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Playak Weekly Digest - week 04, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 04, 2020.
Kayak Base How Much Does a Kayak Weigh?
Kayak Base - How much does a kayak weigh? I don't think a lot of kayakers think about the weight of a kayak before buying one. Most buyers are worried about other features like material, length, tracking, comfort, stability, and other stuff
Jackson Kayak Fishing with Lead-core for Lake Trout
Jackson Kayak - Lead-core Lake Trout Lake Trout in Ontario can be found in Lake Ontario, Huron, Superior and across the deep, cold lakes of the Canadian Shield. Lake trout are most accessible to kayak anglers immediately after season opener, which in Eastern Ontario falls at the end of May. Since these fish mainly hang out in water […]
Jackson Kayak Guide on which size of the new Jackson Kayak Zen 3.0 will fit you...
Jackson Kayak - Every kayak model has different design characteristics to consider for paddlers trying to figure out what size boat would fit them best. I typically recommend paddlers in those in-between size ranges to err toward the larger size model when helping them pick the best fitting kayak for river running and creeking. However, I have already found fitting paddlers into the new Z3 is an exception to the typical with the increased volume and width of this new design.
WWTCC Whitewater Rescue Kit - Rescue Tape – The Long and Short Of It
WWTCC - Here at Whitewater we love having a chat about kit and lately there’s been a lot of chat in the office about safety kit. For some reason safety tapes seem to keep coming to the front of the discussion
SUP World Mag How To: Install a Fin Into a Stand Up Paddle Board
SUP World Mag - Learn how install a fin into a stand up paddle board with the Pau Hana SUP School. Todd Caranto, board designer, shows how to correctly install a fin and not lose the screw.
Trash Paddler Checking out Fairhaven Bay at a time when icy season this year got skipped
Trash Paddler - Yesterday I wondered how our record-breaking 'January Thaw' affected one of Old Man Winter's favorite haunts around here, Fairhaven Bay, so...I set out from Sherman's Bridge and paddled down a nicely-full and ice-free Sudbury River at Weir Hill (opening photo).
SUP World Mag How Handcrafted Wooden Paddle Boards
SUP World Mag - Tony Smith is the creator of Jarvis Boards, handcrafted stand-up wood paddle boards and surfboards made from recycled materials. His boards can run as high as $4,500 and last 3x longer than a typical board. Jarvis is popular among Austin locals, as well as clients outside of Texas – 90% of Jarvis boards are shipped of state.
SUP World Mag Paddle Boarding in Asheville Lake.
SUP World Mag - Christmas Eve paddle with @les.thornbury! It is clear that his freedom come from being on the water cruising around with his SUP.
SUP International Supfari – Episode 02 - Mission to Bigbury-on-Sea
SUP International - Episode two features the SUPfari crew exploring Bigbury-on-Sea.
Judy Ranelli Looking at Creek boats and creeks
Judy Ranelli - Some meanderings about boats, creeks, history, etc. Creeks by their nature are A. narrower B. steeper C. more technical D. shallower.   The current will be fast because of more gradient, there will be little eddies to catch and break up the rapids, but not a lot of big pools to rest and recover - the term used is "continuous".   
SUP International Workout and Paddle Your Way
SUP International - Landpaddling Onshore show us how to stand up on two wheels and workout.
SUP International Eddie Ogata & Dave Kalama - Mean Sup Foiling
SUP International - Check out Eddie Ogata and Dave Kalama ripping some mean turns in the Kahului Harbor on their Go Foil GL 140’s, Quick Blade Paddles, and Kalama Performance Foil boards.
Rafting Life All the times leading the Colt program guiding groups to experience whitewater kayaking!!
Rafting Life - Over the years I have had the privilege of sharing the joy of ww kayaking and rivers with students from around Canada and the world. Some have continued in the sport of Whitewater Kayaking and others have pursued other endeavours in the outdoors and elsewhere. It has been quite the experience showing rivers to these […]
Jackson Kayak Bass Fishing Christchurch
Jackson Kayak - Normally I’d write a report on how the competition went for me but unfortunately though my wife took ill so I missed half of the comp, so I’ll focus on the practice days instead. I do enjoy the practise days, bit more relaxed and the harbour is a bit quieter so it’s a nice place to be. We don’t have venues like this up north so really is a joy to fish somewhere a bit different.
Werner Scale, A Sea Kayaker's perspective in Alaska
Werner - Distances work differently up here, especially on the water. You might think you are only a mile or two away from that island over there, you might think you can paddle over in 20 minutes, maybe half an hour. It happens all the time. Two or three hours later, you are still paddling towards that same point and the island doesn’t feel like it’s getting any closer.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2019
1. Eric Jackson
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Dane Jackson
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