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Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:53 pm
by Daker
This may seem like an odd question but is there an easy way to discern between a Standard Xtra and an HV variant ?

Looking at the figures online there is no difference in length or cockpit, only 0.5 cm difference in width and 2m in depth, any of which could be a bit awkward to measure accurately with just a tape measure. So suggestions please ?

http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk/kayak-models/xtra/

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 pm
by Fozzy
Foot wiggle room

I've paddled both and I had loads of room in the HV and was so tight in the standard both feet got cramp and I couldn't wait to get out. I'm size 9.5 and was wearing lomo boots.

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:52 pm
by Daker
Thanks, that's useful and I don't remember foot room being an issue in the Xtra I have access to but its rather dependant upon leg length and how much one angles ones feet out, I would have thought.

Any other wisdom out there please ?

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:59 pm
by Aled
Same hull, same deck etc. Its purely a height difference for paddler size/fitting - from memory, 20mm reduction at the cockpit, tapering to 12mm at the ends (give or take a few microns :-)

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:49 am
by Chris Bolton
If you're trying to identify which one you have, Aled may be able to tell you if you post the serial number.

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:56 pm
by Daker
Thanks guys.

All of that tends to confirm my suspicions that the one I have is the HV variant, not that it makes a huge difference unless I aim to resell it at some point in the future.