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Playak Weekly Digest - week 47, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 47, 2019.
Brittany Parker Expectations Can Ruin Any Experience
Brittany Parker - Going into things with expectations can be an outright killer of joy. I had this idea of where I would be one month into living in Costa Rica. I’d have a car, explored some of Costa Rica’s nooks and crannies, and some Spanish classes under my belt. So far, none of those things have happened. It’s fair to say I’ve been more than hard on myself about this. I was convinced I was operating from a place of fear. And while there might be a sliver of truth in that I realized it’s mostly me just being who I am.
Jackson Kayak EJ traces the genesis of how he built the kayak Jackson Brand that’s super popular today
Jackson Kayak - EJ, did what he was passionate about, he pursued whitewater kayaking in one way or the other and his first job was as a whitewater kayaker in 1979. Post this, he began designing slalom and freestyle boats and he knew what was needed because he was a professional athlete himself, and kept making designs for a kayak that would improve his performance in water. All this eventually lead him to build Brand Jackson Kayak that is super popular today.
unsponsored Take a look at this Nookie Octane womens dropseat drysuit
unsponsored - North East Kayaks have a Nookie Octane womens dropseat drysuit.
Jackson Kayak Musky and Bass Kayak Fishing in Canada – Part 2
Jackson Kayak - The first days at Algonquin Park were really great and I was able to catch my first muskies, and from now on there were still a few days left to go fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass. But first there were two days without fishing.
Kokatat How to Pack for your Grand Canyon Adventure
Kokatat - Kokatat Brand Manager, Shannon Finch, took a three week vacation in the Grand Canyon, she shares her personal packing list and a video of her adventures.
SUP World Mag Sup Surfing in Bretagne
SUP World Mag - A Surfing trip to Bretagne, but most days we spent standup paddle boarding. Sup became for the crew a new chapter in surfing. I helps a lot to catch the waves earlier, which helps a lot.
Jackson Kayak 8 Years in Trondheim
Jackson Kayak - I arrived in Trondheim in 2011 taking chance of European university exchanges program. I stayed because I could find there a balance between being part of the society and go kayaking on daily basis on myriads of beautiful rivers.
Trash Paddler Assabet River paddle in cold conditions
Trash Paddler - On Tuesday morning the air was still with a mist-laden fog enshrouding the Assabet River.  There were a few hours left before the much heralded arrival of what forecasters were calling record-breaking arctic cold conditions.  That provided me just enough time to get in one more paddle upriver from Ice House Landing in Maynard.
Trash Paddler Down the Merrimack River and thinking about a legendary paddle story
Trash Paddler - According to legend back in 1697 a birch-bark canoe paddled by two women and a teenage boy neared the end of a 75-mile journey down the Merrimack River and looked ahead to where they'd finally make landfall by Bradley Brook in Haverhill, MA. 
SUP World Mag Should a Non Racer Buy a Hard SUP Race Board?
SUP World Mag - Should a non racer buy a hard SUP race board? It’s a question that many paddlers ask themselves and without taking the plunge and buying a board it’s very hard to know if it’s the right move. Harry our SUP Vlogger is one of those paddlers.
SUP World Mag ISLE Inflatable Stand Up Paddle
SUP World Mag - Super excited to be working with Isle on our Sema build. In this video Jeremy unboxing his new Isle inflatable stand up paddle board. This awesome paddle board comes with a very useful back pack to carry your board for when you have a little walking to do before you can hit the water.
Outdoor Industry Association OIA’s journey on guiding Outdoor Brands to be more environmentally sustainable
Outdoor Industry Association - To make it easier for brands to guide, train and drive chemicals management improvement with their manufacturer partners, brands including Burton Snowboards, Columbia, MEC, REI, Patagonia, and Target collaborated with Outdoor Industry Association’s Sustainability Working Group to create a comprehensive and industry-aligned guide and training resource. Mitch Krauss, former sustainable production manager of Burton Snowboards, explains how it all started.
SUP Mag UK The dryrobe for outdoor enthusiasts, so they can change and keep warm
SUP Mag UK - In some ways it’s hard to believe the dryrobe didn’t exist before 2012 as it’s one of those items that seemed to be have been around forever. They are from what I’ve seen at events, the most popular changing robe by far and now seems to be an obvious piece of kit for anyone involved in outdoor sport but particularly SUP.
SUP International 2020 Starboard Lima Paddle - New Redesigned Sup Racing Paddle
SUP International - The new 2020 Starboard Lima Paddle set the standard in high-performance paddleboard racing. The direct catch and ability to redirect automatically is what makes our world champion race team choose the Lima.
Jim Krawiecki Tyne Tour
Jim Krawiecki - The Tyne Tour is run by Hexham Canoe Club and is a weekend of sociable paddling on the North and South Tyne rivers.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Eric Jackson
2. Zane Schweitzer
3. Izzi Gomez
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