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#1 richi

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

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WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE A DEMO WEEKEND



25th-----26th-----27th JULY BETWEEN 10AM AND 5PM



AT MUDEFORD SPIT(next to the ferry pier and the Beach Cafe)



THE FULL RANGE OF OCEAN KAYAKS WILL BE THERE FOR ALL TO TRY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF EXPERIENCED GUIDES



KAYAKS,PADDLES AND BOUYANCY VESTS WILL BE PROVIDED



THERE WILL ALSO BE FULLY RIGGED FISHING KAYAKS ON DISPLAY ON SAT/SUN



IF YOU ARE THINKING OF JOINING THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT ON THE WATER OR REQUIRE ADVICE ON PADDLING,SAFETY OR RIGGING YOUR KAYAK COME AND MEET THE CREW



ALL AGES,SEXES WELCOME.

Edited by richi, 03 July 2008 - 11:24 AM.

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#2 maidstonemike

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:47 PM

Sounds like a good idea to me! :rolleyes:

Edited by maidstonemike, 16 July 2008 - 10:59 AM.


#3 YakDiver

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

Sounds like a commercial advertising stunt to me!

well I won't tell if you don't :secret:
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#4 richi

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

Sounds like a commercial advertising stunt to me! Can this forum be used to blatently advertise a product?



Without days like these(I held a demo weekend last year too,can't recall having a problem then :rolleyes: )for which I would like to stress that I do without payment,many people would not have a chance to demo kayaks and many that are enjoying the sport now probably wouldn't be.

All I get out of it is thanks from many people for introducing them to our sport in a safe environment under experienced guidance

Think for a minute how much you enjoy the sport.

It's all about helping people Mike ;) Giving them the chance to enjoy our sport,after all we wouldn't want to ruin the only chance that most people will get would we?

Edited by richi, 03 July 2008 - 05:16 PM.

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previous Kayaks:Yellow Ocean Kayaks Caper,Flame Prowler 13,Sunrise Ocean Kayaks Prowler 15 Trident, Perception Dancer XT

assisted rescues---5
longest paddle:65 miles
top speed under sail 11.1mph

#5 YakDiver

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

well I'm very glad there are demo days/weekends like these,
when I bought my first one I had to buy it blind so to speak
and did not know much about them as there was only importer
and no kayaks to try out, so thanks to Richi and others
this has been made possible to one of the fastest growing water sports
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#6 maidstonemike

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:22 AM

Wish it was near me, Iv'e never seen one of these events. The South East is a bit barren when it comes to kayak events, strange really, you would think it would be the other way around, with our better weather, (sometimes).
I went to the 'biggest kayak and canoe shop in the South East' last night to buy a smaller paddle for a 9 year old.
If that's the biggest, the smallest must be very small!

#7 glennk

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:23 AM

These things are 2 fold. Ocean kayaks are very keen to get involved with days like these and who can blaim them, they are the uk's leading kayak supplier. Secondly You have organisers like Richi advertising our sport in his own time and for no gain.

Thats how the world works. Full marks to all involved and I hope your day is a great success.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:27 AM

Sounds like a commercial advertising stunt to me! Can this forum be used to blatently advertise a product?


Which is why I don't visit this site much anymore as it has morphed into "JohnsonOutdoorsNet.co.uk"!!

Richi on the other hand is genuinly trying to promote the sport of kayak fishing and doing a great job!

I think J.O. are guilty of using folk off this forum with freebies and jobs to cash in on the growing kayak fishing market!.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Can this forum be used to blatently advertise a product?


Yes. Hence all the blatant advertising that is at the top of the screen.

"Wish it was near me, Iv'e never seen one of these events."


Make your mind up. There's nothing stopping you from organising one you know.

Which is why I don't visit this site much anymore as it has morphed into "JohnsonOutdoorsNet.co.uk"!!


No it hasn't.

Richi on the other hand is genuinly trying to promote the sport of kayak fishing and doing a great job!


Right on both counts.

I think J.O. are guilty of using folk off this forum with freebies and jobs to cash in on the growing kayak fishing market!.


Before I answer the implied question, could you possibly clarify whether I am the person you mean? Last time I seem to recall you blatantly directing your venom at me and insisting that a: you didn't mention any names so i must have been mistaken and b: 'everyone who knows me knows I just speak my mind'. Yes, we know you speak your mind - lots of people do.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:17 PM

Oops :o