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  I started off with the Malone Stax....
  Posted by: kayak_bob on Sep-24-12 11:52 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Sep-24-12 11:56 PM EST --

I started off with the Malone Stax, but later (10 trips ) moved on to a Kari Tek Easy Load Roof Rack w/ 4 Hull-a-port pros...

However in your situation with cars (vs tall suvs) it probably would be pretty good. With the Jeep - I had to always carry around a 4 step ladder, and when moving a 60lb plastic sea kayak up the ladder it wasn't fun (especially if it was windy)....

In your situation you probably can just load them onto your cross bars (easily since your cars are lower), then flip them up against the "stax" (without a ladder - envious). Tying them down is a little more work than with J cradles, but not by much...whats really nice about the stax system, is that you can potentially load up to 4 kayaks on your roof - or at the very least 3.

Let me know if you would like to buy a slightly used set of stax - I was thinking of selling them ;-)

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