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Playak Weekly Digest - week 37, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 37, 2017.
Playak Little creeker that can take little paddlers into rough waters - Jackson Kayak’s Sidekick
Playak - Jackson Kayak’s smallest “River Runner,” the Sidekick is a ‘micro’ version of our 07 Hero Series - designed to be as stable and forgiving as possible. With low rocker it’s fast to help keep up with the big boats on your river runs while the tall sidewalls help keep it upright. This high volume little creeker is designed to help your little one enjoy the rivers and creeks that you love but sized for kids so that they can control - and carry - their own kayak.
Playak Dream river running/creeking kayak - Jackson Kayak's Antix
Playak - Introducing Jackson Kayak's Antix! A new creeking/river running kayak that is fun, easy to paddle, runs the river like a dream but with some groove in the hull design to allow for continual play all the way down! Take your time running rivers has never been more fun as you take advantage of every river wave, hole, splat rock, eddy line, pillow to your hearts content.
Playak A great player with the waves - NRS Whip SUP Board
Playak - Pull up to your local play wave, pump up the NRS Whip SUP Board and start shredding. The Whip's rounder shape, shorter length and surf-style fin and tail configurations make it the ultimate park-and-play inflatable.
GrindTV Rafting Kicking Horse River after solving the access issue
GrindTV - Glacier Raft Company in Golden, British Columbia had access issues to go down the rapids of the Kicking Horse River because they were denied permission to use an old Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) railroad crossing for access to their drop-in points. However the rafting adventurers of the company found a way out to access Kicking Horse River , read on...
American Rivers Mining the Green-Toutle Is Bad for Fish
American Rivers - Guest post by Steve Jones is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Green-Toutle River.
American Rivers Speak up to help protect the Grand Canyon today
American Rivers - There are threats to America’s most amazing and iconic National Parks, the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is one of our greatest symbols of the values of wild nature. It has awe inspiring geology, lots of wildlife and dozens of creeks, springs, and tributaries that connect with the Colorado River. We need to be aware of the threats due commercial interests to the Grand Canyon and come out to save and preserve it, read on.
Traversing Fall 2017 Lee Valley Canoe Related Workshops
Traversing - Woodworking and tool store Lee Valley, is offering various upcoming Canoe paddle carving workshops for Spring 2017.
The Paddler ezine She defines the future of women’s freestyle paddling - Ottilie Robinson-Shaw
The Paddler ezine - As Europe’s top junior female, Ottilie Robinson-Shaw is leading the charge to define the future of female freestyle paddling. Ottie only started paddling in 2013, at the age of 11 with dad Will, returning to the sport after a 30-year absence. But where Will and others of his generation like me could aspire to no more than a secondhand Dancer and the ability to hand roll, Ottie has already learned most of the tricks in the hole-riding book and can be seen most Wednesdays throwing big air loops, and bringing the McNasty around smoothly and consistently.
Am. Whitewater Schedule Changes PIT 1 Recreational Releases (CA)
Am. Whitewater - Mark you calendars for an extended weekend of flows October 6, 7, 8 & 9!Here is the scheduled recreational flow details for PIT 1 to 4 confirmed by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on Columbus Day Weekend from Friday October 6 through Monday October 9 .
The Paddler ezine Preventing a capsize when paddling a canoe
The Paddler ezine - So, we are paddling along, down our river and hit a rock or another obstacle that starts to capsize the boat or maybe we catch ourselves out on an eddy turn or a wave and the boat starts to capsize. Whatever the cause, follow a few simple principles and we can pretty much avoid a capsize and swim…
Jackson Kayak The New Jackson Kayak Mixmaster
Jackson Kayak - Meet the new playmaster of the river! It slices & dices every drop of water with a super-low volume, high-performance bow & stern. The ride of the MixMaster is from a bygone era.
Frogma Dust to Deliverance Book Launch/Reading Suggestion
Frogma - For anyone who's read my 9/11 story, you know that after I fled the WTC by subway, I spent the rest of the day at Pier 63 Maritime, where owner John Krevey (now sorely missed after a heart attack some years later took him from us far too young) was able to call in some of the charter boats that would use the barge as a boarding spot to come evacuate people from Manhattan.
GrindTV Essential storage tips for your standup paddleboard
GrindTV - Every new standup paddler remembers the moment after buying their very first board – all shiny and wonderful – when they wonder to themselves, “OK, now where am I going to put this when I’m not in the water?”
unsponsored Jackson Kayak Mix Master
unsponsored - Old school is the new school for 2018. On the back of a number of slicey designs being brought onto the market Jackson Kayak have revealed the new Mix Master kayaks.
SUP Mag UK SUP and Outrigger Canoeing, a Beautiful Partnership.
SUP Mag UK - If you take a look at the ocean sports scene across the pond it is easy to see how many great SUP athletes were once, and still are great outrigger canoe paddlers. Dany Ching, Travis Grant, Dave Kalama and so on, the list is huge.
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Bruno Hasulyo
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Annabel Anderson
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