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by SurfCruzer
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thanks for the thoughts on paddles. Good ideas all around. Anyone else around to weigh in on the DS vs. basic floor with or without the BB? Anybody have both and switch it up for different conditions? Oh, and I forgot to ask earlier, but do you know what floor the Tusnami Rangers were using or have ...
by SurfCruzer
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Well, that is an impressive endorsement. Thank you for the link. I will keep checking back. Still undecided about whether to get the basic floor and BB or the DS. That is the biggest decision , everything after that is simple by comparison. Oh, except maybe paddles . . . all I know about paddles is ...
by SurfCruzer
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thank you all for your replies, very helpful. I even learned a new term as I have not heard the term "chine" before, so had to look it up. I'm still not certain I understand it exactly, as it pertains to the DS floor shape. I'm in Santa Cruz CA, just south of the Bay Area. I did go to the REI "over ...
by SurfCruzer
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thanks so much for your reply and for the tip on paddle festivals. I just looked and we do have one; looks like it happens in the spring though, not sure I want to wait that long. I've not found any local shops with any inflatables that are not just in box. Nobody seems to want to sell them badly en...
by SurfCruzer
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK

I'm quite intrigued by the AE design but have not been able to find one to look at or try. My paddling experience has always been with hard shell rentals, often a tandem with a movable rudder. Every time we go out we come back talking about buying our own. We have no interest in buying a new car, tr...