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Welcome to Adirondack Paddlefest 2012! America’s Largest On-water Canoe, Kayak and SUP Sale Our on-water location in Old Forge offers a large beach for test paddling, close accommodations and restaurants, and ample parking. Adirondack Paddlefest has the largest selection of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs on sale anywhere in the northeast. It also features continuous on-water paddling, clinics, demos, lectures, classes, food and fun for the whole family. Leading manufacturers will be on hand. Factory reps and industry experts will help get you on the water with right canoe, kayak, SUP, and equipment.

Test paddle, test paddle, and more test paddle! At Paddlefest you will see literally hundreds and hundreds of Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards, and whitewater boats, instead of a few dozen display models. Talk about comparison shopping! You can test paddle as many different canoes and kayaks as you like, in real world conditions!

Test paddle as many different boats as you like.

Demonstrations & on-water clinics, not lectures! At Adirondack Paddlefest we provide you with live, on-water demonstrations and clinics by some of paddlesports’ leading experts. This year, we’re especially excited about the new demos and classes we have lined up for you, including Stand Up Paddle Boards and Fishing while Paddling, and more. Be sure to see the What’s New at Paddlefest and the Demonstration sections in this guide and on our website, www.AdirondackPaddlefest. com!

What’s new at Adirondack Paddlefest

What to Expect at Adirondack Paddlefest

• New Kayak Brands: This year Hurricane Kayaks (pg. 17), Boardworks SUPs (pg. 19), and Venture Kayaks will be at Paddlefest. Be se sure to test paddle them!

First off, you can expect to have fun! There will be plenty of paddling, browsing & shopping, and demonstrations to keep you busy all weekend. But if that’s not enough, there will be live music during Paddlefest, a film festival, a photography contest, fun, and more fun! Here are a few things to know to help you plan your weekend at Adirondack Paddlefest.

• New Accessories: Docksider (pg. 25), EZ Row (pg. 23), EXPed (pg. 23), and CarryYak (pg. 17), Vere Sandals (made in Rochester, NY) • Reel Paddling Film Festival: (See page 28.) We’re proud to team up with The View to bring you this event that showcases the world’s best paddling films. May 19, at 7pm! Make plans to attend! • 1st Annual Adirondack Paddlers Photo Contest: Sponsored by Mountainman, the Adirondack Explorer and the View. See page 28 for details and how you can enter your own photos. • Free Subscriptions to Canoe & Kayak Magazine: This year, everyone who buys a new canoe, kayak, SUP or whitewater boat will get a free one year subscription to the premier paddling magazine! (See pg. 31)!

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On-water demonstrations throughout the weekend.

• Admission is $5 per day and Children under 12 are free. • Test Paddle is $20 for the entire weekend & includes admission to Paddlefest. PFDs and paddles are provided. You can bring your own, but be sure to get them tagged at the Test Paddle check-in tent. (Bring appropriate paddlewear and a change of clothes.) Test fee is redeemable for boat purchase at Adirondack Paddlefest 2012. • Demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Check the schedule inside this guide for details. It’s also a good idea to check for any last minute changes, and to print out a schedule. • Weather: there’s an old saying here in the Adirondacks, if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes. Spring weather ranges from cool to warm, wet to dry. Dress accordingly and bring along a few layers so you can be comfortable.

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From Metro NY, NJ, CT: New York State Thruway (I-87) North to Albany; New York State Thruway (I-90) west to exit 31, Utica. Route 12 north to Alder Creek. Route 28 north to Old Forge and Inlet. From West: New York State Thruway (I-90) east to Utica; Route 12 north to Alder Creek. Route 28 north to Old Forge and Inlet. From South: Interstate 81 north to Binghamton. Route 12 north to Alder Creek. Route 28 north to Old Forge and Inlet. From Northern New England: Burlington: Ferry to Port Kent, Route 373 to Keeseville. Route 9N south to Jay. Route 86 south to Saranac Lake. Route 3 west to Tupper Lake. Route 30 south to Blue Mtn. Lake. Route 28 south to Inlet and Old Forge. From Boston & southern New England Interstate 90 west to New York State Thruway Exit 31, Utica. Route 12 north to Alder Creek. Route 28 north to Old Forge. From Maine, Southern New Hampshire: US 4 to Fort Ann, NY. Route 149 to Interstate 87, north to Exit 23, west to Warrensburg. Route 28 north to Blue Mtn. Lake, turn left starting on Route 28, south to Inlet and Old Forge.

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Choose from more than 20 Leading Brands!

BIC SUP • Boardworks SUP • Current Designs • Dagger • Feelfree • Hurricane • Impex • Liquidlogic Mad River • Native Watercraft • Necky • Ocean Kayak • Old Town • Perception • Point 65 Pyranha • Radisson • Swift • Surftech SUP • Wave Sport • We no nah • Wilderness Systems Visit for updates. (315) 369-6672


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Who to see at Adirondack Paddlefest Boats Sponsors • BIC SUPs • Subaru • Boardworks SUPs • Canoe and Kayak Magazine • Current Designs • Keen Footwear • Dagger • Five Fingers • Feelfree Kayaks • Werner Paddles • Hurricane Kayaks • Yakima • Impex • Thule • Liquidlogic • Adirondack Bank • Mad River Canoe • Native Watercraft Paddles • Necky • Aquabound • Ocean Kayak • Bending Branches • Old Town • Fox Worx • P & H Kayaks • Werner • Perception • Point 65 PFD’s • Pyranha • Astral Buoyancy • Radisson Canoes • Stohlquist • Swift Canoe & Kayak Car Racks and Trailers • Surftech SUPs • Venture Kayaks • Malone Auto Racks • Wave Sport • Rack and Roll • We no nah • Thule • Wilderness Systems • Yakima

Accessories • Blue Water Kayak Works • Carry Yak • Cascade Creek • Cascade Designs • Crazy Creek • Eped • E-Z Row • Immersion Research • Keen Footwear • MSR • Northwest Canoe Supply • NRS • Outdoor Research • Pack Towel • Patagonia Footwear • Paddleboy • ProBar • Seal Line • Seals Sprayskirts • Thermarest • Vera Sandals • Vibram Five Fingers • Yak Grips • Yak Pads

Other • Adirondack Council • Adirondack Explorer • Adirondack Life • Black Fly Challenge • Black River Canoe & Kayak Race • Docksider • Dragons Alive • EZ Docks • Northern Forest Canoe Trail • Paddle for the Cure

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Adirondack Paddlefest On-Water Instruction Pre-Register for Classes by calling (315) 369-6672 today, as enrollment is limited. During Paddlefest you can register at the Test Paddle tent. Or register online at

Women’s Approach to Paddling

Your Instructor: Cindy Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Times (1.5 hours): Sunday 11 am Clinic fee: $20 An on-water version of Cindy’s popular demo, this clinic gives you to overcome the challenges that women face as paddlers. Brainstorming, discussion, game playing and teamwork will be the focus in an effort to address real and perceived challenges. The goal is to help women gain access to all of the wonderful experiences awaiting them through paddling.

Understanding Boat Control

Kayaking Classes!

