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by kayak chris
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Rolling ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: Rolling ...

hahaha, the vid was just a bit of fun seen as the racing was cancelled this morning.
by kayak chris
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY softbait rod build..
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Re: DIY softbait rod build..

looks great :y:
Well done mate
by kayak chris
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing: Jigheads Paddling and Fishing Team
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Introducing: Jigheads Paddling and Fishing Team

sk8e8 wrote:
YakSolo_333 wrote:You guys are like the Barcelona of the fishing teams with all the best players recruited :y:
Oohh, can I quote you on that? :P :angel: :angel: :lol:
Me too? :P

Im just there to make up the numbers, everyone knows my rods have all rusted away :P
by kayak chris
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: Paddles

Yup I too am a fan of wings. That being said, I do like dihedral paddles too. As a very general rule, the two things i normally look for in a dihedral paddle are a) size of blade and b) weight. A larger wider blade generally means more stress on the body, and a slower stroke rate, while a smaller th...
by kayak chris
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paddle trail Tawhitokino- 27-8-13
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

Re: Paddle trail Tawhitokino- 27-8-13

Nice TR mate :y:
Yes that paddle might be a bit overkill, but probably easy to roll with, would just be like holding onto the side of a boat :P
by kayak chris
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Wings set us fly
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Wings set us fly

Great soundtrack, and looks like a great day out. Like PS has said, Try to focus on body rotation rather than bending your arms. One way of highlighting what you are aiming for, (You dont have to be in a kayak for this, just sit on the floor) is to hold the paddle in a normal grip then lift it over ...
by kayak chris
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Team Ocean Kayak Green Prowlers
Replies: 24
Views: 2982

Re: Team Ocean Kayak Green Prowlers

looking good lads :y:
by kayak chris
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Kevlar construction
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Carbon Kevlar construction

Carbon fiber is very strong, thats why they make the driver capsule out if it in formula 1 cars. Or the Americas cup boats, or many other racing applications. When it does go however, it goes in spectacular fashion. Carbon can be quite brittle if impacting on the end of the grain instead of on the s...
by kayak chris
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Dare to be different squrt-play kayaks {{{ added some more photos }}}
Replies: 26
Views: 3121

Re: Dare to be different squrt-play kayaks {{{ added some more photos }}}

They do make lovely boats.
I have a Flipstick which has had an absolute thrashing over the years, it has gouges in it you could just about fit your finger into, and yet she still goes hard ;)
by kayak chris
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Kevlar construction
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Carbon Kevlar construction

I have a carbon Kevlar kayak (and plenty of plastic kayaks) Very light, strong. :y: You do need to take a bit more care than with a plastic kayak (in terms of smashing it on rocks etc) but if you ever did hole it, then it would be easier to fix than plastic. There are several grades of both carbon a...
by kayak chris
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Greenland rolling
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Re: Greenland rolling

:lol:
by kayak chris
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Greenland rolling
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Re: Greenland rolling

Thanks now thats something else i have to learn to do |( (goes and loads rodeo kayak on the roof)

:P
by kayak chris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Sort've relates to all kayaks really-
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Sort've relates to all kayaks really-

Yea most SOT kayaks aren't exactly designed for railing, which is why it is a bit of hard work for ya.
They have a lot of primary stability (while sitting flat), not a lot of secondary stability, meaning when you try and lean it, eventually it will just "Tip" at some point.
by kayak chris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Greenland rolling
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Re: Greenland rolling

FYI the download to the free guide book is about halfway down the page ;)
by kayak chris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Greenland rolling
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Greenland rolling

With so much interest in rolling at the moment, I thought I would post this up. This is pretty much what HLD and I got our Greenland yaks for, and spent hours carving greenland paddles. But might be interesting to others keen on progressing their rolling also. http://qajaqrolls.com/free-download-rol...
by kayak chris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Sort've relates to all kayaks really-
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Sort've relates to all kayaks really-

I have a rudder on all my kayaks except my GT (like HLDs pics) with the Skeg. I never really got into the skeg thing (Skegs are used a lot through most of the northern hemisphere, but didn't really take off down here). Im really impressed with the skeg, and would def recommend one. :y: Simply poping...
by kayak chris
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Tahe Greenlander T (sort of review)
Replies: 29
Views: 2953

Re: Tahe Greenlander T (sort of review)

:lol: that certainly makes a statement.
Im just not sure which one its making.
by kayak chris
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Rolling Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

Re: Rolling Question

Sorry just re read your question.... I think being able to roll master side does help you to learn to roll non master, because you will understand the basic principals and movements. However, they dont translate as such, and you will have to start a long way back down the learning curve (just not th...