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  Laser Blade kayak
  Posted by: bobbyg on May-23-13 11:09 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

-- Last Updated: May-24-13 12:24 AM EST --

I just purchased this kayak but cannot find any information on the web about it. it is 14' and looks like a surfski or a racing yak. I have not tried it out yet. does anyone have any knowledge about it. It was made by Laser sailboat Co. thanks

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  Generally Speaking
  Posted by: willi_h2o on May-23-13 11:49 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-23-13 11:53 PM EST --

Racing kayaks aka Surfski are very, very, long and narrow.
Many are often 18 ft in length

Other kinds of kayak racing exists.
Perhaps you mean this style, at 17ft long ?

  laser blade
  Posted by: bobbyg on May-24-13 12:13 AM (EST)
this is a decked boat with a deep molded in seat and footwell. 14'x24".
  Laser kayak
  Posted by: oc_kayaker on Jul-08-14 1:35 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-08-14 1:37 PM EST --

The Laser kayaks were originally sold as TAD Offshore 4.2 (Meter)kayaks. The TAD kayaks were designed and built in Orange County, Califiornia starting in the late 70's by a kayaker/businessman named Tadeuz(TAD). The 4.2 meter single seater was followed by a tandem version and a rowing scull using the same design.
He sold his designs and rights to manufacture the boats to Laser, and I think they were called Laser Blades. Laser stopped making them after a short while and they faded away.
I got mine in 1976 (or so) and still have it. I used to kayak with Tad and a group of TAD owners in Newport Beach during the 70's/80's. It's an interesting design for its time.

  Laser Blade kayak
  Posted by: grnrngr on Aug-28-14 8:22 PM (EST)
I'd be interested in more information as well, we have a tandem and a shell...any idea of the relative value? these have NEVER been in the water.


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