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Playak Weekly Digest - week 12, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 12, 2019.
Brittany Parker My Love Affair With the River
Brittany Parker - Imagine the most passionate wild sex you've ever had. Think about what it was like to really be taken by someone. The ebb and flow of moving in and out of each other. Arms and legs tangled in a mess of flesh make the discernment of a single individual almost impossible.
Jackson Kayak Basic Knots for Whitewater – How to Tie Knots
Jackson Kayak - So generally everyone who kayaks, canoes or rafts on whitewater carry a rope and sometimes even some rescue equipment. Not everyone knows how to use their equipment, simply watch some of the more interested ways that people tie their kayaks down as a good example.
Traversing Garmin Announces the MARQ Expedition Watch
Traversing - Today, in celebration of its 30th anniversary Garmin announced a new series of watches called the MARQ. There are separate watches for aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor and sport and we’re highlighting the Expedition watch as we think that’s what Traversing readers will be most interested in.
Jackson Kayak At Peace With the Paddle
Jackson Kayak - 10 years ago, Kayak fishing at its core was could be coined as the secret sneak! There were not rod holders and $1000 side scan images, there was a sit in recreational kayak, an angler, rod and reel and a small bag of tackle to get you through the day.
Jackson Kayak How to Kickflip - Basics
Jackson Kayak - The Kickflip is the one of my absolute favorite downriver tricks.  
ACA ICF Awards 2020 Wildwater World Championships and Worlds Cups to USA
ACA - The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has announced that the Nantahala River located in North Carolina will host the 2020 ICF Wildwater World Championships, while the Cheat River in West Virginia will host the four World Cup Races. All races will take place from late April thru early May, 2020.
Angling International Jean-Claude Bel to Retire as EFTTA CEO
Angling International - Jean-Claude Bel, CEO of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) for the past 11 years, is to retire on October 1 st  this year. Brussels in June will be his last EFTTEX.
Judy Ranelli Alabama Morel Mushrooms
Judy Ranelli - Finally, with a little help from my friends in the Alabama Mushroom Society, I have found wild morel mushrooms. They are very hard for me to spot, and I am still learning to find them.
Canoe Kayak Action snapshots of the U.S. Freestyle Team Trials event that took place in tricky highwater
Canoe Kayak - An action-packed and tricky high-water day of freestyle competition at the Nantahala Outdoor Center sets up this summer's world championships.
Tony Paradise Bluebird Day Return
Tony Paradise - Well, its been such a windy winter that we haven't been able to get out since the end of January. 
Traversing Tim Miller, Owner of Nova Craft Hands the Paddle to a New Owner
Traversing - With the solid foundation built by Tim and the team, I look forward to taking Nova Craft Canoe to its next level of growth and service to our customers.
Angling International Lew’s Relaunches a Classic at the Bassmaster Classic
Angling International - Award-winning rod and reel manufacturer Lew’s will be relaunching a classic at the Bassmaster this weekend. It is introducing the new LFS (Lighter, Faster, Stronger) Speed Spool, designed for the competitive weekend angler looking for quality equipment at an affordable price.
unsponsored How to tie knots for whitewater - Tips
unsponsored - If you are using ropes on the water then there a number of knots that you really should know. This edit from Jez Jezz gives a run through the basics and possible applications.
unsponsored Social Media Saturday 16 March 2019
unsponsored - It’s Saturday, lets get social. Welcome to Social Media Saturday 16 March 2019 at Unsponsored.
Paddle Making Penobscot Style Paddles and Snowshoe Frame Canoe Seat
Paddle Making - A recent listing on LiveAuctioneers.com featured two vintage paddles and a snowshoe style folding canoe seat. The shorter paddles has a classic Penobscot style stepped grip The longer paddle has some visible signs of warping in the shaft but otherwise seems sounds.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Casper Steinfath
2. Dane Jackson
3. Benoit Carpentier
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