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learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:07 pm
by Ftp
G'day all,

Come along and stand up in a Viking kayak and see how good your balance is!

Sunday 20/3/2016 at 10:00am we are running a demo day for That Fishing Shop and Viking Kayaks and will have quite a few models available to try out. Starting out from Lagoons (little 2.6m kayaks that are perfect for kids) through Espris (3.6m all rounder that is my personal go-to kayak for ease of use) and up to the flagship Profish range which encompasses the hugely popular GT (our biggest seller), the 400 (perfect mix of speed, stability and versatility) and the open water Reload and 45.

Details for the event are on our facebook page but in the event that you don't use fb... 10:00am-2:00pm 20/3/2016 at the Jindalee boat ramp at 99 Mt Ommaney drive, Jindalee 4074.

thanks,

Richard

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:23 pm
by tommo1
Pretty easy to be honest
viking stand.jpg

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:29 pm
by Ftp
tommo1 wrote:Pretty easy to be honest
viking stand.jpg
nice!!!

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:57 pm
by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs
Ftp wrote:G'day all,

Come along and stand up in a Viking kayak and see how good your balance is!

Sunday 20/3/2016 at 10:00am we are running a demo day for That Fishing Shop and Viking Kayaks and will have quite a few models available to try out. Starting out from Lagoons (little 2.6m kayaks that are perfect for kids) through Espris (3.6m all rounder that is my personal go-to kayak for ease of use) and up to the flagship Profish range which encompasses the hugely popular GT (our biggest seller), the 400 (perfect mix of speed, stability and versatility) and the open water Reload and 45.

Details for the event are on our facebook page but in the event that you don't use fb... 10:00am-2:00pm 20/3/2016 at the Jindalee boat ramp at 99 Mt Ommaney drive, Jindalee 4074.

thanks,

Richard
Richard

I like the Vikings very much and think the Reload is a fantastic concept
One question I always wanted to ask:
Has Viking ever considered developing a kayak with a centre hatch like the Stealth's for offshore fishing
I like the shape and design of the Viking Reload Deluxe very much, but would love to see a model with a centre hatch arrangement for holding and protecting 6-7 ft fishing rods when going through the surf zones.

BONES

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:06 pm
by Ftp
ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:
Ftp wrote:G'day all,

Come along and stand up in a Viking kayak and see how good your balance is!

Sunday 20/3/2016 at 10:00am we are running a demo day for That Fishing Shop and Viking Kayaks and will have quite a few models available to try out. Starting out from Lagoons (little 2.6m kayaks that are perfect for kids) through Espris (3.6m all rounder that is my personal go-to kayak for ease of use) and up to the flagship Profish range which encompasses the hugely popular GT (our biggest seller), the 400 (perfect mix of speed, stability and versatility) and the open water Reload and 45.

Details for the event are on our facebook page but in the event that you don't use fb... 10:00am-2:00pm 20/3/2016 at the Jindalee boat ramp at 99 Mt Ommaney drive, Jindalee 4074.

thanks,

Richard
Richard

I like the Vikings very much and think the Reload is a fantastic concept
One question I always wanted to ask:
Has Viking ever considered developing a kayak with a centre hatch like the Stealth's for offshore fishing
I like the shape and design of the Viking Reload Deluxe very much, but would love to see a model with a centre hatch arrangement for holding and protecting 6-7 ft fishing rods when going through the surf zones.

BONES

Bones.. we have been asking Viking for the exact same thing!! the Profish 440 (NZ equivalent of the 45) has a hatch that allows the middle well to be used to store rods through the front of the hull. If Viking could get that happening on the reload it would be a fantastic improvement

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:22 pm
by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs
Ftp wrote:
ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:
Ftp wrote:G'day all,

Come along and stand up in a Viking kayak and see how good your balance is!

Sunday 20/3/2016 at 10:00am we are running a demo day for That Fishing Shop and Viking Kayaks and will have quite a few models available to try out. Starting out from Lagoons (little 2.6m kayaks that are perfect for kids) through Espris (3.6m all rounder that is my personal go-to kayak for ease of use) and up to the flagship Profish range which encompasses the hugely popular GT (our biggest seller), the 400 (perfect mix of speed, stability and versatility) and the open water Reload and 45.

