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by cfal
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

JimD, Well, I am considering the AF Sport at 26 pounds due to its light weight. I could easily load and tie it to my roof without needing to add a rack (I don't even have rails right now to put racks on) the light weight would also make it more reasonable for me to carry them to the basement (in thr...
by cfal
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

JimD: Thanks! That is a great picture and I really like the idea. I have room in my basement to store kayaks but was concerned about the weight (both for me carrying them up/down stairs and my wife carrying to water). I could actually store a couple of inflatables fully inflated and transport then (...
by cfal
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Going solo with our AEC
Replies: 8
Views: 9416

I don't own one but I have read not to use the DS floor and backbone together.
by cfal
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

I agree. I would also be afraid to drive with it a high speeds as it doesn't have any real rigidity (wouldn't it just flap around). However I am only about a mile from the bay so I had considered inflating at home with an electric pump and then tying it to my roof with one of those cheap kayak tie d...
by cfal
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

PJohanson: Thanks for getting back to me. So since you have both hard shells and inflatables I need to ask what do you find more difficult/time consuming? Inflating/deflating and drying the inflatables, or loading and unloading hard shells. My wife and I have limited time to kayak. With two little o...
by cfal
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Inflatables vs Folding Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 20350

NaturalPath, do you paddle often in cooler weather (Late Fall/Early Spring) if so do you find you need to add air to the AF when out on the water or allow the kayak to adjust to the cool water temp before adding more air to it and then paddling? I live in NY and like to paddle in the cooler weather ...
by cfal
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: please your advice
Replies: 2
Views: 5023

Hi, First let me say that I do not own an Advanced Elements Kayak. I have only paddled hard shells and am researching like you. However it seems from your post that you will be paddling rather calm waters "not high waves" like myself so I will share with you some of what I have learned. The Advanced...
by cfal
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: hi from Cambridge UK
Replies: 8
Views: 13557

I too looked at the Innova Swing and liked its lighter weight and only 3 air chambers but it is more expensive than the AF and I'm not fond of the metal bars that have to be put in and taken out with each use with the Swing. I like that the AF is all self contained.
by cfal
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

I would recommend the Advanced Frame over any 10' hard shell, including my partner's Pamlico 10 footer from Wilderness Systems. How would your wife handle a 36 pound or 40 pound suitcase on a luggage roller? I never carry my Lagoon farther than from the porch to a car trunk, about thirty yards. But...
by cfal
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

Sure, cfal. My older version of the Lagoon was only 21 pounds. The new model of Lagoon is 23 pounds... still light and easy for a small person to carry. Into the Lagoon's bag I put my bailing pump, air pump, throw bag with 50 feet of rope, a take-apart paddle, a PFD with whistle & compass & neopren...
by cfal
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

When it comes to carrying, my friend (a male 5'9") carries his AE 10.5 over his head like a canoe. I carry my older model of a Lagoon on one shoulder. I don't like carrying the Expedition on my shoulder... it hangs funny. Also, I am a small woman and don't want a kayak on my shoulder to catch the w...
by cfal
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

OK thanks JCooley. I did get a chance to look on Flickr as well as read through some of the other forums here. I noticed that some people store them in the car due to limited space at home or just to have it available when they want it. I live in New York, summer temperatures can regularly be in the...
by cfal
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

Thanks again so much for all of the input everyone has provided. It has been very helpful to hear the personal experiences of owners. How about carrying the kayak once it is inflated. My wife is quite small (about 110 pounds) will she be able to carry it inflated or will I have to make two trips to ...
by cfal
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

NaturalPath thanks again for your input. That makes a lot of sense, I did not think of it that way but most of the time is spent inflating and not moving from valve to valve. It seems easier to me than loading and unloading two hard shells on and off of my roof for what will often be just a few hour...
by cfal
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40077

Thanks so much for your input. Most of our trips would likely only be for 2-3 hours along the bay or down local rivers. Lake Ronkonkama in only 2.2 miles around so storage isn't an issue. The place I was looking to buy did not sell inflatables so arne I do believe you are correct regarding a bias. N...