On Water Basic Kayak Strokes

Your Instructor: Anne Brewer, Placid Water Kayaking

Times (1.5 hours): Friday 4pm, Saturday 3pm, Sunday 1pm Clinic fee: $20 This introductory one hour on-water lesson will give you the opportunity to learn and practice the forward stroke along with sweep stroke which is used to help control the direction of your kayak. Good for first time or for those who want to practice their technique and perhaps learn a few new tips. We recommend attending the Werner Seminars presented by Danny Mongno on paddling strokes and then joining us for some on water time. Placid Waters Kayaking is owned by Anne Brewer, a past employee of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. She is an ACA certified kayak instructor, licensed Adirondack Guide and trained in Wilderness Medicine. PWK offers both instruction and Anne Brewer guided day trips.

Kayaking Class!

Cindy & Steve Sherrer

Your instructor: Steve Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Times (1.5 hours): Saturday 1pm Clinic fee: $20 Great boat control is something every paddler wants and NEEDS! Learn how a basic understanding of applied physics (boat and paddle movement) and biomechanics (body movement) can help you gain this control.

Kid’s Kayak Clinic

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Your Instructors: Laura and Jeff Liebel

Times (1 hour) Saturday 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, Sunday 10am, 12pm, 2pm Clinic fee: $15 per child (ages 6 to 12) Preregistration is advised for this clinic. We have teamed again this year with Swift Canoe & Kayak and the American Canoe Association to teach kids the basics of kayaking. The Kids Clinic will provide a fun and easy way for parents and grandparents to include their children in the Paddlefest experience. Children will be engaged for an hour or more in paddling, instruction and fun, giving the parents a chance to enjoy shopping Paddlefest while ACA instructors build their children’s interest in paddling. Swift Canoe and Kayak will provide Kiwassa kayaks. These boats were designed to accommodate smaller paddlers, and their maneuverability makes the family paddling experience even more enjoyable for both parents and children. Paddles and life jackets will be provided by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. This clinic is taught by Laura and Jeff Liebel. Laura Liebel is an ACA Certified Instructor Trainer, in both Canoe and Kayak. Laura is co-author of the two books published by the American Canoe Association, Canoeing and Kayaking. She holds a degree in Elementary Education and has received awards from the professional training community. Jeff Liebel is an ACA Certified Instructor, in Canoe and Kayak and Canoe Camping and is a Licensed New York State Guide. Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT). and Past President of the American Canoe Association.

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ONLY $15!

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Free Adirondack Paddlefest Demonstrations Werner Paddles Danny Mongno

Danny is a longtime crowd favorite at Paddlefest. This year he has added new demos, so be sure you don’t miss him! • Choosing the Perfect Kayak Paddle: Join Danny Mongno kayak instructor Danny Mongno as he starts you on this quest to paddle more efficiently! Starting with the paddle, we will define low angle and high angle paddling, paddle fit options, proper lengths and prescribe the perfect fitting paddle for each individual. From there we will dissect some every day strokes and see how, along with matching a better fitting paddle, you will be using less energy and have more fun on the water. Whether you are a sea kayaker, fisherman or quietly exploring the waters in your back yard, this seminar will talk to you. • Easier Paddling for all Skill Levels: Join Werner Paddles kayak instructor, Danny Mongno, as he helps you to develop a more relaxing and more efficient set of techniques to use in your kayak. In the end, no matter what kind of kayaker you are, you will be using less energy, spending more time on the water and enjoying yourself more. This is an interactive seminar, so be ready to follow along with Danny while he demonstrates these skills on the water and above all have some fun.

Pyranha Kayaks J.E.B. Hall

J.E.B. Hall is the fishing ambassador for Feel Free Kayaks. With a lifetime spent fishing and over a decade working as a professional fly fishing guide, J.E.B. has a pretty good idea where to find a fish. J.E.B. is the author of two fishing guide books, a regular contributor to several magazines, and hopelessly addicted to paddling difficult whitewater. • How to get the most from your fishing kayak. J.E.B. will demonstrate rigging, standing while kayaking, essential gear, and more!

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Foxworx Paddles Dale Fox

Dale has been involved in paddling since he worked at Grumman Canoes in the early 70’s, where he would test and repair the canoes which led to his love of paddlesports and eventually buying a paddle company. He and his wife Bev have owned Fox Worx Paddles since 1996 • Maintenance & Repair of Canoes Kayaks & Paddles: This class will demonstrate care & repair of Dale Fox your water sport equipment. From repairing a hole in a boat to general upkeep of your boats & paddles. Hand on demonstrations will show techniques for repairs on all the varied materials used in today’s paddling equipment.

Liquidlogic Kayaks Woody Callaway

Woody was one of the first southern boaters to embrace Squirt boating and was the first squirt boater to hand paddle the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon back in the start of modern freestyle kayaking. • Importance of Seat Comfort in Choosing Woody a Kayak: Nobody knows seat comfort in a kayak like Callaway Woody because few have spent the years of dedication to kayak like Woody. Come by the Liquidlogic and Native Watercraft booth to hear Woody explain the Importance of Seat Comfort in Choosing a Kayak. ¬You are certain to leave with excellent information in choosing a kayak and Woody’s charm and southern grace will put a grin on your face as well.

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boat control is someteaches you to overcome the thing every paddler challenges that women face as wants and NEEDS! paddlers. Brainstorming, discusLearn how a basic unsion, game playing and teamderstanding of applied work will be the focus in an effort physics (boat and to address real and perceived paddle movement) challenges. The goal is to help and bio-mechanics Cindy & Steve Sherrer women gain access to all of the (body movement) can wonderful experiences awaiting them help you gain this control. through paddling. Steve Scherrer: Boat Design, Teaching and Cindy Scherrer Technical Specialist - Confluence WatersR&D, Marketing, Teaching and Kayak Fitness ports. ACA: Instructor, Trainer, Educator for Rep - Confluence Watersports. ACA Open Advanced Open Water Kayak and Advanced Water Instructor, BCU - 3 Star award Whitewater Kayak. BCU - 4 Star Sea award


Matt Yablonowski Matt first discovered his paddling passion about 12 years ago while exploring Northern California’s “Lost Coast‚“ and the Lake Tahoe region. His paddling adventures have taken him to the Pacific Northwest, around the Statue of Liberty, thru downtown Chicago, and to the Abel Tasman Sea off the coast of New Zealand. Currently living in Vermont, the New Eng- Matt Yablonowski land seacoast has now become his preferred playground for touring and coastal surf. Matt is currently a Northeast Sales Representative for Confluence Watersports. • Choosing the Right Kayak: With an overwhelming number of possibilities in boat designs and features, choosing the right kayak or canoe can be a challenge these days. Let’s overcome that challenge as we look at each category and investigate which boat is the best option for you.

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Free Adirondack Paddlefest Demonstrations Boardworks SUPs Greg Weber

I have been surfing since the 60s and began supping five years ago. The people and shops I’ve been exposed to thru SUP, especially the excitement of someone’s first paddle, make repping and demoing Greg Weber my dream lifestyle job choice. • Which SUP is for you? I think the most exciting and important part of SUP is being out there those first few times. The Boardworks models here at the show will take you from your first paddle thru fitness and into race with confidence and fun! The first SUP you own doesn’t need to be something you trade in. Your first board should be one you can lend to a friend and still enjoy the stability yourself whenever conditions warrant.

Pyranha Kayaks Matt Young

Matt, a Team Pyranha Paddler, is a passionate, lifelong paddler who hails from Lake Placid, New York. He has experience in freestyle, downriver racing, and extreme racing. His most Matt Young recent passion involves multi-day expedition paddling. • River Touring with Crossover Boats: A perfect match for Adirondack Waterways: Crossover, or “hybrid” boats combine the maneuverability of a whitewater kayak with the speed and tracking of a touring kayak. Matt will cover all of the features that make these boats so versatile, the right gear, how to pack one for an overnight, and the best places in the Adirondack region to paddle.

