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Playak News Flash - September 24, 2018
Playak News Flash - September 24, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Kayak The Paddlers who “Portage” a Minnesota Marathon
Canoe Kayak - Enter the Ely Marathon. Not just a clever name, this is actually a regular marathon in the Boundary Waters-gateway city of Ely, Minn. It’s all land-based, starting and ending (26.2 miles later) on terra firma. But in 2016 the Ely Marathon became the BWCA's newest and longest portage when an intrepid couple decided that running 26.2 miles might be more fun if they also carried a canoe on their shoulders.
Jackson Kayak Take kids along for some kayak fishing outdoor time, they would enjoy!!
Jackson Kayak - I look forward to my nieces and nephews getting a little older so I can introduce them to fishing from a kayak. It adds more adventure to fishing and I know it’s something they are really going to love doing.
Canoe Kayak The escape to Chicago for those paddling adventures in the Windy City
Canoe Kayak - A five-day flurry through the Windy City's best paddling, from the remote Des Plaines to the Chicago River's downtown 'canyon' splendor
Kayak Base How to Clean A Fishing Reel
Kayak Base - Nowadays, fishing reels are made to last long as they perform their function. But still, proper upkeep can extend the lifespan of your fishing reel and help you save some coins.
Eric Jackson Rock Star 4.0 Second Review, After 2 months of hard paddling…
Eric Jackson - First impressions are critical for a new boat, as they give you insight into what to expect, when you have no feeling for the boat yet. However, first impressions don’t provide the paddler with much of the benefits they will enjoy once they learn how to use the boat in different ways and do things they couldn’t do before… The Rock Star 4.0 takes a week or so to begin to really take advantage of the performance benefits it offers.
unsponsored Water Sport is acquired by Gaybo Limited, as the latter celebrates its 50th anniversary
unsponsored - British kayak manufacturer Gaybo Limited finishes 50th years of being in business. At its 50th anniversary its acquiring kayak brand Wave Sport from Confluence Outdoors (Greenville, SC, USA). Now the company is planning to release a new Wave Sport whitewater kayak this year - it will be the Phoenix’.
Standup Journal Sportsman, Champion & Soon-to-be Husband: Paddlewoo Podcast with Connor Baxter
Standup Journal - I really enjoyed listening to the latest Paddlewoo Podcast with all-time sup champion Connor Baxter. Podcast host and Blue Zone SUP coach Chase Kosterlitz guides Connor through questions regarding his training, technique and ability to stay focused on his goals when everyone else is out there surfing.
SUP Examiner Mark your SUP Paddle to Maintain Correct Form
SUP Examiner - How good is your form? If you’ve ever taken a standup paddling lesson or clinic you’ve been taught to maintain a power triangle with your arms. This is easily accomplished on dry land when you’re not bobbing about on the water. Once you’re out paddling it is a different story.
Jackson Kayak Giving kayak and gear to upcoming local paddlers instead of taking it back home
Jackson Kayak - Flying with a kayak = Anywhere from $50-$250. Flying with a paddle = Anywhere from $50-$150 Giving the gift of gear to an up and coming paddler = priceless.
International Rivers Save the Mekong calls for new impact assessment report for the Pak Lay Dam
International Rivers - Save the Mekong - a coalition of non-government organizations, community groups and concerned citizens in the Mekong region, on the recent Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) regional stakeholder forum stated that the impact assessment report given by MRC for the construction of Pak Lay Hydropower Project is poor, so new assessment report must be made before the consultation meeting for the project that is proposed to come up on the lower Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR.
Am. Whitewater Thanks to American Whitewater, whitewater boating is allowed on Green River now
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater won the dispute against the State, in the case where restrictions were placed to boaters that would not have allowed for any meaningful opportunity for boaters to enjoy Green River in Morrisville. Now scheduled releases are mandatory for the whitewater community to enjoy recreation on this extraordinary river.
AirKayaks Video: Advanced Elements Sport DS High-Pressure Inflatable Kayak
AirKayaks - The new Sport DS high-pressure inflatable kayak is fun, nimble and paddles beautifully. Compact and lightweight with a 4-6 PSI floor, the Sport DS features a simpler, streamlined, open cockpit design best suited for lakes, bays, calm rivers and inland waters
SUP International Race for the title intensifies with outstanding performances at the Day 2 of NY SUP Open
SUP International - It’s on now: Day 2 of the APP World Surfing Tour’s competition in Long Beach, New York held some surprising moments and outstanding performances as athletes began to shine at Stop #1 on the World Tour.
American Rivers Finding the Flint: A Bold Vision for Restoring Urban Headwaters
American Rivers - A group of local activists and organizations are working together to restore the Flint River’s urban headwaters for the benefit of the local community and the river system downstream
SUP Connect SUPIA Leadership Summit for the SUP industry coming up in October!!
SUP Connect - Paddlesport industry relevant summit this October 3-4, 2018 with the 6th annual Leadership Summit hosted by SUPIA . The Summit will gather collective knowledge to not only solve for these challenges, but also present solutions on how to thrive in today's new retail environment.
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