there has been a recent radical shift
Posted by: CapeFear on Oct-04-12 2:25 PM (EST)
A recent, successful, or at least recently successful, radical shift in paddlesports.
Younger folks participating, often quite beautiful, adventurous younger folks.
To borrow a quote from above, "that aint a sea kayak". Get that quote in context in the above post, and bingo, there you have it. Planing hulls, standing instead of sitting, offspring from the surf zone, modified to be closer in purpose to kayaks than a traditional surf board.
The timing may never be so right for further bridging the gap between paddling displacement hulls for miles of sea paddling and paddling planing hulls. The imaginations of 2 audiences could be captured. Or two audiences could completely reject it, thinking they don't have or want anything in common with the other group?