We are pleased to announce our partnership with Rokx Adventure Traders in the Netherlands as our European distributor. Europeans are no strangers to innovation in paddlesports, and have embraced the åÊbody boating concept. Our official European debut was at Paddle Expo in Nuremberg Germany October 3-5. Rokx Adventure Traders represented us along with their other brands such as Liquid Logic and Titan Kayaks. Asheville NC is a hub for paddlesports manufacturers, and we’ve been able to ship our Bellyaks across the ocean with Legacy Paddlesports (LiquidLogic, Native Watercraft).
Erik Rovekamp was here in the USA with his son Jim, who was competing in the Junior Freestyle World Championships. I was able to spend a few days teaching Erik the ins and outs of the Bellyak, and we had a great time on the Nantahala and French Broad rivers. He is currently the European World Champion of Bellyak…so any of you out there who are from “across the pond” and are interested in prone whitewater paddling, send us a message. We are actively recruiting European Team members for 2014.