Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015 Hits Marquette!

January 16th, 2015 Comments off

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Saturday February 7th 7:00pm Thomas Theaters

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you soon!

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Since its inception in 2007 The F3T has grown more than 30% each year; reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. To keep up with demand we’ve added new towns to the 2015 schedule and increased our capacity in the communities that have been supporting us for years.

In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country. A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2014 we raised over $300,000 for our conservation partners and have used our voice to bring greater attention and support to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.

Hope to see everyone out at the show and lets get fired up for the 2015 season!

 

To purchase tickets click here!

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Biking With Cold Hands? Check Out The AME Heated Grips!

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

11051952696_42600cb3ca_z After years of research and development, A’ME is introducing the new Heated Ergo Tri. Made in USA, this grip features micro process technology and internal sensors that give the rider the freedom to easily adjust each grip to any of the six temperature settings with a simple push of a button, with an LED light indicating the setting. This allows for comfortable hand temperatures that reduce fatigue and maintain finger dexterity. All of which improves rider control. AME-grips-heated-electronic-bmx-5 A’ME Heated Ergo Tri grips are made of a specially formulated Vulcathane,™ compound that produces a tacky, durable surface with an ergo design and our popular triangle pattern that is a comfort to hold onto. With a single clamp-on design, installation is simple. Just slide the grip on and tighten one screw!  Stop by Down Wind and bike with warm hands this winter!

Skate Ski Lessons Start Tonight!

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

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Monday night Skate Ski Lessons are back! Join Jeff and the gang out at the Forrestville Trail Head for our popular Skate Ski Lessons. Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing. All abilities are welcome and please dress for the conditions. A limited amount of free demo equipment is available by contacting the store. The Skate Ski Lesson is free but a $5.00 trail pass is required and can be paid for at the trail head. 7-9pm

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Winter Sports Demo Next Weekend!

January 2nd, 2015 Comments off

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WINTER ON SNOW DEMO

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Forrestville Trail Head 9am-3pm

It’s time to get out and play in the snow!  These warm temperatures will make it the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family out to the Noque trails and demo some new toys.  We will have manufacturer reps on hand to help get you outfitted into the perfect gear and to give you pointers on how to use it.  Come on out for a whole bunch of fun….FREE OF CHARGE!

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WINTER BIKES! 9zero7 and Borealis snow bikes are the latest craze and we’ll have a few to test ride on the packed trails. This is a great opportunity to bring the family out and demo the latest winter equipment.

SALES! Like what you tested?  We’ll run specials on all of the gear for those who come out for a test the gear! 9am-3pm at the Forestville Noquemanon Trail Head Marquette For information, call 906-226-7112

Missed it in Marquette?  Join us in Houghton on Sunday January 11th 9am-3pm MTU Tech Trails!

 

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Skate Ski Lesson Dates Have Been Released!

December 26th, 2014 Comments off

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Did Santa bring you new skis this Christmas?  Down Wind Sports is proud to offer skate ski lessons to our customers.  Join Jeff and the gang out at the Forrestville Trail Head for our popular Skate Ski Lessons. Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing. All abilities are welcome and please dress for the conditions. A limited amount of free demo equipment is available by contacting the store. The Skate Ski Lesson is free but a $5.00 trail pass is required and can be paid for at the trail head. 7-9pm

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Featured Product- Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

December 15th, 2014 Comments off

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Equipped with a fully waterproof construction and an incredibly bright 160 lumens, the Black Diamond Storm is our powerful, all-conditions headlamp. Now featuring our PowerTap Technology, the Storm allows for quick, on-the-fly brightness adjustment with just a finger tap to the side of its touch-sensitive housing. The Storm features a bright, precise beam for after-dark route-finding, as well as proximity, strobe, dimming and red night vision modes to accommodate any lighting needs. An intuitive lock mode also keeps the light from accidentally turning on when stored in your pack or pocket.

