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

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

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Nelo Viper 46 Vs Quattro Classic

Due to the wealth of experience already posted on this thread I wanted to ask if anyone had any experience of the Nelo Viper 46?
I seems a lovely looking boat. I've got the 48 and was tempted to move along to the 46 but only if it was a nice progression and there is a noticeable difference. Anyone paddled one yet?

Also, any thoughts on how it compares to the Classic in terms of stability/speed?

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

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Hi, I paddled the Viper46 a few times over Christmas and have to say I completely loved it right from the very first stroke. If I could afford it I'd have already ordered one (my mate paddled it and has ordered one!). It's a really stable boat so it's easy to focus entirely on getting power out of the stroke, but doesn't seem to run into a wall as the speed increases like I've felt other 'stable' k1's do. My 90kg was too much for the standard size, without doubt I'd need the new xxl. Haven't paddled the Classic so can't compare, but I have owned Epsilon, Lancer, Eta, and a good few other k1's and I consider the Viper46 to be by far the best I paddled for my level of skills.

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

Post by GregMiller »

Cheers Krizzy.
Appreciate the reply. Could I ask how the Viper 46 compares to the Eta you owned?
I've been starting to paddle about in an Eta but don't fancy my chances in any sort of wash/waves. At least the Viper 48 I have has a good bit of volume and I can get away with paddling it on the lake as well as flat water.
Is the 46 more stable or about the same as the Eta? Any views would be appreciated.
Many Thanks !

PS: Would you know the current price? I don't see them listed anywhere in the UK.

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

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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 here in Montreal...all of my boats have been "order and hope for the best", very much trial and error (mostly error!).

Cheers and wishing everyone a great paddling season, hoping to get out today for my first of the year (ghastly cold spring).

ink169
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Re: I've just ordered my first "Masters" marathon K1

Post by ink169 »

Hello,

i thought i would keep this great thread going having read it all the way through again as i do every couple of years when i stumble upon it :)

I'm 56 having started paddling at 52 and presently in a low volume kirton typhoon (3/4) with some summer training in a Vajda Infusion II (2) which can be challenging in washes and rough conditions.

Thinking of trying an Nelo Quattro Classic hoping it would be somewhere in between the two?

cheers

Andy

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