PADDLETV

BUYER'S GUIDE SERIES

A YouTube Series Showcasing the Best in Paddlesports Products
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About PaddleTV Buyer's Guide

“The biggest challenge the paddlesport industry faces, is turning the large number of new and casual paddlers into lifetime participants. One of the best ways to do this, is to help them choose the right gear, to ensure a positive paddling experience.”

PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide series is a YouTube series that helps consumers with their purchasing decisions through authentic and unbiased reviews of kayaks and kayaking gear, and that recognizes the best paddlesport products of the year with PaddleTV’s Best-In-Class Awards.

In 2022, the PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide series will involve 30 professionally produced videos hosted by world renowned paddler, instructor, TV show host and YouTuber, Ken Whiting. Produced by Heliconia, the series will be released through the PaddleTV YouTube Channel and shared through Facebook and Instagram. With 86,000 subscribers and 17 million views, PaddleTV is one of the most popular paddling focused YouTube channels in the world.

Check out the 2021 Buyer’s Guide Series playlist HERE

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How Can I Submit Gear?

Send an email to us before November 15th, 2021, and include the following information:

Product name
Link to product on your website
Estimated delivery date
Affiliate Opportunity (Will an affiliate link be provided? If so, what is the affiliate commission?)

As we don’t charge anything for the production and distribution of the Buyer’s Guide content, affiliate links are a simple way for us to receive modest compensation for any direct sales we drive. While an affiliate commission is not a requirement for the Buyer’s Guide series, it will be a consideration when we select products for the Buyer’s Guide series.

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Relevant Gear

Heliconia is interested in both established products and newly released products in the
following paddlesports categories:

RECREATIONAL KAYAKS | SEA KAYAKS | FISHING
KAYAKS | WHITEWATER KAYAKS | PORTABLE KAYAKS

| PADDLES | PADDLING GEAR & ACCESSORIES

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2022 Best In Class Awards

PaddleTV’s Best In Class Awards recognize and reward the best in paddlesport products in a variety of categories. Winners are selected by PaddleTV host, Ken Whiting, after all PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide products have been tested. Products considered for these awards can relate to any type of kayaking, including recreational kayaking, sea kayaking/touring, kayak fishing, and whitewater kayaking.

Check out the 2021 Best In Class Awards videos HERE

PaddleTV Host - Ken Whiting

About The Host: Ken Whiting

One of the most recognized and respected names in the paddlesports industry, Ken Whiting’s expertise, reputation, and his unique knowledge of all things paddling make him the ideal Host to deliver valuable, authentic and unbiased ‘Buyer’s Guide’ videos. Ken is a World Champion whitewater kayaker, a world-renowned instructor, and the author of 12 best-selling instructional books and videos on paddling technique.

Ken is also the Host and Producer of Facing Waves – North America’s only paddling focused TV series. Now in its 9th Season, Facing Waves is broadcast into more than 100 million US households through Outside TV, and the Bally regional sports networks.

FAQs

What Gear is Relevant?

Heliconia is interested in both established products and newly released products in the following paddlesports categories:

– Recreational Kayaks

– Touring and Sea Kayaks

– Fishing Kayaks

– Portable Kayaks (Inflatable, folding, etc)

– Multiwater Kayaks

– Whitewater Kayaks

– Packrafts

– Paddles

– Paddling Apparel & PFDs

– Paddling Accessories

How do I submit my product?

Send an email to Jenna@heliconia.ca before November 15th, 2021, and include the following information.

– Product name

– Link to product on your website

– Estimated delivery date

– Affiliate Opportunity (Will an affiliate link be provided? If so, what is the affiliate commission?)

  • As we don’t charge anything for the production and distribution of the Buyer’s Guide content, affiliate links are a simple way for us to receive modest compensation for any direct sales we drive. While an affiliate commission is not a requirement for the Buyer’s Guide series, it will be a consideration when we select products for the Buyer’s Guide series.

What are the dates that I should keep in mind?

November 15, 2021: Submission deadline

December 15, 2021: Selections Announced

December 15, 2021 – July 1, 2022: Product to be delivered to Heliconia

What is the cost?

There are no fees involved with submitting a product for consideration, or for having a product selected for inclusion in the PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide series. We simply ask companies to provide the product at no expense and cover all shipping related costs (including any duties and taxes) to get the product to our Heliconia office in Beachburg, Ontario, Canada.

What happens to my product?

We keep all the kayaks and kayaking gear that are reviewed on hand for 18 – 36 months, so that it is available for additional filming purposes. This additional filming could include PaddleTV Best In Class Awards videos, PaddleTV instructional videos, or Facing Waves TV Show content.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION

If you have another question regarding the PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide or Best in Class Awards, please email Jenna@heliconia.ca