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Customizing Dragon Boat Team Paddles - What's it like to work with Hornet's design team?

Customizing Dragon Boat Team Paddles - What's it like to work with Hornet's design team?

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What’s it like to work with Hornet’s design Team? Ask San Diego Dragon Boat Team!       If you want to become familiar with the experience of working with Hornet’s design team on your paddle design, hear from Rosauro, Lisa and their team from San Diego Dragon Boat Team (SDDBT), who had a great experience designing their team paddle.  Here is a little bit about the team.   Since its inception, SDDBT has developed in many ways amassing an impressive history of success at all levels including national and world championships. They have grown by adding other crews, including our...

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You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.

You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.

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  You can now pre-order your 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival Florence Italy commemorative paddle online.          There are 2 ordering options: Pre pay online and pick up the paddle in Florence Pre pay online and have it shipped to your home after the event is over in the end of July, 2018.   Important information about picking up your paddle in Florence This paddle will be available for pick up in Florence during the registration period. The paddle will not be shipped to you.  The price includes 22% Italian VAT.   Important information about having the paddle...

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Champlain College Design Competition

Champlain College Design Competition

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In November, 2017, Hornet Watersports partnered with the student group AIGA, the professional association for design at Champlain college to launch a friendly SUP  paddle design competition. The guidelines were broad to encourage participants to get their creative juices flowing. They were told they could use whatever medium they like, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, pictures collages etc. They were given the following outline:   We received numerous submissions, and it was tough to select the top three designs. Here were the top three designs selected by the Hornet team In third place, Minta Williams from Denver, CO....

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2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

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Over the course of last month, we ran the 2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament  where you were able to vote for your favorite Hornet Dragon Boat Design in a March Madness style tournament bracket. This year, we had 14 exciting and colorful designs for our paddles as well as two black paddles, a glossy and matte design, that were matched up against each other in one-on-one battle of popularity. The winner you chose as the best Hornet Dragon Boat Paddle Design is G9 Kaizen! The battle was tough but the G9 Kaizen won the G16 Sakura Koi Fish Design in the...

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PADDLECHICA: How Do We Define Success in Dragon Boating?

PADDLECHICA: How Do We Define Success in Dragon Boating?

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  This article was originally published on Paddlechica.com. With all the Olympic events a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about success and how it is defined. Sure, we talk about gold, silver and bronze medals and the athletes who win them, but is a medal the ultimate symbol of success? Does a gold medal mean that you had more success than the silver medalist? Does simply being on the podium suggest that you are more of a champion? Success in Racing Consider the various regattas your team has entered. At some, there is little to no competition and...

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