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by Catastronaut
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: RPM vs RPM max
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: RPM vs RPM max

It's been a long time since I've paddled either, but the RPM max seemed huge compared to the RPM. I'm 6´3" and used to be 90-95kg at the time (~20 yrs ago). I could squeeze in the RPM and it was ridiculous good fun, stern squirts were effortless. The RPM max required some good eddyline or a lot of p...
by Catastronaut
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Edging, it’s all a question of when, for how long and how much.
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Edging, it’s all a question of when, for how long and how much.

Thanks for the great article! I think it deals with a few major issues I dealt with myself until recently, especially to edge up-river to early. Simon (and all others), I'd really like to hear what you think about the following sequence as opposed to your suggested sequence: Simons Suggested Sequenc...
by Catastronaut
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which boat for the soca?
Replies: 16
Views: 2485

Re: Which boat for the soca?

Haven't been for a long time, but would support the creeker/big volume river runner for the siphon canyon and slalomesque river runner (Axiom, Mullet etc) or longer old school playboat for the rest. These guys seem to enjoy a longer modern playboat on the soca: https://vimeo.com/167409070. Just be v...
by Catastronaut
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best PFD for heavier paddlers
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Best PFD for heavier paddlers

When I hear pseudo-scientific reasoning I sometimes feel the urgent need to be a smart-ass, too. It's just too strenuous to bottle it up :) "Your relative density is the important factor affecting how much additional floatation you might need" a) I would assume that the above-norm heavy person's hea...
by Catastronaut
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Dagger Axiom Sizing Advice

Cannot comment on the 8.5, but own the 9.0. At 6'3'' and 95kg the 9.0 is still a very big boat. It feels also seriously wide. If by 'do it all' you mean mostly river running and surfing, the 9.0 performs like a charm. Relatively fast and feels sporty, especially snappy moves in and out of eddies are...
by Catastronaut
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackson Superstars
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Jackson Superstars

On a similar note: has anybody sat in a large WS Möbius, Dagger Jitsu or Pyranha Jed? Which is the biggest in terms of weight and leg length? At 6'3" with longish legs/feet and 215 lbs I also have problems replacing my old playboat. Need to be prepared, in case my trusty old RAD195 finally breaks...
by Catastronaut
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Soca / Trnova Slalom Site
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Soca / Trnova Slalom Site

I'm soon want to book a holiday with my wife who doesn't kayak. As I can't make this a kayaking holiday I was thinking we could rent a small flat near the slalom site for me to have some early morning runs before relaxing / hiking with my missus. Do you think the slalom course is ok to paddle alone ...
by Catastronaut
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Technique question – cushion waves
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Technique question – cushion waves

Is this one on the Ula slides at 0:44 - 0:48 another good example?

by Catastronaut
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water in shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Water in shaft

I have a similar problem with water in the shaft of a Werner paddle. You guys say "dry them out". How do i do that without disjointing them? In my case there is a minute leak where the two parts of the shaft meet. I see no way of forcing the water through that minute gap in the middle of the shaft...