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Canoe kneeling pad advice|
Posted by: mornstein on Dec-31-07 11:08 PM (EST)
For freestyle I like a large thick pad that covers the bottom and sides of the canoe from about 2 1/2 - 3 feet in front of the seat, back to where my toes rest and most of the way to the gunnels. This allows me to move about freely.
Is this the Bell Canoe pad?|
Posted by: swordfish on Dec-31-07 11:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: mornstein on Jan-01-08 7:33 AM (EST)
The pad shown on the link provided by Swordfish is made of the same material as the freestyle pad however the freestyle pad is much larger, (approximately 3'x4'). The Bell pad stays in place reasonably well but will slide a bit if there is alot of water in the boat. I installed a couple of gromets in the pad and tie it to the seat drops. That seems to help.
I use one of the Voyageur pads, roughly|
Posted by: ezwater on Jan-01-08 12:43 AM (EST)
40" wide and 8" wide. It has a tacky surface that grips the hull and my knees. I pass this pad through the arch in the triple saddle of my WW boat. Gluing permanent pads didn't work because when the boat is used tandem, the pads interfere with my wife's feet. These Voyageur pads are still fairly widely available.
Bag Lady pads|
Posted by: CEWilson on Jan-01-08 6:11 AM (EST)
Sue Audette is gearing up to produce a kneeling pad.
not sure where you could buy it....|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-01-08 7:06 AM (EST)
...but years ago I fished some gym floor padding out of the high school's dumpster...the stuff they use for wrestling & gymnastics. Grips smooth (even wet) surfaces on the bottom, the ideal texture on the top & not affected by moisture.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-01-08 11:15 AM (EST)
For tripping we use light-weight yoga pads cut to size as needed. They are similar to if not identical to cheap foam sleeping pads. They are not very deluxe, but they’re cheap and easy to carry in a canoe on the portage trail – each weighs just a few ounces.
Arkay they HD pads are prone to|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-01-08 2:36 PM (EST)
Please, no shots of you in your leotard.|
Posted by: ezwater on Jan-01-08 7:50 PM (EST)
Posted by: swordfish on Jan-01-08 8:46 PM (EST)
Now how do I look?
What Not to Wear|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-01-08 9:36 PM (EST)
White makes your legs look fat.