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SJack



Joined: 11 Mar 2012
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Hard floors Reply with quote

I have an Advanced Frame and have often wondered about a hard floor. I'm not sure I like the idea of the backbone, as I have read that is raises the seating position and one of the things that keeps me coming back for more and more in the Advanced Frame is how low on the water I am. I wonder if a hard floor would give me extra rigidity and glide without raising my seat. Has anyone tried a hard floor?
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rsimpson
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Joined: 20 May 2008
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Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THe dropstitch floor is the only hard option. It will sit you up higher though.

http://advancedelements.com/replacements.html

"Advancedframe section"
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SJack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much higher?
also, my dealer tells me that the DS floor isn't available in the UK
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Timbo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have`nt tried the hard floor myself , but when i bought my Convertible
and the dealer explained the difference in performance , especially
speed , tracking and glide the Backbone IMHO wins hands down.
Because of the V-hull and concaves created by upward water pressure
the hull shape is much more efficient and hardshell-like.
With the DS floor you are bound to be sitting higher and in a flat bottomed
kayak too!...
Now if AE came up with a combination of the two............ Idea
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rsimpson
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://airkayaks.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/observations-on-the-dropstitch-floor-versus-backbone/
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rsimpson
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SJack wrote:
how much higher?
also, my dealer tells me that the DS floor isn't available in the UK

You would sit about 1" higher using the DS floor. The floor can be ordered directly off our website under the replacement parts section.

http://advancedelements.com/replacements.html
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