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Paddlesports Retailer – Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations Now Open for the Paddlesports Retailer New Product Showcase and the Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — June 28, 2018 — Paddlesports Retailer’s official media partner Rapid Media has announced award categories and opened nominations for the Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards. Rapid Media is also now accepting product submissions to the Paddling Business 2019 Product & Paddlesports Retailer Show Guide.

The New Products Showcase by Paddling Magazine is a new show feature providing Paddlesports Retailer exhibitors with an outstanding opportunity to introduce new products to onsite and offsite retail buyers and editorial media.

“This is a first-ever and not-to-miss once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in the paddlesports industry,” says Scott MacGregor, publisher at Rapid Media. “Our New Product Showcase at Paddlesports Retailer is an unrivalled opportunity for brands to launch new products and build relationships with retailers and media outside of busy in-booth meetings.”

Making up a special section of Paddlesports Retailer’s new Cox Convention Center venue, the New Product Showcase provides high-level visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in boats, boards, gear, apparel and accessories.

The Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of new products being introduced to the paddlesports market at the 2018 Paddlesports Retailer Show.

“The Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards embodies the paddlesport industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit,” says MacGregor. “We’ll be rewarding and recognizing the best new products in the 11 ‘Best of Category’ awards, as well as the overall ‘Best of Show’ award.”

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8 Ball Kayak Carnage

Should 8 Ball Kayak Carnage be on the schedule at every kayak event?

8 Ball Kayak Carnage

Would you compete?

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Bren Is Broken

Bren is broken after smashing up his ribs.

Bren Is Broken

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Dagger Kayaks – Phantom North Fork Championships

I thought my Dagger Phantom looked pretty good in red and was the best colour choice until I saw this special Phantom North Fork Championships colour scheme.

Phantom North Fork Championships

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Val Sesia River Festival 2018

Val Sesia River Festival 2018

Val Sesia River Festival 2018

A gathering of paddlers from all over Europe to party, paddle the steep creeks of Northern Italy and race the Alpine Sprint of the Sesia River. Hosted by Gene17kayaking and il Gatto e la Volpe in the picturesque town of Campertogno. Be sure not to miss it next May!

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Burners International Camp

Jack Jackson is working with Quim Fontané Masó (Current World Champion) and Bruce Jolliffe (super inspiring coach) to deliver the Burners International Camp. The camp is aimed at freestyle paddlers under 18 who want get tonnes out of their freestyle.

Burners International Camp

2018 Hurley Classic Freestyle And Inter Services Championships – LIVE

Right here right now – 2018 Hurley Classic Freestyle And Inter Services Championships.

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2018 Hurley Classic Live Feed

The 2018 Hurley Classic starts tomorrow. A live feed is available for the flood lit final.

2018 Hurley Classic

1930 – 2030 (GMT) Saturday 17 March 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnjX9Zc61M8

BUCS Slalom Teesside 17 February 2018

A few images from BUCS Slalom Teesside 17 February 2018.

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NSR 2018

The National Student Rodeo (NSR) takes place in a matter of weeks. Unsponsored will be there as usual to capture the action.

National Student Rodeo 2017

In the meantime here are some favourite shots from over the years.

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Flying Unicorns At The NRF Big Air Ramp Comp

Flying Unicorns at the NRF Big Air Ramp comp – The first day of the Nile River Festival competition was hilarious. Chilled out big air ramp comp into the lake just after registration for the main events had taken place. We caw some big airscrews, wipeouts and some hilarious inflatable unicorn flips.

Flying Unicorns at the NRF Big Air Ramp comp

Looking forward to the rest of the comp and the whitewater events over the weekend.

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How I Accidentally Became A Guide

Darren Clarkson King of Pure Land Expeditions is making a short lecture tour at the beginning of 2018 before he heads back to the Himalayas.

How I Accidentally Became A Guide

4th Jan 2018 7pm https://www.bradbingcc.co.uk/daz/ (Bradford & Bingley CC)

27th Jan 2018 6pm North East Kayaks & Paddles

1 Feb 2018 time TBC AS Watersports

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