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Jackson Kayak is happy to announce that Steve Fisher has joined Team JK.  Steve’s roll will be two-fold with his focus on stepping up his paddling game and in film production.  Fisher comes with years of experience as a competitive paddler, adventurer and filmmaker.


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Steve Fisher has been touted as one of the “world’s best kayakers” by media and paddling leaders alike, his history as both a competitor and a leading exploratory kayaker has more recently been dwarfed by his film work.  His latest Fish Munga project, Congo: The Grand Inga Project has moved the needle way up in the realm of paddlesports filmmaking.  Steve will be returning to a training regimen with the Jackson Kayak team for both freestyle and river racing with aims at being competitive again on the global circuits.

“Some of my fondest memories of being on tour over the years was when Steve lived in the RV with me and the family.” Recalls, Jackson Kayak President, Eric “EJ” Jackson.  “We were arch rivals, trading wins in extreme races, freestyle events, and boater cross, and even in wrestling matches.   We have never been on the same team before.   His addition to team JK is a dream come true for me as we will be able to combine our efforts for the first time instead of trying to destroy each other at every event.”

“So there you have it: I am now a proud member of Team Jackson Kayak!” Exclaims Steve Fisher “It’s been a longtime coming – EJ has explored the idea of me paddling for Jackson since before he started the company.  The time wasn’t right then, but it is now.  The designs are amazing and the workmanship is phenomenal. I’ve joined a winning team, and that feels good.”

About Steve Fisher: Since turning pro-kayaker in 1999, he won countless freestyle competitions and downriver races and invented many of today’s freestyle moves.  He’s been called the “World’s Best All-Round Kayaker” but now focuses on expeditions and filmmaking.  His list of first descents includes such greats as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, and Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo.  But In one way or another, all of this had simply prepared Fisher for this expedition on the Inga Rapids, the world’s largest whitewater, and its first descent he lead.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year; this year including a new SUP line amongst 8 new products for 2013. Jackson Kayaks success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

CONTACT: James McBeath 613-256-0598