Details for the event are on our facebook page but in the event that you don't use fb... 10:00am-2:00pm 20/3/2016 at the Jindalee boat ramp at 99 Mt Ommaney drive, Jindalee 4074.

thanks,

Richard
Richard

I like the Vikings very much and think the Reload is a fantastic concept
One question I always wanted to ask:
Has Viking ever considered developing a kayak with a centre hatch like the Stealth's for offshore fishing
I like the shape and design of the Viking Reload Deluxe very much, but would love to see a model with a centre hatch arrangement for holding and protecting 6-7 ft fishing rods when going through the surf zones.

BONES

Bones.. we have been asking Viking for the exact same thing!! the Profish 440 (NZ equivalent of the 45) has a hatch that allows the middle well to be used to store rods through the front of the hull. If Viking could get that happening on the reload it would be a fantastic improvement
FTP

I did not know the 440 existed, have I been missing something or not looking hard enough. Strange Viking do not offer this model in Australia, I guess they have their reasons..... I think the NZ 440 is awsome, and think it would sell in Australia. FTP thanks foe replying I looked up the viking NZ website and had a look at the 440, I watched the video 3 times and really like the layout.

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:37 am
by Big Boots
The 440 and 45 are basically the same thing, just a different series. I'm sure if you asked nicely they'd put a 440 in the next container. Viking are pretty accommodating fir their customers.

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:51 pm
by ShortyK
tommo1 wrote:Pretty easy to be honest
viking stand.jpg

Sweet photo

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:20 pm
by Plakkyboat
Viking is not the only kayak/ski that you can stand up in (during ideal contitions)

At the moment brands like Stealth and Kaskazi seem to have market domination in regards to being able to easily carry a 7 ft rod and/or several long pelacics or simply lot of "stuff" inside the hull via a centre hatch. If plakky yaks could do something similar without needing to create as separate inner compartment like the glass skis do, that would be a bonus.
TrueRec Kayak.jpg
D2 Stand Up Test.jpg

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:12 pm
by Ftp
[quote="Plakkyboat"]Viking is not the only kayak/ski that you can stand up in (during ideal contitions)

that my be true but Viking Kayaks are available to try out on Sunday the 20th of March in Brisbane.

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:10 pm
by Plakkyboat
This is starting to sound like and informercial instead of a discussion. :roll: :?: :wink: :lol:

Perhaps this post belongs here:
viewforum.php?f=26

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:06 am
by Ftp
Plakkyboat wrote:This is starting to sound like and informercial instead of a discussion. :roll: :?: :wink: :lol:

Perhaps this post belongs here:
viewforum.php?f=26
Maybe, maybe not.. What are you trying to sell? TFP or Kaskazi??

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:18 am
by Hulla
Why does the OP seem to be getting a negative time of it, I don't know him but from his that posts I have seen he doesn't drum Viking kayaks into every thing he can. He stated the commercial interests in the original post and that's it.
When you look at the majority of organised events on here there will be sponsors behind them. That's life and it makes things happen.

Dean

PS
(Sorry if i have misunderstood the interactions I have read)

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:47 am
by Nativeman
I'm going pop on down. I already have a Viking Profish but would love to try the other kayaks in their range. Opportunities like this don't come along too often where manufacturers or kayak retailers offer a range of kayaks to try before you consider buying one so I say if you are thinking of buying any kayak here's a chance to try before you buy.

Also I'd like to lean how to stand in my Viking Kayak or in any other kayak.

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:17 pm
by Plakkyboat
Ftp wrote:
Plakkyboat wrote:This is starting to sound like and informercial instead of a discussion. :roll: :?: :wink: :lol:

Perhaps this post belongs here:
viewforum.php?f=26
Maybe, maybe not.. What are you trying to sell? TFP or Kaskazi??
Neither. Unlike you Ftp, I'm not attempting to promote a business here, albeit inappropriately positioned.
A pointless over-reaction is not what I expected from you and it was not my intentions to upset you.

I apologise for making comments that caused you to have a negative and unprofessional reaction.

I hope you do well in your business.

However due to your sarcastic retort (warranted or not) I also regret participating in one of your posts and promise to avoid doing so in the future.