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    Kayak Thread!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LordKyleOfEarth, Mar 17, 2009.

    I am looking to pick up a kayak for playing around on the local rivers and lakes. I have littel experiance with the things, but can get Perception and Emotion kayaks at a killer rate. Can anyone make a reccomendation? I'll be keeping it in my apartment and transporting it on my MKII so size/weight are a consideration.

    Thinking about this one right now:
    http://www.emotionkayaks.com/HTML/Kayaks/Edge.htm
     
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    I love kayaking!
     
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    I is good at Kayaking. Haven't been at all recently though. I think I've swapped Kayaking for POWERBOATING!
     
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    What do yall think of the one I am looking at? I have very limited experiance with kayaks (I've only used sit-on-top style in the past), but I have plenty of canoeing under my belt.
     
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    I hate kayaking:)() there was this compulsory trip we had to take and it involved kayaking and I almost drowned..lol..
     
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    buy one from a place where you can try it out before buying it.
    get one that fits you.
    my husband tried one and I guess it was too small since it kept flipping over
    and he had to get out of it upside down in the lake.
    talk to other kayakers and maybe take a river tour in one.
    Not all of them have storage areas for camping gear which is a necessity if
    you plan to over night trip.
     
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    I like it. I only really do the sit on tops as well.
     
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    I was going to suggest that you get a canoe instead of a kayak. :) Kayaks scare me, so I've always tried to avoid them. Canoes, all the way!
     
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    My only experience in any sort of human powered boating was in Central Florida. Orlando to be precise.

    The canoe tipped (of course) at one point in water that was as black as Cuban coffee.

    Florida + fresh water = alligators.

    Never in my life had I ever felt so much like a prey animal. My frontal cortex shut down and I was running on pure medulla and medualla oblongota. I don't even remember how we righted the canoe or got back in. I was just suddenly back in the boat.

    Later in the trip, when we got close to the spring which was our destination, we saw a prehistorically huge alligator gar in the water.

    First and last canoe trip for Wrey Wrey.

    v alligator gar

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