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My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:59 am

Being in a ute has it’s down sides sometimes when you need to secure your bits and pieces. I loved the Stealth paddle I had but it was as problem to secure. So problem solved with a 2 piece.
My new paddle.

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Paddles so nice too.
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Re: My new blade

Postby arpie » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:22 pm

And here I was thinking it was a LURE! :lol:

Nice looking paddle, mate!!! (if you HAVE to paddle!! :wink: )

cheers

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Re: My new blade

Postby NorthSIKer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:51 pm

That is certainly a stunning paddle. Pity it's a wing :lol:
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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with it, especially now it can be safely in the cabin of the ute. The 525 just runs like a dream on Lake Curly Gherkin. Can't wait to take her out into the big blue. I did 15km last week and it felt like nothing. I never thought I'd say this, but, I think I prefer paddeling the Profisha to peddling my AI. (Gosh who'd of thunk it!) They are 2 different beasts though, a tool for every job so to speak.

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Re: My new blade

Postby l2andom » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:36 pm

XDCammer wrote:Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with it, especially now it can be safely in the cabin of the ute. The 525 just runs like a dream on Lake Curly Gherkin. Can't wait to take her out into the big blue. I did 15km last week and it felt like nothing. I never thought I'd say this, but, I think I prefer paddeling the Profisha to peddling my AI. (Gosh who'd of thunk it!) They are 2 different beasts though, a tool for every job so to speak.

Cheers, XD.


This is good to hear and that paddle looks sweet. I'm actually looking at getting a glass yak as well, I currently have an AI and Wilderness Systems thresher. Sold my Revo13, but replacing it with an Outback. Thinking of picking up either a 525 or a Fisha500 for the paddling side of things. I actually enjoy paddling as well even though my thresher is a heavy beast. Good thing is once it gets going it's actually not too bad to keep moving :lol:
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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:12 am

If you would like a demo of the 525 give me a PM and you can have a spin on mine so you don't have to drive to Sydney or Melbourne.
Then you can have a chat to Uncle Dennis.

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Re: My new blade

Postby LODO » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:29 am

I reckon the 525 is a beast of a ski.

I would still have mine, if circumstances were a little different. A beautiful craft on the water, fast with stability as well.

I often did 40+km trips on mine, using a flat blade. I did have a wing blade paddle, but found after a couple of years that I was getting shoulder issues, so I changed it to a low angle flat blade ... and I could happily paddle all day. No stress on the hand/wrist and in turn no problems on the arms.

Storage in the yak was brilliant too, the hatch is just wide enough to fit pretty much everything you need, and it's a big change from the 525 to the 575 which is a bit narrower ... yet faster ... and slightly less stable.

I reckon the 525 is as close to the perfect fishing ski that you can get. Oh ... and don't get me started on how much FUN they are in surf!!! Wow!!!!
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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:09 am

Yeah the Werner Camano is a lovely low angle flat blade paddle. Can get them in straight or neutral bent shaft as well.
I just love the way a wing blade grips the water.
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Re: My new blade

Postby Slick Mick » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:11 pm

Good blade the Epic Mid Wing, my second spare wing paddle :?:

Use a Jantex clone from Australian Paddle Supplies for paddling my Fisha 500. Shaft is a bit more rigid than the Epic.

My third paddle is a full blown Jantex Gamma Rio Large Wing. Don't use that for the Fisha as it costs nearly a third of the price of the yak! All the paddles are full carbon.

You will be more than happy offshore with a wing paddling the 525. I used the Epic mid wing on my 575 with no drama at all and could pull a heap of water and get the hull humming on a swell / run. Great for trolling.

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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:15 am

Cheers Mick, can't wait to get it on a wave. The only thing I'm going to have to be careful of is the rudder coming into shallow water.

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Re: My new blade

Postby rollerboy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:04 am

Same mate, paddle a stealth and sail a Hobie. When you come up to Fraser perfect place for ether or both :grin: ?
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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:52 am

Cheers RB. Good to see your still alive. Have you moved up to Hervey Bay yet?
If so, I'll let you settle in and maybe come up with both and we can go for a fish.
Kylie, looks like we have Cooper Kronk for 2 years. :grin:
Josh and the boys should be turning up there very soon for their annual pilgrimage, around the 10th I think. I hope you guys can catchup again.

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Re: My new blade

Postby Slick Mick » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:22 am

XDCammer wrote:Cheers Mick, can't wait to get it on a wave. The only thing I'm going to have to be careful of is the rudder coming into shallow water.

XD


You will find that most non-Evolution Stealth owners have all experienced a bent rudder shaft on their first beach landing. Once bitten, twice shy :wink:

Jump off before you hit the shorebreak and grab the side or rear handles.... NOT the front!!!! :lek:

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Re: My new blade

Postby XDCammer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks again Mick. Yes i was thinking of jumping off before the shore dump. I've seen quiet a few Epic rudder shafts bent, and the base of the hull shaft housing glass cracked as well.
A bugga of a job to fix.

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