Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 14 SymbioCity

SymbioCity is an exiting Swedish initiative. SymbioCity promotes holistic and sustainable urban development. Finding potential synergies in urban functions and unlocking their efficiency and profitability.The site is packed with interesting solutions and facts. It uses Sweden as a model with examples on how we can make a difference, really a great impact by increased awareness.

I especially like the Hammarby project. If all new developments followed this formula it would really make a difference.

The “Hammarby model” has set a new standard for future housing development.

el Also the waste management section is facinating.

So check it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

8-9 October Paddlepoint event

In Sweden, Germany and on Ireland Point 65 is distributed through our subsidiary Paddlepoint AB. Paddlepoint invited it's retailers for a couple of days of paddling. One day in the archipelago of Stendörren and one day through the city of Stockholm.

Ulrika from Upplevelsebolaget, Sweden. Our last paddling excursion was on the Huangpu river in China. A world appart...

Magnus, Watt & Torrt, Sweden
Carina from Nynäs Kajak, Sweden
Lina from PampasKajak (our flagship store), Sweden
Pierre from Kajakeriet, Sweden
Leif from Kajakevent, Sweden, Staffan who runs Paddlepoint and Jocke Upplevelsebolaget, Sweden
Lina and Carina at lunch break
Johan from Alewalds, Sweden and Paul from Great Outdoors, Ireland
Lyudmilla and Johannes La Canoa, Germany
Claes, Hälgö Kajakkafé, Sweden and Pierre
Jürg from Blackfoot, Germany
The Stendörren archipelago has many passages like this
were no boat can get through so paddlers rule.
The Swedish, German, Irish group.
Paul who handles our distribution in Germany and Staffan
Dinner was held in our flagship store in Stockholm
Anders from Alewalds, Stockholm
Lyudmilla in the lock between the Baltic Sea and the lake Mälaren.
Axel from Der Bootsladen Germany
Lina and Magnus from Strömholms Kajak & Fiske
Axel and Sabine from Kanuscheune with the Vasa and Nordic museum behind them
Johan and Leif with Gröna Lund Tivoli
Jocke at Galärvarvet
Paul in a Nemo
Time for a break Paul, Magnus, Ralph of Sport Erkner, Germany and Leif

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October 3 Distributor Event

Last week we took our distributors on a paddling trip around the most beautiful part of the Stockholm archipelago, Stendörren. We paddled a lot, camped out and had lots of fun and a lot to eat and drink.
Of the 22 countries where Point 65 kayaks are currently distributed we had half the countries represented: Australia (Peter & Amanda), Canada (Wally & Louise), Hungary (Andras & short of Miska), Japan (Tom, Shinju & Hiro), Norway (Erik & Torkel), Spain (Oscar & Miguel), Taiwan (Cheng, JF & Hsiao), the UK (Bob & Heather), Denmark (Martin), Sweden (Staffan) and China (Micheal).

The group by AirForce 65.

4 am departure from Nuremberg to Frankfurt airport took it's toll. Tomas napping on the plane.
Torkel (NO) stealing some sleep on the bus.
Pre launch lunch. Erik (NO), Andras (HU) and Torkel (NO)
Nigel showing the crowd were we are heading. "And let's be careful out there..."

Bob & Heather (UK) getting ready to double
Nigel and Hsiao (TW)
Cheng (TW) ready to roll
Cheng (TW) a happy camper.
Peter & Amanda (AU)
Tomas at pit stop
Hsiao, paddling Taiwan style!
Me on the rock. At camp site (well almost)
arriving at camp site. Källskär island
Martin (DK)
Andras (HU) the mushroom man
Picture postcard pretty evening!!!!
Fireside brandy
Micheal and me
Tom (JP)signing the banner
Peter & Amanda (AU) giving the DoubleShot a shot
Shinju (JP)
JF again
Micheal, a SeaRover and the view
Ok, ready for day II
Miguel (ESP)
Oscar (ESP)
Wally (CA)
Tom (JP), Hiro (JP) and JF (TW) hauling a DoubleShot

BIG thank you to our support team Anna, Richard and Philip!!!!!!!!!!