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  • February 2, 2018 at 10:36 PM #38568
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    I was about to start this article on the assumption that anyone reading it would have some experience of kayaking. Assumptions are dangerous things and if you have not experienced kayaking before your first task (before even considering choosing a kayak) is to decide what type of kayaking that you are interested in.

    Why? Well like much of todays modern equipment kayak designs differ radically according to their intended use. Sure you can get models that will suit the vast majority of water types but these will never be as good as those built for a specific purpose. Imagine taking a Cadillac off road compared to a jeep – the difference is huge.

    So for messing about on ponds http://www.thenflravensshop.com/brent-urban-jersey/ , lakes, bays and rivers your choice would be a recreational kayak. These boats are really all rounders and usually have large open cockpits for easy entrance and exit. A recreational kayak will typically be less than 12 feet in length. They have a wide body and are thus very stable but lack the speed of narrower framed boats.

    For pacier rivers, with rapids andor waves you would want to consider a whitewater or surf kayak. The craft used in recreational whitewater kayaking is different from those used in competition. Competition boats are usually made from kevlar due to it’s light weight. Recreational boats are rotomoulded from a tough plastic that is slightly flexible and very durable. Kayaks range from around 6 ft up to 12 ft. The 6 ft models are also known as play boats and are used to perform many tricks.

    On the other hand if you were looking at long distance trips on open water a sea kayak or touring kayak will more likely be suitable. These boats are much longer – between 16ft and 19ft. They are also narrower than recreational boats and surprising more stable. They trade off the extreme maneuverability of whitewater kayaks for cargo capacity, ease of straight-line paddling http://www.thenflravensshop.com/brandon-williams-jersey/ , and comfort for long journeys. Sea kayaks (depending on the model you choose) can hold up to three paddlers together with room for camping gear, food, water, and other supplies.

    Then there’s inflatable kayaks which are great because the hassles of storage and transportation are significantly reduced. The quality of inflatables varies dramatically. With prices ranging of $100 up to a $1000 or more there are plenty of choices. What you will get the more you spend is not just improved design but a greater resistance to scratches http://www.thenflravensshop.com/brandon-carr-jersey/ , abrasions and punctures. You can even use some inflatables on whitewater so don’t skimp on the cash and you will get an inflatable than can serve for many years to come.

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