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Playak News Flash - January 15, 2018
Playak News Flash - January 15, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Palm Blogs Life, River, Balance: Mind
Palm Blogs - Self awareness and training your mind is as important as training your body. Whether you are a super serious competitor or not, it’s interesting to go visit a sports psychologist.
American Rivers 2017 National River Cleanup® Recap and Champions
American Rivers - From Alaska to Florida, volunteers and organizers worked tirelessly to ensure our rivers were left cleaner and safer than how they were found through our National River Cleanup® program in 2017.
Jackson Kayak To Those Who’ve Hooked Up Big, and Lost
Jackson Kayak - The ending to the College Football National Championship a couple nights ago got me thinking about this in relation to fishing. It was a heartbreaker for my team, UGA couldn’t have been more devastating to have been up by so much, but yet eventually lose at the last moment. As we all know, it happens in fishing too.
International Rivers Introducing Our New Development Director- Meghan Wagner, CFRE
International Rivers - We’re pleased to announce that we've made a stellar addition to our leadership team: Meghan Wagner joins us today as our Development Director.
SIC Maui SIC Maui Unveils 2018 RS Series
SIC Maui - After countless hours of research, design, and execution, the new RS Series is here. These boards were tried and tested by top athletes throughout the 2017 season before receiving the final nod of approval.
Simon Willis Challenge 1 - Can 1st Ride of the Year Be a 100miler?
Simon Willis - Half-way into this ride, I still had no idea whether I could complete it. I had genuinely been more confident about finishing my Ironman than I was about this challenge.
SUP Mag UK Road Ripper – Hammerhead Boarding Products Ocean Blue Land Paddle Review
SUP Mag UK - Those who follow SUPM regularly will know of our land paddling love. For times when on water conditions aren’t really playing ball and you really want to get some sweeping practice in land paddle antics fit the bill perfectly.
SUP World Mag The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Waves of 2017
SUP World Mag - Love this Compilation.
TotalSUP Olivia Piana Joins the 425pro Family
TotalSUP - After a thundering 2017 season where she is now ranked 3rd in the world, Olivia Piana announced her departure from Starboard to join the 425pro team.
SUP Magazine Tidal Bores, Ski Slopes and More
SUP Magazine - This week's latest and greatest collection of Instagram posts from standup paddling’s athletes, enthusiasts, brands and lifestyle.
Jackson Kayak Medium Karma PNG
Jackson Kayak - Ben Stookesberry’s name doesn’t light up my phone often. When it does, I assume there is an adventure on its way.
SUP Magazine How to Pivot Turn
SUP Magazine - Six easy tips to help standup paddlers successfully complete a pivot turn whether they are surfing, racing or touring.
Fanatic SUP In the Spotlight – Christian Andersen
Fanatic SUP - Today we would like to feature the young talent Christian Andersen from Denmark in our “In The Spotlight” series. Christian came in our team with the age of 13 and keeps on growing. In 2017 he has showed some great results and for sure has the potential for more.
SUP Connect Getting to Know French SUP Athlete Olivia Piana
SUP Connect - France’s Olivia Piana is one of France’s leading ladies on a SUP. Olivia holds a background in windsurfing which led her to discovering stand up paddling in 2011. From then on she’s been hooked. Olivia is a talented SUP surfer but where is really shines is racing as she is one of the top female SUP athletes from France.
SUPracer Izzi Gomez Is Joining Team Infinity as Trade Week Heats Up
SUPracer - Looks like the Speed Freaks just got a little freakier. After a few subtle hints on Instagram and some relentless prodding of its team boss, our local sources have confirmed another major Trade Week move Izzi Gomez is joining her brother Giorgio and the rest of the Freaks at Team Infinity.
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