Necky Pulls Plug on Whitewater

Tuesday, 17 June 2008
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Paddling Life recently posted an article announcing that Necky is pulling out of Whitewater kayaks to focus on rec and touring kayaks...


Paddling Life recently posted an article announcing that Necky is pulling out of Whitewater kayaks to focus on rec and touring kayaks.

"We still have boats in stock, and still have Spike," Johnson Outdoors Paddlesports General Manager, Nando Zucchi  says, adding that the company is still selling a lot of its most popular whitewater kayak, the Blunt. "But the numbers and profitability of that segment just don't work. We can only be so many things to so many people, and we're turning our resources more toward the touring and rec kayak markets. Compared to the sales volume you get in those markets, other than a personal desire to sell whitewater kayaks there's no real reason to."

More info: paddlinglife.net


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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