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Crowd Funding…Here We Come!

Assassin Kayak Paddles

“Backwater Paddle Company is seeking investors for our Assassin Kayak Paddle project.  We are looking for $100,000 to bring the full size kayak paddle to market.”

Funding…every entrepreneur and businessman’s bane!  Money is the grease that makes the wheels go round!  Seeking investors for your project’s future has worn the best men down.   Many ideas and dreams have been crushed for lack of money.   Empty bank accounts have brought down many small business’s to huge corporate entities.  Money is life…at least for the continued existence of your business!

Seeking investors to perpetuate the next “big thing” is a serious endeavor for every successful businessman.  You must always be growing.  You must always be thinking ahead.  Your competitors, and your customers, are not sitting around waiting for you to make a move.  Everyone has the idea…the next “big thing.” To make a move…requires money!!

Money is everywhere!   Getting it into your bank account is a whole another story!  This is where financial opportunities evolve according to knowledge, skills, determination, and luck.  Today, banks, credit unions, venture capitalist (VC), loans and crowd funding are the usual source for procuring investment funds.

Backwater Paddle Company has investigated VC’s and personal investors.  They want a sizable chunk of your company for their investment.  Banks and credit unions want monthly loan payments.  In lieu of payments and stock percentages, we have decided to bring the project to fruition via crowd funding. This is a relatively low risk approach to securing necessary funds for your project.

If you think your project is that “bad-ass”…why not invite the whole world to invest?”   “Well, here we go!”

Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the two leading crowd funding sites for technology and sport related categories.  (You can link to the sites by scrolling onto their names)  Crowd funding is a process where individuals can pledge/invest into your project.  Instead of soliciting one investor for $100,000…we procure 1000+ investors for $100 each.

So, what do the investors receive in return for their investment?  Product.  In our case, the investors will receive a first run Assassin Kayak Paddle.  MSRP $139.  Basically they receive a $40 discount on the worlds “baddest” paddle…and get it first!!

Numbers!!  The only way this crowd funding works is in numbers!  We have to access tens of thousands of potential investors to get the 1000+ we need to move forward.  Fortunately we have over 12,000+ Backwater Paddle Company Face Book fans dedicated to paddle sports.  They all have friends and families.  We also have access to all our previous BPC customers contact information.   This is a good start.

Kayak Angler magazine and Paddling.net, two of the major media contributors to all things paddle sports, will also contribute to spreading the word.   Between the two, they have hundreds of thousands of subscribed customers waiting for the latest and greatest paddle sport products to hit the market.

A successful crowd funding campaign requires a “killer” video.  Every potential investor will peruse a 2 – 3 minute product video.  This product video has to relay maximum sensory visual impact in minimum time.  This requires professionals.   We will hire the necessary videographers and their expertise in composing this video.

Keep your eyes open for the crowd funding campaign!  Spread the word!!

As the Assassin Kayak Paddle continues its journey to market, we will keep you posted on our progress.  I always try to predict a debut date, but with so many factors still to be resolved…we are now hoping for spring.

The world waits…

 

 

 

 

 

Assassin Kayak Paddle – Revolutionary Design Unveiled

The Assassin Kayak Paddle, a full size kayak paddle, is Backwater Paddle Company’s latest paddle design.  Our innovative paddle projects continue to revolutionize the paddle sports market.

If you have seen our legendary Assault Hand Paddles…you would come to expect another very unique and functional designed paddle to follow.  As they preach in the engineering world…”form follows function,” and “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke!!”

Well, we just made the BEST kayak paddle…in the world!!

Our patented “hook and teeth” blade design, and proprietary raised graphics package not only contribute to function and aesthetics, but deliver the energy of the Assassin Kayak Paddle.

Assassin Kayak Paddle

Assassin Kayak Paddle prototypes showing left and right blade designs.

Backwater Paddle Company is known throughout the paddle sports industry for its legendary Assault Hand Paddles.   These unique hand paddles have revolutionized paddle sportsmen’s stealth and mobility.  Paddle sportsmen and kayak anglers utilize the compact and lightweight hand paddle to single-handedly maneuver their kayaks while continuing to stalk their prey.