Swift Canoe & Kayak David Yost and Bill Swift Bill Swift is one of those lucky one’s who grew up with parents that owned both a canoe tripping camp and a canoe rental operation in Algonquin Park, Ontario. Bill founded Swift Canoe & Kayak in 1989 and still is still at the helm today. David Yost may be the most versatile and prolific designer of human-powered watercraft today. His Bill Swift philosophy, that canoes should be adapted to the needs of people rather than adapting people to the canoe, has led to a devoted following. Design and Construction: David will start the Clinic by describing how Swift takes a boat from design concept to the point where it is ready to put into production. He will discuss what to look for in today’s boat market. Swift will David Yost follow with a discussion on Modern Boat Building Materials and Construction methods. Bill will review current boat building materials including Polyethylene, Thermoformed Plastics and Composite Materials.

Skip Taylor

Skip’s passion for Paddlesports grew out of attending clinics in the era of Harry Roberts, Mike Galt, Dave Curtis and David Yost. • Solo Canoe Choices: This is an entertaining and interactive demonstration of Canoeing Solo in a Tandem Canoe, Solo Canoe and Pack Canoe. We will go through solo paddling a Canadian style Prospector Canoe, a sleek American style Solo Canoe and a lightweight Pack Canoe. We will discuss the pros and cons of each and Skip Taylor demonstrate the best ways of paddling and portaging each of these boats.

Karen Breer

Karen has prior certification from the ACA, CRCA (Canadian Recreational Canoe Association) and AECSKO (Assoc. of Eastern Canadian Sea Kayak Outfitters). • Women’s Kayaking: Karen’s Clinic will cover kayak equipment that has been designed specifically for women’s needs. She will cover the importance of lightweight kayaks and paddles.  Karen show you to handle you boat on and off the water and how to load it on to your car by yourself!  Karen also touches on properly fitting women’s specific life jackets and other new equipment!

Terry Kent Terry picked up paddling at a young age and had a competitive career in Sprint Kayaking that culminated in a World Championship silver medal. • Kayaking 101: In his role as Sales for Swift Canoe and Kayak, Terry has put hundreds of new paddlers into kayaks for the first time. Terry will talk about the most common mistakes made by beginners and demonstrate the easy tips to correct them.

Terry Kent

Charlie Wilson

Charlie formerly chaired the American Canoe Association’s Instruction Council, was instrumental in developing current FreeStyle technique and has written and contributed to several books and magazine articles on canoeing skills. He has been a principle in both Bell Canoe Works and Placid Boatworks and currently consults Charlie Wilson with Swift Canoe and Kayak on infusion technology. • Tandem Canoeing Skills: Charlie will present an overview of tandem canoeing skills. After discussing paddle physics and bio-mechanics, the clinic emphasizes basic directional control for sitting paddlers using Sit and Switch Technique, before progressing to more advanced kneeling techniques including skidded turns, sideslips and efficient forward travel without correctional effort. Use of both bent and straight paddles is addressed.

Paddle Making Class Your Instructor: Caleb Davis Times: Saturday 9am - 4:30pm, Sunday 9am - 4:30 (one hour break) Clinic fee: $100, includes wood blank, tables and tools. Limited to 4 participants per class. Register at 518-624-2572 or at his booth. Come make your own canoe or double bladed kayak paddle. You will make your traditional canoe or Greenland-style kayak paddle from cherry. Everything you need is provided: the wood blank, tables and tools.

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Vendor Booth Design & Construction David Yost & Bill Swift Swift Canoe & Kayak Choosing the Perfect Kayak Paddle D. Mongno Werner Paddles

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Understanding Boat Control S. Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Solo Canoeing Choices Skip Taylor Swift Canoe & Kayak Easier Paddling for all Levels D. Mongno Werner Paddles

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Basic Kayak Strokes (fee) Anne Brewer Placid Water Kayaking

Choosing the Right Kayak Matt Yablonowski Confluence Watersports Woman’s Approach to Paddling C. Sherrer Confluence Watersports

Tandem Canoeing Charlie Wilson Swift Canoe & Kayak

Which SUP is for You? Greg Weber Boardworks SUPs

Kayak Seat Comfort Woody Callaway Liquidlogic Kayaks

Kayak Fishing J.E.B. Hall Pyranha Kayaks River Touring with Crossover Boats Matt Young Pyranha Kayaks

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Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn.

Vendor Booth

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Waterfront 3 Woman’s Approach to Paddling C. Sherrer Confluence Watersports

Design & Construction David Yost & Bill Swift Swift Canoe & Kayak Kayaking 101 Terry Kent Swift Canoe & Kayak

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Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn Understanding Boat Control (fee) S. Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn


Basic Kayak Strokes (fee) Anne Brewer Placid Water Kayaking


Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn

Choosing the Perfect Kayak Paddle D. Mongno Werner Paddles Paddle Repair & Maintenance Dale Fox Foxworx Paddles

Tandem Canoeing Charlie Wilson Swift Canoe & Kayak

Which SUP is for You? Greg Weber Boardworks SUPs River Touring with Crossover Boats Matt Young Pyranha Kayaks

Understanding Boat Control S. Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Solo Canoeing Choices Skip Taylor Swift Canoe & Kayak

Easier Paddling for all Levels D. Mongno Werner Paddles

Kayak Seat Comfort Woody Callaway Liquidlogic Kayaks Choosing the Right Kayak Matt Yablonowski Confluence Watersports

Kayak Fishing J.E.B. Hall Pyranha Kayaks

Women’s Kayaking Karen Breer Swift Canoe & Kayak

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Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn Woman’s Approach to Paddling (fee) C. Sherrer Confluence Watersports Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn

Design & Construction David Yost & Bill Swift Swift Canoe & Kayak

Easier Paddling for all Levels D. Mongno Werner Paddles

Paddle Repair & Maintenance Dale Fox Foxworx Paddles


Basic Kayak Strokes (fee) Anne Brewer Placid Water Kayaking

Choosing the Perfect Kayak Paddle D. Mongno Werner Paddles


Kid’s Kayak Clinic (fee) Laura & Jeff Liebel American Canoe Assn

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Woman’s Approach to Paddling C. Sherrer Confluence Watersports Solo Canoeing Choices Skip Taylor Swift Canoe & Kayak

Kayaking 101 Terry Kent Swift Canoe & Kayak

Which SUP is for You? Greg Weber Boardworks SUPs River Touring with Crossover Boats Matt Young Pyranha Kayaks

Understanding Boat Control S. Sherrer, Confluence Watersports Women’s Kayaking Karen Breer Swift Canoe & Kayak

Tandem Canoeing Charlie Wilson Swift Canoe & Kayak

Kayak Fishing J.E.B. Hall Pyranha Kayaks

Kayak Seat Comfort Woody Callaway Liquidlogic Kayaks Choosing the Right Kayak Matt Yablonowski Confluence Watersports

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Paddlefest Outdoor Gear & Bike Sale!

