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Old 12-17-2014   #1
 
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PRG to drop kayaking for SUP?!

So it would seem...



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Old 12-17-2014   #2
 
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That sucks, that was one of the few events that got great press, athlete praise, and seemed to get a good spectator turnout. Saw it just as it was started driving home from the salmon one year. I understand SUP is growing, just sucks it is all or nothing. Wonder where the additional expense comes from for kayaking? Honestly wondering as I would think both events need judges/prizes/volunteers/river sections to operate.

Some more info and reasons here:

http://paddlinglife.net/article.php?id=1161

Sad to see the kayak company conglomerates taking no interest in promoting the whitewater side of their sport. Pyranha and Jackson seem to be the only ones.
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Now the comment that should have been made:

Why not an IK event?
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I own a SUP, and enjoy using it, but find it unfortunate that they have chose to completely eliminate kayaking from the event....guess it will probably help the attendance at Fibark....or open the door for a new river fest of some kind.

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Folks we've removed a pile of off-topic posts from this thread - please stick to the topic at hand
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Payette River Games Go SUP Only

$100,000 in prize money will only go to SUP riders.

Article: Sign of the SUP Times: Payette River Games Goes SUP Only - Paddling Life
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I guess it is time for Max to starting competing in SUP
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They may lose some sponsors in that decision. I know for sure they'll lose some spectators to the events.
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They may lose some sponsors in that decision. I know for sure they'll lose some spectators to the events.
The article is paddler made it sound like the kayak companies have no interest and the SUP companies do. Sad to see from the kayaking front.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...sup-55954.html
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The article is paddler made it sound like the kayak companies have no interest and the SUP companies do. Sad to see from the kayaking front.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...sup-55954.html
Yep, that is how I read the article as well. Sounded like they are expecting more competitors than ever before as well as more support from sponsors.
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