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Playak Weekly Digest - week 50, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 50, 2019.
Brittany Parker Hey TBI Survivors, You'Re Not Out of the Woods
Brittany Parker - I know there is probably someone recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) out there who needs to hear this. I have a good news and bad news. The bad news is there's a good chance your recovery may never be over. You may be living with your TBI symptoms for the rest of your life. It is so important that we don't forget this.
Angling International Cleveland Boat Show Adds Fishing Expo to the Mix
Angling International - The annual Progressive Cleveland Boat Show in Ohio, about to enter its 62nd year, is being expanded to include a recreational fishing expo.
Jackson Kayak Epic captivating event for whitewater paddlers - The Green Race!
Jackson Kayak - Ah… The Green Race! It is an epic event in so many ways and it tends to captivate us as whitewater paddlers. The community that surrounds this event is far reaching and the show of talent in the race is always extraordinary. It has been said many times over, but it is “the greatest show in all of sports!”
Frogma 2019 Challenge Plus
Frogma - Got in another 11 miles towards my 2019 goal yesterday with my friend Ilene. It was a pretty day but a little breezy; I'd originally looked for people to paddle with me to Dead Horse Bay and back, but the northwest wind wasn't quite west enough for the shore to give the protection I'd hoped for, so rather than a long slog back against the wind, we did both arms of Mill Basin.
Jackson Kayak Cold Water Catches
Jackson Kayak - Cold Water Catches A big challenge for anglers that live in the four seasons environment is consistently catching fish in cold water.
The American River DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking
The American River - The origins of DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking go back almost 40 years, to a time when Phil and Mary, separately and on opposite sides of the country, fell in love with whitewater. It would be 12 more years until they met, but the company they created in 1993, based in Coloma, grew out of the transformational force of veering from the straight and narrow.
Jackson Kayak Target 2020 – Paddling, Pitching and Adventure
Jackson Kayak - Shop until you drop. January is a good month to look at new gear and reload for the year. With new models introduced you browse the new line of Jackson Kayaks. Paddle or pedal? Are you planning to hit skinny water or bigger places? Color, style, size, transporting and your specific use all play into the decisions.
Mt. Hood H2O Gladiator Creek: Upper
Mt. Hood H2O - The uppermost section of this creek was the last to be run. We had done the lower and middle a couple times, but the logistics of doing the upper had only resulted in a single failed attempt and a couple aborted trips. Because of the length, I thought it might need to be done over the course of two days on the first go.
SUP World Mag 2020 Starboard Waterline Stand Up Paddleboard
SUP World Mag - The new 2020 Starboard Waterline Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) offers you the most pleasurable flatwater paddling experience we have ever developed.
SUP International Stand Up Paddleboard Stance and Body Positioning
SUP International - Watch this video to learn the proper stand up paddle board stance for producing power, speed and flow. This video was originally made to be geared toward sup racing. However, the principles described can also be applied to sup surfing, sup foiling and just regular cruising on your stand up paddle board.
Kayak Session Jackson Kayak’s founder EJ, retires from this company he developed!!
Kayak Session - We all know EJ for developing Jackson Kayak, the company that manufactures popular fishing, and whitewater boats. Jackson Kayak has been EJ’s life journey and story and also his baby. Hear it from EJ himself on his retirement from Jackson Kayak. His story is inspiring, a man who wanted to become a freestyle kayak champion and worked for it successfully and started Jackson Kayak business, all this when he had a young family to be looked after. Thanks, EJ for your role in developing the sport of whitewater kayaking and fishing!!
unsponsored Festive Gift Guide for paddlers this Christmas time
unsponsored - A great deal of outdoor equipment passes through the halls of Unsponsored HQ. Some great, some good and some not so good. As we get closer to the 25th of December it has now become a little bit of tradition (and to save me answering loads of “What should I get ….. for Christmas, they have just got into kayaking/canoeing/SUP?” type questions via email) to put together a list of gear for our Festive Gift Guide that paddlers and general outdoors type folk might appreciate as presents at Christmas time.
SUP Tonic Shipsterns Inside the Bluff
SUP Tonic - You’re going to want to get this on the big screen! ‘Inside the Bluff’ takes us deeper inside Shipsterns Bluff. A short piece directed by Filmmaker Cameron Staunton starring Kipp Caddy.
SUP Connect Paddle Boarding Amsterdam
SUP Connect - As many people might know already, Holland is a country filled with water, a shore line along the country, lakes, rivers and lot’s of canals to wander through on a paddleboard. One of the best places to go out for a paddle is Amsterdam, famous for its beautiful canals and bridges.
SUP World Mag Gold Medals for Titouan Puyo and Julen Marticorena Hold France Firm in Team Gold Medal Position
SUP World Mag - Titouan Puyo and Julen Marticorena were crowned World Champions Wednesday in El Sunzal (El Salvador). Two other medals have also been won by the France team which is leading in the nations ranking.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Titouan Puyo
2. Eric Jackson
3. Casper Steinfath
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