Ever tried a Yogakayak?!

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graced
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Ever tried a Yogakayak?!

Post by graced » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:25 am

If you prefer a kneeling 'open canoeing' position (better for your back) this could be for you! Basically designed as a kneeling position 'sit-on-top' for use on flat water or playing on/surfing at the beach. The 'Yogakayak' is popular in Canada and has been made available in Europe, but not yet in the UK. I had this shipped over from France a few months ago for my husband's birthday, but sadly he is 3 stone too heavy for it (it works best up to 12 stone)! The full details are on this link http://www.rotaxmarine.com/produits_yog ... 11.en.html
There are also clips of its use on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoOlNTMGa8A
We have barely used it; it is lime green; we will accept £275
Contact gggjdavies@googlemail.com

graced
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Re: Ever tried a Yogakayak?!

Post by graced » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:00 pm

A bit of history on the Yogakayak: Inexpensive sit-on-top kayaks are great fun for the beach and the lake, although many people maintain that the conventional legs-in-front kayaking position is hard on the back. Not only is a kneeling position said to be healthier, but proponents of the C1 style of whitewater paddling (in which the paddler kneels in a specialized whitewater kayak) also state that it allows for better control of the boat. With these claims in mind, Quebec City inventor Pierre Parant created the Yogakayak “The main advantage of the kneeling position is definitely the resolving of back pains,” Parant told Gizmag. “If you try to paddle on a sit-on-top ordinary with no back rest you will have a back pain in 15 minutes, because you have to compensate with your abs and put pressure on the spine.”
Paddlers of the Yogakayak straddle a central support beam, with their buttocks taking about 60 percent of their weight, and their calves slipping into two recessed slots on the bottom of the boat – reportedly, none of their weight is supported by the knees. The boat can also be paddled with the legs out front, when paddlers need a change. Parant said that the unique structure of this kayak makes it strong yet light.

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