Author Archives: steve schwarz

Choosing a Paddle

When purchasing a kayak one of the things that very often gets overlooked is the paddle.  While your kayak choice is very important, your paddle choice is almost as important.  Think of your paddle to the kayak as the engine is to your car.  You won’t make it far without one. There are many things to consider when choosing a paddle.  Length, weight,  blade shape, flex, & adjust-ability will have the biggest impact on your paddling experience. At Summit Sports we feature Werner Paddles.  We Continue reading →


Does it seem like your outerwear isn’t working as well as it did in the past?  That maybe because the original water repellent  has begun to wear off.  Nikwax’s TX-Direct Wash-In is a quick and easy way to bring your outerwear back to life.  It re-vitalizes the water resistant properties while still allowing breathability. Be sure to use Nikwax Tech-wash & Basewash on your outerwear & base layers.  Regular laundry soap impairs the wicking properties of your base layers and reduces the breathability of your outerwear. Continue reading →

Change Is Easy

Light conditions can change fast.   These goggles allow you to have the right lens option for any conditions you might find yourself in.  They also have the added bonus of being easy to switch between lenses. Be sure to stop by the shop to check out our favorites.                          


Nothing’s better than looking forward to a ski or snowboard trip. Here’s a great checklist to make sure you’ve covered all the bases. Your Gear You’ll definitely need to pack this in a ski/snowboard bag. Many of them are sized to fit your entire setup, outerwear, goggles and even your under (base) layers, gloves and socks. If you’re traveling via air, we recommend getting a case recommended for air travel – it’ll be more reinforced, and have wheels. Lugging your gear with no wheels through Continue reading →