Thursday, 28 May 2009
In this achievement they also raised a whopping £5020.00 for Children with Leukaemia.
The boys had a great support team including David Gardner on the water with them and the support boat team who have helped many Channel Swim teams lead by Mike Oram.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
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Wednesday, 20 May 2009
First up was the Native Manta Ray 14.
I had paddled this before and was already sure of a few things. The Manta Ray 14 is fast, if a little heavy to get going. There is ample room in the cockpit for even the tallest paddler with plenty of adjustment on the sturdy foot rests.
The very sturdy foot rests and Scotty rod holder base mount. This comes with the Bait caster attachment along with an Anchor system, the two flush mount rod holders, and bungs for all the scupper holes.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Bob's Open Canoe Weekend
2nd to the 5th July at Axmouth Devon
This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of this very popular event, and in celebration of his memory, it will now formally be referred to as Bob’s Open Canoe weekend, after Bob Ottley who passed away in 2008. Bob as many people in the BCU and Open Canoe Association will be aware, contributed a great deal to the sport and in particular open canoeing. He received the BCU’s special award for Services to Canoeing in January 2008. Over the years the weekend has expanded to four days offering a varied programme of skill development (1 to 3 star), assessment (1 star), scenic paddles along the Jurassic coast and of course a chance to meet and renew friendships i.e. BBQs and drink. Two things make this event very special, first the expertise and experience of the coaches leading the activities and then there’s the variety of paddling possibilities - estuary, sea and river. All abilities and ages are welcome. The event is based at Axmouth in Devon and camping facilities are available. You will need to book in advance. Further details and a booking form can be found at: www.axevalecc.co.uk or by contacting Val Ottley on 01460-63812
Friday, 15 May 2009
Billed as a river runner that can do it all (within reason!).
Heres what they have to say:
AXIOM, ALL RIVER? ALL RIGHT!
An Axiom in mathematics is considered to be both a starting point from where other theories are proven and also something that is taken to be universally true.
So when the Dagger R&D team sat down to design a boat to fill the shoes of the legendary RPM they had two considerations. One was to create something new - which others will no doubt follow. The other, to create a boat which would stand against the worlds best selling White Water kayak!
They set off on a journey. Many opinions were given, many ideas tried and tested and many, many, hours later they decided that they had made…..An Axiom.
Combining all river performance desired by experienced paddlers with forgiving and predictable characteristics required by those progressing the Axiom is a boat that will challenge everyone, at any age, to go out for more.
Long enough for down river speed and excellent in surf the bow carries volume for smooth passage down river whilst the stern is cut low for pivot turns and agility. Using a flat planing hull, full-length rails and soft profile sidewalls the Axiom has a smooth transition from edge to edge and a playful feel.
Inside its adjustable all the way with Daggers well loved River Running outfit system – solid, safe and very versatile.
Available in four sizes the Axiom range features a super small 6.9 size ideal for aspiring young river runners right up to the 9.0 version giving a sporty boat to bigger paddlers.
For more info see HERE
The Axiom - Start Something.
Axiom 6.9 – MRRP £499.95
Axiom 8.0, 8.5 and 9.0 – MRRP £649.95
We will have them in stock and ready for demo as soon as they are made.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Perception's Matt Byom and A.S watersports rockstar in the making Sam. Getting ready to lay down a big drumroll for the unveiling of the Catch.
With the covers off it was time to get a good look at the boat. The Catch comes with some great features such as the bow hatch, inside rod holders, a huge flat area in the front for dealing with your slippery fish and a soon to be available range of accessories. The boat it's self paddles well and is very stable. Based on the well known Gemini double the Catch is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
It wasn't all about the Catch though. As ever the Ocean Kayak stand was very busy with the new Trident series being very popular.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
On todays truck we have had both sizes of Kaos, the out and out freestyle machine and the Havoc, an awesome looking river running play boat.
Check them out HERE and HERE
As soon as we have had a paddle we will post some pictures and reviews.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Plus it's also the UK launch of the all new Perception Catch 390 fishing Kayak.
The free on water demos start at: 10.00 am
The last demo will be at 4pm.
Perception will be unvailing their new Catch 390 at: 11.00 am
So if your interested in getting yourself a Fishing kayak this summer, or your already a hardened kayak fisherman thinking about the latest upgrade, then pop on down.
You can find direction to the shop, and a map HERE
But it's not just a show, there will be all sorts of goodies to buy as well. We have a shop and warehouse bulging with equipment! So if your just after a new rod holder, paddle, anchor, clothing, equipment or any other accessories, then why not come and check out our huge range of stock.