Video: 2019 location HALL 3A

PADDLEexpo 2019 will be held in hall 3A in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre,  Germany. This video is 3 years old and shows the location. Have a look, enjoy beautiful memories and be inspired:


2019 >>> Exhibition in hall 3A
2019 >>> Industry Dinner in NCC Mitte

In 2018 and 2017 PADDLEexpo has been held in hall 7A and the location of the Industry Dinner has been room “Sidney” in NCC-East (Nuremberg-Convention-Center East).  This year (2019) hall 7A and room Sidney won’t be available. That’s why PADDLEexpo will return to a location where it has been before:

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The Industry Dinner will be set up in NCC-Mitte. Please check the fairground plan for details:

2019 >>> Ausstellung in Halle 3A
2019 >>> Händlerabend im NCC Mitte

Letztes Jahr und im Jahr zuvor wurde PADDLEexpo in Halle 7A abgehalten und der Händlerabend war im Raum “Sidney” im NCC-Ost (Nürnberg-Convention-Center Ost). In diesem Jahr (2019) stehen Halle 7A und Raum Sidney nicht zur Verfügung. Deshalb wird PADDLEexpo in eine Halle zurückkehren, in der sie schon vorher war.

Die PADDLEexpo 2019 findet in Halle 3A statt, wo sie bereits 2014, 2015 und 2016 veranstaltet wurde.
Der Händlerabend wird im NCC-Mitte gefeiert. Bitte entnehmen Sie die Lage von Halle 3A und NCC-Mitte dem Geländeplan oben.

TIDERACE new brand manager Ivan Lawler

You will have seen some big changes at Tiderace recently, with the new factory venture with Nelo Kayaks, along with some new designs and Nelo’s seamless construction. Now it is time to introduce the new brand manager for all things Tiderace… Ivan Lawler.
Ivan is based in the UK and will be taking over Dave Felton’s current role. Dave will remain in the background to keep some continuity and as an advisor until such time he is no longer needed, at which point he will be off to enjoy a well earned retirement!

Ivan comes to Tiderace with a history of paddling that goes back almost 50 years to when he first got in a kayak age 5. His family were in the sport and he followed in their footsteps. He says he has been incredibly fortunate in his competitive career and is a retired veteran of three Olympic Games (1988, 1992, and 1996) and with 6 World Titles over 10,000m and marathon distances.

His link to Tiderace has come through the connection with Nelo Kayaks whose boats he has been selling for around 15 years. He loves being a part of the Nelo family and has watched them grow from being a relative outsider in the race world to being the undisputed champions. From one Olympic medal in 1996 they have now reached a massive 27 medals from a possible 36 in Rio! This meteoric rise is all based on the quality of their product and the service of their workforce.

Ivan’s kayaking time has not just been racing, he is an active coach. If you have time there is a youtube video of him coaching forward paddling.
From flatwater racing he moved to surf ski and got a taste of the joy the ocean can give. He says he is still relatively new to the world of sea kayaking but the new range of Tiderace is already tempting him to do more!

TIDERACE Kayaks; Founder Dave Felton at PADDLEexpo 2018

His motivation is to get as many people as possible out there enjoying natures best! With Tiderace Sea Kayaks he believes our customers will be able to have the best possible experience on their ocean adventures.
Ivan hopes this is the beginning of a profitable new era in the evolution of the Tiderace brand.

Contact:
tideraceint@tideraceseakayaks.com
www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk

Launch of paddlerguide.com

Lyon, 11 Feb 2019: Kayaksession Publishing introduces new media service

Dear paddlesports fanatics and gear junkies,
We are extremely pleased to announce today the official launch of our newest media: The Paddlers Guide – paddlerguide.com.

A new website that was missing in our portfolio, dedicated to all the gear available on the paddlesport market. It is the direct and logic evolution of our annual print and digital publication the PADDLEexpo Buyers Guide, renamed this year for good reasons… the Paddler’s Guide.

You can navigate looking for a specific brand, a specific product, per activity, or per type of product. You will notice also the possibility to find a retailer close to your home carrying the product of your choice.
But The Paddler’s Guide in its web version is more than a collection gear. You can check the latest news, the latest products launched, where to find an outfitter, and even get online instruction. We hope you will enjoy this website.
Happy paddling!

The team @ The Paddler’s Guide

paddlerguide.com is the latest media product of Kayaksession Publishing, the makers of:
Kayak Session, the International Whitewater Magazine
Paddle World, the International Paddlesports Magazine
SUP World Mag, the International Stand Up Paddling Magazine


#paddlerguide  #paddlersguide

ISPO Gold Award for AIRBOARD SUP

AIRBOARD (Switzerland), regular exhibitor at PADDLEexpo since the early beginnings, receive the 2019 ISPO Gold Award for their new ultra-light all-round and touring SUP

Airboard founder Joe Steiner and Scooter pioneer Wim Ouboter will jointly launch the Ultralight SUP in spring 2019. The inflatable Stand Up Paddle board with a revolutionary pump system sets new standards in terms of weight and packing size.