15% OFF Storewide! Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Only! May 18-20 Visit Mountainman’s Outdoor Gear and Bike Store


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k c a d n o r i Your Ad Fun Guide! Summer Come join us for a summer full of fun this year at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company: canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, biking, and more! Inside this guide you’ll find everything you need to know to experience the real Adirondacks! New York’s Largest Canoe and Kayak Dealer Our Paddlesports shop continues to grow! This year we’re excited to be adding a complete selection of Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) to our lineup. SUPs are the

hottest growing sport in paddlesports, and offer everyone an easy, convenient way to paddle! So come by and check out the SUPs from BIC Sports, Oxbow and Surftech. The 2012 canoes and kayaks offer many new innovative features to make your paddling more pleasurable and fun. Come by and test paddle the newest models!

need to enjoy your trip to the Adirondacks. We carry outdoor clothing from great brands like Patagonia, The North Face and more. Whether you need to pick up a few things for a quick hike or a week-long outing, you can find what you need here. We carry a full line of bikes and accessories, and bike rentals are available.

Moose River Trips & Rentals We’ve added several new opOutdoor Gear and Bike Store tions for paddling trips on the Our Outdoor Gear and Bike Moose River, including trips startshop offers you everything you ing as low as $26! And, new for

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2011, you can now rent Stand Up Paddleboards! Old Forge Fun Guide We’ve also included a special section about all the summer activities going on in Old Forge! Shopping, dining, art shows, plays, fireworks, music and concerts, special events: there is something for everyone! There’s a lot going on, so check out this guide! Come Experience the REAL Adirondacks!

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Paddlesports Shop

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A boat for every paddler! We have every aspect of paddlesports covered with our enormous inventory of canoes and kayaks. Nowhere under one roof is there so much to offer for so many different kinds of paddling opportunities. From beginner to advanced, we have a boat that fits everyone’s needs and experience level. We’ve got it all and with more choices in stock than anyone else has to offer. With over 5,000 square feet of indoor storage space and two acres of outdoor display for canoes and kayaks on site , we offer a better selection of model, color and options than ever before. And our location in the beautiful Adirondack Park couldn’t be better. After all, why go to the city to shop for a boat? When you buy from Mountainman you’re already on vacation!

Up a Creek Without a Paddle? Don’t get stuck by not having the right accessories to go with your new boat. We carry one of the most complete selections of paddling accessories anywhere. From paddles to life jackets, safety gear to paddlewear, roof top kits to trailers, we have whatever it takes to get you to the water and maximize your enjoyment once you’re there. We don’t package deal boats and accessories because there is so much to choose from. What is right for one person might not be right for another, so when you buy a boat from us you decide what fits you the best. Expert Staff Our staff is right there to help you through the selection process and will

(315) 369-6672 gladly point out the best features on any product you desire. Each and every one is dedicated to the sport and if they’re not helping out our customers in the store they are likely out paddling themselves. They just don’t work on a showroom floor, they love what they do and they are dedicated to serving our customers with the best advice possible.

From recreational to touring, whitewater to flatwater, sit-on-top, to high-end composite, from day tripping to extended trips on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, we can outfit any paddler’s needs!

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r e d a e L s ’ New York r e t a w e t in Whi Mountainman carries the largest selection of Whitewater boats and gear in New York, featuring boats from Dagger, Liquidlogic, Pyranha and Wave Sport. Our staff can help you with boats, gear and knowledgeable advice on where and when to paddle. Whatever style of whitewater boat you are looking for, Freestyle, River Running, Creeking, Hybrid, we have it!

Full line of Whitewater Accessories We also carry accessories from Werner, Shred Ready, Immersion Research, NRS, and more. And as always at Mountainman, you get 10% off all accessories with you boat purchase.

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MooseFest • October 19-21, 2012 Every October, hundreds of whitewater paddlers come to Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company to take part in MooseFest, the annual Whitewater festival on the Moose River. They come to check out the latest gear, run the Moose, and have a blast. Check out our MooseFest page on our website for all the details:

The Moose River

New York’s Premier Whitewater River

The Moose River is considered to be New York’s premier Whitewater river, with incredible pool-drops. There is something for whitewater paddlers of every level on the Moose, with three sections that feature rapids from Class II to Class V.

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Outdoor Gear and Bike Shop

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Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company’s Outdoor Gear and Bike Shop is located right next door to our Canoe and Kayak Store and carries a complete line of camping and backpacking supplies, winter sports gear, outdoor clothing, and bikes. We carry all the essential gear for all of your outdoor recreational needs. From backpacks to hiking boots, sleeping bags to tents, outdoor clothing, books, maps, bikes, cross-country skis, back-country skis, and snowshoes, we’ve got it all to get you ready for the outdoors.

Camping and Hiking Gear Sleeping Bags & Pads • Tents Cookware • Stoves • Camp Food Camp Chairs • Hydration Systems

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Hiking Boots & Sandals And Much More!

Whether you are going for a short hike, a weekend camping trip, or an extended expedition to the backwoods, we have all the gear and footwear you’ll need! Our staff will answer your questions and help you choose the right gear for your outing.

Outdoor Clothing Looking for quality Outdoor Clothing and Outerwear? We’ve got you covered, from your base layer to winter parkas and everything in between! We feature leading brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, OR, Marmot, and more!


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At our expanded outdoor gear and clothing store we have also renovated and enlarged our bike shop to offer an even greater selection of quality bikes for all types of travel. We continue to feature Giant, Cannondale and Marin bikes, road hybrids, cross training bikes, kids’ bikes, trikes, and others. Whatever your biking needs, Mountainman can help you get on the road or trail: • Service & Repair all brands • Mountain & Road Bikes • Hybrids & Comfort Bikes • Beach Cruisers • Adult Trikes • Kids & Youth Bikes • Helmets & Clothing • Trailers, Accessories & Parts • Child Carriers & Jogger Strollers

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Moose River Outpost

he t e c n e i r ! s Expe k c a d n o r i d A L A RE Take a trip down the Moose! Our Canoe and Kayak rental shop, the Mountainman Moose River Outpost is your family fun headquarters! Enjoy a full day of paddling adventure. The Outpost is located directly on the Moose River right between our Paddlesports Shop and our Outdoor Gear Shop.

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Our Moose River Outpost makes it easier and more convenient for Much more than just river trips! everyone to enjoy a Moose River trip or rent canoes or kayaks. The The Moose River Outpost offers more than just river trips. You can rent Outpost provides a better experience for you and gets you out on the canoes and kayaks for a day, a week, or more for your own trips. water quicker and easier. Shuttle service is available for both rentals boats and your own boat as well. We also offer all the accessories and gear a family might need While reservations aren’t required, they are suggested for group trips. for a trip down the Moose. Call us at (315) 369-6670 and we’ll be happy to set up a trip for your group! North Street 3-4 hours

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Start your Northern Forest Canoe Trail Trip with us! Our staff can help you get on the trail! If your adventure is a few days or a few weeks, we can help you with canoes, kayaks, gear and maps to get you on the water. The trail starts right at our dock and we have everything you need to get you on the water. See page 10 for more details, or you can call us at (315) 369- 6670.

Trips daily from May through October. Reservations not required. A Moose River trip is perfect for families!

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e k i B , k a y a Canoe, K s l a t n e R and Gear With over 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondack Park is a paddling paradise. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is strategically located in the heart of it all, right on the Moose River at the beginning of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. So whether you want to paddle a few hours, a few days or even longer, we can help you get on the water! The Old Forge area also offers some of the most beautiful biking opportunities for both camping and biking. We carry a complete selection of rental bikes and camping gear to help you enjoy it!

