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by MYSSAK
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: Advice for learning to surf a sea kayak

Hi, I think 10’ waves are definitely far too big to start learning surfing in any kayak. Good condition would be something around 3-5’ with long period, over ten seconds. Quite a lot depends on actually conditions and shape of the waves rather then size in numbers but I am not aware if I ever went o...
by MYSSAK
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trip around the Isle of Wight
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Trip around the Isle of Wight

Hi, As long as you know what you are doing there is nobody going to try to stop you. You don't need UK leader or coach to kayak in British waters. Circumnavigation of IOW is roughly 95km if I remember it correctly. It is possible to cross from the mainland, you just need to take traffic and tide int...
by MYSSAK
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Play the sea

As I'm only 5'6" and seventy kg I'm looking for a boat with small cockpit, lowish volume. Most boats seem to be designed with bigger people in mind. I think part of it is not about keeping bigger people in mind, shape and volume is often affected by the purpose how kayak is intended to be used. I a...
by MYSSAK
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?
Replies: 13
Views: 1589

Re: 2019 Plastic Kayak Options or just go composite?

Plastic or composite? I have purchased plastic seakayak only once and swapped for composite version in less than one year. Difference in performance was too big, I couldn’t get used to it. Some composite seakayaks are quite fragile however well built composite boat should be able to take some seriou...
by MYSSAK
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice - cracks and hairline cracks in gelcoat
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Advice - cracks and hairline cracks in gelcoat

I took this photo of my kayak sometimes in early spring. Those scratches didn’t stopped me using it at all. In contrary I don’t worry at all if I add additional scratch to the hull. Having said that, I think it is very likely I will finally do do some gelcoat repair in 2019. Unless I am distracted b...
by MYSSAK
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: xtra or aries
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: xtra or aries

Billy g wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:02 pm
At 70 kg and 5'5" I might be on the small side for both these boats so the xcite s is also on the radar.
Best is always to try it personally but my wife is smaller and lighter than you and she is happy in Xtra HV.
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by MYSSAK
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

I’m not sure if it’s the best one but this photo which I took last summer off north coast of Iceland is my favourite.

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by MYSSAK
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences

I really enjoy paddling Pace in following sea, it is much easier to catch and link waves in Pace Tour than it is in traditional seakayaks. Paddling kayaks like Pace Tour isn’t just about the speed, it interacts with water really well and there is lots of potential to have fun in conditions which I w...
by MYSSAK
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences

Grian wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm
You are far south of me unfortunately, thank you for the offer though.
I know someone with Pace Tour S in Scotland if that’s better...
by MYSSAK
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences

I am based in London.
Often I go paddling south or west, usually weekends.

Michal
by MYSSAK
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Tiderace Tour 17-S experiences

My understanding is that Pace Tour S has identical hull as Pace Tour. Only difference is that deck is lower. I have Pace Tour since spring 2013 and I have also been in Pace Tour S once. I would say it is pretty stable kayak, I am happy to take photos with my dslr (without waterproof case) in normal ...
by MYSSAK
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 22
Views: 1641

Re: Time for a new PDF

I had Kaikoura for number of years. I realised before the trip last summer it’s time to replaced it. After some research I bought Kokatat Maximus Centurion. I know it is WW BA but it gives me more freedom to paddle and rotate than any other BA I tried before. Really easy to take off and put back on ...
by MYSSAK
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Very long distance kayak trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Very long distance kayak trips

Southern coast of Chile, west and northwest coast of Australia, eastcoast of Greenland or a circumnavigation of Iceland. All rather remote places!! Or Antarctica!!!! Sincerely Thomas I would say Iceland is quite civilised and populated island. Remoteness there is more about weather and sea conditio...
by MYSSAK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 4228

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

gethroberts wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:27 pm
Hi Mark,

Under the new system, assuming you are a 5* leader, you may be endorsed as an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader after just 5 days on courses.
I'm confused now. I thought Advance Seakayak Leader is just a new name for 5 star.

Michal
by MYSSAK
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Tiderace Xceed - anyone know anything about it?

