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Playak Weekly Digest - week 23, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 23, 2019.
Jackson Kayak Zofia Tula from Poland contender for the World Freestyle Championships 2019
Jackson Kayak - Paddling with friends from all over the world, during World Championships there is a lot of people and positive energy. On the water is fun and paddling together with top paddlers give me bigger motivation and helps me to push my skills foward.
Simon Wyndham Game of Heads
Simon Wyndham - Mind games can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter how experienced you are, or how skillful, once they set in they can take you back to the fearful mindset of a beginner.
ICF Latest kayak and canoe slalom world rankings reflect athlete depth
ICF - Australia’s Jessica Fox heads the leaderboard in both the women’s K1 and C1 after the release of the first updated canoe slalom rankings list for 2019.
Jackson Kayak Growing Your Local Kayaking Community
Jackson Kayak - Do you wish you had more buddies to go kayak fishing with? Want to see increased participation in your local kayak fishing club? Do you just want more people to care about the local waterways that you hold dear? What if I told you there was a simple and fun way to do all these [...]
Jackson Kayak The Jackson Coosa opened the door to have adventures on water
Jackson Kayak - In 2012 my wife blew my mind and bought me my first kayak for my birthday. We went to the local Jackson Kayak dealer MEFCOR Outdoors to see what they might have. I took a quick look around the store and there it was, all beautiful and olive the Jackson Coosa. One look and I knew that was the one and after a quick demo it was game on. This was the start of a beautiful journey that is still in the works today.
Tsunami Rangers Meet the Rangers – Commander/Shaman Michael Powers
Tsunami Rangers - This post was written mostly by Cmdr. Michael Powers with additional text from Confessions of a Wave Warrior by Cmdr. Eric Soares and a little bit extra from Lt. JG Nancy Soares. Also edited by Michael’s wife, Nani Venegas.
ICF Shocks aplenty on opening day of European slalom titles
ICF - The opening day of the 2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Pau, France, showed how unpredictable canoe slalom can be. Numerous competitors who were considered favourites for the medals failed to qualify for the semifinal in men's canoe and women's kayak events.
International Rafting Federation Closing date for 2020 Pre-Worlds is this Sunday! #AreYouReady
International Rafting Federation - Registration for the IRF 2020 Pre-Worlds Rafting Championship closes this coming Sunday (02nd June). Do not miss out on this world class opportunity to practice on the very river you will be racing on in the IRF World Rafting Championship next year!
The Paddler ezine Open the Ottawa River
The Paddler ezine - This video is for the attention of Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau. If you know him please pass it on to him. We need to #OpenTheOttawRiver and help our community get back on its feet.
ICF Germans Step Out of K4 to Spread the Gold
ICF - Three of Germany’s dominant men’s K4 crew thrilled the local crowd in Duisburg on Saturday when they returned to their old boats and won ICF canoe sprint world cup gold.
Kayak Base Best Kayaking Books 2019 – Kayaking Books Every Paddler Should Read
Kayak Base - Nothing beats a good book, especially when its about kayaking or paddling. As an avid kayaker, I have always appreciated the books published by the expert paddlers to share their stories, techniques, and how to's with the community.
Robert Payne We Speak Business
Robert Payne - I was recently tasked with creating a new video for the Global Commerce team here in Georgia, USA. This is not a simple task given the diversity of industry sectors the Global Commerce division targets for recruitment and relocation.
Traversing Crowdfunding: Crown Land Canoe Route Maintenance
Traversing - Brad Jennings over at Explore the Back-country has started up a crowd funding initiative to provide lite maintenance to degrading canoe routes in Ontario.
Shasta Boyz Productions Packing Food and Drinks Into a Cooler on a Kayaking Trip
Shasta Boyz Productions - Are you planning a day trip to a nearby location for kayaking? You will be sure to have a wonderful time. Each occasion that we have gone kayaking in the past few years has been an incredible experience.
Angling International Angling Direct Appoints Simon Morris as Senior Buyer
Angling International - Leading European retailer, Angling Direct, has today announced the appointment of Simon Morris as Senior Buyer.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Eric Jackson
2. Nouria Newman
3. Matahi Drollet
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