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Playak News Flash - February 15, 2018
Playak News Flash - February 15, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
American Rivers Dam Good Year for Dam Removal in 2017
American Rivers - In the midst of all the challenges 2017 saw for rivers and clean water, it was a record year for removing outdated, unsafe dams! Find out which states are leading the way on busting deadbeat dams, and read about some great river restoration projects.
International Rivers Tales of mighty Indian Rivers, threat to river Chenab and water disbutes
International Rivers - The River Chenab, one of the biggest tributaries of the Indus River, flows from India to Pakistan. It's not only a river of conflicts between two rivals, it's also known as the "river of love." (Unfortunately, if unplanned hydroelectric power development on Chenab goes on unstopped, it will soon be known as "river of hydel projects.")
Palm Blogs Come raft racing in 2018!
Palm Blogs - Got mates? A sense of humour? Willing to get wet and wild? Then this is the perfect team event for you … welcome to raft racing! No experience necessary. In fact, the less, the better – that’s what we’re all about. A bit of carnage and a lot of fun!
Kayak Session Fun workouts to prevent injuries caused from kayaking
Kayak Session - Read this very interesting article written by Frédéric Juillaguet, Sports Physiotherapist, Canoe-Kayak Instructor, based in Pau (France), showing how as paddlers we can prevent all sorts of injuries with simple and fun workouts.
Palm Blogs Ladies ‘lean in’ in kayaking (and life)
Palm Blogs - In my experience of kayaking, I have many advantages (in my opinion) as a female kayaker. Just one example is that, given that we are an rarity, people are open to kayaking with us more often.
SUP Examiner The Stand Up Paddle Book by Nate Burgoyne
SUP Examiner - The Stand Up Paddle Book by Nate Burgoyne I’ve always loved books that brought me to the sea. Whether it was a manual on SCUBA, an exploration of the coral reefs, or some high adventure, I didn’t care.
unsponsored Kayak Security – A Close Call
unsponsored - Oli Kershaw from Next Level Guiding and Coaching had a lucky escape last night when some would be thieves attempted to remove a couple of kayaks from his van. Please make sure that your gear is nice and secure. If you are carrying gear in your car/van make sure that it is either removed overnight if you can or kept well out of sight.
SUP World Mag Whitewater SUP Germany
SUP World Mag - Some Whitewater action in Germany.
Standup Journal WND&WVS's SUP involvement from a shop to a race organizer and more
Standup Journal - The WND&WVS have grown in their SUP operations. First they were a shop selling sup, wind, kite and surf gear, then they organised the Standup for the Lake Sup Race that today has $1000 prize pocket and is a Paddle League’s regional qualifying event. Here is a bit on whatt they do and their story that would interest you paddle enthusiasts.
Distressed Mullet Skills and a Reggae Jam
Distressed Mullet - V1 Rudderless OC Just perfect for this Monday morning a nice edit by Paolo Ameglio featuring some tropical water and a rudderless wa’a.  
SUP Magazine SUP Foil Surfing Stormy Waves Between Rock Jetties
SUP Magazine - Paddler Amit Inbar shows off his SUP foil surfing skills by riding burly, overhead waves between two rock jetties in this edit from Peru.
SUP World Mag Ride With Us Super Surf Bowl Edition
SUP World Mag - Ah! That Cali vibe.
SUP Examiner Paddlers Found Fortune and Glory at the Red Bull Privateers Race in Florida
SUP Examiner - Champions crowned at the inaugural Red Bull privateers race in Florida Over 230 competitors on 58 teams came out to the first ever Red Bull Privateers Stand UP Paddle Race in the Ten Thousand Islands.
Distressed Mullet Michael Booth Takes on a Starboard All-Star on an Inflatable
Distressed Mullet - Starboard Inflatable Race Board v. Carbon We have first-hand experience with both the Starboard All-Star and the company’s race shape inflatables, and have been impressed with both.
Adventure Kayak Yoga For Paddling: Must-Do Pose For Paddlers With Low-Back Pain
Adventure Kayak - Most low back pain has nothing to do with your low back. Tight hip flexors from sitting (in kayaks, canoes, at desks, in cars) are what most often lead to low back discomfort, pain and injury in paddlers. In fact, tight hip flexors, over time, can lead to severe injuries such as disk herniations and bulges.
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