PaddleNews: Crazy Canoe Games; Your Essential Kayak Gear; Portugal Trip

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8 April 2015
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 GEAR SPOTLIGHT

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Extrasport Added to Accessories Guide
Extrasport began back in 1975. They're focused on designing and manufacturing the best PFDs around; durable, comfortable and innovative. In addition, every one of their PFDs meets or exceeds both UL and Coast Guard safety standards. Now you can check out their line of PFDs and compare them with the many other paddling gear items available to research in the Paddling.net Accessories Buyers' Guide.
http://www.paddling.net/buyersguide/accessories/


Essential Gear for Kayaking
Whenever you go paddling there's a certain amount of equipment that you have to think about before you go on the water. This video discusses a few pieces of essential gear to get started sea kayaking in this video. Yes, there are more items needed, but the focus of this short clip is on the following items: primarily, he looks at the importance of proper PFD fit and function plus the necessity of a spray skirt.
http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/


Crazy Canoe Games!
We've posted a few videos of some crazy canoe games for every paddler to consider or just laugh along with the silliness and ingenuity of people. There's a clip of canoe jousting and ramp jumping along with tug-o-war canoe and a unique gunwale pumping race often played in the Boundary Waters/Quetico region. Check them all out!
http://www.paddling.net/articles/Canoe_Games.html


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New Product Announcement
Lockable Trailer Boxes by Remackel Trailer
Remackel Trailer is now offering lockable gear boxes for its canoe trailers. They build a 20"Wx60"Lx12" lockable box for their 6 and 8 place canoe trailers and they can build them for their 2 and 4 place also. These boxes are bolted on the trailer and have a lockable paddle latch. With these lockable aluminum boxes you can secure your most valuable gear while you are away canoeing without any worries.
http://www.paddling.net/buyersguide/whatsnew/
Final Day for the Kayak/Canoe Sweepstakes!
April 9 is the last day to enter to win one of three great boats. The boats are: a SpitFire canoe from Placid Boatworks, a Borneo SOT kayak from BIC Sport, a GPX kayak or a V10 surfski from Epic Kayaks. These boats also come packaged with PFDs from MTI Adventurewear, gear bags from SealLine, boat racks from Talic, mosquito screens from Skeeter Beater, and other boat accessories from Danuu Paddle Sport. Congratulations to Michael Behrent from Little Chute, WI who won a $20 gift certificate to the Paddling.net store just for entering the contest this past week!
http://www.paddling.net/reg/sweepstakes.html
In The Same Boat: Are Drysuits Worth the Cost?
"What should I wear today?" For paddlers who find the lively music of meltwater-swollen rivers all but irresistible, this isn't a frivolous question. It is — or can be — a matter of life and death. And for a while now, the gold standard in early season apparel has been the drysuit. It combines outstanding protection with pretty fair comfort. But "What Price Safety"? That's Tamia's subject this week at In the Same Boat. Check out her latest column before you go shopping.
http://www.paddling.net/sameboat/
Trips Directory Spotlight
Paddle Across Portugal (6 day)
by Douro Kayak
Join us as we paddle the magnificent Douro River, passing through a very undeveloped part of Europe, sleeping in small B&B and taking our meals in restaurants all run by Portuguese families.
http://www.paddling.net/trips/showCompany.html?show=2972
Product Review Spotlight
Osprey canoe by Swift
The boat itself will do anything you ask of it. The only time I have ever had any problems controlling it, is in extreme wind conditions with no extra weight in the boat. The Osprey is extremely responsive and paddles effortlessly. I can paddle this boat for hours with no shoulder fatigue and discomfort. The reason being that the rolled in sides give me a different ergonomic paddling stroke... Rating 10 of 10 by Doug Andrews
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Iceberg SUP Golfing
Lake Michigan in March showcases a beautiful icy shoreline, icebergs and... golfers?? See what incredible lengths this Michigan golfer will resort to before the land-based courses thaw out in the mitten state...


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