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Playak News Flash - December 20, 2017
Playak News Flash - December 20, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Palm Blogs Winter in Spain – Cantabria
Palm Blogs - Cantabria, one of the best winter whitewater destinations in Spain. When the winter starts in Sort, all the rivers run dry, the cold gets into your bones and the snow starts falling, so  it’s time to move and lets chase some whitewater! The season in Cantabria starts with the first snow, so we decided to go and run some classic rivers.
Traversing Portager Ornament
Traversing - These portager ornaments are handcrafted from cherry (the same as your gunwales or paddle!) by us and each have a unique grain and look.We have made a very limited amount for the holiday season.
International Rivers Reflections on Chinese Companies’ Global Investments in the Hydropower Sector Between 2006-2017
International Rivers - The Chinese government has prioritized the hydropower sector since the 1999 Going Out strategy . During this period, Chinese companies and Chinese banks have become the biggest builders and financiers in global dam building.
Canoe Roots Most Popular Canoeroots Stories Of 2017
Canoe Roots - It’s been a great year of paddling. But did you miss out on our most popular stories of 2017?
American Rivers Adventurous River Women working for river conservation on the year ahead
American Rivers - Much like rivers, the women of American Rivers are mighty. As we look to the year ahead, we asked those women what gives them hope and what keeps them fighting back, working for healthy rivers every day, despite many challenges. A good news is that Elwha River flows free, the dams are all removed thanks to conservation groups. However, there are threats to our rivers for which these women would keep fighting against Govt. measures like taking away protection status of rivers and more… Let’s support them!!
The Paddler ezine Palm Equipment Arun and Quantum ranges
The Paddler ezine - Arun thermal baselayer setPalm’s high-performance Arun baselayers feature Channel Flow technology that draws and wicks water away, keeping you dry, warm and comfortable.
SUP Connect 6 Brands Supporting Women in SUP
SUP Connect - Here are 6 brands who have embraced female athletes and are designing products specifically with them in mind.
TotalSUP Ironwoman and SUP paddler Karla Gilbert talks about her SUP pursuits
TotalSUP - She’s a seven-time Ironwoman champion, and in her daily life she’s also a professional Nutrition and Health Coach, so it’s no surprise that when she first tried stand up paddle a few years ago, she ended up taking to it in no time at all. With some impressive results in events like the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut and the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout in 2017, we can expect to see more of her in the year to come. But for now, let’s take stock of the twelve months gone by.
Rapid Magazine Blog 5 Most Popular Rapid Stories of 2017
Rapid Magazine Blog - Did you miss out on the most popular Rapid stories of 2017? If you were too busy killing it on the whitewater this year, check out the top five Rapid stories of 2017.
SUP World Mag How to Catch Your First Backside Wave in Stand Up Paddle!
SUP World Mag - A simple way to put it together for a beginner.
SUP Examiner Standup Paddling News Headlines
SUP Examiner - Standup paddling news headlines from around the world Shred and Speed. Our friends at Infinity SUP have released their 2018 Product Catalog.
Trash Paddler Memorable Trash Patrol # 3
Trash Paddler - One thing I've learned over the past ten years is that each waterway has a story to tell about the role it played in human history.  Waterways were used in exploration, trade, and strategically in warfare...especially so in King Philip's War and the American Revolution. 
Adventurous Experiences Cogne and Lillaz
Adventurous Experiences - The last day of the Cogne Ice Opening meant that our plan to complete all sections of Lillaz, required getting on the routes earlY. Totally different experience for our first day, with all pitches now well hooked out and very comfortable to lead.
SUP Magazine Trick SUP Surfing Session With Zane Schweitzer
SUP Magazine - Maui's Zane Schweitzer shows off backflips, headstands and 360 turns during this recent trick-filled SUP surfing session.
unsponsored New Palm Gear Launch - Quantum Neoprene Range
unsponsored - Palm Equipment have just launched the new range of Quantum neoprene gear. Check them out...
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