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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...

Confluence Adds to Team

Boat Company Grows Management and Expands Customer Service Easley, SC, July 24, 2007- In a step to bolster its production, quality, and customer service...

Dan Gavere Leaves AT for Werner

Werner Paddles hires Dan Gavere as Southwest/Rockies Rep and Outrigger-Stand Up Surf Rep Werner Paddles is thrilled to announce effective August 1, Dan Gavere will...

Industry Buzz: Yakima Names 3 New Key Execs

Supporting the strong business momentum of 2007, Yakima Products, Inc., an innovator in vehicle rack solutions for boats, bikes, winter sports gear, and...

Industry Buzz: Johnson Outdoors, Confluence Reach Settlement

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a global leader in innovative outdoor recreational products, today announced the Company has reached a settlement agreement with Confluence Holdings Corp. that will end a long-standing intellectual property dispute between the two companies.

Industry Buzz: Kelty Sylvan Sport Team Up

Kelty is proud to announce a recent partnership deal with mobile adventure gear manufacturer SylvanSport to head up the tent segment design and construction efforts for SylvanSport’s highly innovative, ultra-light camping trailer and gear hauler.

U.S. National Whitewater Center Earns Olympic Training Site Status

Charlotte, N.C.'s U.S. National Whitewater Center was named an official Olympic Training Site by the U.S. Olympic Committee, with USA Canoe and Kayak also designated the site as the Official Home of its senior national team.

Thule Acquires Case Logic

Thule acquires Case Logic Inc. a global leading supplier of storage and organization solutions Malmö, April 30, 2007 - Thule AB, the world leader in...

Old Town Canoe Rerstores Warehousing to Old Town, ME

Old Town Canoe firm returning to its roots By Aimee Dolloff Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - Bangor Daily News OLD TOWN - Old Town Canoe, a landmark...

Legacy Announces New Sales Rep Program

New rep force to handle Heritage, Native and Liquidlogic brands

Yakima Announces New

YAKIMA LAUNCHES “PLANET PAYBACK,” 100% CARBON NEUTRAL INITIATIVE BEAVERTON, Ore. (March 8, 2007) – Yakima, an innovator in vehicle rack solutions for boats, bikes,...

Whitewater Courses & Parks Conference Slated for April 18-20

Whitewater Courses and Parks Conference 2007 to Showcase Increasingly Diverse Projects and Address Evolving Issues (Springfield, VA) – The second international conference on the development...

American River Deal Signed

More paddling life comes to California as AW helps secure Chili Bar flows...

Woolsey Joins PIA Board

Industry veteran to help oversee marketing, events

First Legal Descent of Upper Chattooga In 30 Years

January 5th and 6th of 2007 marked the first legal descent of the upper Wild and Scenic Chattooga River in over 30 years. A team of kayakers and canoeists took two days to explore the river, traversing countless rapids and small waterfalls as they traveled through a remote and beautiful valley.

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)

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...

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Inside Level6’s Duke Drytop

Our friends up in the great white north have been working on a three-season drytop the past few years...
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NRS Inks Deal to Use Gore-tex

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has inked a deal with Gore-tex to bring the high-end waterproof/breathable fabric into a new...

First TIme’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still...

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Hydrus SUP Co-founder Nicholas Zawadzki Dies Paddleboarding Payette

Nicholas Zawadzki, 36, co-owner and co-founder of whitewater paddleboard...

OARS Launches “Cathedral in the Desert” Dory Down the Grand on its Inaugural Voyage

Family-owned and operated river running outfitter OARS launched its...
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