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NYT article on paddling

Joseph Berkovitz

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Thanks. For some unknown reason, this wasn’t the top item on the NYT homepage. Go figure. 

The explanations are very good but I have to agree with the many commenters who are upset about the use of a PFD-less paddler. Would have been much better to show the movement of the PFD zipper when properly rotating. 

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How odd, I didn’t even notice the person wasn’t wearing a PFD. Yes, a big mistake, but I still applaud some coverage that brings more attention to the sport and dispels some misconceptions about what it’s about physically. It’s not a perfect article but better than many.

I don’t know if the photo caption originally said this when the article came out, but it now reads: “

Serious kayak racers generally don’t wear life vests, but recreational paddlers should always do so. Credit...

I guess they’re trying to fix this and don’t have another photo on hand…


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