Two outdoor industry professionals sit down and talk paddlesports, outdoor recreation and that parent life. We'll invite celebrated outdoor professionals to come sit between two beards for verbal jousting and laughter.
Episode 11 - Baller Alert!!!
In Episode 11, The Beards catch up after a few weeks of hustle as the summer business pace has set in. They welcome special guest, Bryant Baker (AKA: Cast Away) the river operations manger from ACE Adventure Resort, founder/owner of Rim to River Endurance Company, and B Baller at large. They discuss Bryant's efforts to organize the "Rim To River 100", West Virginia's first 100 mile ultra marathon and form the nonprofit Adventure Appalachia to take West Virginia youth on Adventure Experiences.
10/06/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 10 - The Dime Piece, Covid Retail and Manufacturing, How each of the Beards got engaged
Episode 10 - "the dime piece' feels like a milestone but let's not jinx it!! / The state of Covid-19 business isn't all bad but stay on your hustle!! / The Beards chat about each of their unique proposals to their wives.
11/05/2020 • 1 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
Episode 9 - Escape Communities / Making PPE / Disco Milk
Episode 9 - Out of town visitors ruffle the feathers of New River Gorge locals by traveling in from out of state during shelter in place orders, Outdoor industry manufacturers have started producing PPE, Vince fills us in on Disco Milk, and there is official B2Beards Merchandise being dropped to raise funds for the PPE effort!
09/04/2020 • 59 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 8 - Shave Or Nah? / Chris Hipgrave / COVID-19 Fitness / Brexit
Episode 8 features Chris Hipgrave, Director of Sales from Pyranha Kayaks, sitting between The Beards to discuss the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the state of the whitewater industry, and his fitness/work out regimen. The Beards also theorize a possible shave to show support for the front line health care workers who are wearing N-95 masks while battling Covid-19. Episode 8 might be the best conversation yet.....but just to be safe, wash your hands after listening!
25/03/2020 • 49 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 7 - The Pandemic Paradigm
The beards address the quickly changing landscape of business and life as the COVID-19 Corona Virus begins to heavily impact our country and communities. What do these changes mean for their business in the short and long term...what can we do to be a part of the solution?
The Beards return from a brief break and are now both "Girl Dads"! They dive straight into conversation on a listener's comment regarding Retailing vs Selling and cruise into a discussion of NPD's recent "Sneakernomics" article. The Beards round out the show with a shout out to all the listeners...and impersonators. Enjoy Episode 6, it should pair well with your favorite bourbon or dark roast coffee!
13/03/2020 • 1 hour 1 minute 24 seconds
Episode 5 - Waterfall Aspirations / Boat Houses / Real Wives Of The Beards
A little follow up conversation was due on the quickly developing Apex Watercraft topic which leads to discussion on the influence from Dane Jackson's recent waterfall run. The Beards "pop the hood" and talk about their personal quivers of watercraft and get personal with discussions about their families and significant others. Followed up with a few shout outs to The Beard's followers...episode 5 is fresh!!!
24/02/2020 • 37 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 4 - Jackson begets Apex
The Beards finally weigh in on Jackson Kayak's new business model and the development of the new brand from Eric Jackson, Apex Watercraft. Did you notice the fresh logo?... and peep the fresh outro!
20/02/2020 • 33 minutes 1 second
Episode 3: The BIG Deal / It's a Rotomolded World
Episode 3 is comprised of conversations from the earliest recordings of The Beards. Discussing the merger of Big Adventures and Bonafide, then diving into theories of how the Rotomolding Industry is really the driver of paddle sports brand development currently. Following the hot takes from episode 2, enjoy this quick chaser..... or palette cleanser, if you will.
Episode 2 turns up the heat with deep thoughts on specialty retail, hot takes on Corran's "The Zine" article, and our first guest (Chase Tanner) fights to get a word in with The Beards. Rough around the edges but sharp enough to cut through the industry non-sense. Enjoy!
23/01/2020 • 1 hour 20 minutes 3 seconds
Meet The Beards / Rise Of Peli-Con / Paddling and Outdoor Talk
In this opening episode of Between Two Beards, The Beards (Brian Vincent and Brad Scott) introduce themselves, then dive into the latest paddle sports industry news revolving around the acquisition of Confluence Outdoor by Pelican International.