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Dry Storage Rentals Boundary Pack 115 L Boundary Pack 70 L Baja Bag 40 L Baja Bag 30 L Baja Bag 20 L Baja Bag 10 L Baja Bag 5 L

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Camping Gear Rentals Per Night Tent 2-person $12 Tent 4-person $16 Sleeping Bag 20 deg. $8 Thermarest Pad Long $5 Thermarest Pad Med. $4 MSR Butane Stove $6 Peak 1 Liquid Stove $6 Cookset 4-person $6

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By Teresa Farrell Old Forge, New York is a prime spot for Adirondack fun and activity. Outdoor or indoor, summer or winter, there’s always plenty to do here, no matter how you define “vacation”. Old Forge is easily accessible from most of New York State, and captures the best of both worlds; this bustling town boasts a wide variety

of restaurants and shopping opportunities yet lies close enough to the wilderness that a truly personal experience with nature is never out of reach. One of the most popular ways to get that experience is by paddling a canoe or a kayak on one of the area’s many waterways. When you take a winding trip down the Moose River, you’ll find yourself winding down as well. One

of the greatest things about paddling is that provides a way to get to places that can’t be reached by boat or by car, or even on foot. And nature is close here; you’re likely to find deer rustling through the bushes, or a heron swooping gracefully into the water. If you’re lucky, you may spot a playful otter ducking under water, or a moose grazing on the shore. It’s easy to forget the

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world as you paddle by lush, plantstudded banks and towering pines. On a beautiful day, nothing is more refreshing than stopping on a sandy riverbank to take a swim, or spreading out a picnic blanket and sipping a cold drink as you lounge. The view of the mountains in the distance, their green peaks stretching up to the clear blue sky, will transport you to a different time and place, where

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all that matters is the sunshine on your face, the cool water beneath you, and the beauty of nature that surrounds you. In this peaceful, beautiful atmosphere, you’ll never want your paddling experience to end. The good news is it doesn’t have to. Old Forge offers paddlers access to some of the most diverse and gorgeous waterways in the Adirondacks. With flat and whitewater, lakes and rivers, and all manner of scenery the paddling opportunities here are endless. Trips ranging from a few hours to a few weeks are possible, and the variety of overnight options from lean-tos to charming bed and breakfasts, make it easy to customize your trip. Sites like Alger Island provide great canoe camping opportunities, with just the right amount of

paddling and the chance to spend a night under the stars by the warm glow of a campfire, miles away from street lights and car horns. If a few weeks on the water isn’t enough, you can head out for a few months. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route composed of 22 rivers and 56 lakes and ponds, starts in Old Forge and winds through the most breathtaking wilderness in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Quebec, including three national wildlife refuges. Not an experienced paddler? Never even seen a kayak before? Don’t worry. From rentals to lessons, Old Forge has no shortage of resources that can get you on the water fast. Paddling is truly one of the most versatile recreational options around; just about anyone can learn to ca-

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Summer Fun In Old Forge (cont’d.) noe or kayak with ease. This sport is an excellent cardio workout but doesn’t require beginners to overexert themselves, making it easy and enjoyable to build up strength and endurance while keeping the strain off knees and joints. For this reason, paddling is popular with people of every age and demographic. Once

you get the hang of it, you can customize your paddling experience by varying the length, speed and waterways of your trips; Old Forge’s close proximity to different lakes, streams, and rivers makes it easy to change up your routine and have a blast testing out different types of trips.

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Summer Fun In Old Forge (cont’d.) the wilderness. For beginning hikers, the 3 mile loop around Moss Lake is a great way to get into nature without a daunting climb. The Moss Lake trailhead is also the starting point for the trails to Bubb and Sis Lakes, 1.5 and 2.5 miles. Cascade Falls offers unparalleled views of a gorgeous waterfall, making it a different than the traditional Adirondack hike. The 2-mile trail to the lake and the 3-mile

trail to the falls are both rated ‘easy’ trails, and an intermediate-level spur trail continues 4.6 miles to Queer Lake. The popular Bald Mountain hike is a two-mile round trip on intermediate terrain that offers beautiful views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Bald Mountain shares a starting point with a variety of shorter trails; from the parking lot, it’s .3 miles to Fly Pond, .6 miles to Carry Pond, and

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.7 miles to the Railroad Bed; there is also a 1.7 mile spur trail to Mountain Pond. Rocky Mountain and Bear Mountain trails share a parking lot, so it’s easy to access one after the other or choose when you arrive. The trail to the summit of Bear Mountain is 3.5 miles on steeper intermediate terrain; more experienced hikers might enjoy the steeper and more difficult 2.1 mile alternate climb.

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Whether you’ve paddled the area’s waterways or just want to get some legwork in, a hike to the top of a mountain offers a new perspective on familiar territory and an incredible feeling of being on top of the world. Many hikes in the Old Forge area are close to town and easily accessible, but the all-encompassing presence of nature makes you feel like you’re far away in the heart of

Summer Fun In Old Forge (cont’d.) Groups with small children or less experienced hikers should find the .6 mile intermediate climb to the summit of Rocky Mountain less challenging, with a stellar view. Feeling ambitious? Climb both, and then reward yourself with ice cream cones from one of the local shops. Being close to town has its benefits. In fact, there’s enough going on in Old Forge that even people who cringe at the idea of lacing up a pair of hiking boots or strapping into a lifejacket will find plenty to do. There’s an incredible variety squeezed into a few miles in Old Forge. Main Street boasts gift shops, galleries, wine shops, clothing stores, and eateries ranging from sandwich shops to taverns to fine dining. The iconic Old Forge Hardware Store, a time-tested favorite, has more than just tools; look for everything from nuts and bolts to snacks and souvenirs here. The Art Center has opened a brand new eco-friendly facility this year, where visitors can enjoy local art or sign up for a class. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and Old Forge Lake Cruises allow everyone to enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks, by land or by sea, without working up a sweat. Enchanted Forest Water Safari offers one of the best water park experiences around for young and old alike. Throw in a sand beach for swimming, tennis courts, and picnic areas overlooking First Lake and you have the makings of a great vacation. Go to and start planning your Adirondack adventure today.

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New York’s Stand Up Paddleboard Headquarters! What’s SUP? The Hottest New Watersport! By Peter Pan The hottest new watersports craze to hit the U.S. mainland since surfing in the mid-1960s is coming to an upstate New York lake near you. It is called Standup Paddle Boarding and you can expect to see it throughout the summer, especially on the Fulton Chain of Lakes and vicinity.

Stand-up Paddle Boarding is a simple, easy-to-learn watersport that is also a great full body workout. A SUP (Stand-up Paddle Board) is essentially an oversized surfboard that is specifically designed for use on both flatwater and surf. The volume of the surfboard makes it so that the rider is

able to stand up and paddle with both mobility and stability.

