Touring Kayak Paddles
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And they assemble in 5 minutes!|
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-01-13 6:27 PM (EST)
I look forward to feedback on those.
Posted by: holmes375 on Feb-01-13 8:25 PM (EST)
resist :) I'm pre-ordering.
The price is quite reasonable.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-01-13 8:28 PM (EST)
I figure I can...|
Posted by: holmes375 on Feb-01-13 8:33 PM (EST)
turn it easily enough if I absolutely hate it but I'm thinking it will have a place in my fleet.
should be out now|
Posted by: willowleaf on Feb-01-13 9:20 PM (EST)
Being an ultralight folder fanatic, I've been watching this roll-out since last Fall. They used on-line investor harvesting to get the $85K they needed to start production -- evidently there was such a large response they got 4 times that committed and sold out the first 3 runs as pre-orders.
I'll let you know|
Posted by: Marshall on Feb-01-13 9:56 PM (EST)
Come April I should see mine.
I'm wondering how it will handle in |
Posted by: shirlann on Feb-02-13 8:06 PM (EST)
rough water? The paddler did not have on a skirt. What is the length, weight, deck height, etc.? Can it be rolled? What keeps the water from coming in at the seams?
some friends have paddled it|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Feb-02-13 11:46 PM (EST)
I have some friends who have paddled the pre-production version, and they said it is rollable and does handle rougher waters they were in.
Oru website has some answers.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-03-13 1:51 AM (EST)
Posted by: bowrudder on Feb-03-13 5:26 PM (EST)
Posted by: sissy103 on Feb-05-13 8:06 AM (EST)
I have emailed them with my question but haven't heard back yet--I expect they're busy making kayaks.
Probably not designed for it|
Posted by: Marshall on Feb-05-13 9:38 AM (EST)
Popped into the bed of a pickup or stuffed into a station wagon = no sweat.
I can't believe seasoned paddlers are |
Posted by: suntan on Feb-05-13 9:53 AM (EST)
falling for this.
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-05-13 9:58 AM (EST)
How many flexes does it take to count|
Posted by: suntan on Feb-05-13 8:55 PM (EST)
as one fold? How many flexes are there in a 10 mile trip?
The folds aren't created by flexing,|
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-06-13 1:21 AM (EST)
according to the website.
would tend to agree|
Posted by: RubricOfRuin on Feb-05-13 7:12 PM (EST)
IMO, this thing is a toy - there are no structural elements to provide rigidity, and foldable plastic? Even the manufacturer admits they only folded it a few hundred times - no UV testing, no nothing. "Plastic fantastic" is great, but I have yet to see a plastic that holds to folding well without developing micro-cracks - and those that do are rubber-like in their nature and do not hold it against UV - it's just chemistry/physics. You have lots of folds that are not loaded equally, you have water and UV - both are great for creating free radicals. Not to mention problem with foot braces - how are you going to fix braces that actually last to a flexible skin? You can see RM and GF kayak side flex a bit sometimes when you apply a lot of pressure on foot rest - that kind of pressure likely to tear the bolts out of the plastic sheeting used here. I wish the manufacturer would put their money where their mouth is and release an independent test for 200000 folds in a UV rich environment. Money on plastic not passing it.
Posted by: jcbikeski on Feb-05-13 7:21 PM (EST)
I think this is meant more as a second kayak when travelling. They do say the plastic is rated to 20,000 foldings so it could hold up well. But like everything there are compromises and so I suspect this is best for those travelling a lot.
A Perfect Match...|
Posted by: suntan on Feb-07-13 12:02 PM (EST)
The fold-down take anywhere bike from i-PedŽ is perfect for people who live in apartments, condos, dorm rooms and other places where space is at a premium!