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Holy Alphabet Soup…PPA Now PIA

We have TAPS, OIA, USCA, ACA, AO, USACK and now PPA is adding to the alphabet soup of paddlesports acronyms by changing to PIA. Still, it's a step in the right direction toward one indsutry for all... (If anyone can spell a paddling-related work out of all the above, send it in and we'll send you a free dry bag)

Big Oscar, Tao Gets Huck Doll, Bobbing for Spam and more

Paddling Life's roundup of recent news in the paddling world. Paddling Immortality Plus Big Oscar, Toy Tao, Bobbing for Spam, A Fire in the Boundary Waters, and More! Achieving paddling immortality takes more than mad skills and big brass balls. You’ve also got to preserve the silver-and-cellulose record, says Kent Ford, whose “Digitize Paddlesports Project” (www.performancevideo.com) converts filmed exploits to digital video. “Film of the early paddling days is decaying in closets across the country,” he says. “We’re documenting the evolution of paddlesports and can use all the footage we can get.”

Why You Should Be A Raft Guide

There are countless reasons to become a raft guide. Here are two...

World Rafting Champs Head to Korea

U.S. teams hopes to better third-place finish from 2005 on Korea’s Naerinchon River

Paddling Life IndustryNews!

Paddling Life Industry News Hyside Celebrates 25th Anniversary Hip, hip hooray for Hyside. Under the directorship of long-time owner Dick Dechant, Hyside Inflatables is celebrating its...

Damming the Micos, FERC Fun, And More!

The Green Room American Rivers Board Chair Passes Away Just a few weeks after assuming the helm of the nation’s largest river conservation organization, American Rivers...

Movin’ On

Who's going where in paddlesports

The Straight Dope: PL blows the cover on kayak dopers

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds got his from BALCO. Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis allegedly took a dose of synthetic testosterone, and world-record sprinter Justin Gatlin blames his positive drug test on a steroid-laced rubdown. It makes us wonder: What are paddlers doping with these days?
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