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Playak News Flash - July 15, 2017
Playak News Flash - July 15, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Kayak Field Tested- Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On
Canoe Kayak - If you know about Durable Waterproof Repellent (DWR), then go ahead and skip down to the second paragraph. DWR is a coating applied to all breathable fabric. In paddlesports, we typically see Gore-Tex or other brands using nylon or polyester fabric with similar membranes.
The Paddler ezine John Rob Roy MacGregor
The Paddler ezine - Happy birthday the sport of kayaking. You are 152 years old this year (2017). What, you didn’t know? Well, it’s official. Kayaking, unlike many ‘sports’, can trace its origins fairly decisively back to a particular time, a particular voyage, a particular man and the book that he wrote about his experiences.
American Rivers Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers Need Floodplain Protection
American Rivers - North Carolina’s Neuse and Cape Fear rivers are threatened by untreated animal waste that is stored in the floodplains of the rivers and can be washed into the river during flood events like what occurred after Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Canoe Kayak New School Whitewater Guides to the West Coast
Canoe Kayak - They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover. But, in this case, you can. The cover of Paddling Pacific Northwest Whitewater is glossy, featuring a paddler in perfect form descending a majestic waterfall between moss-draped walls. Conversely, the cover of The New School Guide to Northern California Whitewater is pure NorCal: A hand-painted psychedelic menagerie of rafts, kayaks, surfers, and hummingbirds.
TotalSUP SUP Technique: Fundamentals of a Clean Catch
TotalSUP - Hey TotalSUP readers it’s Robert Norman AKA SUPerman back with another paddle tip. This one is a really easy one to implement into your stroke. Simply looking at your paddle blade will let you know you if you are doing this. I’m talking about having a clean catch. 
The Paddler ezine Ainsworth Canoe Play and River Paddles
The Paddler ezine - This blade is a powerful spoon shaped dihedral, ideal for open canoeing, playboating OC1 and whitewater tandem use. It delivers a huge amount of power with a large surface area to brace off.
American Rivers The importance of Rivers we paddle
American Rivers - We need to understand the importance of rivers and streams that flow through our communities. Here’s where you can think about the river’s significance in our’s and our families life. Let’s be inspired to safeguard rivers and oceans for future generations and work to retain the scenic charm of Nature in present and future times.
AS Watersports An Ode to Kayaking, Camping, Company and the Caledonian Canal
AS Watersports - Once upon a time, seven days ago, An eclectic group of paddlers, Set off for an adventure, Their excited faces aglow. Eight people in all, Some tall some small, There was Nigel who with his dry humor and wit, Along with others planned much of the trip and helped us not quit.
Nathan Pfeifer Mount Shasta (CA) - Hotlum/Wintun Ridge
Nathan Pfeifer - Fresh off a tour on Mount Shasta’s Avalanche Gulch , I was eager to get back to the mountain, with high hopes of doing the Hotlum/Wintun Ridge .
Frogma Family Day at Sebago - Plus, Here Comes City of Water Day
Frogma - Sunday was Family Day at Sebago. Children of all ages were welcome; smaller kids and their parents went in the restored war canoe, with smaller canoes and kayaks for older kids and their folks.
Trash Paddler Charles Interrupted
Trash Paddler - The Charles River in the area of King Philip's Lookout in Sherborn was a quiet and peaceful place this past Monday afternoon.
SUPracer Downwind Highlights From the Onexe Fuerteventura Downwind Race (EuroTour)
SUPracer -  Connor Baxter and Susak Molinero take out week 10 of the EuroTour in the Canary Islands, with competitors enjoying an epic downwind crossing from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote.
Log of Ibi Meet the Thudbuster
Log of Ibi - Most paddlers just enjoy the tranquility of self-propelled travel, as well as the exercise, so if they can’t get on the water, they will often grab a bike for some two-wheeled journeying. Therefore, I don’t feel bad about posting a bike item here.
SUP International Kai Lenny on Paddling the Molokai Crossing
SUP International - Kai Lenny and other watermen give us an idea what is it like to paddle across 32 miles of open ocean.
ISA Innovation Center of the Russian Olympic Committee Hosts ISA Surf Level 1 Course
ISA - From June 23-24 the Innovation Center of the Russian Olympic Committee hosted an ISA Surf Level 1 Course in the nation’s capital of Moscow.
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