Why is Astral's support of AW so weak? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 08-24-2012   #1
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Why is Astral's support of AW so weak?

It seems like most of the major U.S companies that are in the paddle sports industry make serious contributions to American Whitewater, but lately Astral has sat on the sidelines for some reason. Why is the leading manufacture of PFDís in the U.S not a partner of AW? Astral makes great products and has awesome customer service but isnít there something more they could do? Perhaps not? Maybe they are financially strapped. Last year they donated $200. Seems kind of weak for a company of their size. Come on Astral! Youíre not even an eddy sponsor.

List of AW partners: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:sponsorship?

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Jeez that's not even the price of one green jacket...
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Old 08-24-2012   #3
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Correction: according to the AW journal Astral Bouyancy Co. was in the list of $250+ donors.
The next category up from this is 500+. This is good but I expect more.
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