Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A.S Watersports - New Shop.

 A. S Watersports are celebrating their 30th Year in business with the opening of a new store.
In 2011 they won the Retailer of the year award from Canoe and Kayak UK mag and continue to deliver the best products for paddle sports along with fantastic customer service and expert advice.
The new shop is only 20 meters from the old one that was home for the last 17 years. Doubling the size, taking it to 3000square feet makes the whole experience at A.S so much better. Better displays, more gear and more services. Be sure to check it out. It is set to become one of the UK's destination paddling shops.  Here is a little photo story from part way through development to the opening day.

The new shop was fitted from scratch.
 The A.S Team getting busy on the build.

 Livery colours going down on the floor.

 Just a very small portion of the stock on the move.

 A long term brand for A.S Watersports and my long term gear sponsors.

 Yak Brand Manager Pete checking it looks good and up to spec.

Oooh, the colour.

 Are we sure thats it? Night before the opening.


 A family affair. Boss man Mitch and son Dan.

Palm have been at A.S since the start. They play a large role in the business and are also just over 30 years in the industry.

 Womens gear looking like it could be in a snow sports department.

 Custom made Dagger Axiom 8.5.  How its done is a trade secret.

 Bubbles and cake is the only way to start the day! Our great friend Lutzy from the near by cafe dropped in some of her amazing brownies.

 Thumbs up from the team. Tired, but happy with the result.

 Guest staff for the day - Ben Hall of Palm Equipment. He only came for a bit of cake and ended up working hard all day.
The carpet gets seal of approval from a future paddler!

Pop in and  see for yourself the next level in canoe and kayak shops.

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