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Playak Weekly Digest - week 02, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 02, 2020.
Palm Blogs I Probably Shouldn’t but I Will
Palm Blogs - I probably shouldn’t but I will – A metaphor that comprehensively covers my latest trip.
Palm Blogs How I kayak through the winter
Palm Blogs - In the winter it starts to get cold, lots of people are put off by this and do not kayak over this period as much but luckily there are ways to get out on the water and not get put off by the cold. Here are four things I do to not get put off kayaking over the winter.
Palm Blogs Laying Foundations for the Future
Palm Blogs - As a kid I was fortunate enough to be part of a number of paddling trips that became stand-out experiences of my youth and I realize how they instilled a passion for kayaking and the outdoors that is still burning bright today.
Trash Paddler Just One Moment
Trash Paddler - Before paddling into 2020 and the new decade, thought I'd reflect on my most memorable paddling moment from 2019. It occurred on a cloudy spring morning in western Maine where, after awaking in my tent, I'd driven to a lake said to possess Native American pictographs.
Judy Ranelli The really big wave on Upper Mulberry - House Wave
Judy Ranelli - House Wave, on the Upper Mulberry, is a really big wave, and its size is not captured in this video! 
Simon Wyndham A review of the decade in the kayaking world
Simon Wyndham - Annnyyyyhow, let’s take a look at some of the things that have happened in the kayaking world and what I think some of the best and worst developments were.
Trash Paddler New Year'S Plunge Alternative - Paddler welcoming the new year on water
Trash Paddler - Yesterday while many folks were preparing to kick off the New Year with a Polar Plunge I was doing just the opposite and donning attire meant to insulate me from any unplanned immersion.  As a paddler my intent was to welcome in the New Year on the water rather than in it. 
unsponsored Seek peek at Titan kayak’s Nymph, just lovely colours!!
unsponsored - Titan have some pretty nice looking colour combinations for the Nymph.
SUP World Mag SUP Surfing on the Ottawa River
SUP World Mag - Maybe you’ve tried paddle boarding, but have you tried X-Treme stand Up Paddle boarding? Surf the waves on the Ottawa River in the heart of downtown Ottawa.
Trash Paddler Looking for Saddle Rock
Trash Paddler - While reading Robert M. Thorson's The Boatman (Henry David Thoreau's River Years) I came across the author's mention of a boulder historically used in measuring the river's depth. The closest thing Musketaquid had to a local stage gauge was a large boulder known as Saddle Rock, located at Heard's Bridge at the southern end of Sudbury Meadows.
SUP World Mag Ortigia Sup Race 2019
SUP World Mag - An exciting challenge born among the sup practitioners in Syracuse. A stage that aims to grow year to year, both with the aim of spreading this fantastic sport, and making known our coasts to the Italian and foreign sup racer.
Michele Ramazza How to Move the Weight to Find the Balance
Michele Ramazza - Lifting one side of the kayak has always been a misleading concept in my opinion. It is rarely advisable to lift the side of the canoe but, on the contrary, it is better to think in terms of weight shifting towards the side of the kayak trying to keep it as flat as possible to ensure the best support and balance from the boat.
Rafting Life Fun Paddling adventures on the river last year
Rafting Life - It was a good year. So many fun adventures from paddling in my hometown, to adventuring in the Yukon and down in the United States. Some education opportunities opened up and meet some really good people. It’s one of the things that i love about the river community, how amazing they are around sharing knowledge […]
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.
Jackson Kayak Top GoPro Tips for capturing good kayak activity photos and videos
Jackson Kayak - There are many action cams on the market in all possible price ranges. I personally started with the GoPro Hero 1 many years ago and have stayed with GoPro since then. That is why I give my very personal tips on the settings and the mount of my GoPro, which you can certainly consider with all other models.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2019
1. Eric Jackson
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Dane Jackson
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