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Playak Weekly Digest - week 32, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 32, 2017.
Traversing Snapshot: Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park
Traversing - Throwback Thursday: Here's a photo from exactly 10 years ago that I took while canoeing in the Kawartha Highlands (back when it was Crown Land, before it became an official provincial park).
GrindTV 2 paddlers remove 5,000 pounds of Minnesota river trash and counting
GrindTV - Do-good adventurers Paul Twedt and Michael Anderson are in the middle of a dirty mission: to remove as much trash as they can while paddling 1,200 miles of Minnesota rivers. So far they've paddled 500 miles and picked up 5,000 pounds of rubbish...
American Rivers We Are Rivers Podcast Law of the River
American Rivers - One of the most complex river systems in the country, the Colorado River, journeys 1,450 miles through seven states, two countries, and supports 36 million people.
Jackson Kayak Come Join Me at Montréal Eau Vive
Jackson Kayak - Close your eyes Well, not yet because then you can’t read what I’m about to share, but pretend you’re closing your eyes and imagine a river a wide river, like probably the widest river you’ve ever been on.
American Rivers Sleeping Giants Awaken to Stop Menominee Mine
American Rivers - This guest blog by Deb Skubal and Doug Lichtfeld is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Menominee River in Wisconsin and Michigan.
The Paddler ezine Perfecting Turns on the Move
The Paddler ezine - In the last article I described some methods for turning a canoe whilst remaining in a static position. This time I’d like to concentrate on how to complete turns whilst the boat is on the move and hopefully give you some insights that will make it easier for you to achieve a range of different outcomes.
The Paddler ezine You Call It Class, I Call It Grade Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
The Paddler ezine - American modifications to English used to be a staple lament of the English. We used to complain bitterly that they removed the ‘u’ from ‘colour’, ‘favour’ and so on; that their expression was intemperate and crude, their new words so often rooted in the enthusiasms of the day rather than in the scholarly traditions of Greek and Latin.
Traversing Therm-a-Rest Teases 2018 Camping Gear
Traversing - Therm-a-Rest has given a sneak peek of their new camping gear coming out in 2018. The growth of our sleeping bag, quilt and blanket category has been really fun to watch, said Jim Giblin, Therm-a-Rest’s tent and sleeping bag category director.
BC Wetcoast Fixed Total Validity PG Competition Scoring
BC Wetcoast - Fixed Total Validity (FTV) is a scoring formula that allows dropping the odd bad day from the overall score, depending on the total number of days and validity of the task results (which depends on number of pilots in goal, distance and flying time).
Bend Kayak School Journey From Novice to Intermediate Kayaking From a Bend Kayak School Student: Running the Packsaddle to Mill City Falls Section on the Santiam River
Bend Kayak School - Paddling is fun, especially when you aren't so intimidated that you can finally start having a good time.My last paddle on the Packsaddle run below the Detroit Dam on the Santiam River was my best paddle, and I say that because it was not only the first river run I ever had that didn't involve a swim, but also because after whitewater kayak lessons and practice, I am beginning to understand both my boat's interaction with moving water and how to read moving water.
Trak Blog Finding Alaska While Facing Waves by Ken Whiting
Trak Blog - I’ve been excited to explore Alaska for as long as I can remember, and I finally had the opportunity to do so during our recent Facing Waves shoot in the Juneau, Alaska area. 
Adventurous Experiences Kayaking Into August
Adventurous Experiences - Tuesday's private family Adventure Day. The annual unforgettable experience with us when your family visit the Isle of Man Coasteering in the morning.
REI Here’s how you make a kayak cart for yourself to carry your kayak
REI - Kayak carts make hauling boats out to the water easy, especially if you’re going solo, but they can be pricey. Save some cash and have a little fun by building your own kayak cart for around $40. This cart was designed for a recreational kayak, but with a few measurement tweaks you can fit it to the dimensions of your boat.
SUPracer Highlights From Yesterday’s Epic Channel Crossing in Hawaii
SUPracer - Highlights from Yesterday’s Epic Channel Crossing in Hawaii appeared first on SUP Racer .
Adventurous Experiences Flying Downwind
Adventurous Experiences - This morning's Isle of Man Adventure Club Sea Kayaking training session was a downwind run from Port Erin to Peel, with some delightful conditions and a lot of fun.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Kai Lenny
2. Nouria Newman
3. Chuck Patterson
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