looking for a good light (about 40 pounds), fast, and shorter flat water boat for after work training sessions and jaunts. been eyeing the Pyranha speeder but would like something more designed for flat water. also dont want to break the bank as this will be my 4th boat ;).. an help and suggestions welcome!!
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something like this?|
Posted by: nickjc on Jun-10-13 3:26 PM (EST)
pirit and cobra |
Posted by: radiomix on Jun-10-13 3:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-10-13 5:09 PM (EST)
Just out of curiosity|
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Jun-10-13 5:18 PM (EST)
Why does a training or exercise boat have to be fast? You can get a good workout in almost any boat. Just push it to its limits and hold it there for a time, then back off for a time (intervals). Effort is effort.
What Disco said|
Posted by: mintjulep on Jun-10-13 6:51 PM (EST)
Why do bikers ride fast road bikes?|
Posted by: Kocho on Jun-10-13 7:41 PM (EST)
Hard to tell, it just feels more rewarding to go faster when you put more effort into it. A slow kayak feels stifled very quickly above certain speed.
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-10-13 7:43 PM (EST)
There's no fun working hard to paddle a barge, even if it does burn calories.
Speed vs effort|
Posted by: Waterbird on Jun-11-13 12:57 PM (EST)
Doesn't it feel more rewarding to go faster when you put LESS effort into it?
That's cheating ;)|
Posted by: Kocho on Jun-11-13 1:53 PM (EST)
Sure it does.
more speed = more fun|
Posted by: nickjc on Jun-10-13 7:49 PM (EST)
There's a lot of satisfaction for some in paddling a fast boat well. You get more feedback with changes in technique and fitness that you don't get from paddling a bathtub.
Posted by: hexsledge on Jun-11-13 10:29 AM (EST)
paddle turnover at speed is faster,, slower boat would make it seem that you are paddling in mud. Speed leads to more speed and the incentive to train rather than the monotonous drudgery of plowing water in a slow boat.
Posted by: poleplant on Jun-11-13 10:55 AM (EST)
Agree with the above statements having to do with sleeker boats aiding the workout. Most mtn bike racers train with fast road bikes to get stronger.