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Jackson Kayak Demo

June 16, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The truth is, the only way to REALLY know if you are going to like a kayak is to get on and off of it a few times, paddle it, pedal it, move it around, and even try to stand up on it if you want. It is impossible to do that inside a store. The goal of these demos is two fold. First, we want to offer a thorough clinic regarding everything you need to think about when considering a kayak. We start with the basics such as the parts of the boat and progress to talking about hull design and benefits and drawbacks to each style. We will also go over very basic paddle strokes and talk about the parts of the paddle. After the on land portion of the demo, we will turn you loose on the water. During this time you can try as many boats as you like, however, please be mindful of people waiting and limit your paddles to less than 10 minutes. After that time is up, there will be an opportunity for you to spend more time with a specific boat. We will also have hammocks and other outdoor gear set up for you to check out.

These Demo’s are free to attend. You can come by during the 3 hours at anytime and spend 5-10 minutes with a kayak. If you would like a more specialized experience, for $15 you can reserve the boat you want to try most and also get the benefit of the below instruction and knowledge.

Schedule of Events:
First 30-45 minutes – Clinic – Overview of Kayaks, Paddles, PFD’s
Middle 1-1.5 hours – Open paddle 10min time limit per boat

Last 45min-1 hour – Scheduled time with an individual kayak. Please feel free to bring your fishing gear and anything else you want to bring along to make sure you can get a really good feel for how your gear works with the boat.

IMPORTANT: You must sign up for the demo ahead of time. In order to guarantee everyone has ample opportunity with the boats, we limit the number of participants for each demo. Please sign up early to secure your spot. More demos will be added depending on demand. The demos will cost $15. This includes all instruction and paddle time. If you cancel prior to the day of the demo, you will get a full refund. If you purchase a boat, paddle or pfd by August 15th 2018, you will have that $15 credited to your purchase. If you do not show up, you will forfeit your $15. Walk ups will only be accepted if there are vacancies.

Skill Level: Open to all abilities

Materials Included: We will provide Paddle and PFD

Requirements: You must sign a liability waiver before paddling the boats.

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