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Playak Weekly Digest - week 11, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 11, 2019.
Brittany Parker Death to the Double Standard
Brittany Parker - The topic of double standards between men and women when it comes to sex has been coming up a lot in my life lately. And I thought what better time to talk about this than on International Women’s Day?
Jackson Kayak The Magic of T-Rescues
Jackson Kayak - You have probably heard it said that we are all between swims. Truth! Whether you are Dane Jackson or just got in a boat for the first time yesterday it is just a matter of time before we all will find ourselves having another out of boat experience.
unsponsored Not the Only Prototype Pyranha 9R on the Water
unsponsored - Last weekend we spied the very obvious black prototype Pyranha 9R on the water. The fact is was something new was very clear to see. However there was another 9R prototype on the water that was not quite as conspicuous.
Jackson Kayak Hip & Back Pain Associated With Kayaking
Jackson Kayak - The latest epidemic these days is Sitting. Most people have desk jobs, then come home to sit even longer at the end of the day scanning through social media or watching a movie. 
AirKayaks New Ergonomic Energy Kayak Paddles from Accent Paddles
AirKayaks - Accent Paddles of Minneapolis, MN recently released details of their new Accent Energy Line of kayak paddles. The Energy Line features a soft rubber grip – the Advantage Grip – which simulates the ergonomic benefits of a bent shaft paddle at a more economical price.
Jackson Kayak Mexican Freeride
Jackson Kayak - The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life.  In the spring of 2018; Nick Troutman, Dane Jackson and I orchestrating a quick mission to Veracruz state and the Alseseca river. 
Canoe Kayak Hopi Nation Outfitter Blends Paddling, Service, and Traditional Teachings
Canoe Kayak - Marshall Masayesva's Adventures for Hopi organization offers paddling and service trips, creating an active conservation corps for Hopi youth
Outdoor Industry Association OIA in D.C.: Notes From the Hill—LWCF Forever
Outdoor Industry Association - Last week, in an overwhelming display of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act. This comes after it successfully passed through the Senate earlier in February, which means it now goes to the president for his signature.
American Rivers How the Clean Water Act Could Become a Dirty Water Rule
American Rivers - The rule proposed by the Trump Administration is unsupported by scientific evidence, was promulgated with little public input, and is being rushed through the rule making process with limited opportunity for public comment.
Traversing Learn About Backcountry Camping With Ontario Parks on Facebook Live
Traversing - Curious about backcountry camping? Ontario Parks is having an upcoming Facebook Live chat where you can find out more about our province’s awesome camping and canoing destinations and have your questions answered too. Tune in to their Facebook page on March 20th at 7:30 p.m. with your questions.
Traversing Garmin Basecamp for Mac Updated to a 64-Bit App
Traversing - Garmin Basecamp was just updated to version 4.8.3 for the Mac and the biggest change is that it is now a 64-bit app. What does this mean? Well it will be able to function properly on newer versions of macOS as they come out in the future, and it will be able to take advantage of your computer’s ample memory.
unsponsored Antix Highlight Reel
unsponsored - The boat that does it all! From surfing waves, to the hardest creeks, the Antix takes you to wherever you wanna go. It’s the play your way down the river boat of choice.
Canoe Kayak 'Paddling parent' Christian Knight documents a family trip down the Grand Canyon
Canoe Kayak - ’20 Seconds in Lava’ is a 30-minute film about a family trip on the Colorado River where 12-year-old Eleanor became the youngest female to paddle every rapid in the Grand Canyon. We asked paddling parent Christian Knight to offer some highlights and liner notes for the film.
Simon Willis Swimming the Galapagos With SwimTrek - Useful Information
Simon Willis - Swim with the marine wildlife of the Galapagos and you will never, ever forget it. It was not a cheap trip.  Yet the experiences of this week will flash across my fading memory years from now.
The Paddler ezine THE International Magazine for Recreational Paddlers 
The Paddler ezine - Mike Shaw’s HPP rundown, Dave Rossetter coaching. Ray Goodwin’s Algonquin adventure, Dave Manby’s unknown Indian rivers, Andi Brunner paddling through the Chilean jungle, Richard Harpham’s SUP microadventures, Steve Brooks enters Argentina, expedition duo Angela and Adam continue their Scottish paddles and so much more.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Dane Jackson
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Lincoln Dews
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