Winter boots.

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DocProfit
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Mon May 29, 2017 4:16 pm

I need a pair of winter launching boots.

I like the Palm Nova: http://palmequipmenteurope.com/product/nova" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And NRS Boundary Shoe: https://www.paddlerzone.co.nz/index.php ... cts_id=157" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But I can't find anywhere in Auckland that sells these (I really want to try them on for fit before I buy).


Anyone know of where I can get my hands on one of these, or another boot that you can recommend?

Cheers.

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Mon May 29, 2017 4:21 pm

I'd start with your local Canoe & Kayak store - they are a Palm retailer > http://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/locations.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can't help you with NRS in Auckland though :(
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Mon May 29, 2017 4:58 pm

Yeah tried Canoe & Kayak on Saturday and they don't have any high cut boots at all. ;(

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Mon May 29, 2017 7:07 pm

All I can tell you is to stick to your plan to try before you buy. A few months ago I bought some boots online and made sure to check the US/UK sizing thing and my shoe size was about halfway through what those boots catered for. Wore them one Sunday and while they felt a little bit tight, I didn't realize just how much the zip was pushing into my leg until I took them off.
Well, I almost cried when I took them off. My ankles were purple from the pressure and I wore them on a Sunday and by the next weekend my ankles were still sensitive to touch!!

Definitely not something I'm buying again without trying first.
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Mon May 29, 2017 7:59 pm

in the finest tradition of an internet forum, let me answer a question you didn't ask: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21997&hilit=pants" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 am

lol Andrew.

I wear shorts all year around, Auckland doesn't get that cold. http://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/shop/Bra ... horts.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (very good and cheap)

But the big problem is that none of the pants I have seen have a fly.

I drink a RedBull before I go fishing + 1-2 ltrs of water while I'm out there (for 6+ hrs sometimes).

Thus I'm going to need to pee several times :)

With stretchy shorts I can just pull down the waist and 'go' over the side, or in the foot well and splash some water in to drain it out the scupper.


How do you guys with all these layers and thick pants get on for peeing? Or am I the only one that can't hold it?

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Tue May 30, 2017 8:48 am

DocProfit wrote:
How do you guys with all these layers and thick pants get on for peeing? Or am I the only one that can't hold it?
I wear high waisted dry pants.

I carry a round container on the kayak. I pull down the waist band at the front, use the container, empty over side and rinse thoroughly. No mishaps so far ...
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Tue May 30, 2017 9:21 am

As above on a kayak. It's not dignified, but more so than pissing all over yourself!
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Bailer for me. 3lt bottle with the bottom cut off. Great for washing slime & blood off the yak( I have kitchen scrubbing brush onboard) and for adding saltwater to the ice to make a slurry too.
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Wed May 31, 2017 3:51 pm

You guys are all way too flash. I just pull down the waist, let it all go where-ever it lands and then rinse it off using the seawater in the lid from the Gulp softbait tub.
Anyone wanna borrow my kayak? :D :D :D :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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Wed May 31, 2017 4:08 pm

I use the container in bottom left of the photo below.
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Wed May 31, 2017 4:33 pm

DocProfit wrote:I need a pair of winter launching boots.

I like the Palm Nova: http://palmequipmenteurope.com/product/nova" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And NRS Boundary Shoe: https://www.paddlerzone.co.nz/index.php ... cts_id=157" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But I can't find anywhere in Auckland that sells these (I really want to try them on for fit before I buy).


Anyone know of where I can get my hands on one of these, or another boot that you can recommend?

Cheers.
I have the Palm nova launching boots, got them a few years ago, for winter but use them though the summer as well, very good BUT, the buckle is a pain in the arse, just in the wrong place and seem to come loose then water rolls down into the boot if you dont keep them tight... comfortable for me :y:

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Wed May 31, 2017 9:17 pm

Bigfella3 wrote:You guys are all way too flash. I just pull down the waist, let it all go where-ever it lands and then rinse it off using the seawater in the lid from the Gulp softbait tub.
Anyone wanna borrow my kayak? :D :D :D :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
We must be heathens because I do the same ! :lol:

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Kingfish killer wrote:
Bigfella3 wrote:You guys are all way too flash. I just pull down the waist, let it all go where-ever it lands and then rinse it off using the seawater in the lid from the Gulp softbait tub.
Anyone wanna borrow my kayak? :D :D :D :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
We must be heathens because I do the same !
I have no problem with it myself... If you ask Monica, Joey and Chandler, we'll be well protected from jellyfish stings.

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:14 pm

DocProfit wrote:I need a pair of winter launching boots.

I like the Palm Nova: http://palmequipmenteurope.com/product/nova" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And NRS Boundary Shoe: https://www.paddlerzone.co.nz/index.php ... cts_id=157" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But I can't find anywhere in Auckland that sells these (I really want to try them on for fit before I buy).


Anyone know of where I can get my hands on one of these, or another boot that you can recommend?

Cheers.
I just purchased the NRS from paddlerzone, feel like they may be slightly too big and want to try a size smaller just incase they feel better, asked them and straight away they chucked the other size in the post (they have my credit details) and said I can return whatever paid I don't use and they will refund the credit back to me.

Canoe n Kayak should have the Hiku ones available though, they are almost an exact copy of the NRS.
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:30 pm

I have purchased the NRS 2 weeks ago and absolutely love them.
just remember to go up a size im a 10 and was told the same thing so i got the 11 size and it is perfect.
brought it of canoe and kayak manukau who had to get them from viking in mata mata.
So call viking in mata mata they stock the boots there.

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:39 pm

Still looking.

Viking Mata Mata doesn't have them in size 11 :/

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Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:50 pm

DocProfit wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Still looking.

Viking Mata Mata doesn't have them in size 11 :/
Give Paddler Zone a call and see what size he has in stock, he just got a shipment in a couple weeks ago (website lists all sizes, but as I found out that doesn't mean they are in stock). Viking advised me they are not going to restock.

Paddler zone is $10 cheaper so with courier comes out to about the same anyway. Worst case scenario is they don't fit and you return for you $$ back.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 pm

FINALLY got a pair of NRS boots~!

Got them from Paddlerzone in Christchurch.

Took about 3 days for delivery and the communication was excellent.

Would shop there again.


Now I just have to wait for the weather to clear...

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:12 pm

DocProfit wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 pm
FINALLY got a pair of NRS boots~!

Got them from Paddlerzone in Christchurch.

Took about 3 days for delivery and the communication was excellent.

Would shop there again.


Now I just have to wait for the weather to clear...
TODAY is the best time to test how warm is that new pair of boots! :rofl:

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