Thats nice ! I love kayak, but im only a amateur. Sometimes a 2 places kayak with my gf :-)
The winter paddle was the looked awesome. Looked peaceful. Would love to clear my head that way.
Thanks for the videos. I have learned a lot from viewing them.
I take it that you've purchased a spray skirt since your 1st post?
What class water is that? Did you go below the 'loop' (where you can take out & walk back to the start for another run)?
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Thanks. They where purchased. A professional photographer sits at the bottom of Cucumber rapid and snaps pics of you making the run.
Cucumber rapid has a class III rating on the American Whitewater site.
Made the whole run.
I'll be going back.
Gonna get the dust off your WW boat and join me?
Bought myself a creeker; the Pyranha Nano.
From their website "The Nano is a short river running boat with a playful nature, it has influences from Shiva, Jed and Burn make for a super maneuverable, compact boat with creek potential, it has the ability to run harder lines as well as open up play spots on your favorite river. "
Took it down the Lower Muddy today with 2 other people in creekers. One had a Dagger Mamba and the other a Pyranha Burn, which I was originally thinking about getting.
So glad I went with the Nano. I was getting on features and surfing it up, while both of them could not get on the features at all.
This boats gonna be fun in the bigger water that my little playboat would get tossed around in.
Bought a new vehicle also.
Yep, boats fit in the car. LOL
Sold the wife's Rec boat.
She wanted a Sit On Top originally, but I got such a great deal on the Elie Rec boat, I couldn't pass it up.
She only paddles 3 / 4 times a year and was mentioning lately about a SOT. When I was looking around at them I noticed several of the white water manufactures where making SOT with performance hulls to run white water. This got me thinking, if I get her a white water influenced SOT, it will get more use since I'll take it on some trips. Looks like a SOT in white water would be a lot of fun.
I know my wife and comfort is the most important thing to her.
I was looking at the Pyranha Fusion SOT. I liked this boats hull design best of the 3 I was looking at, but the outfitting is terrible. You sit in plastic molded seat with only a cushioned back-band.
The Liquid Logic Coupe has much better outfitting, but for white water, looks like the worst hull design.
That brings me to the Dagger Roam. Comes in a 9.5 foot length and 11.5.
She got to try out a Dagger Roam 11.5 Sit On Top last night at the pool session and she really liked it.
I got in and paddled and was very impressed. We now own our first Dagger boat.
The outfitting is the most comfortable I've ever sat in.
Went with the 11.5 since it's the wife's boat and she only paddles flat water. The longer, little narrower boat over the 9.5 will be better for speed and tracking.
As for maneuverability, I was really impressed with the 11.5. On edge it turns incredibly quick. This will be a blast on some class 3 water.
My only problem is I haven't figured out how to roll it yet. Can get it half way up and that's about it. Looks like if I tip this one over, it's swim time....LOL
Maybe we should set up a Pine Barrens trip and I could get her to come along.