SUP Types and Sizes

There are three basic types of SUPs. It is strongly advised that Advantages of SUP you speak to Mountainman’s Using a SUP as a touring craft on knowledgeable staff before you flatwater, you get to see much buy one. The most versatile and more from the higher vantage popular SUP is a basic flatwapoint in a standing position, as ter model that is big, wide, and opposed to sitting down in a kay- stable. (These boards can also be ak or canoe. From a workout per- used to ride waves in the ocean.) spective, you get the shoulders There are also wave-riding and and arms involved, as well as the racing types. Mountainman carabs and legs. The paddler’s great- ries a full line of flatwater models er range of mobility decreases and can special order surf and the leg cramps and lower back racing models. issues that many paddlers experience while kayaking or canoeing. The heavier the rider is the larger the SUP should be. For instance, SUP is easy! a 125 lb. paddler can easily hanSUP-ing will open up a whole new dle a 10’ flat-water SUP, while a world and make the lakes more 200 lb. paddler would need a 12’ exciting than ever before. With SUP. The 10’ SUP would sink with the help of a competent instruc- a heavier paddler, while the 12’ tor, anyone can learn to ride these SUP would be unmanageable boards within minutes. Once you for a lighter paddler to carry and experience the thrill of SUP-ing, it paddle. Mountainman’s staff can will be difficult to return to a seat- fit you with the correct size SUP. ed boat. There is very little gear required for SUP-ing: a board, a SUP Paddles PFD, a safety whistle, and a pad- SUP Paddles come in all shapes dle. Just toss the board on the wa- and sizes and it is important to ter, climb on, and go! get one that is either adjustable

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SUPs at Mountainman We are stocking a complete selection of SUPs by five leading manufacturers for you to choose from! SUPs are easy to ship, so call us today at (315) 369-6672 to order yours!

Over the past few years we’ve refined the ideal composite lay-up for SUP, with ACE-TEC as the result. Three sizes suit the needs of experienced riders and newbies alike with a unique combination of durability, light weight and performance shapes.

Founded in 1989, Surftech was an early innovator in the windsurfing sport, then surfboards. Now they have applied their commitment to excellence and unlatch craftsmanship to Stand Up Paddleboards.

Boardworks EPX models are constructed of single density, stringerless, hand-shaped EPS cores with epoxy resin laminations, painted with superior automotive grade paint and polish coat with a hand sanded finish. These boards are very user-friendly boards that are designed to surf and are great for cruising as well. The perfect choice for entry level to advanced paddlers at an affordable price. Boardworks Soft Foam models are based on proven designs and constructed of premium Dow dense foam with a solid double fiberglass laminated stringer system and a 30ml slick skin bottom. The full template outline with natural rockers, foiled decks and ticked rails give these boards a performance enhanced smooth ride like no other foam boards!

or sized to your specific height. The general rule is that the paddle should extend approximately one foot over the head of the rider while standing on the board. A wider paddle blade is better for flat water and racing, while a narrow blade works better in surf.

Give SUP-ing a try!

You owe it to yourself to try out this exciting new sport that has already taken off on both the west and east coasts of the mainland U.S. You can rent or test paddle a SUP and paddle right at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company anytime. Peter Pan is a professional surfing and SUP competitor, surfboard and SUP designer for both Bic Sport and Hobie Surfboards, and member of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. He is the current New England SUP flat water and surf riding Senior Men’s Pro Am Champion. He is the designer of both the 11’4” and 10’4” Peter Pan Bic Sport Stand-up Paddle Boards.

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What’s New

Current Designs Vision 120 SP

Hurricane Phoenix 130

New for 2012, the Vision 120 SP is the perfect kayak for smaller paddlers who place a premium on weight and safety. Weighing in at a jaw dropping 32lbs, the Vision 120 SP is super easy to car-top and portage to the water’s edge. Remarkable in a kayak of this length, the 120 SP has two bulkheads and hatch covers. Further outfitting includes a user friendly keyhole cockpit and light weight fixed seating.

We felt like there was something missing in our lives…something between our Phoenix 120 sit on top and the popular 140. So we came up with the 130, a light, Only 52lbs.! easy-to-handle, mid-sized kayak that gives you even more versatility. (And when we say “easy-to-handle” we mean off the water as well. This sit-on-top weighs in at only 52 pounds.) This boat is perfect for light touring and fishing, and the multiple deck attachment points and bungee tie-downs give you plenty of options for accessorizing and stowing gear.

Current Designs Double Vision roto New for 2012, the Double Vision roto is the boat you’ve been asking for! A great paddling rotomolded tandem at an exceptional price. Mimicking our most popular tandem in size, this kayak is sure to please kids and adults of any skill level. Outfitting includes the Revolution Seat System and Dimension Adjustable Seat Back. Rudder is standard.

Dagger Zydeco 9.0 and 11.0

The Zydeco design has been completely overhauled for even more maneuverability and faster acceleration than ever before. The Zydeco offers a comfortable but dialed-in cockpit design that’s roomy enough for relaxation without sacrificing the performance capabilities offered by smaller cockpits. The CFS-R outfitting rounds out the experience with amazing comfort and multi-adjust options for better fit and function.


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in Kayaks Hurricane Santee 116

Liquidlogic Marvel Series: 10, 12, and 14.5

We could take a few hours and explain the ins and outs of the Swede form design on our Santee 116. But here’s all you need to know about 40lbs.! sport kayak: You will paddle like a wildly efficient madman. Or madwoman. You won’t spend time struggling in the water, tracking like a one-legged duck. No, you’ll spend time enjoying the way you cut a smooth trail across the surface. You want to explore rivers or lakes or coastal waterways? Done. You want some space to stow stuff for a serious day trip? Done again. Did we mention lightweight? Done a third time. If you’re looking for the best recreational boat on the water, rest your eyes. You found it.

You want just enough kayak to carry you and your gear, but not more than that. You want a kayak that handles well but is not a slow poke. You want one that’s stable, but rewards a kayaker that has some skill. The Marvel 12 is your safest kayak bet, and our #1 seller in the family. In addition to hitting all those above wants, you get hatch and cover, Air-Lite seating, comfortable thigh pads and a built-in paddle holder. Performance Promise - Stable ride - Comfortable support for rear end and lower back - Removable seat - Footrest design encourages circulation, reduces leg fatigue - Lightweight for maneuverability and easy transport - Optional rudder The 14.5 Tandem No special skills required, just hop in, drop the cooler into the hatch, and off you go. That sort of simplicity makes the The Marvel 14.5 Tandem the ideal family kayak. Everything that makes a Marvel a marvel is here: Air-Lite seating, padded thigh rests, hatch and cover and built-in paddle holders. The optional rudder is a good idea so that any paddler can steer the point should the wind kick up. Performance Promise - Stable ride - Comfortable support for rear end and lower back - Removable seat - Footrest design encourages circulation, reduces leg fatigue - Lightweight for maneuverability and easy transport - Optional rudder.

Liquidlogic Mist Series 9.5 and 12 The Liquidlogic Mist is the perfect kayak to let you establish that primordial communion with nature, basking in its rejuvenating peace while gliding effortlessly across the water. Lightweight, stable and easy to handle the Mist and Mist 12 are as easy on the wallet as they are on the water.

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The take-apart Martini from Point 65 is a rigid high-performance kayak that you can carry with a smile on your face, easily stow on your boat and transport in the trunk of your car. Go solo, go tandem go triple! The Martini snaps apart and re-assembles in seconds. Snap in the mid-section and your Solo transforms into a Tandem. Add another mid section and it’s a triple! In 2012 Point 65 launches two new takeapart models: the 8’10”/12’9” sit-on-top Apollo and the 9’4”/14’ high performance Mercury.

