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Playak Weekly Digest - week 26, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 26, 2017.
Brittany Parker Cool products for the outdoor life from last year's Outdoor Retailer
Brittany Parker - Here are some products great for outdoor people that was on Outdoor Retailer last year. A Rinse Kit you can put in your van as you travel for days, you can still shower!! , Green Goo products that are natural and organic, things you can put and consume that have no chemicals causing damage to your skin or environment. There is this outdoor virtually waterproof blanket where sand, dirt comes off in a shake.
Brittany Parker Lease For River Surfers - need to think on this
Brittany Parker - As River Surfers, we need to think about the lease we use and there seems to be a division in this. There are lease deaths on river because people are ok to use ankle leases that they use on Ocean surfing which is static and does not provide for a quick release system. We need to evaluate this and reach a consensus because as the number of river surfers increases, use of a correct river surfing lease for them is necessary, a lease that’s suited for river surfing. Please check river surfing leases too that are in the market for now.
Rapid Magazine Blog How to Paddle a SUP Safer- Dress for Immersion
Rapid Magazine Blog - Everyone likes to look cool. But don't let your desire to be cool over weigh your need to be safe. When paddling a SUP, be sure to dress for immersion.
Kayak Angler Magazine How To Jig For Trout
Kayak Angler Magazine - Everyone knows trolling with lead core line is the best way to search for big lake trout and salmon in the upper water column. But what about fish holding deep?
The Paddler ezine Some Final Testing of the Prototype Silverbirch Rebel 11
The Paddler ezine - Got a full run of the Green last Saturday in the prototype Rebel great to be back in a long boat, especially when it’s made of plastic and you can bonk the bow in without worry. Thanks to Judd and Charli for standing guard at Gorilla.
The Paddler ezine RNLI Calls on Kayakers to Share Stories of Serious Incidents at Sea in New Research to Help Save Lives
The Paddler ezine - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is calling on kayakers and canoeists who have experienced or witnessed a serious incident at the coast or on the sea to share their experiences as part of a new study that could help the charity save more lives.
TotalSUP Meet the Original SUPer Mom - Anna-Marie
TotalSUP - Dylan Frick took 3rd place podium position at the 2013 ISA World Champs in Peru. He has been a SUP athlete travelling the world ever since he has been 16 years old. Here is Anna-Marie Frick his Mom who has made a lot of sacrifices for her boy so that he can pursue SUP sports as a athlete. For his travels earlier she sold assets. She is a SUPper mom, let’s hear it from her.
Jackson Kayak A Day and a Half in the Coosa FD
Jackson Kayak - After the success of their last Louisiana trip Jameson and Brooks with JK Media House made a return trip to Louisiana this past weekend for another round of fishing and filming.  
SUP for the Soul FIBArk Aka 2017 Tour Stop 4 and the 2018 Tour
SUP for the Soul - With FIBArk wrapped up, we have concluded the 2017 Colorado River Surf Tour! The final event was massive, 3 heats of men and 2 of women. And to top it off, Scout wave shaped up nicely providing a great platform for everyone to throw down big tricks.
Jackson Kayak Milner Mile: ‘Wild & Free’ Tour
Jackson Kayak - Idaho, both the potato state, as well as the whitewater state. This spring, like most of the west coast, Idaho got slammed with snow that turned into high water rivers. Our ‘Wild & Free’ tour has brought me to one of Idaho’s more elusive big water sections, the Milner Mile.
Am. Whitewater Cancelled 2017 Spring Tallulah Releases Rescheduled
Am. Whitewater - Earlier this year, Georgia Power cancelled two weekends of recreational releases on Tallulah Gorge because of emergency mechanical repairs required on the dam's gates. Agreement has been reached and here are the rescheduled dates for the releases.
Canoe Kayak White water descent photo of the Day for wow time adventure inspiration
Canoe Kayak - Wonderfull inspiration for adventure. Here’s a wow snap of Alan Panebake paddling Sluice Falls, Oswegatchie River, NY. A beauty!! … the person who took this shot is a adventure guy himself, having done first descents in his homeland in South Africa. He works photographing the paddle expeditions of the world’s best paddlers who go on whitewater paddle expeditions around the world. Sounds so cool and awesome!!!
unsponsored Pyranha Machno Small – Review
unsponsored - I was lucky enough to get hold of a medium Machno for a demo not long after it came out. I was hopeful that maybe I could get away with a medium as it looked awesome and I really wanted to paddle one.
GrindTV A few tips to avoid losing your SUP paddle
GrindTV - Whether standup paddle surfing, running whitewater, gliding downwind or just knocking around off the end of your dock on a sunny Saturday, your paddle is your best friend and your lifeline. Rule number one in SUP safety: Never let go of your paddle. To guarantee safe and stoked SUP sessions for endless outings to come, we put together a few tips for keeping your paddle in grip at all times.
Canoe Kayak Expedition Interview: Martin Trahan – Pull of the North
Canoe Kayak - When an international team consisting of a British ethnographer, an American photographer, and a Canadian cinematographer looked to round out their crew for a 2,000-mile canoe expedition on the Yukon River, they recruited a French Canadian with a solid expedition resume. In 2015.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Bart De Zwart
2. Nouria Newman
3. Dane Jackson
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