-- Last Updated: Jan-08-13 12:45 AM EST --
owned a rm nordkapp for about one season. I found it very stable/high secondary stability. I moves nicely in waves and is quite fast. The one thing i did not like was its tendency to lecock in strong winds. Its propably not a big deal for normal padling, but i just love to go out in wind. that might change and i could have experimented with mopving the seat forward. However since i have a pintail i just couldnt justify holding on tho the nordie. The pintail is awesome in wind, super nice in waves, much more manouvrable, surfs great. It will go strait on flat water with the skeg down. I wish perhaps the pintail would have ahad a bit more of the nordies DEEP stability: Pinny being a bit flatter under. My pinny is quite new 2010?diolen FG. Ive noticed its highly subjective how people feel about the nordies stability. I thought it was super easy, and on my first trial i padlled streight into some 30knots wind and just enjoyed the ride. Another guy i know sold his quickly since he forund it exremely nervous/unstable. Another friend who is really not a good paddler and has problems with waves and balance in general, found the nordkapp very easy to paddle, almost boring..It would have been nice to have a classic or somthing one day. Im not to fond of the 3layerplastic..for the time being ill get along with my rm zephyr and "spintail" and by the way. The "bahaya"? looks like an interresting boat. would love to hear more about it...
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