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Playak Weekly Digest - week 48, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 48, 2017.
Eric Jackson EJ’s Gives Some Beta/Insight Into the 2017 World Championships
Eric Jackson - Today is the final day of open practice for the World Championships here in San Juan, Argentina. Starting tomorrow the day is divided up by National Teams and practice is limited to 1 hour/group. Official Registration opens tomorrow as well and we’ll have a complete count of the number of countries competing as well as athletes. It looks like around 25 countries.
SUP Magazine Standup Paddleboard Review Infinity Blackfish
SUP Magazine - The crew at Infinity SUP isn’t afraid to experiment and their ever-evolving Blackfish is a testament to that.
SUP Magazine Introducing SUP’s New Community Forum
SUP Magazine - A core community featuring content and discussions shared by paddlers, for paddlers, with paddlers.
Palm Blogs Rivers of Peru – The Abismo
Palm Blogs - The Abismo – the name you will often hear mentioned when you travel to kayak in Peru. It is the strongest multi-day section of the Apurimac River with a lot class 5 rapids, towering canyons and about six portages, which makes this section one of the most appreciated in Peru.
American Rivers Protect the Buffalo River from waste coming from industrial poultry operations
American Rivers - Do we really have to wait until every precious river and stream in the country is unfit for human use before we stop the pillaging, and then raise taxes just to clean up the mess? Please join us in telling the State of Arkansas to protect the Buffalo River and deny permits for C&H Hog Farms’ poorly sited facility on Big Creek.
unsponsored Pyranha Ripper – In Action
unsponsored - If you have followed the site for some time you’ll know that I love to take photos. I also love to see top quality photos.
REI Top 4 Paddling Tips for Winter
REI - For Seattle-based REI Outdoor School instructor Valerie Cleland, kayaking offers her a chance to unplug, reconnect and explore the outdoors from a new perspective.
Jackson Kayak Opening ceremony of the ICF World Freestyle Kayak Championships - Argentina
Jackson Kayak - This year’s ICF World Freestyle Kayak Championships happens at Argentina. Jackson Kayak is one of the sponsors of the event, supporting local organizers (Kayak Club San Juan- Mauricio and Fucundo) in Organising the event. Here are the sights from the opening ceremony of the World Freestyle Kayak Championships in Argentina. Teams from 24 countries have come to Argentina to compete. Competing paddlers have been training hard,learning new moves for the World Freestyle Kayak Championships and time has come for them to finnally compete...
Jackson Kayak 2017 Kayak Highlight Reel
Jackson Kayak - 2017 Kayak Highlight Reel
Kayak Session James takes us inside 2017 Freestyle Worlds , all action at San Juan River, Argentina
Kayak Session - Everyday during the 2017 ICF World Freestyle Championships, Jackson Kayak’s James McBeath is sending us his off beat views on what is going in San Juan, Argentina where the worlds are taking place this year. Follow along each day as he recaps what he sees from a distance. The paddlers’ playspot for Freestyle competition would be the natural San Juan River.
Canoe Guy BC How to Repair Cracked Ribs in a Wood-Canvas Canoe
Canoe Guy BC - Sometimes, in the course of your restoration, you may discover a cracked rib in your canoe. The damage may not warrant replacement of the entire rib or you may want to strengthen the rib while preserving as much of the original canoe as possible.  In this case, a back-side rib repair is your best option.
Eric Jackson EJ’s Gives Some Beta/Insight into the 2017 World Championships
Eric Jackson - Official Program for the 2017 World Freestyle Championships Starts Tomorrow. Today is the final day of open practice for the World Championships here in San Juan, Argentina.
unsponsored Waka Kayaks 2018 Line Up
unsponsored - Robin Hood Watersports have the full Waka kayaks 2018 lineup. It’s great to see them lined up with one another.
International Rafting Federation See You in Argentina From 3 – 10 November 2018
International Rafting Federation - We have a date for the next WRC R4 competition. From 3 – 10 November 2018 Argentina will host the best rafters from around the world. It’s time to reserve tickets and start planning to go to beautiful Argentina.
P&H Paddlers The Westhinder Challenge
P&H Paddlers - We are always looking for a good challenge, preferably one that takes us offshore. If you look at the Belgian part of the North Sea, there are no islands that you can paddle to (with the exception of the North Sea crossing to the UK). We have to do it with our buoys, navigation marks and towers.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Ryan McAvoy
2. Eric Jackson
3. Kai Lenny
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