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Playak Weekly Digest - week 07, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 07, 2020.
Angling International The Watercraft segment yielding good sales revenues to Johnson Outdoors
Angling International - Johnson Outdoors, the US-based outdoor leisure products manufacturer, saw its sales rise 23% in the first quarter of the financial year with all segments of the business – including Watercraft – showing solid gains.
Down Hill Kayaking Great paddling update - Allen Creek, Georgia
Down Hill Kayaking - January is often a time of high rainfall and awesome boating around northeast Alabama and 2019 was no exception.  However, after a couple weeks of great paddling my creeking season was suddenly put on hold when I broke my ribs on my cockpit during a rough reconnect on Asleep at the Wheel on Allen Creek in Georgia.  The name Asleep at the Wheel comes from how easily it is to get past the point-of-no-return and accidentally committed to running it without scouting...
International Rafting Federation Welcome Greece, the Most Recent Country to Join the IRF
International Rafting Federation - In an historic announcement, the Hellenic Canoe-Kayak Federation (HCKF) is the most recent national federation to join the IRF.
System X Werner Whitewater Smart-View
System X - Werner whitewater paddles are now available with the Werner 2pc Smart-View option. For the first time this gives us the option of a 2pc Bent whitewater paddle as well as a 2pc straight shaft offering multiple feather options and a great travel solution.
Jackson Kayak Winter Bass Fishing Tips | Brrrr…Bass
Jackson Kayak - Surface water temperatures have plunged (at least in Tennessee) to below the magic 50 degree mark. Most game fish will slow down consequently most fishing activities slow down but they don’t have to. Let the frost melt off the kayak, dress for the weather and grab your gear
Traversing 'Voyages: Canada's Heritage Rivers' Available Again Soon
Traversing - Canadian naturalist, canoe tripper, author, illustrator and photographer Hap Wilson announced that the 1994 book Voyages: Canada's Heritage Rivers, will be available again soon…
Angling International Hadden returns to paddlesports sector with Esquif Canoes
Angling International - One of the best known names in North America’s paddlesports industry, David Hadden, has returned to the sector with ambitious Canadian canoe maker Esquif.
Jackson Kayak 2020 JK Little Shredders Applications Are Now OPEN
Jackson Kayak - Jackson Kayak is excited to announce that we have new spots available on the 2020 Jackson Kayak Little Shredder team. Once again we will be running a competition to find our new team of little shredders. We are looking for kids who love to kayak and are super talented for their age. We are opening these spots for kids aged 15 and under. You can be a playboater, a creeker, a river runner or just a paddler doing something awesome for your age. You need to have an awesome attitude too.
Paddle Making Historic Paddle Art: Chief Shoppenegons 1910
Paddle Making - Here's a historic piece of art dated to 1910 featuring a portrait of Chief David Shoppenegons from the Detroit Institute of Art. An Ojibwa leader from Michigan, the full length portrait showcases Shoppenagons dressed in ceremonial ancestral garb while holding a short paddle apparently referencing his work as a guide along the Au Sable River.
Frogma A paddle pleasure at Robinson Preserve will be due to all these amazing birds there!!
Frogma - Starting off with the Great Blue Heron who hangs out at Peter and Valerie's condo. Last year he was actually perched on the mangroves just above our heads as we went out for a paddle,
ICF Breakthrough wins highlight Atlantic Ocean world cup
ICF - South Africa’s Joshua Fenn upstaged his much more experienced rivals while Spain’s Judith Verges Xifra broke through for a major career win at the ICF Atlantic Ocean Racing world cup in Lanzarote on the weekend.
Frogma Florida Day 3 - Myakka River Boat Tour
Frogma - We'd visited the Myakka River State Park during last year's visit, and I'm so glad we went back this year.
SUP Tonic Wing Surfing in Clear Blue Water
SUP Tonic - Anybody else feeling a little jealous right now.
Level 6 Check Matthias Weger paddling some of the best whitewater wonders around the world
Level 6 - Follow Italian slalom athlete, all-round whitewater pusher and Level Six paddler Matthias Weger that took him to paddle some of the best whitewater in the world in 2019.
SUP International Red Paddle Co - The New Compact Launch 2020
SUP International - After the success of the 9’6 Compact Red Paddle Co have introduced the all-new 11’0 Compact board. Folding down to half the size of a conventional board the Compact Range offers the ultimate in trans-portability without compromising on performance.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Travis Grant
2. Luke Hopkins
3. Casper Steinfath
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