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by simon64
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Virgo Looking good in orange
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by simon64
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Used my new Virgo for the first time today, its better than I remember from the demo I had, it is so well behaved in chop and wind, the agility is amazing bit its easy to paddle straight.
Very happy, I have paddled a lot of sea kayaks in plastic and fibreglass and for me this is the best yet.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Whisky 16 preferably Prolite
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Wanted - Whisky 16 preferably Prolite

I have been trying to get hold of a Whisky to demo for many years, seems point65 have no interest in the UK market.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

Easily more than 65 litres, if i had to guess i would say nearer to 100.
by simon64
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: First sea kayak - Virgo vs. ...

I have experience in all of the kayaks you mention, I owned the Stratos S for a couple of years and thought it was excellent, it is agile, stable and affordable, seat and outfitting are as good as it gets, downsides being the hatches, especially the rear which wasn’t the best fit,and the kayak does ...
by simon64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

I am purely into coastal exploration, poking around the caves etc, so don’t need long term endurance or speed.
by simon64
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Thanks for replys !
by simon64
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Thanks will have a look.
by simon64
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Exercises to improve strength for kayaking
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Exercises to improve strength for kayaking

Looking at improving my strength and stamina for kayaking, have some dumbells, was wondering what the best exercises would be ? Obviously kayaking would be the best training.....
by simon64
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anas acuta still in production?
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Anas acuta still in production?

Its still on their website under classics

https://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kay ... anas-acuta
by simon64
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Lomo Boots Are there any Alternatives?

Waiting on some of these
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by simon64
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Typhoon drysuit
Replies: 0
Views: 164

FS Typhoon drysuit

M size, model unknown, front entry, about 7 years old, very good condition with little use, all seals and zip good. £150 https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1580402444402-5944.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1580402444586-9259.png https://media.ukriversguidebo...
by simon64
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Typhoon drysuit
Replies: 0
Views: 185

FS Typhoon drysuit

Size M, model unknown, front entry, about 7 years old and has not been used much, very good condition, all seals and zip good. £150 https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1580402144501-7349.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/1580402144647-1603.png https://media.ukri...
by simon64
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

Dainty little drawings in the seam
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by simon64
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Tybee CF 210
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Werner Tybee CF 210

Can’t find a courier for less than £22.
by simon64
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Tybee CF 210
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Werner Tybee CF 210

I will check postage costs
by simon64
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Panasonic FT7 waterproof camera
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Panasonic FT7 waterproof camera

Selling this in excellent condition, hardly used, picture quality pretty good for this type of camera and sports a eye level viewfinder as well as screen on back. £150 inc lowepro case, panasonic spare battery, and floating camera strap https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/62252/15785759312...
by simon64
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Tybee CF 210
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Werner Tybee CF 210

Only used twice and in good condition, couple of minor marks, the blades are the carbon infused plastic, very light, will work either L or R handed with adjustable feather, 210 cm I find them a bit long after using 205s for years. £100 plus post or collect S Wales Cardiff/Brecon https://media.ukrive...
by simon64
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Bargains
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Bargains

Up and Under in Cardiff selling both sizes of Atlantic rm 19% off.
by simon64
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Cheap emergency paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 344

FS Cheap emergency paddle

Decathlon brand, never used as new, 4 piece 215, bought as emergency backup but using my old Celtics instead.
£13.50 inc UK post
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by simon64
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Virgo v Delphin
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Virgo v Delphin

I can inky compare with the Stratos S, the virgo paddles straighter and faster but is still very agile especially when edged, is about the same stability wise and feels a bit more sea kayak than tourer, and is a better bet for trips that may involve going in a straight line for a while, the hatches ...
by simon64
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? thermoformed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? thermoformed?

Have you considered modular take apart kayaks ? Whilst the total sum of the parts may be heavy, each section is quite light and can be dismantled for easy storage and transportation, also worth getting a trolley to help with the journey from car to launch. You can also add sections should you wish t...
by simon64
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Stratos now SOLD
by simon64
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

No problem, these are only my opinions, someone else may think the Hydra is the best of the lot, so still important to try them.
by simon64
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

The Stratos is a great, relatively cheap, agile and fun kayak, 2 sizes mean you will probably fit well in one of them, I have loved mine and will be sorry to see it go, downsides are hatch covers that aren’t great, the rear cover on stratos is a loose fit, the Stratos isn’t the easiest kayak to padd...
by simon64
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Good Places to Demo Sea Kayaks North/South West England
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Good Places to Demo Sea Kayaks North/South West England

Up and Under in Cardiff sell both models you mentioned and they do have some demo kayaks available.
I recently demoed the P&H Virgo and thought it was a very good kayak, also have a look at the Valley Gemini SP rm
by simon64
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Peak UK buoyancy aid
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Peak UK buoyancy aid

Now Sold
by simon64
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Theres quite a few minor scrapes, nothing deep.
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by simon64
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

thoma83 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Out of interest what are your dimensions? I'm trying to decide between the large and the small.
I'm 185cm tall 87kg
Thanks.
About the same as you, would guess the large would be a little too roomy ?
by simon64
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: FS Dagger Stratos 14.5 S

Arthur wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Someone is going to get a really nice kayak at that price. I thought you loved it Simon... or did you love it so much, you had two of them?
I tried the P&H Virgo and liked that more, it addressed some of the Stratos weak points, but only slightly!