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by overfallpaddler
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles - suitable for a new kayaker
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Greenland Paddles - suitable for a new kayaker

Hello. I think greenland paddles are really cool and they are very capable if in the hands of a skilled paddler. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes so they fit lots of paddlers styles. I think they are great for first time paddlers. I think wings are great for first time paddlers also. ...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Nordkapp HR For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Nordkapp HR For Sale

Lovely boat. Made in 1988 ish. Very rare due to the understern rudder. This boat is currently on ebay but Id be willing to consider an offer from someone who was going to look after this boat and give it the love an respect it needs. Its in amazing condition and used very little, minimal scratches. ...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Rockpool Alaw Bach For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Rockpool Alaw Bach For Sale

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by overfallpaddler
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: for Sale Rockpool Alaw
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: for Sale Rockpool Alaw

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by overfallpaddler
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rockpool Taran (full size) vs Tiderace Pace 17^
Replies: 69
Views: 21935

Re: Rockpool Taran (full size) vs Tiderace Pace 17^

FSK’s -Taran, really good all round. Training/exped/downwind/fast -Pace 18. Not really an exped boat, fast on flatter and calm conditions. Really good training boat -Pace 17. A friendly FSK, not the fastest but pretty accommodating -SKUK Quantum. Stable and fast with a beam of wind and good into win...
by overfallpaddler
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 19
Views: 2046

Re: The ocean cockpit...

Ocean cockpits are really good and you’re right cockpits are getting bigger and bigger. Ocean cockpits give a really good fit and variable knee positions. They also keep paddlers in the kayak in big surf. For FSKs ocean cockpits are good too to allow different leg positions but again as FSKs evolve ...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deckbag and a simple BA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Deckbag and a simple BA?

Dont get a floppy deckbag. They are annoying. Check out the ones which hold their shape
by overfallpaddler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deckbag and a simple BA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Deckbag and a simple BA?

Hiya. I have a range of PFDs for different boats and paddling. I recently chose to take my NRS ION on my circumnavigation of Ireland. It’s very small and lightweight with a large pocket which one can cram stuff (the essentials). I actually really like deckbags and use them a lot, especially on exped...
by overfallpaddler
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Sea Kayaks
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Mega Sea Kayaks

I think this is a little harsh. The Viking sea kayak is a good piece of kit. There are a few kayaks like this about. It has a long water line so it’s fast but if you edge it it’ll turn really well. The Viking kayak has been used for a lot of distance and open water trips and for a traditional boat (...
by overfallpaddler
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Old Nordkapp or Pintail wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Old Nordkapp or Pintail wanted

Hi there I am keen to buy an older Nordkapp. Probably 1990s, early 2000s or there abouts. Something like a HS but ideally with a day hatch and skeg and fully useable. If it needs repairs that’s fine. Ocean cockpit fine. And/or a Pintail will be great, repairs fine. South England or South West DM me....
by overfallpaddler
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

After a bit of consideration I think these categories are slightly better. -Beginner/progressive -Greenland/Traditional Anas, Greenlander -Surf/Play Romany, Aries, Gemini SP, Xtra -Modern all-round Xcite, Alaw -classic Explorer, Nordkapp, NF legend, Cetus, Quest -Fast/Race Rapier, Taran, Inuk Anyway...
by overfallpaddler
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

You are right as well for sure. This is a discussion/forum. Lots of good and interesting points are being made. All of those disciplines you mentioned, except a couple are done regularly on the sea. A lot of sea trips involve lots of different stuff; rock gardens, surf, open water. However an increa...
by overfallpaddler
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

Some good replys folks. Where will the categories go? I guess used in our vocabulary and understood by paddlers. Is it hard to put a boat in a category? I don't think it's as hard as we think. All of those design features and shapes are not that difficult to break down because at the end of the day ...
by overfallpaddler
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

