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.

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 addition, Team D earned five spots on the U.S. Freestyle Team. Team D will compete in over 20 competitions in the U.S. and internationally for the 2002 season. The next competition scheduled was the Kern River Festival in Kernville, Calif., last weekend -- no word on how Team D did there. SNEWS® View: All this is great, and there is no doubt these paddlers are superb and gifted athletes, but what is Team D doing for da bottom line? Or, say, something really important like growing the sport? Just wondering. How about we get a press release some time about the excitement of an elementary school class when a team member gave a demo, or a class one of them perhaps gave to a group of handicapped athletes? Now THAT would be news.


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). 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 ...read more

Did you hear?... Hats off to Team Salomon

Hats off to Team Salomon for its efforts at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. One of our reporters on the scene for the entire two weeks told us the following: "Salomon had a hospitality house in Park City, and a constant parade of athletes through, as well as a great on-the-ground ...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

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Mike Egeck, president of The North Face, has been named president of Outdoor - North America by parent company VF Corp. In his new role, Egeck will oversee VF's Outdoor Coalition companies -- The North Face, Jansport and Eastpak -- and its recent acquisitions Vans and ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

Mammut and the outdoor world lost a dynamic and charming man last week -- Rudi Ehret, who only a few weeks ago returned to Europe to take over as the Mammut brand manager at Mammut headquarters in Seon, Switzerland. Ehret collapsed in his office the afternoon of Oct. 6 and passed ...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