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What’s New

Native Watercraft Redfish Series: 10, 12 & 14

The Redfish series puts you in the strike zone with unparalleled efficiency and stealth, equipping anglers with the confidence to sneak up on its namesake or other wary species. Noted for their ability to carry a lot of weight, the Redfish series remains fast and nimble enough to turn quickly even when heavily loaded. The Redfish 10 lets you easily maneuver into the tightest waterways but between the stern tank well and the bow hatch it still has plenty of accessible storage space. The Redfish 12 is light, agile and comfortable, and can easily get you and all your gear to the best fishing spots. Explore the areas denied to larger watercraft or enjoy the open water

Native Watercraft Ultimate Basic: 12, 14.5 Solo and 14.5 Tandem The Ultimate 12 Basic offers the unique Ultimate Tunnel Hull known for its stability and open design with the Air-Lite seat and basic foot braces. This is the perfect vessel for anyone looking for simple comfort. The Ultimate 14.5 Basic provides plenty of accessible storage space, a clean deck for fly fishing, a comfortable Air-Lite seat and the stability of the Tunnel Hull. The Ultimate 14.5 Tandem Basic is a utilitarian version of our popular Ultimate fishing kayak. The Ultimate Basic offers anglers the same great, stable platform and comfort of the unique Ultimate series

Ocean Kayak Tetra Series The Tetra is unlike any other Ocean Kayak we have introduced to the market. Sleek and sporty, this low profile craft has clean lines and glides through the water with ease. The Tetra family includes the Tetra 10™, Tetra 10™ Angler, Tetra 12™ and Tetra 12™ Angler.

Perception Prodigy 13.5 Simple, yet flexible for the modern family, the all NEW Prodigy 13.5 rounds out the series with unparalleled adjustability for an adult and a small companion. The unique, over-sized cockpit and removable kid’s seat are ideal for paddling with a dog, a child or just a lot of extra gear.

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in Kayaks Old Town Heron 9XT and 11XT

Wilderness Systems Ride 115 and Ride 115 Anger

The Heron XT combines comfort and features at an affordable price. Featuring a padded Comfort Flex seat and stern Quick Seal hatch, the Heron XT’s are perfect for beginning and recreational paddlers who may want a little extra in an entry level kayak. Designed to perform...the Heron XT series will not disappoint.

It’s big-time stability and versatility in a small-time kayak. This new addition to the redesigned Ride series has everything paddlers, anglers and hobbyists ask for in a SOT. Massive capacity, straightforward storage, versatile performance, rigability and rock-solid stability. At under 12-feet, there isn’t a more portable powerhouse on the market. New features include performance oriented hull, the SlideTrax toolless outfitting system, and removable/sliding Phase 3 seat.

Necky Rip 12 The Rip 12 expands Necky’s performance heritage to the recreational class. With many of the same features as its smaller sibling, the Rip 12 has nearly two more feet of waterline allowing you to move faster across the water and a sharp keel giving it even more glide. While most recreational kayaks don’t include bulkheads and other details that are overlooked to get to an affordable price, the Rip 12 doesn’t skimp. Designed to grow with you, the Rip 12 is a great choice if you’re just getting started.



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Perception Expression 14.5 and 15.0 The up-swept bow nose and peaked deck allow the Expression 14.5 to shed water quickly, providing more speed and performance than the typical touring kayak. Pair with the Expression 15 for a perfect ‘his’ and ‘hers’ pair of kayaks.







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What’s New in Canoes We no nah Mini Canak

Mad River Serenade

New for 2012, the Wenonah Canoe Mini Canak is the little sister to our popular and proven Canak. Comfortable to paddle with either a double or single blade paddle the Mini offers improved maneuverability in close quarters, while still delivering efficient tracking in open lake crossings. The duel water resistant hatch covers reduce windage and offer a dry ride. Whether your BWCA or NFCT tripping or just out for a Thursday night paddle, the Mini is great fun. The Mini Canak comes with a floor mounted sliding seat, SmartTrack foot braces, and hatch covers. Chose from our A fiberglass construction, the Serenade is designed for those looking for easy paddling in a relatively lightweight, cost-effective, low-maintenance boat. This hybrid solo canoe merges the best attributes of a canoe with the best attributes of a kayak. Bridging the gap between a small, easy-portaging pack canoe and a solo hull, the Serenade is stable, comfortable, easy to paddle and cost-effective, providing an option for recreational paddlers who prefer to go solo. At 13 feet, the shallow-vee asymmetrical hull is very stable and versatile. The open canoe design makes loading and unloading quick and easy. Truly an innovation for the hybrid canoe sector, the unique seating system comes with standard adjustable footbraces, leg-lifter support and innovative adjustability in a reclining seat for all-day comfort on the water.  The seat is also removable, so it can double as outdoor seating on the shore.

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Mad River 40th Anniversary Explorer Forty years ago, in a small workshop on a picturesque hill in Vermont, a tradition of innovation and craftsmanship was born in Mad River Canoe. In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we’re offering a limited-time special edition of one of our most revered classics: the Explorer Kevlar. Hearkening back to aesthetics from limited editions long passed, the 40th Anniversary hull is two-toned red and white with elegantly stained slotted gunwales and contoured cane seats and yoke. The quick, efficient Explorer Kevlar is a rare hull design that can satisfy the most discerning paddler but also welcomes the developing canoeist – a combination as unique as the company itself. Give us a “like” on facebook to uncover an EXCLUSIVE Paddlefest offer only available to our followers!

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What’s New in Whitewater LiquidLogic Stomper

Developing the Stomper began by blending the speed, stability and rolling ability of the Remix Series with the bomber construction, safety, and boofability of the Jefe Series.  This combination, coupled with the Stomper’s playful semi-planing hull will give you the confidence to maximize your experience.

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Pyranha Shiva

Pyranha likes to cut to the chase, and build boats that perform. They always have, and always will. The Shiva follows in the foot steps of true Pyranha heritage. It’s a nimble, fast, large volume, displacement (rounded) hull creeker, built to run the steepest and hardest whitewater on the planet. This boat comes in three sizes, the small 74, medium 82, and large 92 gallons. Pre-order one today!

Pyranha Loki

Dagger Mamba

The Loki is loose and fast on river and ocean waves, vertical moves will be more controlled and more impressive than in a short boat and the Loki is great downriver, extra length means more speed making eddies and must make ferry glides easier and more controlled.

The 2012 Dagger Mamba Creek Seat is the go to river running/creek boat. Its forgiving when rolling and crisp when edging which makes this a kayak that suits many different paddlers well. The Creek Seat version gives the experienced and beginner paddlers alike the safety features they need. With this new design the Dagger Mamba will bring the ultimate adventure to beastly whitewater paddlers everywhere.

Pyranha Jed

New for 2012, the Recon is a broad spectrum whitewater canoe for oldschoolers to up-and-comers. The Recon is a welcoming platform for those who have been-there, done-that before and want to go back and do it again. For the aspiring whitewater open boater this canoe offers a superior experience for skill development and a canoe you’ll never outgrow.

Set to dominate the playboat scene in 2012, the new performance freestyle kayak from Pyranha is designed for world class wave and hole performance. Jed will be the choice of the new school freestyler- loose, fast and super easy to initiate basic moves and awesome trophy combos.


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How to Choose Your New Canoe

Once you’ve decided to purchase a canoe, you’ll need to make some decisions to narrow the field of options from the hundreds of models available. Here’s some tips to help you wade through your choices.

Solo or Tandem? A solo canoe is designed to be paddled by one person and is set up with a single center seat at the proper balance point. Solos may be as short as 10’ for a pack type canoe to as long as 18’ and longer for a very efficient cruising, racing or expedition model. A tandem is set up for two paddlers and can range from 12’ to 19’ or more. They generally offer greater capacity and stability due to their increased length and width. Hybrid canoes can be paddled as a tandem but have an added third seat so they can be paddled solo as well.

