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Playak News Flash - July 23, 2017
Playak News Flash - July 23, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
The Paddler ezine The iconic paddlers who fostered the growth of white water kayaking post World War 2
The Paddler ezine - Here’s how these kayakers - Briton Percy Blandford, Frenchman Roger Paris and Czech Milo Duffek influenced the growth of whitewater kayaking during the 1950’s. Blandford through his books (113 of them!) enabling DIY-ers to build canoes and kayaks at home, the other two for making advances in river-running and slalom techniques and for spreading those skills around the world – particularly to the USA. This scenario is post Second World War and at this time whitewater kayaking sport grew exponentially.
Tony Paradise Isle Valen: Here I Am
Tony Paradise - After a marvelous day Monday I camped on Ship Island.  It was warm in the tent overnight and a bit damp caused by the fog rolling in after a day of glorious sunshine.  I woke at 5:30 and had a peek out of the tent to see what the day was doing. 
SUP Examiner Sharing the Love
SUP Examiner - Win a Red Paddle Co board by sharing the love. One of the biggest challenges for anyone beginning their paddle boarding journey is finding the right board for them and the type of paddle boarding they want to do.
Keeper Sports Unlimited Time Travelers Two Young Chargers Living the Dream
Keeper Sports - What is Unlimited Time Travelers? It’s a lifestyle, it’s a question, it’s an answer to that question. It’s a dream; it’s a reality. It’s a movement. Introducing Jazmine Dean and her brother Tyler, two young surfers and standup paddlers who have given up the option of a ‘normal’  life in order to experience it more fully.
SUP Examiner Paddling With a Kid
SUP Examiner - Paddling with the wee ones Kids love paddleboards. They love climbing on them, jumping off them, paddling them, playing King-of-the-Board, floating around, and just being silly on them. When I bring a board to the beach, especially a calm beach, I have to be careful that my children and their cousins don’t steal it to.The post Paddling With a Kid appeared first on SUP Examiner.
Distressed Mullet California Man Dies After Falling Off SUP in Harbor
Distressed Mullet - SoCal Paddleboarder Death With No PFD More details on the 26-year old man who died in Southern California earlier this week when he fell off his paddleboard. He was in the Huntington Beach Harbor.
SUP Connect Green Surf Festival: On Board to Save the Ocean
SUP Connect - SUP, entertainment and environmental culture got together at the Green Surf Festival, last weekend in Noli, Italy. What started as a SUP race last year in 2016, with the Noli SUP Race, quickly developed into a global meeting of surfers, paddlers and environmentalists from all over the world - all in a context of friendship and sportsmanship between people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
Mt. Hood H2O Yellowstone Creek
Mt. Hood H2O - Yellowstone Creek is a small tributary to Quartzville Creek, if you have run Upper Quartzville Creek you have crossed over this one.  
Fanatic SUP Functional Movement Workshop Mallorca
Fanatic SUP - More and more people begin loosing their natural abilities such as running, jumping or throwing, simply because they don´t play an important role in their daily life anymore. As a result, it almost seems natural today, that people complain about back pain while standing or pain in the knees after a little run.
SherriKayaks Revisiting the Issue of Tandem Kayaks
SherriKayaks - Without a doubt, the most controversial blog post I’ve ever written is the post about 10 Things to Consider When Purchasing A Tandem.
Distressed Mullet A Tale of Two Gorges The Tennessee River Gorge and the Columbia River Gorge
Distressed Mullet - Tennessee River and Columbia River Gorges Not all river gorges are made alike. Some are narrow, snake through the mountains in a elegant, sinuous fashion, while other are wide, deep, and less curvy. Two of them, at least in North America, are paddling meccas.
PaddleWoo Anders Ericsson on Becoming Great
PaddleWoo - Anders Ericsson is the author of Peak and the world’s leading expert on what it takes to become truly great at something.  He’s studied masters in different fields and has discovered the common practices that separate the best from the rest.  Our conversation covers deliberate practice, how to use mental representations, the skills that our kids should be learning, and why we grow to love things as we are becoming better.
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