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Fall 2021 Newsletter

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Winter Season Hours.

Another season in the books! There have been many challenges this year. The low water in the entire region was paramount. We had many supply issues this year that will continue into the future. We have tried our best to make available some of the best products on the market, and, to keep them in stock! We have appreciated your support in keeping a legitimate paddle sports retailer here in Salt Lake. We are mindful of that and have been investing in the future to be able to do that.

The drought in Utah continued this year in dramatic effect. It made it harder and more crowded by compressing the season. American Whitewater started an initiative: Paddle Wise. Please review and incorporate this ethos in your river running. It will be by the small and little things we do for each other, the land, and the water that will make the difference.

We have been ordering tirelessly to try and keep up, go around, and prognosticate the future. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Overall, we have kept a good amount of inventory in stock. Next year is not looking much better than this year with continue issues across the industry. Here is a general outlook.

Rafts: Basically, custom rafts across the board are not available until Fall of 2022 (if ordered now, that changes weekly). NRS, Hyside, AIRE, Maravia, RMR, Star have a limited production capacity. If you have not ordered them already it is likely that you would not get them before fall of next year. We have ordered a limited number of stock boats with varied delivery dates. If you would like to pre-buy (deposit, balance on delivery) one of those rafts please call us as soon as possible. We are maintaining a list with all our orders so let us know if you want dibs on something.

Frames: Custom Down River frames are completely booked out through the spring of 2023. We have a very limited number of stock frames. NRS is getting caught up but struggles to produce enough LoPro fittings to keep things in stock. Fishing frames and parts are a particular casualty of this. We hope to be caught up through the winter and hope we pre-ordered enough to maintain supply, but don’t hold your breath.

IK’s and Kayaks: IK’s will be hard to get next season. Dagger has had many material supply issues. We didn’t receive even 20% of our 2021 order.

Winter hours will go into effect October 20th. We will be Closed for Fall Break October 13th-19th.















We will also take appointments. Times subject to change based on availability.


Thank you for the great season! We have tried to supply you all with the best gear. Have a great rest of your year and let us know if we can find something for you.


  1. Anthony Monson Anthony Monson

    Please give us a call during posted business hours and we can discuss your options. (801)455-5450

  2. Rodney Elser Rodney Elser

    Have a white water raft baffles need worked on got some little holes pinholes in places and was wondering about restoring it all and getting it repainted

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