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Playak Weekly Digest - week 38, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 38, 2019.
Palm Blogs Palm Equipment helmet model CH004 or 10409 is eligible for replacement
Palm Blogs - This particular Palm helmet is recalled by Palm company for replacement, as company feels the helmet’s foam liner is not upto the mark for injury protection, safety purposes. More details here..
Hala Safety Third?
Hala - Most employees have had the safety first motto hammered into them in the workplace. This is particularly true of the oil and gas and construction industries but resonates strongly in the outdoor industry as well.
The Paddler ezine The 60th Liffey Descent Canoe Marathon
The Paddler ezine - On a glorious autumn day, Jenny and brother Peter made it a family double while former European junior champion Ronan Foley made a winning debut in his first senior race at the 60th Liffey Descent canoe marathon on Saturday (September 14). 
Jackson Kayak Largemouth Lessons
Jackson Kayak - I’ve come to the conclusion that in the world of sports nothing beats speed, in everything else its experience. Only one way to get experience in fishing, you have to get up and go.
Jackson Kayak Rocky Mountain Brown Trout
Jackson Kayak - The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisper, the elk are bugling, and the brown trout are feeding. These are the signs that fall has arrived in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado.
Paddle Making J.B. Charleson Ottawa River Paddle
Paddle Making - A fascinating collection of Canadian folk art is up for auction.  Pridham's Auction House is running the  Burney Collection of Canadiana and Americana  on October 5, 2019. The private collection of Joan and Derek Burney was recently outlined as a project for Canada's 150th Anniversary back in 2017.
Jackson Kayak Ned Rigging and the Rock Bass
Jackson Kayak - I’ve been catching Rock Bass since I can remember. The first fish I ever caught in my life was a Rock Bass. Belonging to the family, Centrarchidae, our local waters here in the middle Tennessee region are home to many Rock Bass. Sometimes, during a fishing trip, nothing will bite except for this particular fish. The red eyes, and the short, stocky body all make this particular species a solid fighter and a fish that is tremendously fun to catch.
ICF Dragon Boat Diversity on Show in Kiev
ICF - Host nation Ukraine dominated the medal count at the ICF dragon boat club crew world championships in Kiev, but the highlight of the event was the diversity of paddlers that took part in the international event.
American Rivers Waccamaw River Communities Are Addressing Flooding
American Rivers - It takes a village to raise a child. The same is true for making rivers and their communities more resilient to flooding and climate change. No single action or one party creates a more robust river. Resiliency comes from a community of partners in purposeful collaboration on many initiatives.
SUP International Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Marina Del Rey
SUP International - Marina del Rey visitors can take a beginner stand up paddle board lesson with Tim Sanford, owner of Paddle Method.
ICF Litvinchuk Finds Tokyo Course Very Much to Her Liking
ICF - Two-time Olympian Maryna Litvinchuk made the most of the opportunity to try out next year’s 2020 Olympic venue with three solid wins at the Ready Set Tokyo canoe sprint test event on the weekend.
ICF The Greek teenager from Athens 2004 eyes off Tokyo comeback
ICF - Christos Tsakmakis is no canoeing novice. Cast your memory back to Athens, 2004, and the 16-year-old Greek paddling out onto the biggest sporting stage in the world in front of a passionate home crowd. That was Christos Tsakmakis.
SUP Connect Fall 2019 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide
SUP Connect - Seasons are a-changin' and the cooler weather and fall colors will be making their way to your oceans and waterways in no time. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2019 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!
SUP International World’s Toughest SUP Race Slated to Impress and Challenge in Every Respect
SUP International - Red Bull Heavy Water, a highlight on the pro Standup Paddleboard circuit, is headed back to San Francisco after weather condition requirements were not met in 2018. The City by the Bay will host the event as part of the 2019 APP World Tour circuit, with an event window from October 15th – November 7th.
American Rivers Do You Know of an Endangered River? Nominate It Today!
American Rivers - Rivers across the country are constantly facing challenges their fates often in the hands of regulators or other decision-makers. People wonder what they can do to influence these decisions. Do decision-makers care what the public thinks? Well, some do.
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Arthur Arutkin
2. Olly Sanders
3. April Zilg
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