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PostSubject: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 1:30 am

Anyone buy an Exo XT 300 from Lorcan Power when he was down for the race on the Lee? If anyone has one I wouldn't mind trying it out. Please!
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 9:39 am

no we did not buy any sorry No 
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:19 pm

My two cents and only using it at the club. Also, I am low on the weight range for this at 76kg.

The Exo XT300 bucks the latest trend, it feels lightweight for its size. Although the finish could be better - rough edges under the cockpit rim, no foam foot block supplied and bits of plastic left inside after manufacture.

From the seat I felt I was floating quite high, it accelerated and maintained speed quite easily, and turned very fast - not quite as fast as a Stomper does, but more controlled and stable in the turn. It's similar volume to a medium Shiva, but feels much smaller.

When carving a turn you can feel the nose 'locking-in', adding edge gets the rear sliding around, tightening the line. It was a pleasure to practice eddying out in (with the caveat of flat water)!

Primary stability is very good, secondary stability is excellent. I was loose in the kayak but had to work hard to keep my deck in the water, 'cos it wanted to right itself. Every other boat I've paddled needed a support stroke at this point.  

It felt big to me, with my 30" legs the thigh braces were too high (higher than your Everest), I'd need to raise the seat and pad it out a bit to paddle it.

I think it would make a great boat in white water, however I've ordered the forthcoming Pyranha B-Two (the old Burn) because it fits me like a glove, it's a known quantity, and I got a great price.

I liked the XT300 enough that if the sluice was running I might have made a different purchasing decision....

Hope this helps,

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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 1:00 pm

Get on to Eoin Keyes I'm pretty sure he was using one for the flesk race
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 1:10 pm

He holed it on the Roughty the next day.
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 3:28 pm

Thanks for the reply's lads.
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 9:17 pm

DarraghB wrote:
He holed it on the Roughty the next day.

It did deflect a bit around the cockpit of you pushed hard enough, I suppose lightness means less plastic = easier to damage. Perhaps, some paddlers who are good at breaking boats should avoid this one...  Twisted Evil 


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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 9:23 am

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If you pushed hard enough,

It's the only way.
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PostSubject: Re: Exo XT 300   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 3:52 pm

micheal mc sweeney wrote:
paul heff wrote:


If you pushed hard enough,

It's the only way.

Physically push on the boat with your hand, not paddling hard, sure don't we preach PLF!!

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