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Playak News Flash - December 25, 2019
Playak News Flash - December 25, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
SUP Connect Preparing for Your Winter SUP Escapades
SUP Connect - If you’re like most SUP enthusiasts, then you know that the day or week just didn’t seem the same without gliding on crystalline waters.
SUP World Mag Ireland’s Eye by Stand-Up Paddle
SUP World Mag - Check out the Irish coast on a Sup board by a beautiful sunny day.
unsponsored RRP Proguard Bolt on Mudguard – Review
unsponsored - Ok, we are going a little off piste with this one as it is definitely not kayak or canoe related. When the water is low and the surf has dropped off I get out on a bike. This now includes mountain bikes and road bikes.
SUP World Mag Aquamarina Race Board 12’6
SUP World Mag - Find the 2020 Aquamarina Race 12’6 inflatable paddle board. This Boards designed with a V shape helping the board keeping it’s speed.
Frogma Out paddling the shores in the Fog for the Christmas Bird Count!!
Frogma - I've attempted to reproduce our route here, beginning and ending at Sebago in the Paerdegat. The blue sections were just travelling, no counting allowed there, since had the day been clearer, those waters and shoreline would've been visible from Floyd Bennett Field...
SUP World Mag 2020 Starboard Sprint – New Fastest Race Paddleboard
SUP World Mag - The new 2020 Starboard Sprint is one of the fastest race board (SUP) on the market and ultimate speedster for use in flat water and light chop conditions.
Paddle Making Mid-19th Century Penobscot Paddle (Poplar)
Paddle Making - Archived on Worthpoint.com is an interesting paddle originally from Cowan's American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction (4/8/2017). What makes this one different from other 19th century Penobscot designs is the claim it is made of Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera).
Hala How to Roll Your Hala SUP
Hala - There are a few things you can try to get the board rolled smaller. Firstly, the initial crease is the most important part of the roll. Making sure you have your roll tight before you get the fins involved is going to dictate how the rest of the roll goes.
TotalSUP APP World Tour 2020: Dates and New Stops Announced
TotalSUP - The APP World Tour team is not slowing down and has released official 2020 schedule with new stops added to the pipeline. After a spectacular 2019 season that saw dramatic action across every event on Tour, the APP is continuing its legacy in Osaka, San Francisco and Paris, while adding a new World Tour Opener on the northwest coast of France (Pornichet), and delivering dedicated downwind and dedicated surf sprint events to complete the 2020 line up.
unsponsored Wild river Cwm Cynfal needs your help to save it from impending dam project damages
unsponsored - Both Afon Cynfal and Rhaeadr y Cwm are threatened by hydro development. The development will really in significant ecological damage. More details on the development and how you can help protect the area can be found here.
SUP International Ultimate SUP Downwinder
SUP International - A yacht supported downwinder in open water Mediterranean is up there with heli skiing Whistler, or being towed into empty G-Land. But if the numbers are saying 50 knots and 6 metres, how much do you think you could stand?
Kayak Session Before the year ends, remember to vote for your favorite whitewater film here!!
Kayak Session - Here is the TOP 10 Finalists – The Final Cut – of the 1st round 2019 Short Film of the Year Awards presented by Sweet Protection. 50% of this 1st round is based on Views, 50% on judges call. For this second and last round, 50% is based on online votes, 50% on judges call.
Outdoor Industry Association Next year’s OIA sustainability workshop for Outdoor Retailers - Register!!
Outdoor Industry Association - Register for OIA Sustainability Events at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show... Join us to learn more about how your company can join and demonstrate that together, we’re a force for climate action.
American Rivers Looking Back on 2019 – Looking Ahead to 2020
American Rivers - The holiday season is upon us, and between the deep-fried turkey disaster, the sprigs of plastic mistletoe hanging about, and the cat knocking down the Christmas tree, ‘tis the season to look back upon the year that was, and get excited for the new year ahead.
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