Plympton, MA— April 1, 2016 — Following last year’s introduction of the UNDERCOD vest for commercial fishing, MTI Adventurewear plans to expand the product line to the Sportfishing market at the upcoming ICAST show in July with the CAMO COD SERIES. Based on the bestselling UNDERDOG life vest for pets, the UNDERCOD was developed to address the sinking Cod Fish population in the North Atlantic. Continue reading
In 1991 Marine Technologies International (MTI) was a start-up, founded in a
suburban home in Watertown, MA, by Dorothy Takashina and her sons Yoshi and Simon. Dorothy had a vision to design life jackets for the watersports that her college-aged sons loved: whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing and quiet water kayaking – emerging sports at the time. Continue reading
CHECK OUT: SUP ESSENTIAL GEAR VIDEO https://vimeo.com/34375924
This video by STANDUP. PADDLING.NET and Jimmy Blakeney of BIC Board describes essential gear including the MTI FLUID Belt Pack inflatable PFDs, paddle leashes and paddles as well as looking at the basic anatomy of your SUP board.
“So gear wise, you’re going to want to have a PFD. This is a personal flotation device. If you’re outside the surf zone, meaning not surfing the board in waves, then you definitely want to have a PFD because the Coast Guard requires it. If you don’t have one on, you can get a ticket if you’re out there on the water without it. This is a nice option because it’s low profile. It’s an inflatable PFD. It goes around your waist like a fanny pack, and you inflate it if you need it. If not, it’s out of the way and low profile. “
Nice job, Jimmy! Thanks for helping to spread the SAFE SUP message.
The 2nd most common reason people say that they don’t wear a life jacket is because they consider themselves a good swimmer. If that is you, take a look at this. COLD WATER BOOT CAMP is a pretty powerful video showing how a GOOD SWIMMER could quickly be overcome in cold water. It is NO SHAME to wear a life jacket!
It’s all go at MTI central as our sales, marketing, and design team get ready for our biggest trade show of the year: OUTDOOR RETAILER. We’ll be debuting the 2012 MTI Collection to our dealer partners, the press, and the product reviewers.
JEFF MULLER and GORDON COLBY have been busy this past year, bringing 10 new models to the MTI line for 2012!
* Women Specific
* Versatile Recreational * and even a new color for the underDOG
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AT THE OPEN AIR DEMO & IN THE HALL! BOOTH #34061
When our product designer, Jeff Muller, asked me what we could do to improve the features of our F-SPEC OUTFITTING as found on the Solaris F-SPEC and the PFDiva F-SPEC, my first response was….”hummm, I gotta think about that a bit, sunshine.” After all, I am NOT a fishing expert. Although I did grow up on Pewaukee Lake in SE Wisconsin, where just off our pier near Beach Park Circle droves of fishermen would float around in search of the famous monster MUSKIE (or is that MUSKY?). And my Dad, John Koch, and my brother Johnny AKA “the Iceman”, are big catch and release fly fishermen (from Wis to Alaska , to the Gunnison River in Colorado)…growing up with fishermen AROUND you does not make you an expert. What we need is the feedback and expert advice of real users. We need REAL REELERS here!
And so to facebook and our professional fishing-folk friends we turn.
GIVE US YOUR BEST IDEAS HERE or on http://www.facebook.com/water.planet.
We THANK YOU for your input. YOU help us build a better mouse-trap. Or is that FISH-TRAP?