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Post by RobA on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 12:50 am

Which is better for snow kayaking, displacement or planing hull?
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Re: snow kayaking

Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 11:37 am

Snowboard? Smile

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Re: snow kayaking

Post by Jeff Young on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 1:21 pm

Planing- knowing it has edges gives you a false sense of security that you can control it as you helplessly hurl toward an ouchie object. Smile
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Re: snow kayaking

Post by RobA on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 2:33 pm

Hey, that's just like when I'm in the water! affraid
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Post by afaust on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 5:52 pm

Whichever one is lighter Surprised

Starts to get heavy after the 4th or 5th trip back up the hill.

I have only ever done it with a planing hull and it was really fun.

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Post by brianteats on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 7:51 pm

I would think it depends on conditions.
Either hull should provide good powder carving; with paddle help.
The more packed it is, though, a full displacement would provide less control and you'd just skip down the slope spinning on whilly-nilly; where a planing hull might provide a little control-like having a big snowboard strapped to your butt(bracing with the paddle).
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Re: snow kayaking

Post by wasatchbill on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 9:53 pm

RobA wrote:Which is better for snow kayaking, displacement or planing hull?

That is the best laugh I've had all day!!

Planing hull to the max, such as a surf kayak retrofitted with metal edges!

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