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  Stratham, N.H. - Miōn Footwear, the brand of performance footwear for environmentally-engaged amphibious athletes, is donating $950 to the Utah Rivers Council as a result of a successful turnout and a talented pool of kayakers at its first annual Speed Rolling Contest at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. The August 9 event turned out a crowd of curious spectators as it pitted kayakers against one another in rolling rivalry to determine who could pull off the greatest number in a 30-second time period. Miōn athlete and extreme kayaker, Tao Berman, helped to raise the intensity with his emceeing skills by providing commentary for the crowd. The Speed Rolling Contest summoned a pool of eight top kayakers and burgeoning talents to compete for rolling glory and cash prizes. Paddlers used several strategies, including one no-paddle technique called a hand-roll, to gain the greatest number of rolls in each 30-second slot. After round one, the three best rolling contenders competed head-to-head to determine the top winners. After the final round, the title of rolling champion went to Jared Seiler, from Gladwyne, Penn., who pulled off an amazing 22 rolls for a first place win and a $200 cash prize. Corey Volt (Beachburg, Ontario) and Todd Baker (Dillsburg, Penn.) tied for second place, each gaining 17 rolls and winning $75 cash. The first round of paddlers produced 134 rolls from all paddlers while the final round concluded with a total of 56 rolls - for a grand total of 190 rolls accumulated. As promised, Miōn will be giving a $5 donation per roll, or $950, to the Utah Rivers Council, a grassroots advocacy group that helps to protect rivers and clean water sources in Utah. Beyond providing an innovative new product, Miōn is committed to a path toward environmentally sustainable practices. While performance footwear manufacturing is not yet a "green" process, Miōn is making every effort to embed its environmental philosophy into every aspect of its business. Miōn® Footwear will strive to operate as a carbon neutral brand beginning in 2007 and beyond. Miōn is committed to 100% renewable…
Three new basecamping tents - with design features, materials and other elements usually found in premium backpacking tents - join the Coleman® Exponent® lineup in 2008. Known as the Northstar Series, the new trio is designed to meet the needs of serious outdoor enthusiasts who want premium tents in a modern, roomy cabin style.
ReserveAmerica has awarded the Eureka! N!ergy tent series its Outdoor Industry Innovation Award, which recognizes the company and new product launch that inspires outdoor enthusiasts while enhancing the experience of outdoor recreation.
Going to be out in the field in a variety of overnight conditions and temperatures? If so, the new Optimus Multi-Temperature Sleep System from Slumberjack is designed to keep outdoor adventurers comfortable in fluctuating weather conditions. The all-in-one, transformable sleep system is uniquely designed to deliver high-end performance without adding unwanted bulk and weight to your backpack.
Saturday, 11 August 2007

Paddling in Electrical Storms

For those interested, there is a really interesting conversation going on over at playak.com related to paddling in electrical storms and the science behind it. Check it out here.

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