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by jon
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: First Paddle: Antrim, Northern Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 4393

First Paddle: Antrim, Northern Ireland

Well after months of research and waiting for my bank balance to become healthy I just purchased two single AF kayaks. Took them up to Lough Neigh here in Northern Ireland, UK. When I first got the two boxes I had a trial inflation of both in my garage to familiarise myself with them. It seemed like...
by jon
Wed May 21, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Paddle Choice
Replies: 8
Views: 15256

Brilliant advice! Thanks!

All ready have a couple of the aluminium paddles - will probably invest in another from AE later this year when i buy my kayaks.


Thanks
by jon
Mon May 12, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Paddle Choice
Replies: 8
Views: 15256

I too am trying to decide which paddle to go for. I will be buying an advanced elements paddle with my kayaks and am trying to choose between: 4 part paddle or 3 part adjustable. I had a look at both paddles in a show and are of similar weight and quality. For me the 3 part seems attractive as it ca...
by jon
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Backbone confusion!!
Replies: 10
Views: 23983

Will be a month or two before I get my AFs but when I do I will post a mini-review!!!

Ill be mostly paddling on slow rivers and lakes/reservoirs!

J
by jon
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Backbone confusion!!
Replies: 10
Views: 23983

Thanks Jeremy,

This is what I through originally but some reviewers seemed to think it was definite requirement to have one! I think i might buy one with my two kayaks and maybe compare the two side by side!

J
by jon
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Backbone confusion!!
Replies: 10
Views: 23983

Backbone confusion!!

Last year i purchased a "cheap" inflatable tandem canoe from ebay just to try it out. It was great but had a few problems - it was only made of a single layer of PVC and i was always afraid of puncturing it! - there was no tracking fin and a nicely rounded bow and stern did nothing to help keep us s...
by jon
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for secondhand Dragonfly2
Replies: 5
Views: 10889

I too noticed there were no second hand models available, on ebay for example. I took this as: 1) people enjoyed them so much they didn't feel they were redundant or a waste of money. 2) didn't go faulty/are easy to repair I was talking to a dealer at a local boat show and they said they had never o...