Monday, September 24, 2012

In the shops Oct 2012.

Yak Adventure equipment at Paddle Expo 2012

 The Guys at Yak asked me to come over to play some tunes at their aftershow party which was very nice of them. Loads of free beer for every one!

Free beer!

 The 2012 / 2013 range was on display, this is new Zero cag (red and black).2.5 layer breathable fabric, latex neck and wrists, twin chest pockets, twin waist, great active cut. All round greatness!

Yes, this is the set up for me! Updated Descent pfd. Still the best value river running pfd on the market. £94.95 for a full chest harness pfd, 70ns of float, massive pocket, fully stitched shoulder straps, the ability to make a sit harness.... Everything you need for tough white water.  (disclaimer, I am biased about this pfd as I had a hand in testing an developing the model. So what, its great and a total bargin!)

 Brand Manager Pete Ford working late.

Kanumesse / paddle Expo 2012 part 1.

So I just got back from a trip to Germany (last week actually) and a visit to the Kanumesse and Paddle Expo trade show in Nuremburg. This is Europes and really the worlds biggest paddlesports trade show. See all the latest and greatest bits and pieces for 2013, maybe pick up some new brands or lines and generally mooch about trying to blag  freebies!

There was some very cool bits and peices and lots of the same old crap.

I couldn't get enough of this lot, Vacum infused carbon and cork laminate kayaks. Sooo shiney. Wouldn't fancy busting one, the top model was about 4000 euro.

 New Dry cags and drysuits from Kokatat. This bright little number is the Eric and Dane Jackson designed limited edition suit. Available to pre-order at A.S watersports

 Ant Perkins of System X andjeff from Kokatat.

 Scandanavian cool and minimalisum from Sweet Protection.

 Above, Just stuff.

The Tootega Team, minus the boss Steve!

 Tiderace sea kayaks. The stand was busy for the two days I was there......


Could this be my new boat? wavesport Recon. One of the few new Creek boats on show.

 New 2013 Palm gear looking pretty rad TBH. Fuse jackets, Neon pants and FX pfds stealing the show on the Palm stand.

 Ben Hall giving me the low down on the Ion bib.

 Drop seat on the ladies one piece thermals.

Core 1,2 and 4?

Dagger Jitsu. new playboat from Dagger. First one in 3 years? Looks good.

Where would we be with out sit on tops. yes, there was lots of rubbish but I quite like this one. Simple but very useable and a much more touring shape than others. Should sell well.

More to come in part 2.   Yak Adventure equipments new range. yeehaa!