Their common passion for quality, exclusive design and the search for the unconventional brought together the two successful Swiss brands Airboard and Micro Mobility Systems. The result: an ultra-light all-round and touring SUP. Thanks to the use of the latest materials and the sophisticated deck pad design, weight and volume could be reduced by 50% compared to a conventional SUP board.

Another innovation is the waterproof pump bag. This works as a pump for the basic volume of the SUP. The remaining volume is generated with a smaller pump. At the same time, the SUP bag serves as a practical dry bag.

The combined know-how of both companies was skilfully applied in the development process: Airboard has specialized in inflatable sports products for over 18 years whereas Micro has exceptional expertise in the manufacture of practical, space-saving and environmentally friendly mobility products.

Product video, recorded at PADDLEexpo 2018


About fun-care AG
Behind the brand Airboard stands the company fun-care AG with headquarters in Zug. For over 18 years the company has specialized in inflatable sports products. With the Airboard, also known as a body board for snow, Joe Steiner created a new winter sport in the 90s. ln 2010 Airboard expanded its range with inflatable SUP boards.

www.fun-care.ch


AIRBOARD already received the “Paddlesports Product of the Year” award (accessoires category) at PADDLEexpo Nuremberg in October 2018

#ispo2019  #ispobrandnew  #ispoaward  #airboard  #isup  #paddleexpo

Florian Brunner: STARBOARD Dealer Meeting

Kompetente Händler bei STARBOARD

Über 80 Teilnehmer aus D, A, CH und Italien waren der Einladung zum einwöchigen Produkttest der Starboard Gruppe nach Porto Pollo in Sardinien gefolgt, davon rund 50 aus Deutschland. Bei angenehmen 24 Grad nutzten die Wassersporthändler und Surfschulbetreiber ausgiebig die Möglichkeiten zu Materialtests und Schulungen mit den 2019er Produkten.


Holger Wimmel, SUP Station Scharbeutz:
Tolle Auswahl an Boards und Paddel, kompetente Beratung, nicht nur zu Produkten, auch zur Paddeltechnik wie von Carsten Kurmis, das Revier gefällt mir sehr gut und der Austausch unter den Teilnehmern ist auch sehr gut.

Franziska Böhm von All on Sea, Markkleeberg:
Das APM Team hat eine gute Mischung aus Programm und freiem Testen organisiert und es ist schon beachtlich, wieviel internationale Kompetenz aus der Branche hier versammelt ist mit Starboard Produktmanager Ollie O’Reilly, Sonni Hönscheid, Ben Severne… An Produkten ist alles dabei und bei dem genialen Wind lässt es sich in entspannter Atmosphäre testen, wofür auch APM gesorgt hat.

Ingo Rothemund, SUPco Hamburg:
Die Location ist perfekt und gut erreichbar und das Traumrevier bietet für jeden Möglichkeiten. Riesenkompliment ans Starboard Team für die Organisation und Logistik! Da ich den Austausch mit Kollegen sehr schätze, könnte die Veranstaltung gern noch internationaler werden. Überrascht hat mich, dass das neue Raceboard All Star mit 24.5er Breite noch laufruhiger geworden ist. Was mich sehr gefreut hat: Die Neuauflage des Ur-Windsurfer Boards nochmal unter den Füßen zu haben, mit dessen Original ich als 12jähriger 1977 Windsurfen gelernt habe.

Bastian Wiepcke vom Surfshop Fehmarn:
Ich bin mit unserem Kitelehrer vor Ort und wir sind begeistert von der Bucht mit dem superklaren Wasser. Die Organisation ist auch sehr gut. Die Stimmung könnte besser nicht sein, das Team ist wie eine Familie. Hier habe ich endlich Gelegenheit selber Material zu fahren, das wir sonst nicht verfügbar haben oder wo ich nicht dazu komme wie verschiedene Windsurf-Foilboards oder Boards wie das Fox oder das Turbo GT. Mit den Erfahrungen bekommt man nochmal andere Argumente den Kunden gegenüber an die Hand.

