So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

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kingiFiddler
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 am

Anyone know how they will compare on price and features to incumbent plastic fantastics already available here?

HookiT
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:03 am

So I shall be first. Not I . More than happy with my plastic, Viking Reload. 'Speed' is not my thing but fishing is. Reload coupled up with my Bixpy is all I need, great combination. :D

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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 am

What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon?

kingiFiddler
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 am

There's a company in USA called Arevo that is able to 3D print carbon fibre reinforced thermo plastic objects like road racing bikes. It's phenomenal how they can orientate fibres for various loads, all with a 3D printer.

Maybe they'll increase the size capacity of their printers in the future to be able to print custom fishing kayaks.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:23 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 am
What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon?
Would imagine a few have been sold, Andrew, cost would be the deciding factor, for most. We are only going fishing after all.
For my money,
ease of travel with stability, rod / gear holding capacity along with a place to store my catch when on the water then i am good to go.

peteatkina
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:12 pm

Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:14 pm

Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:43 pm

I moved to the stealth from the 400 the best thing I ever did especially when the wind picks up everything gets packed inside it and you can paddle back in a 15-20 knot head wind with very little dramas. I have the fisha 460 not quite as stable as a 400 or reload but in saying that I haven't tipped out yet and haven't felt even close on tipping. Live bait well standard feature. I launch off Rocky areas frequently and bottom looks mint people that say damaging the fiberglass is an issue have no idea what they are talking about

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kingiFiddler
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:20 pm

peteatkina wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.
Would be great to read a review from you once you've taken one for a spin. I follow Rod (Rokkit Kit) on youtube and am not anywhere near as much of a kayak ninja as him but he has no troubles with stability and gets some pretty good sized fish in that hatch :-)

Storing rods out of the way during rough landings looks like an easy enough process but I can almost guarantee I'd bend or break and eye or three.

Can't say I'm totally OK with mounting the FF on the hatch lid and the way he flips it up and knocks the crap out of his FF, but it doesn't seem worse for wear, but it's certainly something I'd pay a bit more attention to and looking for a better option.

It would be really good if if someone with a carbon Stealth got in a plastic model and detailed the differences. whether or not it still feels like they are paddling a bath tub compared to the CF model, etc.

Do we know what the plastic model is going to cost yet?
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kingiFiddler
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:20 pm

B0ydie wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:43 pm
I moved to the stealth from the 400 the best thing I ever did especially when the wind picks up everything gets packed inside it and you can paddle back in a 15-20 knot head wind with very little dramas. I have the fisha 460 not quite as stable as a 400 or reload but in saying that I haven't tipped out yet and haven't felt even close on tipping. Live bait well standard feature. I launch off Rocky areas frequently and bottom looks mint people that say damaging the fiberglass is an issue have no idea what they are talking about

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Thank you.

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Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm

Pretty keen. Currently paddling a pig and I like the idea of better speed and minimal accessories. Before they announced these I was looking at a reload but I think the stealth is a way better design. Even just the livebait tank part. Don't trust myself with fibreglass but these look the business. Wish they made them in black though.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:30 pm

Yep keen as to give one a go
Price is cheaper than a reload plus no xrteas like chill pods rudders ect ect
Around $2400 and ready hit the water
Stealth 525
KARMA as i fish out of a kayak i don't eat shark

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:25 am

GHOST RIDER wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Yep keen as to give one a go
Price is cheaper than a reload plus no xrteas like chill pods rudders ect ect
Around $2400 and ready hit the water
Thanks. Well, I'm surprised by that price. Longer, lighter, cheaper than a reload and with an integrated livebait well. But not NZ made.

Could they ship a mould over to Jason to make under licence? 8)

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