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Playak News Flash - April 30, 2017
Playak News Flash - April 30, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Roots Editorial: Land Before Time
Canoe Roots - In the late summer of 2016, this person went exploring the Hell Canyon paddling the Missinaibi River with his canoe. These were his musings about wilderness. Check it out, it dwells on the fact of how trails and landscapes formed and did changed due to various species including us humans. It's interesting and very rightly he points out that the feeling of being both follower and explorer is a sentiment every wilderness canoeist can relate to.
Adventure Kayak A list of important safety articles to stay safe on the water
Adventure Kayak - Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules and have the right safety gear in your vessel. We’ve put together a list of past articles to help keep you and your friends safe on the water.
Adventure Kayak Calling For Help - Learning proper radio protocol for emergencies
Adventure Kayak - Knowing how to properly call for help is crucial to your safety on the water. In partnership with the U.S. Coastguard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe of the American Canoeing Association teach proper radio protocol for emergencies on the water in Safer Paddling Series: Episode 8.
Jackson Kayak Cuyahoga Fall Race
Jackson Kayak - A couple weeks ago, my friend and fellow Team JK member, Chad Christopher, asked me if I wanted to go to a whitewater race in Ohio.
Jackson Kayak Lowrance Install on Coosa HD
Jackson Kayak - Easy Install Guide for your Lowrance Elite. Selecting the perfect electronics for your kayak can be difficult; what size, where am I going run the transducer, how to power it, all were questions I had until I selected the Lowrance Elite-4 HDI.
Distressed Mullet What a Difference a Year Makes Recapping the 2017 Carolina Cup
Distressed Mullet - OC2 View of the Carolina Cup Last year, after training all winter in the OC1, which I was still new to, I made a big splash on my first-ever Graveyard course. Literally.
TotalSUP APP World Tour Announces New Sponsor For the 2017 Japan Pro-Am
TotalSUP - The APP World Tour is proud to announce the positioning of Trump Wetsuits as Title sponsor of the 2017 Japan Pro-Am presented by Hawaiian Airlines. An Australian born brand, Trump Wetuits has deep roots in the surfing & waterman community in Japan, supporting the sport at every level.
SUP Examiner New York Paddlefest The Biggest in the Northeast
SUP Examiner - 2017 New York Paddlefest If you’re a fan of paddleboards, canoes, or kayaks and live in the northeast, did you know the biggest paddling event of the region is coming? The New York Paddlefest and Outdoor Expo will be on the weekends of May 6 and 7 and May 19–21st.
SUP Magazine Zeal Optics Debuts Ultralight New Z-Lite Frames
SUP Magazine - Zeal Optics releases Incline and Magnolia, two new ellume polarized styles marking the debut of Z-Lite, a light, eco-friendly eyewear.
SUP Magazine Red Paddle Co. Durability Testing
SUP Magazine - Red Paddle Co. put their inflatable SUP to the ultimate test with 10 challenging experiments, including extreme height, weight and pressure.
SUPracer Next Stop Annapolis, Maryland for This Weekend’s 300-Strong Bay Bridge Paddle
SUPracer - We're still coming down from the high of Carolina, but it's already time for the next round of events as the paddling community disperses across the States and around the world for another big weekend of racing.
TotalSUP DogMan and his relationship with SUP
TotalSUP - Roger Saunders aka DogMan is not really known as a SUP racer, as he does not compete in any major championships. However, DogMan is pretty well-known in the SUP world for all the crazy antics he captures on video. Saunders gives us an insight into his relationshp with SUP.
Standup Journal Ever Run Your Inflatable Over With a 22 Ton Digger? That’s a Test of Durability
Standup Journal - If you’ve been watching Red Paddle Co.‘s video series on product testing the durability of their inflatables, you know this final test is no joke.
Am. Whitewater Expected flows of the Dolores River this May
Am. Whitewater - Here’s what you need to know if you plan for some white water at the Dolores River. American Whitewater is working with water managers to best manage water supplies for the benefit of paddlers, and to restore the Dolores RIver.Here’s the estimate of the water flows in the Dolores River that is dependent on how much water the McPHee Reservoir releases. There would be nice flows till May 6th after which flows would come down.
Standup Journal Man Plants Trees in Same Spot for 37 Years. the Results Are Stunning
Standup Journal - This man began planting a forest in 1979 and now it’s the size of Central Park. I will continue to plant until my last breath.
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