Keith Wikle wrote a great article concerning how shops need clubs and vice versa
Symbiotic Relationship Kayak Clubs and Kayak Shops | Go Kayak Now!
I love this quote
"""Clubs should be telling shops the gear that they want, and the shops should be fulfilling that need by stocking that gear.""""
People should support their local shops and not be afraid to provide feedback.
We really do rely on one another.