Werner Paddles Jackson Kayak

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Reviews written by biegm

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Boats & Boards
biegmbiegm   September 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

June 2012 Fluid Dope Review Reviewer Info: Years Paddling: 16 Sessions Paddling Per Year: 150+ Height: 5’10” Weight: 210 LBS Foot Size: US Men's 9 Inseam: 32” Ratio Play Boat to Riverrunning/Creeking: 80%-20% Paddling Props: Fluid Ambassador, ACA WW Kayak Level IV Instructor Trainer, WW Raft IT, Coastal Kayak L IV Instructor, SWR L V Instructor, Director of San Juan College Academic Outdoor Leadership Program, President, Adobe WW Club of New Mexico. Compete in Local Rodeos. My passion is teaching not competing. The last several playboats I have owned from newest to oldest: Fluid Dope L “Current”, Jackson Rockstar L, Pyrahna Molan L, 2007 Jackson Superstar, Dagger Agent L, Wave Sport Project L, Dagger Crazy 88 L, Dagger King Pin L. And I have paddled a Fluid Element M for the last several years. Testing ground for this review: Farmington NM Play Park, Durango CO Play Park, Pagosa Springs CO Play Park. So I have been paddling my Large Fluid Dope pretty much daily since the beginning of April when it showed up in Durango. It was one of the first boats out of the North American mold so admittedly it was a bit of a...

Boats & Boards
biegmbiegm   March 18, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

I just purchesed a set of 4WFS for the Kauak, I currentlu have the disks in place that came with the boat with no fins, I recomend this to keep sand and grit out of the screw holes. SO when you buy a set of fins get a extra set of disks so you just switch out disks. I aklso recomend hetter 2 5 degree fin disks for the front and 0 degree for the back, this balances out speed and carve nicely. I got a find for a surf trip I am taking in a little while. I will use the fins but will most likely paddle it withough on all except for the biggest days! Last thought, As a Board and Kayak Surfer, I hate it when Playboats come out into the surf because play boats don't have the speed or carve needed to stay in the right place on an ocean wave so eventually the play boat gets stuck in the soup. I dig it when surf boats are out because they really surf but I hate to say it but surf boats are limited in their ability to pull the modern Play boat moves. The...

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