Phoenix

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Phoenix

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Wavesport Phoenix for sale near me. Thinking of changing my boat.
Anyone paddle one of these? Any good? Total no?
Any thoughts appreciated.
Jason

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Re: Phoenix

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I demoed one at Lee Valley last year. I didn't get on with it, though I can't remember exactly why. I just remember that it felt big and heavy and lacking in agility. It was also difficult to roll.

But I don't like the Machno either, so what do I know.

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Re: Phoenix

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Definitely don't want something difficult to roll!!......
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Re: Phoenix

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stonercanoe wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Definitely don't want something difficult to roll!!......
Jason.
I got 2 out of 3 in the pool in a boat set up for someone a foot taller and 30 kg heavier than me! It was hard to capsize ;) He loves his Phoenix.
I can roll :)

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Re: Phoenix

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gp.girl wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:22 pm
I got 2 out of 3 in the pool in a boat set up for someone a foot taller and 30 kg heavier than me! It was hard to capsize ;) He loves his Phoenix.
Well yes, it does have decent primary stability, but it was easy enough to capsize on the LV Olympic, and I don't think I got a 2:3 roll ratio there either :)

Well done with the rolling. Never stop practising. I discovered after the lockdown that my own roll had got iffy, just from 3 months off.

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Re: Phoenix

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A chap in our club has one and seems happy with it. He changes his boats quite often and he wouldn't have it if it wasn't up the job. He's a good paddler (L5K and all that)

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Re: Phoenix

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I have one and get on really well with it. Fine to roll and fits me well at six foot and 13.5stone. It seems quite quick and surfs well. I use it on grade 2 to 4 in Scotland.
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