Posted by: kwikle on Oct-03-12 3:52 PM (EST)
While I am loosely affiliated w/ tiderace, valley kayaks are a huge part of the introduction of recreational paddle sports. The first sea kayak I hand rolled was an aquanaut lv. While I don't personally care for their more recent models, like Derek Hutchinson, frank goodman put a ton of people in cool boats. I hope they hold onto the molds.
For dealers it is hard to be a valley dealer when you have to stock that many models. Slimming down the line could be good for the brand.
Hope they have good luck with the strategy.