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Playak Weekly Digest - week 43, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 43, 2019.
Palm Blogs 4 things you should know when training freestyle
Palm Blogs - Competing at an international level for the last few years has taught me a lot about training and how to face competitions. When preparing for the freestyle World Championships this summer, I did a bit of research and tried to understand how to train better. In this blogpost, I am going to share a few concepts that struck me. To...
Palm Blogs The art of avoidance – 7 tips to keep you out of the carnage reel
Palm Blogs - Risk is part of what makes whitewater kayaking fun: it’s is a sport where accidents will happen. Prepare for the worst and learn about safety and rescue, because when the inevitable happens it’s good to be able to do something about it.
Palm Blogs Soča for all! Say no to a tax on kayaking
Palm Blogs - Luckily, my work is kayaking and rafting so I spend almost all my days on the river. This summer I set up a kayak school in Kobarid on the banks of the Soča – one of the best rivers in the world for learning how to kayak. It is wonderful to see people getting inspired for our beautiful sport every...
Jackson Kayak Teaching Kids Under 12 Years How to Paddle: Tip #5
Jackson Kayak - In the recent years, there has been an increasing amount of young paddlers. Teaching them to paddle requires a very different approach than teaching teenagers or adults. Here is a gathering of my top tips to anyone wanting to teach young kids how to paddle. They [...]
unsponsored EJ and The Zen 3.0 Hit The Russell Fork River
unsponsored - Used around the world by leading whitewater schools as an amazing teaching tool, the Zen 3.0 takes the attributes that made prior generations of the Zen a top pick and improved on them.
P&H Paddlers Guide on paddle exploration of ‘bucket-list’ worthy Inside Passage, British Columbia
P&H Paddlers - This Summer my partner Amy and I headed over to British Columbia to paddle a section of the Inside passage. If you’ve not heard of the ‘bucket-list’ worthy Inside Passage, it’s a coastal route that stretches 1700km from Washington, USA, through Western British Columbia, up to Skagway, Alaska.
PaddlingLight Lightweight Camping Cookware for a family on their outdoor/wilderness trip
PaddlingLight - When I used to solo canoe trip, it was easy to pick cookware. I’d just go with the lightest cookset that made sense for the time of year and trip. As my family has grown from one to three, I’ve found that it’s a little harder to balance lightweight camping cookware against ease of use and the desires of everyone on the trip.
International Rafting Federation Rafting teams, ready to compete at IRF's World Rafting Cup at Futaleufu?
International Rafting Federation - Five months today, top teams from around the globe will start official training on the Futaleufú. Will your team be one of them? Twenty years ago the International Rafting Federation was a young and developing global sports federation. The third Camel White Water Challenge took place on the Futaleufú river with teams from across the globe.
Jackson Kayak Legend on The Slave River
Jackson Kayak - I had been paddling in “Big Water” places – spending almost 10 winters in Uganda and paddling on Zambezi. In Love it Live it we are specialised in it. Big water, fun, coaching. I loved those places and love the drag of big volume, the experience that it gives you, the size of it, power of nature, feeling of conquering the rapids and really trying to push yourself through those beautiful but fiercely waves.
ICF Historic finals at the ICF marathon world championships in Shaoxing
ICF - Hungarian canoe marathon legend Renata Csay won an incredible 20th ICF world championship gold medal on an historic final day of competition in Shaoxing, China, on Sunday.
Jackson Kayak Sullivan Falls – Great Anytime
Jackson Kayak - Between August and October, I spent more time paddling at Sullivan Falls than anywhere else. What a treat, but it was extra special because I was able to share this incredible place with people I love to paddle with.
CKS Blog What you need to know about Moose Fest
CKS Blog - The culmination of the kayak races in New York is on the Moose River near Old Forge, NY. Taking place in October it is peak foliage season and definitely drysuit weather! It is one of the most underrated kayaking festivals, as the Moose offers pool-drop style rapids that are marvelously beautiful and unique.
unsponsored It’s hot and fresh - the new Jackson Kayak Z3
unsponsored - What do you think about this updated Zen?
ICF Two Decades After Her First Gold Medal, Csay Wins Her 20th
ICF - In 2007 a starry-eyed 12-year-old canoe marathon volunteer couldn’t believe her luck when she got to carry the boat of her hero and Hungarian legend, Renata Csay, at the ICF world championships.
SUP World Mag Stand on Liquid: Paddleboarding Central Oregon Lifestyle
SUP World Mag - Founded in 2010 and based in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Stand on Liquid’s guiding principle is that there’s a perfect board for every type of paddler.
Athletes with top online media coverage in October
1. Casper Steinfath
2. Eric Jackson
3. Connor Baxter
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