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News Watch

The Playak News Watch continously finds the world"s new paddling headlines. From the huge number of headlines it finds, Playak editors hand-pick and present the best ones (yes, that is very subjective, but they do their best to please our readers) every day, and those that then get the most reader views are sent out in the daily News Flash. Each Friday, we send out the Weekly Digest (instead of the daily News Flash), containing the top headlines of the past 7 days, as well as the most popular videos and forum topics, and a list of upcoming paddling events.


Defending the whitewater culture of making paddlers drink beer from the booties

CKS Blog (Oct 7) - One of the first things I learned about whitewater kayaking culture when I started to get into the sport 5 years ago was that if you swim on the river, tradition compels you to drink a beer out of your bootie/paddling shoe (or your primary rescuer’s bootie, depending on the crew and the amount of peer pressure applied) at the takeout.  read more...

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Costa Rica Winter Paddling Paradise Vacation Giveaway

CKS Blog (Oct 6) - Because we love our customers we want to send one lucky kayaker on a dream vacation this winter. Our friends at Amazing Vacations Costa Rica have teamed up with us to bring one lucky person an incredible winter paddling experience in the warm rivers of Costa Rica.  read more...

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Astral's LE11 GreenJacket PFD is out!!

unsponsored (Oct 3) - The front of the PFD highlights the Curarrehue Valley, with Las Peinetas mountains towering above the Puesco river.  read more...

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Look at whitewater paddling jacket - Astral Greenjacket LE11

unsponsored (Sep 11) - Astral have a new limited edition Greenjacket for 2019/20, LE11.  read more...

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The convenience of the Astral YTV PFD for this lady rafting guide

CKS Blog (Aug 2) - As a Trauma Intensive Care Nurse for the last ten years, a private boater, and a commercial rafting guide, safety on the river is of the utmost importance to me. As a woman on the river, however, I quickly discovered not all gear is made with us slay-dies in mind. I struggled to find a PFD that fit “the girls”, was comfortable for all-day wear, and didn’t limit my paddle power and motion.  read more...

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Jun 30unsponsored Social Media Saturday 29 June 2019
Jun 17Northwest Rafting Company Best Shoes and Sandals for River Rafting Trips
Apr 19unsponsored Astral YTV PFD
Mar 30unsponsored Social Media Saturday 30 March 2019
Mar 28Exploring Elements 2019 US Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials
Mar 18Badfish SUP Badfish’s Intro to River Surfing Guide
Mar 12Northwest Rafting Company Gearing Up for River Training
Feb 18Jackson Kayak My Top 5 Favorite Kayak Fishing Accessories
Feb 12unsponsored High Viz Camo Blue Jacket From Astral
Jan 12WWTCC 7 Things to Make You Happy in 2019
Jan 11Badfish SUP The Badfish’s Winter Gear Picks
Nov 27 2018Bellyak Top 12 Gift Ideas for Water Lovers
Nov 24 2018unsponsored Epic Gift Guide – 2018
Nov 20 2018Adam Frey Astral Hiyak First Impressions
Oct 28 2018CKS Blog 5 Must Have Items for a Southeastern Whitewater Road Trip
Oct 16 2018Alpin Action Team Overview of Paddle accesories and products from Paddle Expo 2019
Sep 17 2018unsponsored Paddle stuff for your entertainment, picked up from social media
Aug 29 2018unsponsored Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)
Jul 27 2018Jackson Kayak Fun fill whitewater times at the Charles City Challenge - Whitewater Park
Jul 17 2018Jackson Kayak Women Paddlers experience a rocking time - Dirty Bird Confidence Series Recap 2018
Jun 3 2018Jackson Kayak The Golden Games: Voted Elevation Outdoors Best Paddling Event
May 13 2018unsponsored  Check out cool kayaking clips from social media - - Social Media Saturday
Apr 23 2018Jackson Kayak Pedaling the Coosa FD - has the Flex Drive system
Apr 11 2018unsponsored Water Sports Shoe - Astral Brewer 2.0
Mar 22 2018WWTCC Best Sea/Touring PFD’s of 2018
Mar 10 2018unsponsored That Liquidlogic Kayak Again
Mar 5 2018unsponsored Whitewater paddle stuff from Social Media
Feb 26 2018unsponsored Social Media Saturday – 24 February 2018
Dec 14 2017Exploring Elements  A Tale of Two Races
Dec 1 2017unsponsored Winter Is Coming – 7 Paddling Tips
Nov 24 2017AirKayaks 2017 AirKayaks Holiday Specials: Inflatable Kayak, SUPs and Gear Steals & Deals
Nov 23 2017Jackson Kayak Winter Wear
Sep 27 2017unsponsored More 2018 Gear From Paddle Expo 2017
Aug 1 2017worldkayak blogs Jackson Kayak Nirvana Reviews From J.A.W. Demos
Jul 31 2017Jackson Kayak Shaun Mullins’ JK Nirvana Review From J.A.W. Demo
Jul 13 2017Jackson Kayak Twice The Boat – Twice The Fun
Jul 9 2017Jackson Kayak The Kayak Advantage
Jul 7 2017Jackson Kayak Confidence Series Recap Year Three on the Pigeon
Feb 14 2017Kayak Session Evan Moore – White water paddler to watch out for, check him out
Feb 13 2017worldkayak blogs JK Antix Large Initial Thoughts as a Big Guy
Feb 12 2017Jackson Kayak Antix Large Initial Thoughts as a Big Guy
Feb 11 2017Northwest Rafting Company River Rafting Packing List
Jan 8 2017Mike Tavares The San Juan/Lake Powell 260 Expedition
Jan 3 2017TotalSUP Talking River SUP with board designer and pro whitewater kayaker - Dan Gavere
Dec 29 2016Canoe Kayak MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter
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