Canoecopia Day 3: Final Day and Best Reviews! Jackson Kayak Rocks the House!

Canoecopia 2012 is Officially Over!


Yesterday kicked off with another attempt at muscle milk and cereal, some coffee at the Super 8, and a quick drive over to get the booth clean before the show started.

We arrived and the booth was literally as clean as it could get so we organized just a little and before we knew it the doors had been opened and the customers began flocking. We sold out of Cuda’s and Ibis’s but continued to take orders for them throughout the day. The biggest thing that interested people in the Ibis’s was the seat- i must say we sat in it all day, IT IS COMFY! The Ibis also gave people the, i can go fast, but not be very good and not have to worry about being tippy. Its so true, that boat is stable and glides all by itself.

The Cuda people already had their mind made up when they walked in the door. They just took our time looking at colors! Super happy for all the new Cuda owners out there!

We had people talk and talk and talk about the Journey’s but all determined to paddle it at the shop before purchasing.

We also had a very entertaining Ern Dog, who was working his choices down from the show one by one, this took multiple hours and i cant imagine how hard it must’ve been, but the guy choose right and got himself the most bad ass looking Rogue Ever (a rogue earth)

He is the guy I am helping with the Kiss Me sign on my butt.

After we had everyone out of the mini trippers and a zen, we started taking the booth down. It went super fast thanks to everyone working hard but man alive we were tired…. the bars felt heavier than normal for sure.

Once loaded we went back to the hotel, showered, went to El Pastor Mexican Restaurant where i got some serious MExican Style Tacos. And we all got some seriously good margaritas.

Headed back to the hotel to spend over an hour in the hot tub reviewing our weekend and attempting to stay awake. It was super relaxing and felt great!

A huge thanks to all that made Canoecopia happen and a record year for that matter! I had an absolute blast and cant imagine the amount of work and effort put into such an event! So big thanks to Rutabega and all the volunteers!

Hope to see you out there next year or at a kayak show soon!

(as you can tell from the photos below, we worked super hard…. and played hard too!)

Happy Paddling

Emily Jackson-Troutman

Comments on “Canoecopia Day 3: Final Day and Best Reviews! Jackson Kayak Rocks the House!”

  1. Grace
    March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Emily,

    My dad took your advice and put a tennis ball on the spray skirt. He took a few photos of me in the kayak. I am so excited to try it in the water.I would like to share the photos with you. How do you upload pictures to you? I hope that the water will get warmer in Wisconsin soon, so we can start paddling! My grandma and grandpa live on the Chippewa River just below a big power damn. They have a few spots considered dangerous for me yet, that they will be opening this season again for us to play in.

    Happy Birthday Wishes to you, hope you have a great Birthday!

    Hope to see you kayaking soon,

    Grace Mans

  2. Canoelover
    March 18, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Hey, we sure love having you at the whole gang at Canoecopia. The owners of Taqueria El Pastor owe be big, it seems. I told Sonia about that place last year and it was OVER. 🙂 You guys had a great show (in the top ten vendors, way up from last year!) and the energy in your booth was amazing (it was mostly from your dazzling smile). Thanks so much for the bowling shirt, I’ve worn it several days since the show and everyone loves it. I may have to get you a Rutabaga bowling shirt.

    Love all you guys down there in TN.



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