New kayak - Stand to fish

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CAV
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Re: New kayak - Stand to fish

#16 Post by CAV » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:59 pm

flatheadman wrote:Does the paddle itself make a significant difference to speed?
Yep, different paddles can make a difference to your speed, and some paddles will be more comfortable to use over long periods than others.
IMO a good paddle is a definite must have on a yak, and you should spend some time trying different ones out figuring out what suits you best.

Stick away from the alloy or metal shaft ones, if you're a beginner stick away from carbon fibre paddles, as they can cause injuries if not used correctly - that being said all paddles can hurt you if not used right, it's just CF has very little flex so there is generally larger forces in play with a CF paddle - get something with a plastic or fibreglass flat blades with a glass shaft to start with.

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Re: New kayak - Stand to fish

#17 Post by flatheadman » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:34 pm

Thanks for the info re: paddles. I'll try a few and invest in a decent one.

I'm interested in a Moken 12.5 for stand and fish. Looks good for the money. Thoughts??

Wondering how it compares to the Profish GT - stand to fish, speed, quality of product

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Re: New kayak - Stand to fish

#18 Post by flatheadman » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:46 am

Or the Lure 11.5

So Feelfree Moken 12.5, Lure 11.5, or Profish GT?

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