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by alphasports
Wed May 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

I'd be curious regarding the V46 myself. I currently own a V48 that followed on the heels of a nice friendly V51 and prior to that a much-unloved Classic. I like the 48 and after my experiences would be very wary of changing to a 46, but am interested nonetheless. Unfortunately no one has one to try...
by alphasports
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Another update: I delivered my unused Tor to its new owner on Monday and took delivery of my new Viper 48 the same day. I took it out on the water yesterday...stable as a rock. Winds were quite gusty and swirly so it was hard to gauge speed compared to my Viper 51, but I'm happy with the boat. Very ...
by alphasports
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

And I still have my tor, and I still occasionally fall out of it (I suspect with a surprised expression on my face). so I reckon on keeping it and trying to get stable this summer. That'll make it about 7 years of practice....... Hah! Sounds familiar. I just ordered a new Viper 48 in the hope that ...
by alphasports
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

I got lucky and sold the Tor in December, now ordering a Viper 48 this month for May delivery. Done.

Cheers!
by alphasports
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Hi all, me again...and a very Happy New Year (it's now 2016...this thread's been going on awhile!) So the latest twist in my saga: the new 2015 Tor I bought last summer to replace my twitchy Nelo Classic started going badly after a couple of initially-optimistic paddles. I have no idea why, and ther...
by alphasports
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Had the new Tor out for the first time yesterday, and I'm still dry :) At risk of sounding slightly insane, my brain kept trying to convince my body that the new boat was actually my previous Nelo Classic in disguise... I was quite tense and "yippy" for the first few hundred meters, but soon realize...
by alphasports
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Just picked up the new Tor yesterday (Aug 10 2015)...a bit later than expected due to vacation etc. have not tried it yet but I hope to later this week. Boat certainly looks like it will be stable enough given the slight vee hull and very wide cockpit. Appears to be quite well built, looking forward...
by alphasports
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

OK so I just bought the Tor...I mean, it's June so no time to waste right?! Don't have it yet and actually not sure when that might happen. Need to drive to Ottawa to pick it up (1.5 hrs). I suspect that'll happen sooner rather than later though. Will let you know what occurs when I deposit myself i...
by alphasports
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

OK guys, I'm back! It's been a bit less than a year since I happily sold my Vanquish Classic and kept my Viper 51. I've only been out a couple times this summer so far here in Montreal but we're not done yet. The big news is I think I am poised to finally jump into a new Kirton Tor, as previously me...
by alphasports
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: what neo socks do people use ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: what neo socks do people use ?

A bit late to the party here but I use inexpensive scuba/snorkeling shoes, basically low profile neoprene slippers with a nice grippy sole for clambering out of the canal with a kayak over your head!!! Beware, they start to stink to high hell after awhile and need a nice machine wash, but otherwise ...
by alphasports
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

To officially close out this thread (and perhaps herald in a new era!) I am delighted to announce that I sold my Nelo Vanquish Classic last week. AT some point I will test drive a Tor but for the remainder of this season I`ll be enjoying my time in my Viper 51.

Best to all, see you soon!
by alphasports
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Well here we are on the last day of July 2014 and I've come to the conclusion that my love affair (or perhaps "ego affair") with my Nelo Classic is over. After re-reading this entire discussion there is some great insight, and the common denominator appears to be the error of having chosen a boat 6 ...
by alphasports
Wed May 21, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

I figure I may as well keep this thread going since it's the beginning of another paddling season here in Montreal... I've still got my Viper 51 and my Vanquish Classic; took the Viper out a couple days ago for the first paddle of the season and all went predictably fine since it's a ridiculously st...
by alphasports
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Wow, this is "the thread that won't go away" ! As the OP, I have not really progressed on the original post from last summer (probably because it's been around -20C most of the time!) but with Spring theoretically just around the corner the paddling season can't be far off, can it???! I was thinking...
by alphasports
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Switching back n forth between stable & tippy boats...bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Switching back n forth between stable & tippy boats...ba

Just had a flash-back to 2009 when I posted the following comment…… "After a recent crisis of confidence in my K1 Jaguar, having lost my balance, I have acquired a C1." In 2009 I had just turned 51 (you don’t say how old you are) and couldn’t understand what was going on. OK, so I had just converte...
by alphasports
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Switching back n forth between stable & tippy boats...bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Switching back n forth between stable & tippy boats...bad?

I am 5 years into a Nelo Vanquish Classic that, depending on my mental state, alternates between "acceptable" and giving me fits of instability. A couple years ago I bought a half-share of a Viper 51, ostensibly for windy/cold weather conditions, but this season I find I've used the Viper more, simp...
by alphasports
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

I've never progressed beyond a kirton tor and I definitely get the wobbles so bad every now and then that I hate paddling it. Same in a k2. So why not just use a stable boat? At our Club we get lots of paddlers who insist on getting in to the tippiest radical exciting boat which they can only just ...
by alphasports
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1
Replies: 63
Views: 33288

Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

This thread is ancient (it's now Oct 2013) but I'm hoping a few people are still subscribed! My story:I own a both a 2009 Nelo Viper 51 and a 2009 Vanquish Classic (oddly purchased in reverse order, see below!) after spending my first season 6 years ago in a SRS Delphine, a boat I mastered with rela...