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  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.

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