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Playak Weekly Digest - week 13, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 13, 2019.
Playak Independent Review: Aztron Sirius River SUP
Playak - We just released a video with an independent SUPzero review of the Aztron Sirius river SUP. The video is in German, with English subtitles. Since our independent reviews normally come in the format of posts on our website, we will sum it up here as regular content as well.
Playak Independent Review: Badfish Wavo SUP
Playak - An independent SUPzero review of the Badfish Wavo, an inflatable river surf board.
Palm Blogs How to Read Whitewater
Palm Blogs - Reading is fun words envelop you in stories, they change your point of view, gift you with knowledge and plunge you into new worlds. But for all of the enchantment of words, reading books pales in comparison to the magic of reading whitewater.
Jackson Kayak Solo Run at High Flows (Leitzaran)
Jackson Kayak - Paddling alone has always been a big tabu in the kayaking community. It is dangerous and scary, mostly because if something happens to you nobody will know, so nobody will come to help. But sometimes it is the only option to paddle.
Jackson Kayak Great Freestyle start this year with the freestyle competitions held in Australia
Jackson Kayak - Little life update- I’m happy to say that this year has already started with a ton of freestyle! I spent all of January in Nottingham perfecting some new tricks and then flew down to Australia for my two usual slalom races...
Exploring Elements 2019 US Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials
Exploring Elements - While I've now been whitewater kayaking for twenty years (yep I’m getting old), I haven’t been to US Freestyle Team Trials event in many years.
Jackson Kayak Lesson Learned
Jackson Kayak - If you guys haven’t been to the Susquehanna river in Pennsylvania, add it to your bucket list! It’s amazing! The smallmouth are ridiculously huge and healthy.
International Rafting Federation China Puts Out the Red Carpet for the IRF’s 2020 World Rafting Championship
International Rafting Federation - We are excited to be heading to the city of Ziyuan, Guang Xi Province, China where we will be holding our 19th World Rafting Championship on the Wu Pai River. This location was used for the 2017 and 2018 World Cup Series and will see another World Cup event later this year.
World Paddle Awards 2018 Media Professional Daniel Stach: We Need to Be More Oriented on the Audience
World Paddle Awards - Film maker and adventurer Olaf Obsommer from Germany, and Czech Daniel Stach tied in the Media Professional of the Year category. It’s the first time there’s been a tie for any World Paddle Award.
KayakOuch Outdoor and camping time in North America now in spring season
KayakOuch - Here are the reasons, its great to travel and camp at the places mentioned here during this spring time, as temperatures are not extremely hot or cold. The destinations have something for outdoor enthusiasts too - hiking, biking, bird watching, boating fishing, kayaking etc. So, just read through and know about National Parks Week cominng up in April as well.
Canoe Kayak Canoecopia Spotlight : Willamette Riverkeeper
Canoe Kayak - Willamette Riverkeeper Executive Director Travis Williams outlines the attributes of the Willamette River Water Trail, which runs 187 miles up western Oregon to the Columbia River.
World Paddle Awards 2018 Awards Winner Fernando Pimenta Joins Impressive List of Sportsmen
World Paddle Awards - Fernando Pimenta from Portugal is the fifth Sportsman of the Year at the World Paddle Awards after Hank McGregor (2014), Rene Holten Poulsen (2015), Curtis McGrath (2016) and Peter Kauzer (2017).
World Paddle Awards Joe Mornini, Team River Runner: The Foundation Award Belongs to Thousands of Volunteers and Veterans
World Paddle Awards - Since 2004, Joe Mornini and Team River Runner have been helping connect and create healing opportunities for wounded veterans by putting a paddle in their hands.
unsponsored Action Paddle films and videos for your entertainment!!
unsponsored - Paddling videos for your viewing pleasure, check out these action packed paddling stuff.
ICF Strong Turnout for Chile Development Course
ICF - The final leg of the ICF’s 3-continent tailor-made canoe development program is underway in Los Andes, Chile. There are 16 participants at the camp, made up of ten athletes and six coaches.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Dane Jackson
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Benoit Carpentier
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