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Playak Weekly Digest - week 52, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 52, 2019.
Brittany Parker Sometimes All We Need Is a Little Perspective
Brittany Parker - I’m in Southern Florida visiting family for the holidays. Every time I come back to the states I have some sort of revelation. Going from one very different culture to another always gives perspective.
Jackson Kayak What’s Your Adventure Vehicle?
Jackson Kayak - Ask this question to any boater and you’ll get a plethora of answers and opinions. Our current adventure vehicle is a 2006 Chevy Express Van 2500 that we found at a local used car lot.
Jackson Kayak Whitewater Kayaking 2019 in Review
Jackson Kayak - 2019 has been a pretty awesome year for me. My paddling definitely took a turn and headed in a different direction, which I think has been for the better.
Jackson Kayak How to Pick the Right Kayak Paddle
Jackson Kayak - When I’m giving kayaking and kayak fishing talks at sports shows and expos, I like to spend some time talking paddles. Most people spend more time picking their kayak than how to pick the right kayak paddle. But, your paddle is the way you move your kayak, so, you should try to buy the most expensive, lightest paddle you can afford. Lighter paddles are less fatiguing, meaning you can enjoy your time on the water longer and feel less sore at the end of the day.
SUP International Loco Inca 9’6 Wood Edition Test Review
SUP International - The wood edition Inca is a beautiful performance nose-rider long board with big progression potential that means you will want to hold onto this one for a very long time. This board is easy to live away from the surf but the focus really is on wave-riding performance be that walking up to the nose or surfing it aggressively off of the tail. This 115 liter version starts working when waves appear but the thinned out rails make it really dance when the surf does turn on.
SUP World Mag 2019 Springs SUP Adventure
SUP World Mag - Looking for gators in the Wakiva Springs and River on a inflatable SUP. Well that is something you won’t try everyday.
unsponsored White Water Kayaking First Descents
unsponsored - White water kayaking first descents in places most of the world avoids with Darren Clarkson-King.
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.
SUP World Mag Antonin Salaverria
SUP World Mag - You don’t know him yet? It’s normal. This 19 year old Angloy is discreet and devotes all his time to his favorite sport, surfing and more particularly SUP, Stand Up Paddle, as well as to his university studies in Staps in Anglet.
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...
International Rafting Federation Are You Ready for ERC 2020 on Devil’s Stream?
International Rafting Federation - Yes, we head back to the Czech Republic for our Euro Champs in 2020, this time to the artificial course Roudnice on the Labe River for the Sprint, H2H and Slalom, and to the exciting Devil’s Stream for the Downriver.
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.
SUP Tonic Willow’s World - Testing My New Uni Foils
SUP Tonic - Willow-River Tonkin picks up his new Uni Foil and heads to Muizenberg to catch some waves. Its been a couple of weeks since a last had a foil sesh so I am feeling a bit rusty but man, I must say that these foils are just mental.
American Rivers To Break Bread, We Need Water
American Rivers - Water connects us across generations, cultures, geographies. And, though we may often forget, water also connects us across tables. We need water. Food, needs water. The production of one apple requires 18 gallons. A 1/3-pound hamburger is 660 gallons of water in the making.
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.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Eric Jackson
2. Titouan Puyo
3. Casper Steinfath
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