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Old Town Extends Industry Best Warranty On Award Winning PDL Pedal Drive

Old Town has expanded their warranty on the award-winning Pedal drive to an industry leading 5 years. The PDL pedal drive is the most advanced and…

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CALIFORNIA RETAILER MIKE ONG DOESN’T PLAY THE SUP GAME, BUT STILL DOES A BRISK BUSINESS WITH THE PEDAL-DRIVEN HOBIE ECLIPSE. “IT’S A MATTER OF KNOWING YOUR MARKET

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What You Need To Know As A New Or Experienced Retailer

OLD WISDOM Choose Your Battlefield Southwind Kayaks is in the heart of Southern California SUP country, but after a brief flirtation with standup, owner Mike…

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CAREFUL PLANNING AND TOTAL COMMITMENT ARE SEAN CREARY’S KEYS TO SUCCESS.

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Owner Of River And Trail On The One Big Leap Behind His Success

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE PADDLESPORTS RETAIL BUSINESS? Six years this September. I’d been a rowing coach and ran the watersports nonprofit, Genessee Waterways…

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MacGregor holding his silver canoe, a token of appreciation for joining the National Council presented by Canadian Canoe Museum former executive director, James Raffan.

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Canadian Canoe Museum Welcomes Scott MacGregor To National Council

The Canadian Canoe Museum has made Rapid Media Founder and Publisher Scott MacGregor a member of it’s new National Council. Membership in this prestigious group…

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PEDAL DRIVE KAYAKS CONTINUE TO GAIN MARKET SHARE

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Paddlesports Leaders On The Looming Trade War, Box-Store Kayaks And The Shifting Tradeshow Landscape

NAME ONE THING YOU LEARNED ABOUT RETAIL PADDLESPORTS AT THE START OF YOUR CAREER THAT HOLDS TRUE TODAY? Relationships—with customers, suppliers and staff—are key. —Bruce…

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PADDLEBOARDERS ON THE SHOSHONE SECTION OF THE COLORADO RIVER NEAR VAIL, COLORADO.

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What's Up With SUP?

SIXTEEN YEARS ago, Laird Hamilton surfed Malibu with an American flag streaming from an overlong canoe paddle. It was September 11, 2002—a year after the…

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Y’ALL CAN CHANGE YOUR OWN OIL: EX- MECHANIC MCGIVOR ENJOYS A DAY ON THE WATER IN CENTRAL VIRGINA.

How To Quit Your Job And Become A Leading Kayak Retailer

How long have you been in the kayak business? It’s been three years this July. I did it on a whim as a sideline to…

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Blue Sky Boatworks raised more than $312,000 on kickstarter to bring to market its unique 360 Angler and 360 Escape, pictured here.

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How Crowdfunding, CAD And 3D Printing Are Making Small Scale Production More Viable Than Ever

For years, Pyranha’s U.S.-based design team dreamed of making a longer, faster version of the company’s speedy 9R creek boat.They live and paddle in the…

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Recs for wrecks: full-featured recreational kayaks are the craft of choice for exploring a ghost fleet in virginia.

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How Paddlesports Manufacturers And Specialty Stores Compete With Box Stores

By now you’ve probably seen Perception’s Yak-Off video. The viral advertisement pokes fun at low-cost kayaks in faux-confessional style. Actors urge viewers not to get…

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 The Grey Duck Group Launches Quetico14 SUP

The Grey Duck Group Launches Revolutionary New Touring Board

Minneapolis, MN – The Grey Duck Group has announced the launch of the Quetico14, a revolutionary new touring SUP. The patent pending Quetico14, which comes…

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Oru's Tandem Kayak

Oru's First Tandem Kayak, the Haven – Available Now On Indiegogo

The Haven is the first ever origami inspired two-person kayak (that can quickly and easily convert to single-person occupancy). Starting today, the Haven is available for…

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Alex Martin - Gear Lab

Alex Martin Completes First Solo Circumnavigation of Lake Winnipeg in Record Time

Eighteen-year-old GEARLAB athlete Alex Martin finished his Lake Winnipeg sea kayaking journey without a hitch and ahead of schedule. Martin embarked on a first-of-its-kind solo ...

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Wilderness Systems announces presenting sponsorship of the 2018 Ride the Bull Kayak Rodeo

Wilderness Systems Announces Presenting Sponsorship of 2018 Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament

Wilderness Systems is proud to announce its presenting sponsorship of the 2018 Ride the Bull Kayak Rodeo, a live catch and release bull red tournament based in…

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