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Playak Weekly Digest - week 27, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 27, 2017.
Jackson Kayak Completing the Package- Small Antix Is Now a Reality and Shipping!
Jackson Kayak - The Antix has really hit a nerve among kayakers of all levels this year with the top brass of Team JK taking them to the far corners of the Earth and running the #$%@ in them, as well as kayak schools making them workhorse boats of choice, and everything in between.
Canoe Kayak Field Tested: Trio of 3 Person Tents
Canoe Kayak - In case you haven’t noticed, tents have become seriously light in recent years. These days, it’s easy to find two-person backpacking tents that weigh less than four pounds.
Bend Kayak School What Does a Unicorn and a Kayak Have in Common?
Bend Kayak School - Summer days are hot and the most amazing place to be is on the river. In the summer months you may see a magical unicorn creature, like we did last Saturday, flying like a drunk mystical fairy through the Floater's Channel of the Whitewater Park.
Jackson Kayak Perfect Pitch
Jackson Kayak - In the musical world perfect pitch is very desirable, in fishing it takes practice. I recently received a request for tips on pitching soft plastic baits. I quickly started mentally cataloging all the facets and factors that make this techniques easily my favorite, not to mention I’ve caught literally thousands of bass doing this. Pitching is also a great trophy bass technique.
Canoe Kayak Utah’s Other Narrows- Muddy Creek
Canoe Kayak - My eyes widened like a desert wanderer in a Spaghetti Western. Was that an oasis on the horizon or just a mirage? We were standing outside the Chow Hound in dusty Green River, Utah. It was the only thing open at 10 p.m. on a Saturday night in early June.
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking Trip to Belize City for kayak explorations, snorkeling and more…
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking - 3 paddlers go on holiday to Belize City and spend 8 days kayaking and snorkeling. Coming from Canada taking a fight, they go to Island Expeditions (IE) where Leif helps them with kayak rentals. IE helps them pack for the kayaking trip providing them needed supplies of certain things required for the days of camping and kayaking ahead. They also provided information on camping and snorkeling hotspots making the paddlers ready for their exploration ahead.
SUPracer The Mercedes ‘SUP World Cup’ in Germany
SUPracer - The European Summer of SUP reaches its climax this weekend in Scharbeutz, Germany, with the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup giving the international superstars and regional dark horses one last chance to rub shoulders.
unsponsored No Shuttle No Problem
unsponsored - How do you solve the shuttle problem? Bren Orton shows us one solution.
Kayak Session Update of the Kayak and Canoe Slalom World Cup Finals at Markkleeberg, Germany
Kayak Session - At K1 men’s the slowest qualifier to make it to the finals posted the fasted time of 92.83 to win the Men’s KI World Cup Title. In the women’s K1 category it was the aggressive Fox who had a perfect run to be the fastest finisher and she wins the Women’s CI World Cup Title. The world Cup took place in challenging conditions. Hear from these top performers to understand how they felt,, what was their mindset was when competing. It’s the mindset of a champion!!
Kayak Session Update and results of the second ICF Slalom World Cup - Augsburg
Kayak Session - The second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup took place at Augsburg. Here is a gist of the action by the top performers at the women’s K1 and and men’s C1 slalom division. The women who won gold in K1, did it despite facing a two second penalty for gate touch and the man who got gold in CI was the only one of the two men who posted a clean run in the canoe slalom run. These two beat up Olympian champions who were competing with them so applause for these faster slalom runners!!
Am. Whitewater American Whitewater Urges EPA to Protect Clean Water
Am. Whitewater - This week the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intention to begin the process of repealing and replacing the Clean Water Rule of 2015. This is deeply troubling to us at American Whitewater.
ISA ISA Celebrates Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Inclusion at 2017 Central American Games, Held in Nicaragua
ISA - The  International Surfing Association (ISA)  has expressed its joy following the announcement that  StandUp Paddle (SUP) , the Olympic Federation’s fastest growing discipline, will be added to the sports programme for the  2017 Central American Games , alongside Surfing, following the ISA application for the inclusion of both disciplines.
Frogma Wednesday in Colorado - Big Five-Oh Over the Hill Drive, Hike, Beer, and Cake
Frogma - I'm having a really crazy week at work, in fact a crazy month, we have a big in-house move coming up so we went straight from year-end close (Scholastic's fiscal year is tied to the school year, running from June to May) into packing for the move.
Distressed Mullet Safe and Fun Paddling - here’s mentioned things you should do to paddle safely
Distressed Mullet - A SUP paddler drowns. It is horrible news, but he had not taken basic safety precautions before going for his paddle. He rented a SUP board, great!! but why did he not rent a pfd, especially if he does not know swimming. Guys, please take safety precautions while you go on paddles, here is a list, it’s really basic but many paddlers don’t do it and risk their lives going out on paddles without these must safety precautions. Happy Paddling!!
Adventurous Experiences Kayaking With Basking Sharks
Adventurous Experiences - Sea Kayaking with Basking Sharks in the Isle of Man Saw 7 Basking Sharks from the kayaks (just in the area we were bobbing around in) on Monday morning, out with Becca, Calum and Tim absolutely mind blowing.
Athletes with top online media coverage in July
1. Fiona Wylde
2. Olivia Piana
3. Bart De Zwart
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