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Playak News Flash - June 19, 2019
Playak News Flash - June 19, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
ICF Intense pressure for Athletes at the opening ICF world cup in Lee Valley
ICF - The opening ICF canoe slalom world cup of 2019 that took place in Lee valley put intense pressure on athletes as it was a part of the selection trials to make the Olympic team for many athletes of various participating countries. However, Mallory Franklin had a perfect start to win gold in the k1 slalom followed by gold in c1 slalom, which gives her confidence to compete the rest of the season.
ICF Impressive wins for Tasiadis and Mallory Franklin at Lee Valley ICF Slalom World Cup
ICF - Tasiadis is fighting Franz Anton contending for the selection in the C1 category to make the German Olympic team to compete at the Tokyo Olympic games next year. While Mallory Franklin is also fighting two athletes to get placed in the K1 women’s category to make the British team to compete in the Olympics next year. At the Slalom World Cup here at Lee Valley these two take gold and make some progress earning valuable points for selections to make the Olympic team.
ICF Sideris Tasiadis wins gold at the Canoe World Cup that took place at Lee Valley
ICF - In 2012, Sideris Tasiadis remembers competing in this same course for the London Olympic Games. At that time he won silver. So, this course was special. By winning gold here, Tasiadis scores valuable points for qualifying to compete at the Tokyo Olympics next year, as this event is one of the events that would be used to qualify for the German Olympic team, where Sideris Tasiadis is contending to earn position in the sole men’s C1 category.
Paddle Making Great work by these canoe paddlers in craving out their own wood paddles!!
Paddle Making - Recently I received correspondence from two readers of the blog who have begun carving their own paddles. Ville K from Finland sent in a photo of his first attempt at a paddle.
PaddlingLight Paddlers there are Free Boundary Waters Maps You Can Print at Home
PaddlingLight - File this under really useful and holy cow! Peter Wagner did the canoe world a huge service. He used Caltopo and GPX data compiled by forum members of the to make free Boundary Waters maps.
Jackson Kayak Out kayak fishing before the storm hits the water and then facing the winds...
Jackson Kayak - Some days throw opportunities at you, some don’t. I’d like to think of myself as someone that doesn’t let opportunity knock on someone else’s door. I like to answer whenever possible. I had a chance to get out on the water for a couple hours before a decent storm was going to hit last fall.
SUP International Foil Surfer Girl
SUP International - This girl rips and fly’s high. Riding a Starboard SUP and Starboard foils wave model.
unsponsored Check out the action from ICF Boater X world Cup that happened in Lee Valley
unsponsored - If you missed it at the weekend here is the ICF Boater X or Extreme Slalom world cup from Lee Valley.
SUP Connect Here is all the interesting SUP news from the week with SupConnect Weekly Recap
SUP Connect - Read about Dean Randazzo a cancer survivor completing the 22 mile race to inspire cancer patients to keep fighting like he did for 10 years, and top spots to going SUP fishing in Florida and more...
SUP Connect Standup for the Cure Celebrates 5 Years in Muskegon
SUP Connect - Standup for the Cure (SUFTC), alongside its national sponsor, Boardworks Surf, and presenting sponsor, Mercy Health, is excited to announce their fifth Muskegon event.
Mark Sundin Expedition Kayaks Podcast Episode 2 - The North Reef Expedition
Mark Sundin - A sea kayaking expedition through the Capricornia Quays islands in Queensland, with Rob Mercer, Mark Sundin & Chris James.
SUP International Good Health for SUP performance and fitness – Paddle Science #14
SUP International - We can be doing all the right things: for example eating a low carb diet, following a training program, but it is not easy to know if our blood glucose levels are in the right range, or if overtraining is leading to chronic inflammation.
SUP World Mag Dog Paddleboarding – Surfing With My Belgian Shepherd
SUP World Mag - Rancho the Belgian Shepard goes paddleboarding. Popular inflatable SUP brand Red Paddle’s Voyager Inflatable SUP Review - Have you ever heard of Red Paddle Co? If you haven’t, you are bound to on your inflatable SUP journey. RPC is the biggest inflatable SUP brand worldwide. They make the highest quality boards and always coming up with new ideas using cutting edge technology. . Mid range inflatable SUP board Thurso Surf Waterwalker 11’ - check it out!! - ThursoSurf is one of the top brands in the mid-range SUP world. Why is that? They make quality, affordable boards that perform well but also look great!
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