Comparing the Assassin Kayak Paddle to the Assault Hand Paddle, you note the similarities in the proprietary blade design, with major differences in blade width and length.   Both paddles deliver in performance, yet convey that extreme “awesome” factor!!

Assassin vs Assault Paddles

Assassin Kayak Paddle and Assault Hand Paddle size comparison.

Big brother meet little brother!!  We wanted our kayak paddle to have the same features, and more abilities, than its little hand paddle brother.  We totally achieved success!!

Even better, with your Assassin Kayak Paddle, you now have total capability to paddle out to your fishing hole or hunting grounds, through the densest of brush and around obstacles.  You will be confident in knowing your kayak paddle will help grab, pull or push you…providing unparalleled mobility.  When on station, put the Assassin away, break out the Assault Hand Paddle…and continue fishing or hunting with unequalled stealth and mobility!!

The Assassin Kayak Paddle will be made from a 10% nylon infused polypropylene for strength and durability, with a UV additive for longevity.  The kayak blades are 7 1/2″ wide by 18″ long.  The patented blades will be attached to fiberglass or carbon fiber shafts, coming in standard 230, 240 and 250 cm lengths.  We will provide custom cut shaft lengths per customer order.

Assassin Kayak Paddle prototype

Assassin Kayak Paddle prototype, left blade, back side.

Through our diligent marketing and advertising campaigns, Backwater Paddle Company has grown to 80+ dealers spread around the nation, and 25+ international dealers.   This provides a solid platform for quickly introducing the Assassin Kayak Paddle into the paddle sports market.

MSRP $119 – $129.00  Available Winter 2015.

As more information and photos becomes available, we will post them accordingly.  If you want to become a Backwater Paddle Company dealer, contact Ed at ed@backwaterpaddles.com for more information.  Thanks for your continued support.

Paddle on my friends!!

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Backwater Paddle Company R&D Making Next Move

Introducing the Assassin Kayak Paddle…the Assault Hand Paddles’ big brother!!

Coming Fall 2015!!

Assassin Kayak Paddle CAD photo.   Coming Fall 2015.

Assassin Kayak Paddle CAD photo. Left blade, power side.

The value of Assault Hand Paddles have been growing exponentially in the paddle sports community.  With our patented “hook and teeth” blade, raised graphics package, and fully functional design…the “awesome factor” is spreading like wild fire!!

Through our diligent marketing, and solid product strategy, we now have 80+ Backwater Paddle Company dealers spread around the nation, and increasing weekly!

According to the latest data from ICAST: The sport fishing industry generated 53.5 billion dollars in 2014. Kayak anglers currently account for 7-12% of all anglers. The number of kayakers in North America is approximately 8 million.  Do  the math…there is some serious money for the taking out there!!

We continue, as an industry, to try and provide all the latest paddle sports equipment, gear and accessories to the paddle sportsman, and sportswoman.   Every year the outdoor retail industry promotes shows and expos devoted to new products and innovations.

Perusing all the latest paddle sports marketing material, most of the research and development has been applied toward kayak designs and redesigns, as well as kayaking accessories.

Paddle design, more or less, has been simply relegated to the paddle shaft connections.  Paddle manufacturers seemed to have figured out 20 different ways to connect your paddle shaft halves together.  Basic research and development of blade design, and blade materials, have pretty much all been played out over the years.

Backwater Paddle Company will not be a one-hit wonder in the paddle sports market. Our Assault Hand Paddles patented blade design solved a stealth and mobility issue.

As a small business, we listened to the paddle sportsmen, worked diligently at identifying the problem, and provided an extremely functional solution. Again we are listening…introducing the Assassin Kayak Paddle.  Backwater Paddle Company has been diligently working on a new paddle design. The Assassin, a full size kayak paddle with the patented “hook and teeth” blade design, and raised graphics package is in the works.

Assassin Kayak Paddle

Assassin Kayak Paddle CAD photo.  Left blade, front and back.

As we state…our paddles are revolutionizing paddle sportsmen’s stealth and mobility!  They will be BADASS…100% guaranteed!!

We are looking towards Fall 2015 to introduce our Assassin Kayak Paddle to the paddle sports community. We will keep you posted as to their unveiling.

Thanks for your continued support!  Paddle on my friends!!