It kind of goes hand in hand. I guess it's down to individual and group hopes and dreams, expectations, goals and standard of paddling. The right boat for the job. Some of us like doing everything and we hope for a boat to do all. Those boats exist but they are not amazing at one thing. its quite co...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

It makes some difference. If paddlers have preference and a desired paddling style and direction, it'll help with kit and coaching. The NF Legend is such a good boat! Trad for sure, however minimalist and exped would be a tricky sub cat'. This is merely discussion and I'm interested to see people's ...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

I agree that 'Racing' or 'fast' is better than closed cockpit ski. Although ski derived those boats are still kayaks, but built to go quickly/efficiently
by overfallpaddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Sea kayak categories

I think those three categories are rather broad and vague. I think definition is important and I think progression and levelling is good to a certain extent as well (levelling can be bad too) An example would be; A romany and a Stratos would be in the Day/play, as you say, but it's different for sur...
by overfallpaddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak categories
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Sea kayak categories

Hi there Can of worms alert I have been watching and listening to the sea kayaking scene for over ten years and although we do categorise our boats or folk selling boats may suggest the designs are suited to certain applications. I thought that making clear categories would be useful. Sea kayaks/lon...
by overfallpaddler
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Werner paddle button jamming
Replies: 39
Views: 4436

Re: Werner paddle button jamming

The Werner button sticks, the joint gets wobbly and if the join (centre of the shaft) gets loaded, it'll break relatively easily. If Werner sort these issues out they will be good paddles. VE are great
by overfallpaddler
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point 65 whisky rocker
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Point 65 whisky rocker

I think they were for a bit. Point 65 in general make some good boats which don't seem to be available. Lots of competition I guess
by overfallpaddler
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a playful sea kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for a playful sea kayak

The Xcite is a top quality boat which tends to do everything pretty well. It has a good cruising speed and turns well
by overfallpaddler
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a playful sea kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for a playful sea kayak

The truth about playful sea kayaks: Unlike surfboards where a better surfer can surf a shorter board. Sea kayaks are opposite but I have to admit I do like traditional design and am a bit of a purist. What I mean is that, the better the paddler is, the longer boat they can use in conditions and 'pla...
by overfallpaddler
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What Paddle?
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: What Paddle?

Hi there. Id definitely recommend checking out VE paddles. VE paddles are made in the UK using the best materials and are custom to your needs. VE do cost effective versions in the glass blades and glass shafts and then the full carbon versions. The blades are the strongest sea blades on the market ...
by overfallpaddler
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VE Explorer or MB Bombora?
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: VE Explorer or MB Bombora?

The Bombora does look good but I know for sure that VE will win in regards to quality, customer service and usability. Really strong and usable. The carbon cranks have a great grip shape.
by overfallpaddler
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Swap NDK explorer for Romany?
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Swap NDK explorer for Romany?

Hi there. I have two NDK explorers and was hoping to swap one for a Romany if anyone out there is keen? My swapping explorer is in nice condition and fully sea worthy. I don't mind doing a couple of minor repairs on the Romany. Romany classic ideally but any considered. Based in Devon and Cornwall. ...
by overfallpaddler
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wobbly Corryvreckans ^
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

Re: Wobbly Corryvreckans ^

Lettman and VE joint is the most durable and strongest by far
by overfallpaddler
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing a Sea kayak..Advice wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Surfing a Sea kayak..Advice wanted

Hiya. Even long sea kayaks surf pretty well although if you are surfing steep close out waves you'll be doing lots of pop outs and bongo sliding. Id recommend searching out a good coach and booking onto some sessions. surfing is a pretty technical thing (unless your just gunning straight towards the...
by overfallpaddler
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: overfall paddlers, a south west sea kayak movement
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

overfall paddlers, a south west sea kayak movement

Hi there My name is Tom. I have set up a sea kayak group for Devon and Cornwall. The group is called; overfall paddlers, we have a few regular members and there are lots of trips happening. The idea is to get keen paddlers together and create a safer and more encouraging, team approach to dynamic wa...