We’re stoked to announce that Blackfly has a Youtube channel! Our channel will have product videos, tips and tricks, and all sorts of whitewater canoeing clips. For more information, head on over and subscribe today!
We have some good news to share about shipping! This summer, we’ve been working to get shipping costs cheaper, and we’re excited to announce that shipping to a nearby terminal has never been cheaper! For example, this is how much it costs to ship an Option to various terminal locations around the US as of August 2016:
Pittsburgh – $125
Asheville – $125
Tennessee (Knoxville/Chattanooga) – $145
Colorado (Denver/Buena Vista) – $185
PNW (Portland/Seattle/Bellingham) – $200
It’s been a long, cold winter here in New Hampshire, but it’s given me a chance to get a lot of work done. This week, big Octane plug finally headed out to the mold maker. As it always seems to be the case, it’s taking longer and costing more than I’d like but that’s just the way it goes. I know there are going to be a few questions that come up about this canoe, so I’ll try to answer them here before they’re asked. More
If you’re coming from a whitewater canoe with thighstraps, getting the bulkhead outfitting dialed in can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. The Blackfly saddle is designed to be a (too) tight fit for most people because its easier to carve it out than to add to it, so some cutting and carving of foam is required. This week, I’m sharing some of my tips, tricks, and strategy.
November is kind of an exciting time around the Blackfly shop. It’s the time of year when things start to settle down bit, and gives me a chance to catch up, catch my breath, look back, and look ahead.
This is the first in a semi-regular series of posts titled “From the Shop,” focusing on the production side of things here at Blackfly Canoes. Today’s topic: Color. I get asked about colors of canoes just about every day. I know it’s important to people, and I wish Blackfly could offer every color of the rainbow. But the reality is it’s just not possible, and to get into why, we need to look behind the scenes a bit.
After two years of hearing all the talk about it, I finally got to go to my first Gauley Fest. What better time to hit the Upper Gauley for the first time, right? And what better whitewater canoe to do it with than the Octane 85? A crew of 12 whitewater canoeists hit the Upper on Saturday of the festival almost bright and not early enough for Mark Z.. I’ll be honest; I was a little nervous peeling out of the put-in eddy. The Gauley has the big-water and beatdown stories that can put the fear of God in you. More