  • One QuadPower LED, two SinglePower white LEDs and two SinglePower red LEDs emit 160 lumens (max setting)
  • PowerTap technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power in distance or proximity modes
  • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • Sleek, low profile design uses four AAA batteries and three-level power meter shows remaining battery life for three seconds after switching on headlamp
  • Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
  • Protected against water immersion down to 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 7)

Holiday Open House- Come Celebrate!

December 8th, 2014 Comments off

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It’s that time of year again- time to celebrate what fantastic customers and friends we have. Stop by the Marquette or Houghton store this Thursday for some delicious snacks and a wee bit of cheer as well! Come see the staff dressed up in their finest and we will also be running specials in the store all night long.  As always we can help with gift suggestions and we also have free gift wrapping! 7pm-9pm.  So if your in the area please stop by the Houghton Store 6-8pm Wednesday or the Marquette Store Thursday 7-9pm

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This December both store locations will be open extended hours ready to help you select the perfect gift for your special someone.  Marquette and Houghton stores will be open;
December 12 10-7pm

December 13 10-5pm

December 14 11-3pm

December 15 10-8pm

December 16 10-8pm

December 17 10-8pm

December 18 10-8pm

December 19 10-8pm

December 20 10-8pm

December 21 10-5pm

December 22 10-8pm

December 23 10-8pm

December 24 9-2pm

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NTN Snowball!

December 4th, 2014 Comments off
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NTN Snowball is Friday and we are your ticket outlet! Stop by and take your sweetie out for a nice evening and support our trails!  Join us for a night of winter celebration on December 5, 2014 at the Marquette History Museum, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00.p.m.  This annual fundraiser helps support the NTN trail systems, including singletrack and snow bike routes.  The silent auction and social mixer is a chance to find that something for the bike-loving person in your life. Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food from Sweet Basil, silent auction items from amazing community donors, excellent music from the Union Suits and fresh brews from Ore Dock Brewing Company!

 

Featured Product- Flylow Roswell Jacket

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off

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For a few years now every shop employee has worn a pair of the Flylow Tough Guy Gloves.  Inexpensive, warm and darn right tough….these are our go to gloves.  Now everyone is fighting to get their hands on a new offering from the folks at Flylow- the Roswell Jacket!  New to the Flylow family the Roswell jacket is the ideal technical winter jacket.   It features—underarm vents, removable powder skirt, wrist gaskets—meet stylish design in the new Roswell Jacket, a two-layer stretchy twill hardshell stuffed with synthetic down insulation. It’s tough enough for both the streets and the mountains.

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- 2-layer Intuitive™ stretch twill fabric
– 80-gram YetiLoft™ micropuff synthetic down insulation
– 10k/10k waterproof breathable membrane
– High performance DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
– Wrist gaskets with optional thumb loops
– 14-inch underarm vents
– Removable powder skirt
– Five exterior pockets
– Two interior pockets with media capabilities
– Fully seam taped
– Helmet-compatible hood
– Powder guard snaps
– No Bulk Cuffs
– YKK waterproof zippers

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Why does every ski patroller wear work gloves? The answer is simple: They are just as tough as $150 leather gloves and they breath better, keeping your hands drier for longer. We took the classic 1/2 leather work glove and made it nice: The fingers fit right, the stitching is consistent and the leather is soft. Then we bring on our glove baking team to heat up the gloves, apply Sno-Seal treatment, and triple bake them for comfort and durability.

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Featured Product- Prana Trinity Cord Pant

December 1st, 2014 Comments off

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The prAna Trinity Cord Pant offers a winter option….throw it over tall boots and a comfy sweater and you have yourself a killer outfit!  A touch of stretch for flattering comfort- this pant will soon be your favorite go to pant.   Born from the experience. prAna, an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit, has helped guide our actions and lift our aspirations since day one. With 20 years of heritage, rooted in yoga and climbing, prAna continues to grow and resonate with like-minded people; climbers, surfers, yogis, artists and athletes of all disciplines. Our apparel and accessories are mindfully designed and built to last, for sport, life, travel and adventure. It is our hope that when you wear prAna, you can feel the intention and passionate that is woven into everything we make and everything we do.