Did you hear?... Tao Berman joins Team D

Tao Berman, three-time paddling world record holder and U.S. Kayaking Freestyle Team member, has joined Team D (Team Dagger).

Tao Berman, three-time paddling world record holder and U.S. Kayaking Freestyle Team member, has joined Team D (Team Dagger). His first competition will be the U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team Trials at Rock Island, Tennessee on March 26. Berman, 22, has logged over 40 first descents in the Western Hemisphere. He holds the Guinness-recognized world record for running a waterfall (98.4 ft or 30 meters) and he holds the unofficial world record for the second biggest waterfall and is a member of the U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team.


Did you hear?... Team D kicks off season at the Trinity Rodeo

Team D, Dagger Kayaks' paddling team, kicked off its competitive season with all around wins at the Trinity Rodeo, in Shasta-Trinity National Park, Calif., last weekend and at the Immersion Research Triple (IR) Crown on the Nolichucky River, Tenn., on March 29 to April 6. In ...read more

Did you hear?... Perception Kayaks assembles team of elite freestyle paddlers

Perception Kayaks has assembled a team of elite freestyle paddlers to assist the company with marketing and represent the company in competitions, including the upcoming pre-Worlds Team Trial, March 26 in Rock Island, Tenn. Officially dubbed the Top Shelf Freestyle Team, the ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of April 5-11 >> For the first time, sock-maker Fox River has introduced a hiking sock made with organic merino wool. The new Organic Merino Light Hiking style is a medium-weight, super-soft sock using organic wool from sheep raised according to federal organic ...read more

Did you hear?... Woody Callaway joins Liquidlogic

Kayak industry veteran Woody Callaway, already in the paddlesports arena for 22 years, has joined the Liquidlogic team after a year's sabbatical from the industry. "For many years, Callaway was considered by many to be the heart and soul of Perception's whitewater boat efforts. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Confluence Watersports has announced that the company has been granted patent number 6,736,084 for the company's Phase3 Outfitting seating system that company engineers developed in 2001. Phase3 incorporates an adjustable thigh support system that reduces leg fatigue and keeps ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Get ready to chill out once again with the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) at the non-profit's popular and annual ChillFest, this year from August 15-17 at the historic Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge at Brighton, Big Cottonwood Canyon. Women of our industry will ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> A Sierra Designs "Good-bye to the West Coast" old-style, throw-down party is slated for May 9 from 3 p.m. on. The team welcomes all SD alum, suppliers and friends. It's a BYODD affair -- that's Bring Your Own Designated Driver, you understand. >> Building on the success and ...read more

Did you hear?... Libby Vance joins Sugoi

Libby Vance has joined Sugoi's design team as merchandise manager where she will bring her experience and talents to work as a liason between the worlds of Sugoi design and sales. She will be contributing to product development, line rationalization and merchandising, among other ...read more

Did you hear?... Jim McGeehan joins the JiBS team

Jim McGeehan has joined the JiBS team as the company's new national sales manager. Ivan Davidowitz, President at JiBS, said, "McGeehan has a wealth of experience in the footwear market having worked in a multitude of areas at a successful start-up company. Jim's experience with ...read more