Phoenix Kayak Club Forum

Phoenix Kayak Club are based on the River Lee, and run Beginners courses throughout the Summer, while also entertaining their Current membership every Thursday night.
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  Club Facebook PageClub Facebook Page  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Full Forum Access!!! New Club Members must contact Sean O'Sullivan to gain FULL forum access. If you cannot see the "Members Only" section, you do not have full access!!! Please email Sean at forumadmin@phoenixkayakclub.com.
Latest topics
» Immersion Research Shockwave Plus spraydeck - SOLD!!!
by Paul Heff Yesterday at 11:24 pm

» Micks Garage Roof Bars
by Eoin O'Callaghan Wed 18 Oct 2017, 12:53 pm

» Kayak Gear Buying Guide
by Harry O Brien Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:21 am

» Canoeing Ireland Policy Review
by Paul Heff Thu 05 Oct 2017, 11:26 am

» Winner of the BBC National short story award.
by Paul O Farrell Wed 04 Oct 2017, 10:36 pm

» Cockpit Cover Wanted
by Paul Heff Mon 02 Oct 2017, 12:22 pm

» Race training
by Jason Nagle Fri 29 Sep 2017, 6:50 pm

» Seaboat Wanted
by alan higgins Wed 27 Sep 2017, 1:40 pm

» Backrest for Dancer
by DylanRoche Tue 26 Sep 2017, 10:20 am

Keywords
Suicide access Turkey Pool Death Decent clothing Instructor rolling Skills Winter liffey gear chandlery club Slovenia course Union Safety removal

Share | 
 

 Stand Up Paddling.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
micheal mc sweeney
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 1311
Localisation : Usually Upside down on a River
Registration date : 2006-11-11

PostSubject: Stand Up Paddling.   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:36 am

Anyone know anything about this Stand Up Paddling business?
Anyone have a board and paddle I could take for a test run?

(Shut up Dave!)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Darragh Burke
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 296
Registration date : 2009-09-20

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 3:46 pm

I don't think you'll get one down the Flesk.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: have a look here...   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 4:04 pm

Back to top Go down
micheal mc sweeney
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 1311
Localisation : Usually Upside down on a River
Registration date : 2006-11-11

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 4:59 pm

DarraghB wrote:
I don't think you'll get one down the Flesk.

The Lower Flesk Maybe.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Verling
Silver Member
Silver Member
avatar

Number of posts : 107
Registration date : 2010-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Wed 05 Sep 2012, 3:16 pm

yeah
i've tried it. i know someone starting a business in sligo doing it. i've also taken one down a river.
it's definetly more canoeing than surfing. i don't think it's suitable for rivers over grade 1+ as the skeg (fin) can get knocked of (which i've done) unless you have a suitable surfing river feature. the rotamolded boards are incredibly stable (due to how heavy they are) so stable your very unlikly to fall off so dry clothing can be worn on flat water. because they have a flat planing hull they are very slow and compared to a sea kayak will cover very little territory while doing trips. they're good as they need very little accessories, very little training, you can sit a kid or a dog on them, you can surf them or flat paddle them.

hope that helps

hugh
Back to top Go down
View user profile
micheal mc sweeney
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 1311
Localisation : Usually Upside down on a River
Registration date : 2006-11-11

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Wed 05 Sep 2012, 3:45 pm

Thanks Hugh.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sean O'Sullivan
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1213
Age : 44
Localisation : Cork BOY!
Registration date : 2008-01-18

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Thu 06 Sep 2012, 8:27 am

There are river running specific boards been made now. Check out the Rapid Fire

http://www.imaginesurf.com/?post_type=imaginesurf_product&p=822

"A radical departure from surf shapes, it’s optimized to make class 2 whitewater easy, and class 5 possible. The generous rocker, and high volume center help you run through almost anything–even waterfalls and slides."

Don't you just love the YANKS!!! Very Happy Very Happy

I know Mark had a demo board (for surf) in MDAC. He might still have it in his shed. Wink Although I dont know if he'd like the idea of you bringing it down the Flesk Micheal, going by your history with boats
Back to top Go down
View user profile
micheal mc sweeney
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 1311
Localisation : Usually Upside down on a River
Registration date : 2006-11-11

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9:55 am

Only the lower Flesk.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Stephen Hamill
Gold Member
Gold Member
avatar

Number of posts : 355
Age : 24
Localisation : Rochestown Cork
Registration date : 2010-02-12

PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   Thu 06 Sep 2012, 2:11 pm

jackson kayak are making rotomolded river boards now so icanoe will have demos in the next few months id say.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.youtube.com/user/199hamill
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Stand Up Paddling.   

Back to top Go down
 
Stand Up Paddling.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 1988 K100RT side stand auto-retracts
» I have a titleist stand bag with some issues.
» 2 used Ogio Stand bags + swing kite to GIVE AWAY
» altima fans, Torin 750 lb engine stand, cat
» Wanted: '87 k100rs center stand and heat shield

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Phoenix Kayak Club Forum :: General Forum-
Jump to: