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

I don't think you'll get one down the Flesk.
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PostSubject: have a look here...   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 4:04 pm

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check out the swim suit section too...lol..
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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.
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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

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

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

Only the lower Flesk.
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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.
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