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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
http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID23194/images/Splish_Splash.jpg

Other kinds of kayak racing exists.
Perhaps you mean this style, at 17ft long ?
http://www.simonriversports.ca/english/products/kayaks/laser.html

 
 
  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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