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Playak Weekly Digest - week 36, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 36, 2018.
unsponsored A look at a helmet designed for whitewater adventurists - Palm Shuck Helmet
unsponsored - After a few years in development Palm Equipment has revealed the Shuck helmet . I tried out a 3D printed Shuck almost two years ago but was sworn to secrecy. It took a few days to print and was super heavy.
Simon Wyndham Not cool to be obsessed about catching too many tiny eddies - Eddy, eddy, eddy!!
Simon Wyndham - A lot of British paddlers catch too many eddies, and are far to obsessed with micro ones.
Jackson Kayak How to bring food on the river with Samantha!!
Jackson Kayak - Samantha, my little sister, and I got to talking about how she likes to bring food on the river.
International Rafting Federation Former FARC-EP Combatants in Colombia Trade Guns for Paddles
International Rafting Federation - Former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP in Spanish) might seem unlikely whitewater rafting guides. However, there is a project that is supported by United Nations to train these ex-guerilla fighters as commercial raft guides. These armed fighters have put down their weapons, and need to reintegrate themselves into society as civilians, with a new way of making their living. So, the idea is to train them as raft guides, with these fighters trading guns for paddles.
Am. Whitewater Celebrate Rivers with American Whitewater’s Wild and scenic party at Colorado
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater(AW) is celebrating 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. It’s a wild and scenic party with swag give aways, river films, opportunities to take action on behalf of rivers, and lot of cool stuff. So, let’s raise a glass and our awareness for the lifeblood of our community - Rivers! Proceeds from the evening go to non-profits supporting AW’s work to protect and restore our nation’s rivers.
Rapid Magazine Blog Sawyer Paddles and Oars Works of Art
Rapid Magazine Blog - Sales rep Zac Kauffman was excited to show off Sawyer Paddles and Oars' beautiful Artisan Series Squaretop oar at Paddlesports Retailer in Oklahoma City.
Jackson Kayak Gearing Young Kids Up for the river
Jackson Kayak - I have gotten several inquiries lately about equipping smaller kids for the river and thought it was about time to share a few pieces of advice on the matter.
Jackson Kayak Caughting that odd big fish in big tide conditions
Jackson Kayak - I was suppose to head as far south as possible last weekend to one of our Irish Kayak Angling meets…..
Canoe Kayak Mariann Sæther's guide to whitewater adventure in Chilean Patagonia
Canoe Kayak - Most whitewater kayakers who want to go to southern Chile generally have their set eyes, for good reasons, on the Rio Baker. Big, powerful, and surprisingly forgiving, the Baker is a modern-day classic in the age of kayak jet-setting.
Canoe Kayak Tom Tirabaso with his best paddle buddy Dog Luna on wilderness paddle expedition to Quetico
Canoe Kayak - So, is putting a bright, energetic border collie in the bow of a canoe and paddling and portaging through the wilderness of Quetico a good or risky thing? For Tom Tirabasso, 56, a small business owner in Carol Stream, Illinois, it's the only way to travel.
Adventure Kayak NRS Odyssey Touring PFD is Light and Functional
Adventure Kayak - For touring paddlers, a lightweight and simple PFD will hold safety gear without taking up tons of space. e…
Canoe Kayak PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Aqua-Bound Whiskey and Tango Bent Shaft
Canoe Kayak - Showcasing from the floor of the recent 2018 Paddlesports Retailer trade show, Aqua-Bound’s Andrew Stern announces an update to the manufacturer’s two lightweight performance offerings, the Whiskey and the Tango.
Adventure Kayak Stohlquist Waterware Cadence and Glide Lifevests for Guys and Girls
Adventure Kayak - With kayak seats getting larger and more comfortable, Stohlquist Waterwear has introduced a line of lifevests with a thin foam back to accommodate any height seat back.
Adventure Kayak Awards for the best products showcased in the Paddlesports Retailer Show are announced...
Adventure Kayak - Rapid Media presents awards for the best boats, paddles, gear, accessories and apparel at the 2018 Paddlesport Retailer Show
The Paddler ezine The whitewater trip to Georgia attending the Bzhuzha race
The Paddler ezine - A friend told Andi about the Bzhuzha race in Georgia, part of the Extreme European Cup and so Tom and Andi decided to go. For both it was something new as they had never been to Georgia before, and didn’t know what to expect. With this article, Andi wants to provide you with some information on Georgia and the race itself…
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Bren Orton
2. Gerd Serrasolses
3. Egor Voskoboynikov
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