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  140S & L
  Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-13-13 3:04 PM (EST)

i think i have seen them refered to as hip plates.

they tend to keep you from "spreading out" so to speak in the cockpit area underneath the opening. no clue if that makes any sense but without pointing to in on a picture i dont know how else to describe it :)

at any rate these made me feel a little too tight in the 140S and is why im looking at the L model.

i do wish the L had the thigh braces though as i would like to learn to manuever correctly, however i can spread my knees a bit and lodge them under the edge of the opening comfortably and hope that will work.

as for the turning, i assumed a boat of that type would be a little hard anyway, and i think id rather trade some manueverability for better tracking as we intend to use them in large bodies of water and save the winding rivers for the rec boats.

of course the more i look the more boats i find that i would like to try... i think instead of asking which one out of a certain set would be best i need to ask for advice on ANY boat that may fill the needs described in my original post :)

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