Backwater Paddle Company. Ever heard of us before?? Probably. If you are a paddle sportsman or kayak angler, you may have seen our patented Assault Hand Paddles being used or talked about at your last paddling adventure. Maybe, even seen them at one of your local kayak angling tournaments being awarded as prizes.
Backwater Paddle Company has been working hard at marketing and branding our name all over the map! We have 40+ dealers located around the nation, as well as 20+ dealers spread throughout the international paddling community. Within these national dealers, many have multiple locations within and outside their home states, placing us in over 50+ stores around the country.
If you are involved with the paddle sports community, you may very well have heard or visited some of these iconic paddle sports shops carrying the Assault Hand Paddles. Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), Hook 1, Appomattox River Company (ARC), GET:Outdoors, OKC Kayak, Wild River Outfitters (WRO), Delaware Paddlesports…just to name a few of the larger regional shops.
You can visit the Backwater Paddle Company Dealer Page to get the locations of dealers in your area. Should you NOT find a BPC dealer in your locale, provide us the name of your local paddle sports shop NOT CARRYING our paddles, and we will talk to them personally.
Having said all that…Backwater Paddle Company is still not in the big box stores, like Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, Academy Sports, Cabelas…yet. To be honest, not sure why? We have been diligently sending them product, filling out all their paperwork and applications…yet no response. It is like these big box stores are vacuums, sucking up all the info and product, yet never hearing back. However…failure is not an option! Time and perseverance are on our side!!
We continue to sell our hand paddles via the Backwater Paddle Company web store with much success. Not to miss any other internet sales revenue channels, Backwater Paddle Company also has the Assault Hand Paddles listed for purchase on the legendary Amazon and E-bay sites. Surprisingly, we get quite a few sales from these sites.
The Backwater Paddle Company Face Book page community has steady grown to over 6300 fans! We continue to sponsor kayak fishing tournaments around the country. A number of kayak fishing clubs have placed our logo on their tournament jerseys!
I just placed an order for another Gaylord (5′ x 5′ x 5′ box) of polypropylene pellets to be used in the next batch of hand paddles. That should get us around 1700 more paddles. We went through the last Gaylord in 5 months! With all the new dealers coming on board, and the holidays coming up, we just my have to get another run in just before the holidays.
Looking ahead…just setup an appointment with our CAD designer. We will be working on the new blade design for the future kayak paddles. We still do not have a commitment for the necessary funds to begin the kayak paddle project. But, having the CAD work done and being able to present that to prospective investors is paramount for moving forward.
We also have been entertaining the idea of submitting our kayak paddle project to Kick Starter. It is a social investment program. More to come on that later.
As you can see, Backwater Paddle Company is steady moving forward in the paddle sports market. Until we can break the ice with the big-box stores, we will continue to promote and market to them until they flat out get tired of hearing about us…and just relent!
Thanks for all your continued support! Paddle on my friends!!
The Assault Hand Paddle revolution is ON!!