Stephan Eder vom Sailingcenter Tegernsee:
Für mich bietet sich hier die seltene Gelegenheit, fast den gesamten Produktrange in Ruhe testen zu können und der Ablauf ist auch einwandfrei.

www.sup.star-board.com / www.apm-marketing.de

GlaGla Race 2019

650 Stand-Up-Paddlers on the water,  in the Alps, in January, the coldest time of the year?
Listen to the event organiser Benoit Mouren who gives an inside view on the 2019 Gla-Gla Race from the industry perspective:

Facts and numbers:
· Gla Gla Race January 2019
· Stand-Up-Paddling event, #6 edition
· 650+ Stand-Up-Paddlers
· Mid-Winter in the Alps, water temperature 4-6 °C
· Long Distance-, Short Distance-, Technical- & Dragon-Race
· Lac Annecy, France
· First stage of the annual Alpine-Lakes-Tour
· Event website: www.standuppaddlelaketour.com


#glaglarace
#alpinelakestour
#suplongdistance
#benoitmouren
#paddleexpo

New PRIJON website

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Neuer PRIJON Webauftritt
Rosenheim, 16-Jan-2019: Unter der bekannten URL www.prijon.com haben wir unsere Website komplett neu aufgesetzt. Die neue Seite ist frisch, klar strukturiert, modern designed und natürlich komplett responsive. Allerhand neue und hilfreiche Informationen stehen jederzeit abrufbar zur Verfügung.

Neue Funktion
Neu ist unter anderem die Vergleichsfunktion für Kajaks. Ein einfaches Tool, mit dem der Endkunde oder Händler unterschiedliche Modelle auf alle Bootsdaten und Ausstattungsmerkmale hin vergleichen kann.
Dazu ist die neue Website prall gefüllt mit neuen Artikel- und Actionbildern, die allesamt nun auch direkt heruntergeladen werden können. Einfach mal reinklicken und die neue Prijon Website entdecken: www.prijon.com

New PRIJON website
Rosenheim, 16-Jan-2019:  Prijon’s new website is now online and accessible via the established URL https://en.prijon.com/
It looks fresh, clearly structured, with a modern design and is of course completely responsive. A lot of new and helpful information is available 24/7.

New features
One of the new features is the comparison function for kayaks! An easy tool, to enable the end-customer and dealer to compare different kayak models according to their specifications, equipment, colors, etc.
Plus: the new website bulging with new product- and action pics, which are all available for download, too. Feel free to check the new Prijon website: https://en.prijon.com/

Die neue Vergleichsfunktion / the new comparison function
2019 Prijon website, screenshot “GRIZZLY” kayak

Back to hall 3A

2019 >>> Exhibition in hall 3A
2019 >>> Industry Dinner in NCC Mitte

Last year and the year before PADDLEexpo has been held in hall 7A and the location of the Industry Dinner has been room “Sidney” in NCC-East (Nuremberg-Convention-Center East). This year (2019) hall 7A and room Sidney won’t be available. That’s why PADDLEexpo will return to a location where it has been before:

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The Industry Dinner will be set up in NCC-Mitte. Please check the fairground plan for details:

2019 >>>  Ausstellung in Halle 3A
2019 >>> Händlerabend im NCC Mitte

Letztes Jahr und im Jahr zuvor wurde PADDLEexpo in Halle 7A abgehalten und der Händlerabend war im Raum “Sidney” im NCC-Ost (Nürnberg-Convention-Center Ost). In diesem Jahr (2019) stehen Halle 7A und Raum Sidney nicht zur Verfügung. Deshalb wird PADDLEexpo in eine Halle zurückkehren, in der sie schon vorher war.

Die PADDLEexpo 2019 findet in Halle 3A statt, wo sie bereits 2014, 2015 und 2016 veranstaltet wurde.
Der Händlerabend wird im NCC-Mitte gefeiert. Bitte entnehmen Sie die Lage von Halle 3A und NCC-Mitte dem Geländeplan oben.

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A again, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016 (In 2017 and 2018 PADDLEexpo has happened in hall 7A)
In 2014 hall 3A has been brand new and PADDLEexpo has been one of the first events there.

Werner Paddles & Kialoa are “Together on the Water”

Monroe, WA, USA 04-Jan-2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2019 Werner and Kialoa are “Together on the Water.” After a phone call and subsequent visits this past summer, Meg and Dave Chun, owners of Kialoa, and Bruce Furrer, President of Werner Paddles, agreed that a partnership between Werner and Kialoa would create a strong team to provide even better paddles and services to the Kialoa paddling community. With Werner Paddles leading the manufacturing of Kialoa paddles, Meg and Dave would be freed from production operations to focus 100% of their energies to the paddling community. This led to a deal where Kialoa is now part of the Werner Paddles’ Family.

“When we began to consider a manufacturing partner for us to grow Kialoa, Werner Paddles was on the top of our list” stated Dave Chun. “Werner is a family run, Pacific Northwest Company with deep roots in kayak and SUP paddling communities. The blending of the brands is a natural fit.”

“We have admired the Kialoa brand for years,” says Bruce Furrer. “We are thrilled to be growing our paddle family to include Outrigger and Dragon Boat paddles with the leading brand and leading ambassadors in Meg and Dave.”

Kialoa will remain in Bend, Oregon with Meg and Dave leading the Sales and Marketing efforts.

“Together on the Water,” represents the community of self-propelled paddlers. With the joining of Kialoa and Werner, the paddling family continues to grow.

www.kialoa.com
www.wernerpaddles.com