support unicef Support American Whitewater!

[please login to make this ad block disappear]

Articles

My favorite gear:
Login first to add this to your Likes or Haves.

Sith C1

 
4.4 (2)
11055   0   4   0   0  
 
Write Review
Sith C1 - boats_307-1
Sith C1 - boats_307-2
Sith C1 - boats_307-3
Sith C1 - boats_307-4

Short Facts

Model Year
Intended Paddling Environment
Designer
Gwyn Ashcroft and Martin Du Toit
Type
Available Colors
Black,natural fiber

Stats

Please login to see full stats.

The Sith has a perfectly symetrical front and back with a huge flat planing hull and twin release chines giving it a slippery feel as soon as it is on a wave.

Flat spin transitions are a breeze, or engage the edges for fast carving. The centralised volume and wide flat ends give it excellent stability for vertical moves in holes. With significant volume around the cock pit the Sith is retentive in a hole, but with enough length to escape if you want out!

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.4
Design 
 
4.5  (2)
Perfomance 
 
4.5  (2)
Quality 
 
4.5  (2)
Value / Money 
 
4.0  (2)
Already have an account? or Create an account
(Updated: July 19, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Shaggy Sith

About the reviewer

Intermeadiate / Advanced paddler with time in OC, C and K boats

Test environment

Mostly class III but II and IV as well. Each boat tested was configured defferently with outfitting and had different cuts (Volume).

Review

Was pretty happy in every verision I paddled! Very slicey and loose, quick on a wave and can plain or cut across current with ease. Due to size and material (Composite) its not a hard core creeker but I can easily see running the UY and BS in this boat. As a play boat & river runner it has some serious factor for you! Light to carry and construction is top notch.
Cons - not many other than having to paddle it as glass boat on rock runs. Oh and Shaggy only does limited metal flake - I like my glass glittery!

Conclusion

If there is only on C1 to have this is pretty much it.

Review

Affiliated
No
About Me
Location: Yough
Age: 52
Weight: 84 kgs
Was this review helpful to you? 
(Updated: July 20, 2005)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

The Sith rocks!

About myself


I consider myself an intermediate paddler


Test environment


I bought this boat for bigger water playing and riverrunning like the Ottawa.


Review


This is the best overall play/riverunning C1 I have ever paddled. It is a fast slicey boat, but has the required stability of a C1. The volume distribution and with make it very balanced and stable, even when running big waves or boily water. Recovery in big water is easy. Playing in this boat is excellent, in holes as well as oon waves. It surfs, carves and spins like a dream. New school aerial play moves are probably not possible, but that's not what I was looking for anyway.

It can be cut in volume and length to suit your weight and performance expectations, and custom layups are possible.

The outfitting is basic, but excellent, a moulded in composite saddle, C-pillars in the frontal area of the cockpit and crotch stap anchors already glassesd in. All that's needed is add some foam to the C-pillars and the back of the saddle to get your trim right and to lock your knees down, install some thigh straps and you are good to go. It is very comfortable, particularly for a boat with a saddle height of less than 6", I can be in it for at least 1.5 hours before I need to get out to stretch my legs.


Conclusion


The best C1 I have paddled so far!

Review

Affiliated
No
About Me
Location: Ottawa River
Age: 40
Weight: 83.9 kgs
Was this review helpful to you? 

Sponsors

Palm

See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.