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16 July 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Airhead SUP
Airhead SUP


by: Andy Szymczak
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 • New Adirondack paddling destination comes with new rules
 • Paddling community honors Eppie Johnson
 • Trans-Tasman kayaker falls short of reaching goal

 • Featured Product:
Women's Blackberry Sunset T-shirt
 • Photo Runner-up
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Dry Suits

by Ocean Rodeo Sports
Two Weeks Left to Join Paddling Perks
Perks Program Ending Join Paddling Perks now and your membership will be valid through October 31, 2015. That's 15 months for the price of 12! Plus, you'll receive a $10 gift certificate to the store and 10% off all store purchases. All this along with a great t-shirt ($17.95 value), a 2015 Wall Calendar, and many other great paddling-related benefits. Don't put it off any longer! Join today, because as of July 31 it will be gone...

Heritage Kayaks Added to Buyers Guide
Heritage Kayaks logo Heritage Kayaks has four great fishing kayaks ranging from 9' 5" to 14'. Flush-mount rod holders and other features trick them out right for the kayak angler. Check out these kayaks from Heritage which are now available to view, research and compare in the Buyers Guide.

Greenland Chest Sculling Tutorial
Greenland Chest Sculling The Greenland Chest Scull is used to prevent a capsize if one has been pulled over with the torso facing into the water. The Inuit term for this technique means "lying on one's belly". This video demonstrates the technique and breaks it down into a few useful steps to follow.

Paddling with your best friend - your dog
Dog Paddling Dogs are a strange breed. Some are well behaved and considerate, while others are just a plain nuisance, which is why the question of having them join you on a canoe trip is not all that cut and dry. Kevin Callan looks at some of the factors you should consider before taking your furry friend along for a paddle/camping excursion in his latest article.

New Product Announcement
Intrepid 120X kayak
Intrepid 120X kayak
by Pelican International
Not unlike our popular Intrepid 100X, the new Intrepid 120X is designed with neophytes in mind. While its unique multi chine hull structure still puts a premium on stability and tracking, this longer, roomier version of the Intrepid also offers improved acceleration and speed. Its sleek construction, storage hatch and superior outfitting makes the Intrepid 120X a paddlers' best friend.

Winners of the Sweepstakes!
The Sweepstakes has ended and the winners have been randomly selected! Janus Stanton from Louisville, KY won the Nessmuk canoe from Hemlock Canoe works; Frank Wilson from Strafford, NH won the Baffin kayak from Boreal Designs; Paul Klein from Pittsburgh, PA won the Trident 13 angler kayak from Ocean Kayak; Gregory Mills from Saint Helen, MI won the Nomad HP1 inflatable kayak from BIC Sport. The boat prizes were all packaged with other valuable items such as paddles from Sawyer Paddles, drybags and gear bags from SealLine, PFDs from NRS, and boat transport racks from Yakima and Whispbar. Stay tuned for another exciting sweepstakes to start very soon!

In The Same Boat: Camping Comfort - The Kitchen
A paddler travels on her stomach. That won't be news to any canoeist or kayaker. And it's true even if you're not racing from camp to camp. For a couple of weeks now, Tamia's been leading a relaxed tour of the campsite she's named Camp Comfort. She's visited the bedroom and living room already. Now it's time to check out "The Kitchen." As always, the tour leaves from In the Same Boat. You don't want to miss the boat, do you? Of course you don't!

Trips Directory Spotlight
Northern Alberta Wilderness Paddle by Flow North Paddling Co.
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This is wilderness paddling at its best! Class I - III water, backcountry camping, quiet nights, wildlife, and beautiful scenery. Being this far north, you get long summer days, slow sunsets, and very few people.

Kayak Photo Product Review Spotlight
Quest 10 kayak by Riot Kayaks
The Riot Quest is a very versatile small kayak. I bought one for each of my two teenage daughters and they have had a blast with them. The Quest tracks well, is pretty fast for a short boat and with a skirt, it can play in white water, or at the beach. The hardware is durable... As a first boat for my daughters it has been fantastic. A real confidence booster, with go anywhere ability... Rating 10 of 10 by tomchase
Read more reviews or get more info on the Quest 10 kayak.

Help the Paddling Community!
Kayaking We're all about sharing knowledge here, so help the paddling community by adding your favorite launch site on the interactive Launch Site Map. You can also add your own review or read other Canoe and Kayak product reviews in the Reviews section. Plus, when you Add a Product Review you will be entered to win a canoe or kayak that we'll be giving away once we have 1500 new reviews!

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