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Playak News Flash - January 26, 2020
Playak News Flash - January 26, 2020
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Mt. Hood H2O Big Bend Creek
Mt. Hood H2O - Ben had found this creek some how or another a few years ago while driving around, then saw it had this mention in the back of Soggy Sneakers. We had made a couple goes at it over the next couple years, but whether it was snow or logs across the road we had not made it to the put in.
Angling International On the Water established as integral part of ICAST
Angling International - ICAST On the Water – staged on Tuesday, the day before the doors of the world’s largest fishing tackle trade exhibition open – has established itself as an integral part of the show experience
Paddle Making late 19th C Arthur Heming Voyageur Paddle Reproduction
Paddle Making - Hunter and Harris originally released the beautiful Thomson canoe paddle back in 2018 but it quickly sold out. You can now pre-order the 2020 edition and the first run will ship March 30th.
International Rafting Federation IRF certified rafting Instructors invited for 2020 IRF GTE Instructor’s Conference
International Rafting Federation - We invite all IRF certified Instructors to join us at the 2020 IRF GTE Instructor’s Conference!
SUP International This should inspire us to keep the beach coastlines litter free!!
SUP International - For the sake of whales and other wondrous creatures out there, we definitely should be mindful of our trash habits, dispose them off responsibly so it does not get into oceans or rivers. And a big hug to Ethan Huff and others who spend time cleaning up the coastlines!!
SUP International Starboard Inflatable Welding vs Fusion Technology
SUP International - Check out Starboard SUP’s Inflatable Welding vs Fusion Technology used in manufacturing premium Stand Up Paddleboards that are lighter and stiffer.
SUP Tonic After the ferry waves - Watch this interesting surfing done on ferry waves
SUP Tonic - In this episode of Weird Waves, Dylan Graves and the WW Crew prove ferry waves are real!
SUP Connect Could Your Shoulder Pain Be Shoulder Impingement?
SUP Connect - The shoulder/upper arm is the most frequently injured area for stand up paddlers, accounting for 33% of all major injuries among people practicing this sport, as found in a study published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
TotalSUP Ze Race 2020 – GPS Tracker & Live Feed
TotalSUP - Follow the 10th edition of Ze Race, live on TotalSUP on Saturday January 25th.
The Paddler ezine Keep yourself warm with these eco friendly neoprene Accessories from Palm Equipment
The Paddler ezine - Don’t let your hands, head or little toes get cold – Palm Equipment have a brilliant new range of eco-friendly neoprene accessories, including five new items to their already wide range: the Surf hood, NeoFlex hood, fingerless Clutch gloves, Neoflex gloves and Claw mitts.
International Rafting Federation Lot's in store for Rafting enthusiasts this year!!
International Rafting Federation - Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had a Festive Season that rejuvenated you for the coming year. Our calendar is already building up fast with the key events to highlight...
Distressed Mullet First Look: Vaikobi VXP Race PFD
Distressed Mullet - First off, whilst we’ve been advised that the US Coast Guard actually prefers the term life jacket now, Vaikobi’s official name for this new vest is “PFD.” Since that’s what the manufacturer is referring to it as, so shall we call it that for the purposes of this review, as it relates specifically to the product.
Distressed Mullet 2020 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis 20-Week Training Program With Coach Seychelle on Paddle Monster
Distressed Mullet - Are you ready to start training for the paddle of a lifetime? If your goal is to cross from Bimini to Florida this June, this program is designed to get you there. It is scalable to all levels of paddlers and to individual or team participants.
Standup Journal The Islands Bounce Back: Spotlight on St. John
Standup Journal - Resilience. After the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in the US Virgin Islands and surrounding areas, the news outlets went dark as the islands began the monumental task of digging themselves out from under the debris, restoring power, water and inhabitable life on some of the favorite playgrounds, like St. John, within the western hemisphere. Stories of heartbreak, relocation, even death spun a picture too hopeless to even contemplate.
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