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by spikeithard
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Expedition owner from Ontario Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 6176

well its been almost a year and I should give an update on what is going on with me and kayaking. I sold my AE exp and was going to grab the AFE but last second changed my mind to go with a 14 foot poly Necky Manitou. I had that for about 2-3 months then upgraded to a thermoformed Delta17 kayak. My ...
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: on open rough water
Replies: 6
Views: 8150

I have been speaking with AE ambassador Ruggero Arena about the limits he has pushed his AF and he said he did 12 Kilos in the north of Norway in the atlantic. He said it was no problem if the high waves were not breaking.. He also said it does not have good 'rigidity' (doesnt 'cut the wave'). hmmmm
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: on open rough water
Replies: 6
Views: 8150

Ok thanks my question was more directed at how the boat is in those types of water in general. Cutting through large swells and some white capping etc I would feel of course more assured in a nice sea hard shell but given I only have the Elite, would this stand up and peform well enough to take on t...
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: First time and some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 7487

Great thread! very useful advice.

Cant wait to get my AFE this week!
by spikeithard
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: on open rough water
Replies: 6
Views: 8150

on open rough water

Would you trust your AF/AFE on fairly choppy/large swell open waters for a decent distance? say 5-15km between land... (3-10miles I think)? Unless you have a catastrophic event I cant see any issues with the boat? Next year I would like to do more longer island to island type stuff and sometimes it ...
by spikeithard
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: inflation without a doubble action hand pump
Replies: 4
Views: 10234

Do you need a PSI guage for the AFE? or can you go by 'firm to the touch' method like I was doing with the expedition?

I can get a double action pump for really cheap near me but there is no guage. The one with the guage is over twice as much money

thanks
by spikeithard
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Airfusion Vs Advanced Frame
Replies: 19
Views: 30012

Well I took the plunge and just bought a new AFE from a store in Vancouver Canada. $959 down from $1059 :)

found a buyer today in Toronto for my Expedition.

It was a tough choice!! like REALLY tough :shock:


I cant wait!!!
by spikeithard
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Kink in main tube
Replies: 18
Views: 35755

Total BS. #notallinflatablesarecreatedequal lol Im scared to take my AFX all apart because Im afraid I wont be able to put it all back together again. I wont lie, I am still a little perplexed about the way its all designed and put together. All the chambers, tubes, covers and such are a little inti...
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Airfusion Vs Advanced Frame
Replies: 19
Views: 30012

ya that was a great video! love to be able to do that one day! Have a lot to learn still so when it comes to finding a AFE used is it tough? are they are to track down? and will the 2015-2016 new models be on clearance shortly and reduced 10-20% off any time soon? Maybe some stores will but thought ...
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Airfusion Vs Advanced Frame
Replies: 19
Views: 30012

thanks. I just received an email from AE saying that it would probably be too tight of a fit for me in the elite and stick with the expedition. I am not a 'fat' 210 lbs but a fairly lean and muscular 200-210 I really do love the look of the elite. It seems to me like it would behave very close to a ...
by spikeithard
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Feedback for Updated Site
Topic: Traffic on here?
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

cool!

hopefully lots of people post their questions and answers and general input going forward
by spikeithard
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Airfusion Vs Advanced Frame
Replies: 19
Views: 30012

Im deciding whether or not to upgrade from an expedition to an elite. I am 6 foot, roughly 200 lbs and size 12ish feet. I notice in the exp my feet get slightly cramped at the end and have to keep turning them or straightening them out after a while. Would the AF elite be even worse for me in this s...
by spikeithard
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Airfusion/elite
Replies: 0
Views: 10319

Airfusion/elite

Possibly interested in switching to an AF or elite this fall/winter. so if your looking to unload one im your guy potentially :)

I have an expedition (2015 and in great shape) I am willing to trade as well (plus a little extra of course)...

Thanks
by spikeithard
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Feedback for Updated Site
Topic: Traffic on here?
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

Traffic on here?

Hey I am super pumped with my new expedition and was hoping for a lively and vibrant forum to talk about everything AE

But there has not been barely any life on here in the last 4-5 days since joining yet there are approx 3200 registered members?

Whats going on.. everyone shy??? :)
by spikeithard
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: First time out with the BB
Replies: 0
Views: 10464

First time out with the BB

Finally got around to putting out the expedition with the BB in. First half of the voyage tonight I left it out. Then near the end I took it on shore and installed it. Took me a while to figure it out! couldnt seem to connect the pieces because of huge amounts of overlap then I realized i needed to ...