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Playak Weekly Digest - week 34, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 34, 2018.
International Rafting Federation Rafting Judge course this Oct - at WRC 2018, Argentina
International Rafting Federation - A Judges course will be run during the 2018 World Rafting Championship in Argentina. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin . Details ...
unsponsored Survey on shoulder injuries on paddlers and their correlation with shafts
unsponsored - John Nestor did a survey on shoulder injuries suffered by whitewater kayakers on 2016, to see what factors may cause those injuries. There were 2,700 people who took the survey. Here are the results of the survey.
Jackson Kayak Kayaking and Concussions Part 1
Jackson Kayak - In the past couple years, the word concussion has become an increasingly prevalent term.   
Jackson Kayak They built kayak angler community in their area - Coosa River Kayak Anglers
Jackson Kayak - If you want more kayak fishing events in your area, BE THE CATALYST! … Here is how some fishing buddies grew the kayak fishing community in their region - Gadsden, Alabama. This is after they realised that there are kayak anglers in their region, who did not even know about each other, but all had the interest to pursue kayak fishing.
SUP Connect Veterans Prevail at 2018 Molokai 2 Oahu Championships
SUP Connect - At the start of the 22nd annual Molokaʻi-2-Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing, favorable winds appeared to be creating promising conditions for todayʻs racers, but the Kaʻiwi Channelʻs fickle personality created a puzzle board of mixed swell for athletes to navigate.
Canoe Kayak OtterBox Trooper Soft Cooler
Canoe Kayak - $299 OtterBox has entered the cooler competition lately with a full lineup of both hard and soft cooler candidates, all striving for the high-end adventure cooler niche.
Palm Blogs Throwline Top Tips 101
Palm Blogs - We could all practice more and improve our throw bag skills at the end of the day it could save a life so why aren’t we getting practicing it more? Read on for five top tips to improve your bagging skills.
SUP Connect Athletes Prepare for Battle on World’s Toughest Race Course
SUP Connect - Red Bull Heavy Water, quite possibly the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will showcase top performing athletes in the 12km (7.5 mile) course, with an event window from October 15th November 2nd and prize money totaling $75,000.
Am. Whitewater Update on classic whitewater river - Gauley River!!
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater, keeping you boaters updated on the important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. Enjoy your paddling season on this classic whitewater river.
unsponsored Social Media Saturday 18 August 2018
unsponsored - Welcome to Social Media Saturday 18 August 2018 here at Unsponsored HQ.
SUP Magazine Dave De Armas Rips in Panama
SUP Magazine - 16-year-old Puerto Rican SUP surfing talent Dave de Armas rips some pristine waves during a recent trip to Veraguas, Panama.
SUP Examiner Organic Jerky, Cold Brew and Camping Food
SUP Examiner - Criss-crossing the convention center at Outdoor Retailer The first Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado has come and gone.
Jackson Kayak Kilroy Solo Adventure in the Boundary Waters
Jackson Kayak - In June of 2018 I loaded up my Jackson Kilroy and headed to northern Minnesota for a solo adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).
Hala Six Simple SUP Yoga Suggestions
Hala - New to SUPing? You are in for a sensational treat. But like any new sport, take it slow and have an open mind to let the transformative and adaptable qualities of water help you approach your new yoga adventure with ease and comfort. Hala Yogi Leslie Ross shares with us her six simple SUP-yoga suggestions.
Traversing MSR Announces New Teapot, Gravity Filter and Tent
Traversing - Weighing in at just 142 g (5 oz), the Pika 1 L Teapot is ideal for backcountry travelers seeking an ideal dedicated solution for tea and coffee. The ultra-compact teapot has space to stow the MSR PocketRocket 2 stove with its case or the new PocketRocket Deluxe stove, as well as additional small supplies such as a lighter, coffee, or tea.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Eric Jackson
2. Bart De Zwart
3. Dave Kalama
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