A couple of goodies from OR show
A few of the boats in the confluence booth for you.
I will hit pyrahna, LL, and a few others tomorrow and put up a few pics. Any requests? Overall, the show seemed like the same old stuff with a new paint job. Has downriver paddling technology/design plateaued for now? I enjoy going to summer OR to connect w/ friends I haven't seen and see & handle the newest state of the art stuff. I recall a several year period in the previous decade where I walked through the paddlesports section marveling on the progression of design changes, new materials, & cool gadgets. I have an appreciation for the recent explosion of SUP gear, but for me a whitewater paddler and oriented toward gear for that sport, there (seems) to be much less to be impressed about. Although, I did like WRSI's new helmet, found a superlight & compact tent for self support, and a 300 lumens headlamp for $20.