Paddle Expo in Nuremberg 18th-20th September 2012

The International Paddle Sports Trade Show, Paddle Expo, held at the International Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany, took place on 18th -20th September this year and once again Seabird Designs of course took part of it also. It is a trade show where you can find everything for paddling – kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, paddles, accessories and many more and this year there were 270 exhibitors in two huge linked halls, everyone from buyers, manufacturers and distributors to wholesalers, press and organisations. Although it is a trade show and not open for the general public, the 3 days were very hectic, interesting and fun!

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Paddle story from SeaBird paddler Knut Lobben. Thank you Knut! SeaBird Team wishes you all the best, may all your hopes and wishes come true!

My paddle story

I lost my legs two years ago in a worksite accident. I was lucky I survived. Today I am left with two stumps, ending mid-thigh, something that has made it difficult to have good prosthetics made. At Sunnaas, a rehabilitation centre, I learned to be self-sufficient in a wheelchair. I have a car that has been adapted, and that has helped me reclaim a more independent life.

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