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Playak Weekly Digest - week 20, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 20, 2019.
Jackson Kayak FLW Tour: Lake Seminole 2019
Jackson Kayak - I had a blast representing Jackson Kayak the weekend of March 9-10, 2019 at the FLW Tour Event at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia where JK founder, Eric “EJ” Jackson was competing.
Jackson Kayak Where did I go wrong in the fishing tournament held at High Falls State Park?
Jackson Kayak - On Saturday April 6, Peach State Kayak Anglers (PSKA) held the third event of their season at High Falls State Park in Jackson, Georgia. Fed by the Towaliga River and, to a lesser part, Buck Creek, this 650-acre impoundment in middle Georgia holds a lot of big largemouth bass.
Jackson Kayak Rigging and trying out Raymarine’s new fish finder - The Element
Jackson Kayak - There has been a tendency to larger and larger fish finders over the last few years, especially amongst freshwater anglers, often with multiple transducers making the rigging onto the yak extremely complicated. On opening the box of the Element I was really happy to find it was an appropriate size for the yak. The single Hypervision Chirp transducer fits easily into the moulded recess on Jackson kayaks
unsponsored Paddling in Kenya
unsponsored - Kenya is a hidden jewel in the crown of Africa. Not many people will think of Kenya as a kayaking destination, rather attention is drawn to the waves in Uganda. However, Kenya has some of the most amazing rivers to offer, From day creeking to multi-day trips where the wildlife proves you are not the top of the food chain.
International Rafting Federation The water story related to Tully river – by a Jirrbal Elder
International Rafting Federation - This is a summary of the Jirrbal story. This “The Water Story” shows the connection people have towards the Tully River. Enjoy.
Kayak Base Best Places for Kayaking in Arizona – Rivers, Lakes, and More
Kayak Base - Arizona is famous for its desert weather, and that is why not many people know it as an excellent kayaking destination. Arizona is blessed with both permanent and seasonal rivers from molten snow and rainfall.
AirKayaks Selecting the Best Inflatable Kayak – Questions to Ask
AirKayaks - So you’ve made the decision that an inflatable kayak is your best solution – now, how do you select the one right for you?
Northwest Rafting Company Bhutan Frequently Asked Questions
Northwest Rafting Company - Bhutan is a small mountain kingdom nestled in the Himalayan Mountains between India and China. Each November we organize a few small groups tours to explore its monasteries (lhakhang), fortresses (dzongs) and rivers (chhu).
Kayak Session UNLEASHED Quebec MMXIX – Stage 2, Video Report – The Rouge River – Boater X
Kayak Session - UNLEASHED Quebec: MMXIX Stage 2: The Rouge River – Boater X Chaos, carnage, glory; the defining attributes of any BoaterX. A field of 22 athletes assembled yesterday on the shores of the Rouge River to endure the anarchy of the Gauntlet.
Kayak Base Best Folding Kayaks 2019 – Folding Kayaks Review
Kayak Base - Are you looking for the best folding kayaks? The first folding kayaks were built in 1905 by Alfred Heurich. From that time, the kayak industry has changed a lot, and foldable kayaks are becoming popular for their high portability and and functionality.
Newfoundland Kayakoholic Pleasant paddling time at Bay Bulls - Good day on water
Newfoundland Kayakoholic - Yesterday was a fine day for paddling.  Hazen emailed and said that he and Paul were going to Bay Bulls for some paddling.  Some of our paddling buddies opted to do a bike ride instead with plans of paddling on Sunday (also called for to be a good day on the water).  But Clyde and I chose to head to Bay Bulls in support of Paul's first paddle this calendar year.
Werner Free falling the Rio Claro - Dream come true!!
Werner - The Rio Claro is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Claro is in the Maule Region and is based in the Siete Tazas National Park in the heart of Chile. I have always dreamed of running this river and I got my chance to paddle this glorious canyon. During my stay in Chile, all I could think about was freefalling on the Claro. Then, once Word Class started heading north, I knew it was game time.
unsponsored End Of An Era for whitewater accessories company Palm
unsponsored - Every brand has some reason for its success, for Palm, the brand that manufactures whitewater accessories it was Bob Slee who was Palm’s technical director, now he is retired and Palm staff would miss him.
Kayak Session Everything from Stage 3 of UNLEASHED Quebec MMXIX - White Dawg Wave Freestyle
Kayak Session - Stage 3 was formatting as a best ride competition featuring UNLEASHED’s own unique scoring system for technical freestyle events. In Stage 1 on the Rib, athletes only had to focus on 3 massive tricks throughout an entire session. Now, in Stage 3, athletes needed to transform to the format.
Kayak Session Action on the The Rouge River - Stage 2, UNLEASHED Quebec MMXIX
Kayak Session - This morning, Unleashed athletes awoke to a breathtaking spring morning on the banks of the Rouge river. The sun drifted over the horizon and burnt off the early mist to reveal crystal blue skies for the duration of the day; not a cloud in sight.
Athletes with top online media coverage in May
1. Eric Jackson
2. Kalob Grady
3. Ben Stookesberry
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