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by Oat
Tue May 12, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large Pyranha Jed or Molan
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Wanted - Large Pyranha Jed or Molan

Anyone selling?
by Oat
Mon May 11, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to reshape a bent kayak nose??
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: How to reshape a bent kayak nose??

Tip for the future.... Kayak noses usually get stowed in as when waterlogged that will be the deepest / lowest part of the kayak (assuming you have air bags in the rear). Put a cheap lightweight football or other similar buoyancy behind your full plate footrest and in future that will help it sit hi...
by Oat
Mon May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)

This doesn't get any easier. Gath don't fit (the guy in the shop said they were a small fitting helmet. Bern don't fit - but are certified to 1385 (the website is misleading though). I'm currently using a pro tec ace. Whilst it is certified it is very squishy. I guess my options are to buy a classic...
by Oat
Tue May 05, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)

Ta. It seems to be a relatively common matter for the kayaker. I have no issue at all with motorcycle helmets, pretty much any XL helmet fits. I'm planning to call in at http://www.powerkiteshop.com/kite-safety-crash-helmet.htm to try various CE1385 tested hats. In particular the Bern. Any other sug...
by Oat
Tue May 05, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)

61.5cm
The sweet helmets were quite a way off fitting with any level of comfort. And i don't much like the idea of buying a +£100 helmet then taking a knife to it. I only have 1 head so want a helmet that fits (off the shelf).
by Oat
Tue May 05, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Helmets - need big a fitting (XL)

So i need a new helmet for my big bonce! Tried Shred Ready, WRSI, Sweet and all are too small. What else is worth a look? And from what retailers? My current helmet is a pro tec, which is very comfy but offers limited protection around the back of the head and around the ears. I'm looking for a whi...
by Oat
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?

Thanks Oat for your experience of the Burn 3 XL. I wonder why your legs twisted? Could it be that the cockpit was wider & in so doing pushed your knees out putting pressure on your ankles & feet? Cheers, Ted. I think a wider cockpit, but i also didn't like the outfitting. The Burn 3 paddled well, n...
by Oat
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddles - Fibreglass or Carbon?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: New paddles - Fibreglass or Carbon?

Thanks folks - have to say i'm probably just as undecided. But, on balance, thinking werner powerhouse full carbon will be the winner this time. I will be avoiding anything called a foam core.
I have looked at VE and streamlyte - they may be options for me in the future for a playboat paddle.
by Oat
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Anyone paddled a L Burn 2 & Burn 3 XL?

I have a Burn 2 L, before i bought it i tried a Burn 3 XL. Interestingly i too have sizes 12's... I find the Burn 2 to be quite comfortable. I found the Burn 3 to be quiet oddly uncomfortable, it somehow seemed to twist my legs in a way that did not agree with me at all, and the new seat was not as ...
by Oat
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddles - Fibreglass or Carbon?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

New paddles - Fibreglass or Carbon?

Hi All I need a new set of paddles. I have pretty much decided on Werner powerhouse with a bent shaft, but i cannot decide on carbon or fibreglass blades. What are the benefits of fibreglass and the benefits of carbon? I am primarily concerned about strength. Weight is not really a consideration for...