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Playak Weekly Digest - week 26, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 26, 2018.
Palm Blogs Toni’s Travels – Flying With Your Kayak
Palm Blogs - With airline policy and airport security getting stricter, gone are the days when you can rock up to the airport with two kayaks, a bag of paddles, a suitcase, and a winning attitude. Nowadays you need to plan ahead to guarantee airport success, here’s some tips and tricks to get you to your dream kayaking destination.
Simon Willis Donate Body to Anatomy Department
Simon Willis - While working for the BBC, I filmed in the dissection room at Dundee University. The boss, Professor Dame Sue Black , wanted to go on television to appeal for more people to leave their bodies to anatomy departments.
SUP Connect First SUP Descent of Europe'S Deepest Canyon
SUP Connect - For the first time in history five stand up paddlers Vallentin Illichmann, Stéphane Pion, Nicolas Fayol and Stetcher twins Mario and Manuel have successfully completed a self-supported descent of the deepest canyon in Europe, the Tara River Canyon.
unsponsored The Edge Isn’t Comfortable
unsponsored - I don’t know when the change happened, whether it was a gradual awakening or a sudden realization, but I have woken up.
SUP Connect What to Wear on Your Next Outing
SUP Connect - Paddle boarding provides an excellent way to exercise while soaking up the sun and enjoying the water. However, it isn't as easy as it appears to those who watch from the shoreline. In order to ensure that you make the most of your time on the water, start your day off wearing the right thing.
International Rivers Last four rivers of Sweden protected from dams
International Rivers - Majority of Sweden’s rivers got damed but four rivers are protected and remain free flowing rivers, so nice(:
Canoe Kayak The New King at the Extreme Whitewater event - Idaho’s NFC VII
Canoe Kayak - Once again, Idaho’s North Fork Championship has proven why many consider it the premier event of the extreme whitewater racing circuit. While this year’s edition did not boast the same sphincter-clinching high flows of last year’s event, the course design and deeply talented field of competitors made NFC VII just as exciting.
Rapid Magazine Blog Jackson Kayak'S All-New Rockstar 4.0 Freestyle Kayak
Rapid Magazine Blog - Jackson Kayak has changed its Rockstar series completely in the June 15, 2018 launch of the All-New Rockstar 4.0 freestyle kayak.
Simon Wyndham Getting the Best From a GoPro – Part 1, Head Cam
Simon Wyndham - With video production and video & film technology journalism being my main professions in life (I’m currently the deputy editor of RedShark News if you’re interested) I am quite often asked how to get the best from cameras, and how best to edit.
SUP Magazine Caribbean Dream Session in Barbados
SUP Magazine - One lucky lady gets to score fun waves during a recent SUP surfing session in the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados.
Traversing GoHeart - Backcountry Networking Device
Traversing - The GoHeart outdoor networking device is on Kickstarter to hopefully become your next go-to device to stay connected in the backcountry.
Ginni Callahan Dolphin Galaxies
Ginni Callahan - Sometimes you just need to go. Get outside. Sleep under the stars. Remember what all the computer work is for.
Jackson Kayak Teaching kayaking through games
Jackson Kayak - When it comes to teaching or learning kayaking, skills, drills and progressions can only get you so far. One of my absolute favorite things to do with my new students is play. Once you start playing a game, fun is your goal. Students get really into Sponge Polo or Sharks and Minnows, and then, you suddenly see those beautiful sweep strokes put into action, and people paddling in a straight line, which seemed near impossible in your forward stroke drill.
Werner Packrafting revolutionizing backcountry travel river exploration
Werner - When you can put your boat and your paddle in your backpack, the world is your oyster. Packrafts – ultralight, ultra-packable inflatable rafts – have been quietly revolutionizing backcountry travel in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain states for some years.
Canoe Kayak 17 kayakers talk about their love of Banks, Idaho
Canoe Kayak - Interviews with 17 kayakers about what they believe makes Banks, Idaho so special.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Drew Gregory
2. Eric Jackson
3. Laird Hamilton
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