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Playak Weekly Digest - week 06, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 06, 2020.
Palm Blogs Drops of the Curacautin Falls, Chile that kayakers would love!!
Palm Blogs - Here I leave this pair of drops that opened a few years ago and that all kayakers traveling to Chile will want to descend, but few people find the spot first try. I hope this post helps you.
Jackson Kayak Freestyle Is Not Dead
Jackson Kayak - I saw a few posts on social media recently in the vein of Freestyle is dead, one of which was a comment that hated on someone else’s stoke. For me, it was a really disappointing attitude to see. While I get that competing at an ICF Freestyle World Championship is not what brings many the most joy in a kayak, there are plenty of other reasons to get on the freestyle hustle. Here are a few of my favorites. Try them out and help me prove Freestyle is not Dead.
International Rafting Federation Back to where rafting racing started - Chuya River, Russia
International Rafting Federation - AreYouReady to head back to where it all started? Федерация Рафтинга России / Russian Rafting Federation are pulling together their bid to host the 2023 IRF World Rafting Champs on the Katun River (Class 3 and 4) and Chuya River (Class 3 to 5)! Considered as the founding race that in 1989 pulled together nations from across the globe to bring peace and prosperity at a time of global friction, Project RAFT on the Chuya River saw racing take place on a truly international scale.
ICF Young Evy all set to compete against her role models at the Oceania canoe slalom championships
ICF - The American teen shyly introduced herself to kayaking stars Jess Fox and Luuka Jones and proudly proclaimed them her idols as she watched their classy performances, on and off the water. A year later, as she lines up at this weekend's Oceania canoe slalom championships in Auckland, the paddling prodigy will be eyeing Australia's Fox and New Zealand's Jones as near-equals after an astonishing break-out 2019 season.
Level 6 Juicy Flows on the Rio Bravo in Chile
Level 6 - Level Six paddler Marc Godbout paddling on the Rio Bravo in Chile, in some Juicy flows.
Traversing Spring 2020 Lee Valley Canoe Related Workshops
Traversing - Woodworking and tool store Lee Valley, is offering various upcoming Canoe paddle carving workshops for this Spring of 2020. Check out the list below for a class near you, and be sure to sign up soon as they tend to fill up quickly...
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.
The American River American River Conservancy (ARC)
The American River - The American River Conservancy (ARC) is an environmental non-profit organization located in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA.
Canoe London Kayaking the River Roding & Barking Creek, From the Thames to Ilford
Canoe London - The River Roding rises in Essex and flows through East London before joining the Thames at Barking Creek. We kayaked upstream from the Thames on a rising spring tide, reaching Ilford before returning.
SUP International Sup Surfing - Australia 2020
SUP International - How do you get ready for the 2020 SUP competition in Victoria, Australia you may ask well by escaping Melbourne city and the Ocean Grove summer crowds to SUP surf in pristine empty waves on 13th Beach Victoria Australia, at dawn.
SUP World Mag Paddleboard Yoga With Chelsea Gilson
SUP World Mag - Chelsea Gilson first yoga class ever, balance is the key. But it is for sure not the same as usual. Check it out how a great yoga teacher is dealing with the little waves.
SUP World Mag The New Naish Inflatable Board Technology
SUP World Mag - The new 2020 Naish inflatable stand up paddle boards are packed with innovative technical features. Naish’s engineer Damien Girardin looks at some of the key features that elevate Naish’s inflatable SUP boards above the rest.
ICF Action from the finals of Oceania canoe slalom championships - C1 men and K1 women
ICF - Jess Fox just held off a rampaging Luuka Jones at the Oceania canoe slalom championships in Auckland today, while the Australian C1 men heaped further misery on the hosts as the Olympic quota spot was decided.
SUP International Uprising
SUP International - Our story happens in France. It involves a trailer loaded with stand-ups, surfboards, foils and all kinds of gear to make the most of the conditions, five young riders and a photographer.
SUP World Mag Sup Surfing Jackson Close 10ft Deep
SUP World Mag - Jackson Close is an 4x Australian Longboard champ and an 4x Australian Sup champ. If my math is any good, thats a 8x Aussie champion. And if you add the two surfing disciplines together and multiply it with a factor of Jackson on a Deep 10’x26″x4″ it equals this.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Arthur Arutkin
2. Bren Orton
3. Dane Jackson
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