What will you use the canoe for? Fishing, day outings, exercise, racing, overnight camping, or extended wilderness trips? A shorter, deeper, more rockered (curved from bow to stern) and durable canoe would be ideal for moving rivers. Paddling larger and/or more windy bodies of water would dictate a longer, straighter, more efficient, seaworthy, and lighter craft. Who and what will be in the canoe? Adults, squirmy children, pets, lots of heavy gear? Knowing what will be in the canoe will help you determine the length, design and capacity you’ll need.

Types of Canoes To help you determine the best length, design, and material, and the optimal stability, efficiency and capacity, consider the following questions: What type of water will you paddle on? Calm or fast moving rivers? Small lakes or large open bodies of water?

Canoe Materials Different materials affect the weight, strength, performance and cost of a canoe. Aluminum is very durable and cost efficient, but heavier, noisier, less efficient, and conducts heat and cold more readily.

There are several types of foamcored, Molded Plastic constructions: Superlink and Polylink are trade names for Old Town’s less expensive, heavy-duty materials. They have foam cores which provide stiffness as well as buoyancy. They are a good option for the budget conscious paddler where weight is not a concern. Royalex has become a popular material due to its moderate weight, durability and price. It can be used on flatwater as well as in rapids. Royalex is not quite as indestructible as Superlink, but is considerably lighter weight. Fiberglass allows boats to have finer lines and is more efficient moving through the water. Kevlar is well known for its lightweight, puncture resistance and tear strength. Its use in the construction of high performance, ultralightweight canoes is ideal for flatwater paddling but has its limitations for more challenging conditions because it has

lower impact strength and abrasion resistance. Graphite is used to create the lightest weight canoe for performance minded, weight conscious paddlers or racers. The weight savings gained by graphite increases the price making it the most expensive option. Test paddle The experience and comfort levels paddlers possess are important factors in the choice of a canoe. Read paddling publications and websites to learn about the variety of canoes available. However, the best way to find the right canoe is to paddle them! We offer the unique opportunity to test paddle several models so you find the right boat for you.. Whether you come to one of our stores or to Paddlefest, our staff will be happy to help make your selection process easy and effective. Then you can enjoy your new canoe for years!

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Choosing the Right Kayak Recreational Kayaks Even the most apprehensive of paddlers find recreational kayaks simple and fun because they offer a stable, easy-to-handle, and very affordable option. They are perfect for lazy rivers, as well as smaller lakes and ponds, or along protected shorelines of larger bodies of water. Ranging in length from around 9 ½’ to 14’, they are wider than their touring counterparts. The cockpit of a recreational kayak tends to be large, making entry and exit easier. Many feature a stern storage hatch, which provides gear storage for day use. Recreational kayaks have greater “initial stability,” the degree to which the boat resists that feeling of tippiness when at rest upon the water. It is also a desirable characteristic for paddlers who will be sitting in their kayak for long periods of time.

Touring Kayaks Touring kayaks, longer length (usually

topping out at 18’) and narrower width (approx. 21 to 25”) yield a straighter tracking, more efficient craft that significantly reduces paddler effort when traveling greater distances or contending with stronger wind and wave conditions. They have better “secondary stability” (resistance to capsize) than recreational models and usually have both a bow and a stern hatch which offer more gear storage for extended trips and serve as flotation chambers. Importance of a Good Fit: A touring kayak that’s too large for the paddler can be compared to wearing the wrong size shoe: If it’s several sizes too large, it’s difficult to walk, much less tackle tougher demands. With smaller cockpits, narrower width and less volume, touring kayaks provide better physical contact between paddler and boat, which results in better control. Rudder VS. Skeg: Many models offer a rudder system that is designed to compensate for the effects of wind and

waves. Greenland or British style boats offer a drop down skeg which aids with tracking but lacks the turning benefit or ability to continually alter course provided by a rudder.

So What to Choose? Ultimately your selection will depend on your intended us, but should include an element of your personality and comfort on the water as well. We offer you the unique opportunity to test paddle several boats to make sure you select a great boat for YOU. Whether you come to one of our stores or to Paddlefest, we’ll assist you to make sure kayaking becomes as much fun for you as it is for all of us.

Kayak Materials Polyethylene (PE): A tough, resilient plastic that can withstand years of use and is of moderate weight and price. Thermoplastics: Not as light weight as fiberglass or Kevlar composites but have a tougher exterior surface than PE and represent a mid-point between PE and composites in terms of price, weight and durability. Similar to composite performance. Composites: Fiberglass, Kevlar & Graphite are all used, often in combination, to produce the lightest weight. An exterior gel coat offers abrasion and UV protection, but is less impact resistant than PE or Thermoplastic. In addition to reducing weight, composites produce a stiffer hull and dramatically improve glide.



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Reel Paddling Film Festival Hosting the World Tour is Easy!

Presented by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company and the View May 19, 2012 at 7 pm. PresentedIt’s ateven the View, Forge, New York easier now to Old host the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour. We’ve improved our host

Rapid Media’s 7th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world’s paddling support to provide all the best materials you’llfilms need to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires event. more people to explore rivers, lakes and for a successful oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories.

Included when Hosting a Screening Visit of for the more RPFF World Tour: or festival details and ticket information Professionally mastered DVDs of the winning and

We had our best year ever—three screenings! The Reel Paddling Film Fest is something that pays dividends, for sure.

shortlisted films.

New for First 2012: Advance pre-screening access to help you Announcing the Annual select which films to show. Adirondack Paddlers Photo Contest Full-colour World Tour programs. —John Tutt, May Owner 11. Awards May 19 at The View, Old Forge, New York Deadline Princess Cinemas

one-year,at digital-edition subscriptions to allCenter. four The Adirondack Paddlers Photo Contest will Free be hosted View, the Old Forge Art magazines for every filmgoer: Canoeroots, Kayak Angler, Complete information, rules and submission information is available at Rapid and Adventure Kayak ($39.96 value). 30 full-colour promotional sized posters.

The crew at Rapid Media made Improved for 2012: Custom-printed colour tickets. hosting theyour festival a breeze. Submit photo online. Five categories: Wildlife, People, Land, Water and Sky.

New Skagit for 2012: Online ticket sales. Best in Manager Show award will be a Werner Carbon Kayak paddle from Mountainman, —RickThe Shone, Store a free one-year membership Wilderness Supply, Winnipeg, MB at VIEW, a three-year subscription to Adirondack Explorer magazine,

New for 2012: Magazine subscription and publication of the Best in Show photograph in the Adirondack Explorer. Category prizesdrive will fundraiser. be awarded as well Digital advertising materials for use in newspapers, TV, radio, newsletters, email newsletters and your website. Full-page RPFF World Tour advertising in Rapid,


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Adirondack Paddlefest • America’sNew Largest Canoe for 2012: On-Water Step-by-step host guide. & Kayak Sale! —Sandy, Backcountry Outfitters Travers City, MI

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Adirondack Paddlfest 2012  

America's largest on-water canie & kayak sale. May 18-20, Old Forge, NY. Presented by Mountainman Outdoor Supply company.

Adirondack Paddlfest 2012  

America's largest on-water canie & kayak sale. May 18-20, Old Forge, NY. Presented by Mountainman Outdoor Supply company.