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Playak News Flash - December 28, 2019
Playak News Flash - December 28, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Simon Wyndham Active Thoughts on the Flat Water Loop
Simon Wyndham - I’ve called this article Active thoughts simply because I wanted to get my thought process, along with the things I am learning or have discovered into writing while they are fresh. Hopefully they will give others some food for thought if they are trying to get this move.
Jackson Kayak How to Make Your Kayak an Extension of Your Body
Jackson Kayak - One of my favorite parts about Jackson Kayaks is that, in tandem with some accessories, I can get the best fit out of any boat I’ve ever been in. For me, having my boat be super snug is the most important thing for me while kayaking.
unsponsored Kayaking in the Shadow of Everest
unsponsored - Before he was guiding for Backshall, before he became synonymous with the Himalayas, before so much more Daz Clarkson-King was kayaking in the shadow of Everest in October 2003.
unsponsored Yak Taurus PFD – Review
unsponsored - A brand new Yak Taurus PFD landed at Unsponsored HQ at the end of August 2019. Since then it has seen a hundred hours of use.
SUP World Mag Stand Up Paddle Surfing
SUP World Mag - Couple days of storm, heavy winds and promising conditions. Big Tuesday (morning) turned out to be messy, peaky and sometimes pretty heavy, until the wind came right back in.
Frogma Christmas Bird Count Part 3 - Christmas Seal
Frogma - Merry Christmas! Finally finishing off my Christmas Bird Count posts a week and a half later. I enjoyed these ones, such a different focus from anything I've done before.
SUP International SUP Star Training
SUP International - Psyched paddle-boarding have announced today, 18th December 2019 the launch of the world first personal progression SUP Star training program, purely for stand up paddle-boarders and to focus on their specific needs.
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.
TotalSUP How the Inspirational Mike Shoreman, the Unbalanced Paddleboarder Became a SUPer Hero
TotalSUP - In November 2018, Toronto-based Stand Up Paddle coach Mike Shoreman was diagnosed with a rare disease, the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. All at once, he lost his balance and as a direct consequence, his independence, his SUP-coaching business and his social life.
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.
SUP World Mag Endless Supper - Paddleboard Full Movie
SUP World Mag - A surfing and paddle-boarding movie about a group of friends in paradise.
Frogma Happy Solstice
Frogma - Spectacular 22 degree halo during today's solstice bird watching paddle on Jamaica Bay, NYC. Looking forward to the return of the light. Click on the photo for a better view.
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.
SUP Connect Fascinating news story from the week with SUPConnect’s Weekly Recap.
SUP Connect - In this week’s recap read about - Amelia Island, whose abundance of wildlife, un-crowded beaches and scenic vistas make it a true SUP destination., tips to get you ready to do winter paddling, Catch all the amazing action that took place in the in perfect waves of Las Palmas with the Gran Canaria Pro-Am.
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