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2021, Anniversary, Boise River, Boise Whitewater Park, community, History, Idaho, paddlesports -

In 1987 Jo, Stan and their firefighting buddy Jim Ciardelli incorporated Idaho River Sports. They began by running the business out of Jo's garage in Boise's North End neighborhood. Jo and Stan pretty quickly moved the shop to historic Hyde Park and were a mainstay of business in Hyde Park for over 20 years before purchasing the then Pleasanton Ave. location. Now the aptly named Whitewater Park Boulevard.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded thirty-five years ago in Boise's North End, Jo and Stan were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and her family began camping, rock hunting and rafting when she was young. From the...

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classes, community, inclusivity, paddling -

Between all the changes we've made because of the COVID-19  pandemic and it's consequences to our economy and very way of life, 2020 was eye opening. And we'll just leave it at that. From our beginning 35 years ago in 1987 we were stoked to get as many people paddling as we could, any way we could. We sponsored some of the early whitewater rodeos, competitions; and recreational kayaking and canoeing outings though the Idaho Canoe Club. By the early 90's we started to be called on to provide paddling opportunities for people of all abilities and began our long...

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2021, Around the Shop, Feelfree -

It doesn’t take long to notice what sets Feelfree apart - with dynamic color combinations and unique hull designs to innovative functions and features, Feelfree is consistently redefining the future of paddlesports. Innovation Feelfree has in fact redefined paddlesports with unique hull designs , advanced seating systems,  integrated pedal and power systems and everything in between. These innovations weren’t developed overnight. It’s all a result of our attention to customer feedback combined with over 30 years of design and development experience, complemented by quality craftsmanship. The modern evolution of kayak design has just begun and Feelfree is on the frontline. Stability...

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News, paddlesports, paddling, rendezvous -

Presented by Idaho River Sports Don't miss the premier paddlesports event in Idaho. Paddlesports Rendezvous includes great information booths, food and beverage options, drawings and factory representatives on hand! We will be joined by great nonprofit partners like the Idaho Whitewater Association, Idaho Rivers United, Bold Betties, the Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN), and representatives from local and national paddlesports industry leaders like Kokatat, Pyranha, Badfish, AIRE, Glide and Salamander to name a few. We will have games for the kids, SUP and kayak mini-clinics, prize drawings, food and more!  Support this great event by liking us on Facebook and click going! Instructors...

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community, safety -

The Boise Fire Department, Boise Parks and Recreation, St. Luke's and Idaho River Sports Team Up to Make Life Jackets More Accessible.  We are happy to be working with the City of Boise and key community partners to ramp up efforts to connect local families with water safety resources and create stronger water safety awareness. We worked with MTI, one of our great PFD suppliers, to bring in a broad selection of highly rated vests for the first phase of the effort and supplied staff and resources to fit the kids correctly.  The new program, centered on providing life jackets to children,...

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