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Playak Weekly Digest - week 14, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 14, 2017.
Team Pyranha Experience in gong to the NSR and Galway Fest
Team Pyranha - This year, for the first time since I can remember, the National Student Rodeo and Galway Fest were organised to be on different weekends, which meant I had no excuse to not attend both. A few heavy storms in the run up to NSR meant that the water level of the Trent was too high for the course to be running.
Rapid Magazine Blog Important steps - Use your life Jacket to ensure you a safe paddling experience
Rapid Magazine Blog - In partnership with the U.S. Coastguard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe of the American Canoeing Association demonstrate how to properly choose and wear a lifejacket in Safer Paddling Series: Episode 1. Wearing a loose or unfastened lifejacket serves little purpose. Choosing a lifejacket that fits you properly will guarantee a safe kayaking experience.
SUP Magazine SIC Maui Releases New Performance Surf Board Models For 2017
SUP Magazine - SIC Maui announces the release of their new recreational surf / cruisers in its Agent, Feelgood models. For the surfer looking for higher performance, this call has been answered in the Triton and Venus Surf Series boards. These sure to be classics are the latest additions to the SIC Maui paddleboard lineup.
Standup Journal Klitmoller Denmark a Cold Water Sup Surf Tale
Standup Journal - Klitmøller is a small village on the west coast of Denmark.  In the summertime it’s full of people who are addicted to any kind of water sports windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing and, of course,  stand up paddling. 
SUP Magazine Red Paddle Co Announces Contest to Live Out the Adventure of a Lifetime
SUP Magazine - This spring, Red Paddle Co.is partnering with several leading outdoor brands, including Black Diamond Equipment, Fatboy, Mountain Warehouse, camera specialists Muvi and Trekmates, for the ultimate adventure challenge and for a chance to win the ultimate adventure kit.
Traversing 2017 Camping Reservations For Saskatchewan Parks Start April 4th
Traversing - Saskatchewan Parks will be accepting reservations to their campgrounds in a staggered release the week of April 4th.
Ultimate Bass A New Champion Is Crowned 2017 Bassmaster Classic Final Day
Ultimate Bass - A new Champion is crowned 2017 Bassmaster Classic final day. The field started with 52 anglers and after Saturday’s cut only the top 25 fished the final day.
PaddleBlogs The Paddling Adventures of Corey Spoores: Breaking Down Risk
PaddleBlogs - Breaking down risk and its application to whitewater kayaking helps determine success or failure while on the river. 
Canoe Guy BC How to Strip Old Varnish from a Wood-Canvas Canoe
Canoe Guy BC - Without a doubt, the most horrible job in the restoration of a wood-canvas canoe is stripping the varnish from the interior. It is messy, stinky, agonizing work that takes forever and cannot be rushed. Truly, the only positive thing to be said about stripping varnish is that as long as you keep going, the job will end.
SUP Examiner My Journey to Stand Up Paddling
SUP Examiner - My story is not just about becoming a stand up paddle boarder but also a journey to fitness and a community. It all began with my coach and mentor, Melina Cherry. In August of 2014, I moved to Miami with my pregnant wife and really knew nothing about stand up paddling.
Jackson Kayak The Larsson brothers go pikefishing
Jackson Kayak - The sun was shining to the degree that we were almost sweating under our survival suits. A moderate breeze would sometimes caress us, telling us that it indeed is still cold in the air.
ERA Kids Blog Why A Pool Roll Is Not Always A Whitewater Roll
ERA Kids Blog - In winter you practice roll in the pool, its good confidence booster. However things are different when you roll in river, where it is cold and you are wearing a lot of paddling gear. Practicing in pool is good, but roll practice you should do with proper technique. So practice rolling in the river too after your roll practice at the pool.Read on…
Am. Whitewater Now Live- Dolores River Boater Survey - 2017
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater is conducting a survey to directly gather information from paddlers that experienced the Dolores River during the 2017 Boating Release from McPhee Dam. The feedback you provide us, will help us understand the economic impact of river-recreation to local communities, inform how successfully releases for boating were managed this year, and help us improve releases in the future.
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Zane Schweitzer
2. Connor Baxter
3. Caio Vaz
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