What’s in Store…
Winter continues to test us here in the hills as storm after storm pummels the east coast. However, there are many irons in the fire this winter at ACE. While the snow piles up, the staff at ACE is busy preparing Wonderland for your outdoor adventures this year.
ACE Adventure Gear Manager, Brad Scott, is stocking the shop with new products and equipment lines. He went to the EORA Show (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association) to test and order product for next fall and winter. This show, located in Greenville, SC, is a professional trade show for outdoor retailers. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll have seen his photo and sneak peeks of new gear from the trade show.
Having fun and being prepared is what embarking on outdoor adventures is all about. Not only do Brad and all of the staff here at ACE play hard outside, they also study and learn about gear: what it is made of, how it’s made and what key features every product has. Researching gear is the part of retail no one mentions, but taking clinics and participating in dealer summits is what sets Brad and his staff apart. Not only do they use the products they sell, they spend time learning about the technical aspects from fabrics and laminates to lay-ups and plastics. Knowing the subtle differences in materials and how they perform when used in the outdoors means that you get the best advice based on experience and knowledge.
Brad has been working on spring merchandise since last fall, and this year the shop will feature a broader line of fishing equipment. You’ll find fishing kayaks and all kinds of necessities (rods, reels and bait) for a successful day of casting. Check it out — this year boat maker Native Water Craft will release ‘The Slayer,” a fishing kayak with a gear driven propeller. You pedal, and the boat takes off like a rocket.
Always on the lookout for quality made USA products, the shop will offer Glide SUP stand up paddleboards. Glide is an American owned and operated company out of Salt Lake City, Utah. With only a dozen people on staff, they make some of the best boards with which to paddle the planet. ACE offers a full-line up of flat water and whitewater options. Stop by for a demo.
Everyone at ACE is excited, for the warmer temps of spring to come our way. Stay posted for more news and updates on all of the new adventures on tap.
outdoor adventures – http://www.aceraft.com/west-virginia-adventure-activities