I would not be as much concerned about recommended weigh range. We are all build differently and weigh is just one thing to take into account when choosing right boat. I'd say it's always best to try it to see how well do you fit in the kayak and how good (or not) it feels. Although my wife is at bo...
by MYSSAK
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Volume
Replies: 27
Views: 2497

Re: Kayak Volume

I suggest that if volume is of a concern when comparing boats from two different manufacturers, then you need to take a calibrated bucket with you when testing. In some cases, as highlighted above, one might need the bucket when looking at boats from the same manufacturer. I agree it is nice to kno...
by MYSSAK
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Looking to try some Kayaks - Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Looking to try some Kayaks - Kent

Hi Mac,
I have number of Tiderace kayaks including Xtra HV, Vortex and Pace 17 in east London.
You are welcome to try them if you think any of them might work for you.

Michal
by MYSSAK
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!
Replies: 33
Views: 5038

Re: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!

I'm not sure if my language skills are adequate but I will try nevertheless... To me it looks like question in original post was related to teachings and learning. I think paddling is very complex activity. There are huge number of factors playing smaller or bigger rolle even with something as simpl...
by MYSSAK
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!
Replies: 33
Views: 5038

Re: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!

I am not a sea kayaker but I have enjoyed it when I have done it, but I teach 2 star canoes and kayaks. So with a white water kayak, a touring kayak or a recreational kayak one is supposed to edge into the turn, but in a sea kayak you are expected to edge away. And when you try this it really does ...
by MYSSAK
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UK Sea Kayak Shops?
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: UK Sea Kayak Shops?

If you ever travel to London and are interested in trying Tiderace kayaks let me know. I have number of their kayaks for demo.
If you are interested in particular model/size which I don't have right now I can get it for demo day on 5th November.

Michal
by MYSSAK
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!
Replies: 33
Views: 5038

Re: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!

Hi Mike, I have tried to make write my post mainly about edging than ww skills in seakayak. First post indicates that short kayaks like ww boats turn on the edge opposite way to seakayaks. I think this believe comes more from how we approach teaching skills in different kayaks than from how differen...
by MYSSAK
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!
Replies: 33
Views: 5038

Re: Edging the opposite way when turning in a sea kayak!

I think the way we are talking about turning in long and short kayaks is influencing common myth that seakayakers and ww kayakers are doing things in opposite way. Same applies to bracing. Many time I heard from ww kayakers that they wont try seakayaking because it would make them to learn wrong hab...
by MYSSAK
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some Facts
Replies: 26
Views: 3113

Re: Some Facts

Number 2
Yes, I agree with that. From all the rivers (two) I've done so far East Lyn is best closely followed by Dart:)
by MYSSAK
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Jackson Karma small
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Wanted Jackson Karma small

I'm still looking for one!
by MYSSAK
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Jackson Karma small
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Wanted Jackson Karma small

Is anybody selling small Karma? Ideally in red coulor.
I'm based in London but can pick it up elsewhere.

Michal
by MYSSAK
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley
Replies: 130
Views: 7255

Re: Lee Valley

I quess Hakase propably means is, there is nothing nasty on Olympic. I know some paddleres who would be flying down there strait a way but are worried to go there because of the glorification made by others. There is no point to be scaring people about it. People need to approach it with respect, ev...
by MYSSAK
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley
Replies: 130
Views: 7255

Re: Lee Valley

Sometimes ago, on my second visit to legacy (knowing nothing about WW) I asked about olympic course. How big is it and what I need to know to be able to go there. Answer I was given was simple."It's same as legacy, just bigger and faster." I think most people who are comfortable on legacy should be ...
by MYSSAK
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle dilemma/durability
Replies: 35
Views: 7051

Re: Paddle dilemma/durability

4x4maddog wrote:
Any other decent blades I've overlooked?
Mitchell Blades
Vertical Element
Epic
Galasport
Raab Paddles
Lettmann

Just to name few...
by MYSSAK
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help to get two seakayaks south from west Scotland.
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Help to get two seakayaks south from west Scotland.

Hi all, our trip is sadly coming to its end and it's time to start to think about journey back home. We were wondering is there is a kind soul who could help us to move two seakayaks from Scotland down towards south. At the moment we are on South Harris thinking of going towards Skye and Glenuig or ...