Every week I will scour the inter-webs for cool videos, produced by people using the awesome products we sell. Of course, preference will go to our local folks, but I'll still look outside VA. Since we stock a dizzying array of different vendors, we have a wide selection to choose from, featuring a lot of talented folks. It ought to be fun and I hope you enjoy seeing sweet paddle-sports items in action. Welcome to Friday's Five Finds!
The first video this week:
I discovered the Boof Sisters this week while cruising the internet. These girls are crushing it! This little open boat video from Costa Rica got me all amped.
Esquif L'edge Lite Canoe - This is a slick rig. Its hard edges and chines engage and disengage smoothly yet the L'edge is extremely stable. It boofs with ease and turns on a dime.
Astral Greenjacket PFD - The premier, go to whitewater PFD, the GreenJacket is loaded with great features. It is a rescue vest, so know how to use it. ;)
The second video this week:
Native Watercraft presents the Adventure Fishing World Championship. This is the second year for this tournament and I love the format. I plan on trying to get out for this event next year. The AFWC involves navigation, check points, lots of paddling and catching fish. This video shows Team Heroes On The Water, pre-fishing. Very cool!
Native Watercraft Propel 13 Fishing Kayak - Reverse is a game changer! Check out the Propel 13 for the newest kayak in the pedal market. This is a hot boat.
Jackson Kayak Cuda 14 - A great big water kayak, the Cuda 14 offers speed and stability. We have 2013 models on sale 15% off.
The third video this week:
The New River Academy is a kayaking, high school study abroad program based out of Southern WV. It's a very cool opportunity for adventurous young adults. Recently this young man Wes McCue did the Patagonia study abroad. It looks baller.
Jackson Kayak Karma - The 2014 Jackson Karma takes a turn towards speed, stability and carving. Fast, stable and forgiving with predictable turning, boofing, and a bow that rises over anything in its way.
LiquidLogic Stomper 80 Kayak - The Stomper has the speed, stability and rolling ability of the Remix Series with the bomber construction, safety and boofability of the Jefe Series
Dagger Kayaks Mamba 8.1 - The Mamba 8.1 Creeker lets you push the envelope and tackle creeks or big water rapids.
The fourth video this week:
The Astral Ronny Fisher PFD is the latest kayak fishing specific lifejacket to hit the market. It is a hot little number. Jonathon Leavitt of VA profiles it well in his video of winter bassing.
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Kayak - The Ultimate is the perfect combination of canoe and kayak. It has ample storage, great stability and speed. We also have them on sale currently. Check them out.
Cannon Wave Slider Paddle - The Wave Slider has been getting a lot of attention around here. The ability to adjust the paddle from 230-250 is perfect for today's adjustable seating in most fishing kayaks.
Astral Ronny Fisher PFD - The Ronny Fisher is super comfortable and loaded with great features. It's made a big splash in the kayak fishing market.
The fifth video of the week:
Podcast #6 Kayak Kevin and Lee Williams hang out with Kayak Angler Magazine editor Ric Burnley in the latest podcast. Great discussions happen weekly on this podcast. Check out the great conversation.