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New face at Voodoo Technologies

As President and Founder of Voodoo Technologies, Jeff Rivest is pleased to announce the arrival of a new partner in its management team. ...

Downstreamedge Brings New Junior Kayak Classes and Teams to CO

It doesn't matter if you've never gotten your head wet or your already running drops: This program turns adolescents and teens into better boaters.

TAPS presents the Northeast Canoe and Kayak Symposium

After decades of waiting, boaters on the East Coast finally get to cruise the booths of an on-water kayaking and canoeing convention organized by the Trade Association of Paddlesports (TAPS). This year TAPS is presenting the first ever Northeast Canoe & Kayak Symposium (NECKS). “It will be an opportunity for curious, new and more experienced paddlers to come together and share the fun and rewards of time on the water,” says event director Ray Fusco.

New Distribution Setup Brings Fluid Kayaks To More US Dealers

Fluid Kayaks’ new distribution setup for the USA Fluid Kayaks are happy to announce their new distribution setup for the USA from 2008. They now have...

Kokatat Hires New Western Sales Rep

Kokatat recently announced Sean Morley has accepted the position as Kokatat Sales Representative for the western territory. His territory includes California, Nevada and Arizona....

Pyranha to Distribute Feelfree Kayaks

Pyranha US Inc. recently announced that it will distribute Feelfree Kayaks in North America. Feelfree Kayaks will offer boats for the recreational and fishing...

Andy Knapp Named Paddlesprots Person of the Year

Andy Knapp Named Paddle Sports Person of the Year Recently, Confluence Water Sports announced Andy Knapp as the Paddle Sports Person of the...

Fluid Gets New US Distributor

13 December 2007 - Fluid in the USA - new warehousing company and rep on board We are happy to announce our new distribution setup...

Confluence Hires New CEO

The interim is finally over. Friday, Confluence Watersports announced Sue Rechner would take over for Interim CEO Tom Nathanson, who has been at the helm since June.

Johnson Nabs Two

JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. announced the Company’s Necky® Chatham™ Advanced Composite™ Carbon kayak has received prestigious “Gear of the Year” awards from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE...

Legacy Paddlesports CEO Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman is a long-time waterman. His paddlesports roots run deep. The former Confluence head left the corporate world in 2001. Four years later, he started over with Legacy Paddlesports, the parent company of Heritage Kayaks and Native Watercraft. Earlier this year, Legacy merged with Liquidlogic, adding some serious street cred and well roundedness to the growing company. Paddling Life talks with Zimmerman about Legacy, the recent merger and the health of the paddlesports industry.

Kokatat In The Wilds of Patagonia

An Exploration, by Kayak, of the Labyrinths of Western Patagonia Eager to protect the dramatic landscapes of Western Patagonia, this September Cristian Donoso...

Kokatat Sponsors Papua New Guinea Expediton

"Conservation Through Exploration.” In late August 2007, Epicocity Project team members Howard "Trip" Jennings, Kyle Dickman, Brian Eustis, Matt Fields Johnson, Andy Maser, and...

Confluence Interim CEO Tom Nathanson

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, there was an unfamiliar air of excitement among Confluence Watersports employees, something that has been missing in recent years. Maybe it has to do with better leadership? Confluence interim CEO Tom Nathanson isn’t a paddler. But he knows business and has the respect of his co-workers . He was hired by American Capital to run Confluence because he understood family-run companies – a commodity Confluence has acquired plenty of in the last few years. Paddling Life caught up with Nathanson, who talked about searching for a new CEO, Dagger, Wave Sport and the paddlesports industry.

Telluride Mountain Film Festival Announces “H2O” Theme

Water Crisis Focus of Moving Mountains Symposium at Telluride Mountainfilm Full day of expert presentations, panels place spotlight on water The historic...

Epic Hires John Radel as General Mngr

Charleston, SC, August 22nd 2007 --- Epic is pleased to announce John Radel has been hired as General Manager. . John will manage day...

US Freestyle Kayak and Adventure Sports Center to Host Nationals

Freestylers to Compete for National Honors at New Recirculating Whitewater Course Event Set to Re-energize a Young Sport as it Reaches for...

Fluid to Continue US Distribution

FLUID KAYAKS TAKES OVER DISTRIBUTION IN THE USA All activities relating to Fluid Kayaks in the USA will be handled by the head office in...

Pyranha’s Graham Mackereth

Graham Mackereth has always been ahead of the curve. The Pyranha founder developed one of the early plastic kayaks – the Freestyle – and was one of the first boat manufacturers to sponsor a major river expedition – Nepal’s Dudh Kosi (1976). He’s watched kayaking go from fiberglass to plastic, and from 12 feet to six.

Thule to Recognize its Ultimate Dealers at OR

August 3, 2007; Seymour, CT- Thule is introducing the Ultimate Thule Dealer program that recognizes dealers that “go beyond the borders”, and provide consumers...

Fluid, U.S. Distributor Part Ways

Effective immediately, Go Big Distribution will no longer distribute Fluid Kayaks in the U.S. market. Due to increased financial difficulties and production issues, Fluid Kayaks...

Confluence Restructures Sales Team

Easley, SC, July 30, 2007- Confluence Watersports announces the restructuring of its sales organization. The new structure features four regional sales managers who...

Industry Buzz: OR Demo Day Moved

Open Air Demo's Location Has Changed! OR’s Open Air Demo to move location due to poor conditions at Willard Bay State Park. Due to...

Esquif Reintroduces Spanish Fly and Prelude

Frampton, Quebec – July 26, 2007 At the Summer Market Open Air Demo in Salt Lake City next month (August 9-11) Esquif Canoes will...

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