning ride to Cat Island. As soon as the mothership motored off, I paddled up North Bayou casting a red MirrOlure towards grass beds along the shoreline. On my fifth cast, something big and bronze swirled on my lure, but I was too slow on the hook set—not how I wanted to start the day.
Ultimate Bass Bradley Dortch Wins FLW on Harris Chain
Ultimate Bass - Rookie pro Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 2 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats.
Jackson Kayak How its Made. Inside the Jackson Kayak Factory
Jackson Kayak - I have always wondered what happens behind the closed doors of the Jackson Kayak factory.   In a way I assume that it is some kind of hybrid of magic and chemistry that gets a shiny new kayak to my door. 
SUP Magazine SUP Women- Meet Hood River’s Rising Race Star Hannah Hill
SUP Magazine - Hannah Hill is no stranger to hard work. She is a full-time student, works two jobs, and is ranked among the top fifteen racers in the world. The young paddler sticks to a strict schedule, alternating her time between working and working out in order to improve her fitness and earn money to travel to more events.
Adrian Shanahan Comfort Zone
Adrian Shanahan - “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” Many will have heard that phrase or a version of it. Comfort zones are something most paddlers think of every now or then and some never consider them. However we are all in either on of two states, either sitting in one or pushing outside of it regardless of skill level.
SUP Magazine Dreamy SUP Foil Session
SUP Magazine - Paddler has some fun during a dreamy session on a SUP foil board. The post Dreamy SUP Foil Session appeared first on SUP Magazine .
Canoe Kayak Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13
Canoe Kayak - If you’re ever on Arkansas’s Buffalo National River and you see an empty canoe drifting on cyan-colored water in the shade of the bluffs, don’t assume that you’ve scored a boat.
Canoe Kayak Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions
Canoe Kayak - Traveling tips from the team attempting to complete the first kayak circumnavigation of Jamaica. 'We’re currently a little over 100 miles into our 350-mile circumnavigation of Jamaica and are learning that life is dominated by the trade winds. As first-time international expeditioners, Dave and I feel we are uniquely qualified to lay out some “absolute” rules.
Adrian Shanahan Between the Lines: Episode One
Adrian Shanahan - Irish Kayaker Philip Connolly releases the first episode of Between the Lines a series of videos documenting his journey in kayaking. I first met Philip in what seems like a life time ago when we were on an instructor course together. Philp first release a teaser for this years ago but only last week he got […] The post Between the Lines: Episode One appeared first on
Jackson Kayak What GalwayFest Stands For
Jackson Kayak - GalwayFest 2017, aided by perfect flows and the elusive Irish sunny weekend really kicked onto another level this year. It also finalized in my head what I (we) want the event to stand for moving into the future.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Casper Steinfath
2. Travis Grant
3. Connor Baxter
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