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Playak News Flash - February 14, 2018
Playak News Flash - February 14, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Roots Moving Forward: Why The Most Important Solo Whitewater Canoeing Stroke Is Dead
Canoe Roots - We no longer paddle small tandem boats, but solo ones—a very different craft that cannot be paddled in the same way as when sitting on the bow seat facing the stern. As solo canoes have gotten smaller, new techniques have emerged to paddle these new boats. Back when we were solo tripping canoes in whitewater, lakewater strokes still worked. The J-stroke worked and purists remained pleased.
Canoe Kayak Finding Time: A wild and empty journey to the Arctic Ocean
Canoe Kayak - Three paddlers venture beyond the Brooks Range through America’s largest single tract of public land: Northwest Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, experiencing the enduring landscape drained by the Kokolik River in the context of a rapidly changing arctic region.
Palm Blogs Five Books That Have Made Me Better at Kayaking
Palm Blogs - I have always been a bookworm, whenever I have had any sort of question, problem or need, I have turned to books. Over the last few years, I have stumbled upon a few books that have had a great impact on me.
Jackson Kayak No Gold Medal
Jackson Kayak - I recently read a great story by a longtime friend of Tony Dolle. The story was centered on a lady he met who had won a gold medal in the Olympic shooting sports. He described her hard work, training and the support of many around her, her accomplishments and a particular incident in a public place where this lady was unexpectedly recognized for her achievement. Dedication, hard work and passion for activities come at a price.
SUP Connect 9 Ways to Have Fun on Group SUPs
SUP Connect - Stand up paddle boarding is on the upward trend in participation and with that comes more opportunities for even more fun. In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise in popularity for group SUPs, as in a paddle board that can hold a group of paddlers at one time.
Rapid Magazine Blog Real Value: Why Your River Is Worth More Than The Sum Of Its Parts
Rapid Magazine Blog - There was a time when being a river runner meant being an environmentalist. Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s—the dam building heydays —many of the significant battles to protect rivers were led by river guides. Heck, the only people who even knew the existence of some of these rivers were paddlers. With some notable exceptions—and not to downplay the disproportionately large role a few individuals play—river runners have all but disappeared from the river protection conversation.
SUP Magazine Five Tips to Boost Your Immune System
SUP Magazine - Five strategies that standup paddler's can use to boost their immune system and spend more days on the water and less time with a cold.
SUP World Mag SUP Foiling Central Coast
SUP World Mag - Cali bound Beautiful.
SUP World Mag Whitewater SUP on Maine’s Kennebec River
SUP World Mag - Awesome destination for the summer! guaranteed flows and beautiful nature.
Rapid Magazine Blog Pyranha Machno
Rapid Magazine Blog - I’m looking forward to telling you what I think of the new Machno from Pyranha. But first I’d like to invite you to take a brief pop quiz.
SUP Mag UK The Big Sup Survey
SUP Mag UK - So SUP is the fastest growing sport in the UK right? The media keeps telling us this so it must be true.
TotalSUP Red Bull Privateers Stand UP Paddle Race
TotalSUP - This Weekend Red Bull held its first ever Red Bull Privateers Stand UP Paddle Race in the Ten Thousand Islands, MARCO ISLAND, FL.
SUP Examiner NSP Puma Pro Race SUP
SUP Examiner - NSP Puma Pro Carbon: 14×23.5 In the short history of modern SUP design, most racing boards were designed like sharp-edged destroyers that sliced through the water. The idea is for the bow to pierce through the water and then for the water to flow around the sides of the board.
SUP Magazine Mo Freitas Talks Sponsor Change and Goals for 2018
SUP Magazine - With Boardworks as his new sponsor, North Shore SUP and surfing phenom Mo Freitas has a new outlook for 2018.
Atlantic Paddle Surfing Starboard's 2018 HyperNut and Nut
Atlantic Paddle Surfing - The Hype is proven 
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