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by Jonny Hightower
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?

Thanks for your replies everyone. In the end, I bought a Katana 10.4 in excellent condition from eBay. Picked it up Monday evening, spent Tuesday evening on my lawn with it, adjusting it to suit me, and tried it in a pool session last night. I absolutely love it so far. It's got plenty of room (ther...
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Katana
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Dagger Katana

Hi Foxy,

Do you have any photos of it? Are you north or south Devon? I'd be coming from South Wales to pick it up, but am definitely interested.

Cheers,
Jon
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?

Thanks Strad. Hadn't thought of the Pyranha - will look into it. Cheers!
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Expression 11 / Dagger Katana - Suitable for tall paddler?

I'm looking to get a kayak that's shorter and easier to transport than my sea kayak (P&H Scorpio). The trouble is, at 6' 5" (relatively slim though, 94Kg) it can be problematic getting a kayak that fits. I had to modify the footpeg rail on my Scorpio, moving it forward 3 inches so I could get some a...
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

Re: Left-handed paddlers

I'm left-handed but using a left-hand feather feels totally alien to me, presumably because I started out using a RH feather. Having said that, I do some other stuff, notably eating, in a right-handed fashion. I don't know if that indicates I have some predisposition to some level of right-handednes...
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Starting from scratch

This is brilliant - thank you all for your great advice. I don't have time to type a long reply now sorry, but it's very much appreciated. Having only recently discovered this forum, I'm blown away by the helpful nature of the people here. Thank you!
by Jonny Hightower
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Starting from scratch

Thanks Pathbrae. I had thought of 2nd hand kit - the main things that put me off were the thought of a) picking something I want and then having to wait an unspecified amount of time until one becomes available, b) driving huge distances to pick stuff up, and c) the risk of finding out you've bought...
by Jonny Hightower
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Starting from scratch

Thank you very much chaps. I've put a request in to join the FB group - it looks great and I'd much rather be out on the water with other paddlers than on my own, especially starting out. Thanks TM! I like the idea of saving money on the carrier and spending it on better kit for the water. An adjust...
by Jonny Hightower
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Starting from scratch

I'm new to sea kayaking - just nearing the end of the CIWW's Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking course, so pretty green. I was pointed to this forum by an experienced sea kayaking friend of mine, and I've lurked for a while reading the excellent articles and discussions which are to be found here. ...