Support American Whitewater! support unicef
Brave Browser

[please login to make this ad block disappear]

NRS Acquires WRSI Helmets

Founded upon the principle that every watersports athlete deserves access to affordable protective headwear, the helmet gurus at Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI) have signed over their multi-patented product footprint to NRS -- leading manufacturers and distributors in the paddling industry -- with the dream of bringing their top-quality, modestly priced helmets to a larger market.

"Our customers, retailers and friends will all benefit from a more efficient supply chain and NRS's deep commitment to whitewater and river recreation."

"I am proud of what WRSI has done to help change the paradigm on whitewater helmets. NRS is an ideal partner to help WRSI to continue to expand that legacy. Our customers, retailers and friends will all benefit from a more efficient supply chain and NRS's deep commitment to whitewater and river recreation," said Nick Turner, WRSI President. "NRS has likely done more to make whitewater accessible and enjoyable to the public than any company in history, and WRSI is proud to be part of that legacy."

WRSI began their crusade to increase paddling safety after family member, Lucas Brandon Turner, passed away on a dangerous river in Idaho. After Turner's death, his family rallied and vowed to build the safest helmet possible, at a price point that the general public could afford.

With the help of Dr. Andrew H. Conn, the Mechanical Design Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and inventors Chang Lee and Michael Cordeiro, WRSI produced the 2006 WRSI water sports helmet, the "safest whitewater helmet in the world," according to WRSI.

In partnering with WRSI, NRS hopes to increase distribution, production and therefore, availability, of the revolutionary helmet as it aligns with their current line-up and dealer/retailer account base.

"NRS has been following the WRSI mission since Gil Turner first envisioned and then pioneered a safer, better helmet for the paddling industry. After years of engineering and testing, a new industry standard for impact and anti-rotational safety was introduced into the market," said Bryan Dingel, NRS vice president. "NRS was one of the original supporters of the new helmet company and we're excited to now have a larger role in WRSI's future growth and expansion."

The two companies have agreed to terms and began the transition at 2013 OR Summer Market.
Paddling Life News on Playak is © and presented by:

 

Sponsors

Palm

Login to post here

MaurusStrobel added a video. 50 minutes ago

Steeve Fleury SUP Foil Pumping

Indiana ambassador and 12 x SUP Swiss Champion Steeve Fleury is addicted to foiling. We love his style and technique, he appears to be pumping...

PaulClark added a video. 10 hours 32 minutes ago

SUPPAUL PODCAST INTRO

Clothing worn in video: BEYOND CLOTHING: https://tinyurl.com/y86fjpow Thanks for watching. My site is https://www.suppaul.com/ Instagram:...

corran added a video. 14 hours 17 minutes ago

Whitewater Kayaking with 6yr old

Below the famous Lachine rapids in Montreal, is a fun, easy whitewater park that's perfect for beginners and kids.

supzero added a video. 18 hours 56 minutes ago

APP World Tour Sprint Racing Action From Across...

Join us and take a look at APP World Tour Sprint Racing Action From Across The Tour. We have been lucky to travel to amazing locations and be part...

EJ added a video. yesterday

Blue Sky 360 Pro Walkthrough

The BlueSky 360 Pro is here! A clean deck solution for those who want to install their own trolling motor on to the hit fishing and recreation...

IRF World White Water Rafting Summit -...

IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) Instructor Workshop, Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica, October 2019 #RaftersAreAwesome #raftguide #StrongerTogether...

supzero added a video. yesterday

Izzi Gomez Full Interview ImmersedTV Episode 1...

Welcome to the Izzi Gomez Full Interview ImmersedTV Episode 1 2020. Since our Sports Talk Show Immersed TV is cut to a certain time slot we are not...

supzero added a video. 2 days ago

SUP 11 Update

See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.