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Playak Weekly Digest - week 32, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 32, 2018.
John Nestler Bent Shaft vs. Straight Shaft Paddle Shoulder Injury Survey
John Nestler - In January 2016 I released an online survey with the intent of determining whether shoulder injury rates differed among whitewater kayakers who used bent shaft or straight shaft paddles. Shoulder injuries are incredibly prevalent with whitewater paddlers, and I was personally interested in the data since I sustained multiple subluxations while kayaking, which ultimately resulted in surgery.
Palm Blogs Rivers of Sort #6 – the new drop
Palm Blogs - This past spring we rediscovered a new waterfall near Sort which had already been dropped but forgotten … what we saw was amazing! A short section with a couple of rapids ending with a ten metre waterfall that falls into a lake (depending on how full the lake is drop increases or decreases its height).
SUP Connect APP Announces Support for ISA as SUP’s Governing Body
SUP Connect - The International Surfing Association (ISA) welcomed the support of the Association of PaddleBoard Professionals (APP) and the elite, professional athletes of StandUp Paddle (SUP), after they jointly released a statement recognizing the ISA as the sole world governing body for the sport.
SUP Examiner National Geographic Partners with Showers Pass on Waterproof Gear
SUP Examiner - Shower Pass Expands Collection of Waterproof Socks and Gloves Showers Pass has partnered with National Geographic to develop waterproof socks and gloves specifically designed for adventuring.  
Jackson Kayak Nirvana Review
Jackson Kayak - When I first saw the Jackson Nirvana I really wanted to test it because it looked so interesting. So I borrowed one and jumped in the next river.
Indigenous Boats Farmer constructing canoe to cross the river at the Amazonian Ecuador
Indigenous Boats - On my first day in the forest, I explored the Rio Jatunyaco, a tributary of the Napo, accompanied by a guide/translator and a driver. In the dispersed rural community of Ichu Urku, I met Fernando Vargas-Tapuy. Fernando told my guide that with the help of an uncle, he was building a dugout canoe nearby, and he was willing to take us there to see it.
SUPracer History Awaits Sonni Hönscheid in Scharbeutz
SUPracer - Watch the SUP World Cup LIVE on The Paddle League thanks to VMG Blades. The seemingly-unstoppable Sonni Hönscheid stands on the brink of history at home in Germany this weekend, with the Starboard Dream Team rider set to clinch The Paddle League World Title if she's victorious on Sunday afternoon.
Jackson Kayak Catching more fish with the Coosa FD
Jackson Kayak - I cannot explain to you how much the Coosa FD has increased my ability to catch more fish. No, it didn’t magically make me a better angler but it did give me some features that allow me to better utilize the angling skills that I do have.
WWTCC This Article Reviews
WWTCC - Anyway, our knowledgeable seller will be alright its best to meet your requirements to neglect the words and phrases like ?do my essay for me?
Nature, Kayak and Travel San Juan Island Kayak Season
Nature, Kayak and Travel - It has been a long time since I have taken the time to make a post here. I think the age of Facebook took me that direction for posting travel information. But today I wanted to rekindle my old blog and pass along some fun information on recent travel and gearing up for the 2018 San Juan Island Kayak Tour season.
Bend Kayak School Kayak Rentals and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals on the River in Bend With Delivery
Bend Kayak School - We have been sending campers, families, travelers and locals taking a break to the lakes for full and half day kayak and stand up paddleboard (or SUP) rentals for the last couple of years.
Sea Kayak Stonington After Work on Millet, Around Isle au Haut
Sea Kayak Stonington - It was almost six by the time I was on the water, but I aimed toward Millet and focused on keeping a brisk pace that reminded me of the post-work paddles I took during our first years of having the gallery in downtown Stonington.
SUP Magazine Paddle Town Battle No. 7
SUP Magazine - A standup paddler's guide to exploring Auckland, New Zealand, the seventh place finisher of SUP Magazine's 2018 Paddle Town Battle.
International Rafting Federation We Are River Family Meet Yann Coppen
International Rafting Federation - With an international background and upbringing worthy of a UN Ambassador, Yann Coppen shares his passion for rafting with us. African born with French, Indonesian and Dutch blood, Yann began his journey in the northern part of Japan.
SUP Connect Naish Introduces Fresh Look for 2019
SUP Connect - Naish SUP just released a look at their 2019 line and we've got to say: it looks awesome! The crew at Naish have given their 2019 line a complete makeover, dropping their iconic red/yellow combo on graphics and replacing it with a mix mostly consisting of reds, blues, oranges, and grays.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Bart De Zwart
2. Mo Freitas
3. Eric Jackson
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