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Playak Weekly Digest - week 41, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 41, 2019.
unsponsored Palm Equipment Nevis PFD at the Paddle Expo
unsponsored - Checkout the new nevis from Palm Equipment...
Jackson Kayak The Nirvana Takes on North Chickamauga Creek
Jackson Kayak - The Jackson Nirvana is a lean, mean, planing machine, and this characteristic comes in handy on a wide variety of whitewater types. When it comes to classic southeastern steep creeks, the fast hull design sends you through holes and over rocks with forward momentum and plenty of control. On a steep creek with juicy flows, [...]
Jackson Kayak The Flex Drive E to power your kayak fishing boats
Jackson Kayak - I took a close look at the new Flex Drive E and I am absolutely thrilled! Kick back and let your Flex Drive E Motor do the work. Compatible with all Flex Drive-equipped boats from Jackson Kayak and Blue Sky Boatworks, the Flex Drive E is an electric drive that interchanges with the pedal drive [...]
Jackson Kayak Top Moments of 2019
Jackson Kayak - 2019 was another really good year. The snowpack in mid April promised an awesome runoff. Work and fatherhood keeps me busier than ever, but I was once again able to make kayaking an important part of my year. Here are some of the top moments of my year.
CKS Blog 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed on a River Trip
CKS Blog - Multi-day river trip rafting is like backpacking, if your backpack is being carried by a Brontosaurus. You learn really quickly the basics of what you will need to buy to be ready for this experience at a moment’s notice. At the very least, you need a paco pad and a few big drybags. But, you’ll quickly find out that more river trips happen for you when you have stuff beyond the basics, stuff that permit holders remember you for. Things that, well, make the whole experience at camp and on the river that much better.
Northwest Rafting Company Senator Wyden Calls for More Wild and Scenic Rivers
Northwest Rafting Company - For the 51st anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Senator Ron Wyden has asked for help protecting more of Oregon's waterways.
Tony Paradise Avondale With a Twist
Tony Paradise - The usual paddle in Avondale is to stay in Gasters Bay paddling either clockwise or counterclockwise. On Friday with Eleanor and Jenn who were visiting from out of province we began our paddle down the east side towards Salmon Cove Point but after that we left Gasters Bay for Harbour Main.
Frogma River Day!
Frogma - Hooray, Hooray, It's River Day! Elisha Cooper's lovely new picture book is in bookstores today, and he'll be making a number of appearances in the Northeast, with several in NYC, over the next few weeks.
unsponsored Waterproof tile sticker to facilitate in locating your kayak/canoe
unsponsored - Tile is probably best known for those little bluetooth key rings that help you locate lost keys. How about a waterproof version that you could stick to the inside of your boat?
CKS Blog Costa Rica Winter Paddling Paradise Vacation Giveaway
CKS Blog - Because we love our customers we want to send one lucky kayaker on a dream vacation this winter. Our friends at Amazing Vacations Costa Rica have teamed up with us to bring one lucky person an incredible winter paddling experience in the warm rivers of Costa Rica.
Mark Sundin Introducing the Expedition Kayak Audax Azure
Mark Sundin - Since it was launched in March 2017, the Audax has proven to be a popular, versatile and successful design in the Fast Touring Sea Kayak genre.
unsponsored Designed to fit the female body nicely - Nookie Octane Women’s Drysuit
unsponsored - The UK made Nookie Octane Women’s Drysuit is due to be released shortly and will retail at just under £700.
Isle Surf and SUP Grand Trunk X ISLE Surf & SUP Giveaway
Isle Surf and SUP - Want to get geared up for your fall adventures? Score the ultimate prize package for those long weekends, trips, and treks. Enter now to win a brand new Isle inflatable SUP along with a Grand Trunk Hammock and straps.
Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Snapshot
Outdoor Industry Association - The last Sustainability Boot Camp of 2019 is coming up in December in Southern California, and REI’s top sustainability expert is encouraging small and midsize industry companies not to miss it. It’s clear we face some pretty stark challenges, both at the community level and eco-system levels as a society, says REI’s Director of Sustainability, Matt Thurston.
SUP World Mag Fanatic 2020 Fly Air, Fly Air Premium and Stubby Air Inflatable Paddle Boards
SUP World Mag - Fanatic 2020 Fly Air, Fly Air Premium and Stubby Air Inflatable Paddle Boards highlights, the video will explain the ranges in more details along with the features that differ from board to board within the range.
Athletes with top online media coverage in October
1. Michael Booth
2. Eric Jackson
3. Dan Gavere
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