I have been to Paddlesport and I think that the show is great. They have pretty much every major brand of kayak at the show with many different models on hand. No, you can not test them right then and there, just like any other boat show in the North East during the winter, but still you can see what’s available and what’s new. I found my newest kayak at this show last year. Also they have TONS of accessories and clothing at discounted prices and yes the discounts are true discounts. My girlfriend picked up a pair of Keens that were new last year, they listed for $90 and she got them for $75. I then stopped by Thule and picked up bars and a rack system and saved about $80 because of the show discount. They also have seminars running the whole show.
I would say that if you can stop by definitely do so it is well worth it
The dealer that puts the show on has a massive store in Brick, carries over 20 brands of kayaks and does a ton of business year round. No, they are not sponsors here but they are a top notch operation.
Sounds like some people here have a case of sour grapes…