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by rlpugh1
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10722

Since you are having a tough time finding one that you can check out, the next best option might be to check out the testimonials from AE Ambassadors. The link directs to the Tsunami Rangers (which hail from your area). They are an extreme sea kayaking squad that have started to use the AFC when the...
by rlpugh1
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 10722

From what you are describing, the AFC would be the perfect choice for your paddling. You will probably want the zip in deck conversions (single and/or double) depending on how often you will be paddling solo or tandem. As far as the DS or Backbone goes, you will want to consider one or the other bec...
by rlpugh1
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: How to pack your Fusion for extended trips.
Replies: 2
Views: 6571

Awesome! Be sure to post about your trip in the stories section. Everyone here loves to read about others' adventures.
by rlpugh1
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8867

Hello TerenceToronto! Welcome to the forum. Here's a little breakdown between the AF 1 and the AF Expedition: You are correct about your observations on tracking. The Expedition is 13 feet (400CM) long vs. the AF 1 which is 10.5 feet (320CM) long. The longer the kayak, the better the tracking and th...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Inflation: how much is enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 4917

Hello, welcome to the forum! It sounds like you do not have a pressure gauge. So here is the best way to know when it is inflated properly: Main Chambers: Start by partially inflating one of the main chambers (it does not really matter which one) just until the kayak begins to take shape and raise o...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Photo Contest
Topic: 2015 Photo Contest Winners
Replies: 0
Views: 8290

2015 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Françoise Gervais https://farm1.staticflickr.com/393/19072163884_7b55d1b1b1_z.jpg 1st-Place_AE-2015-Photo-Contest by Advanced Elements , on Flickr 2nd Place: Denise Williams https://farm1.staticflickr.com/475/19548172562_98bbc51263_z.jpg 2nd-Place_AE-2015-Photo-Contest by Advanced Elemen...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Difficulty joining #1 and #2 together when installing
Replies: 5
Views: 8390

Hi Kat36

Contact AE customer service and they'll get you a replacement pole at the correct length.

info@advancedelements.com or 707-745-9800
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AE Convertible won't set up straight
Replies: 1
Views: 4077

Looks like the aluminum rib is out of place. The aluminum rib should be seated into black webbing sleeves/pockets located on the top and bottom of the tube cover at the end. Pull the tube and aluminum rib all the way out of that end of the kayak and make sure that the rib is installed into those bla...
by rlpugh1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Dragonfly 2 and Lagoon 2 Tandem Models
Topic: Lagoon 2 - fit 2 adults, with a small child?
Replies: 7
Views: 7782

Although it is not recommended by the manufacturer, it is possible to do so.
by rlpugh1
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Airfusion footrest adequate for shorter paddler?
Replies: 6
Views: 5681

The front thwart on the Fusion is fully adjustable, so you would have no problem positioning it to your liking.
by rlpugh1
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Advanced frame backbone
Replies: 3
Views: 7586

Have not really seen any posts on this but what I can tell you is that placing a "backbone" type keel beam on the outside of the hull kind of defeats some of the purpose of the BackBone. The BackBone installs inside of the kayak so that when you sit on it, it not only provides rigidity, but it also ...
by rlpugh1
Fri May 15, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Updates for Products
Topic: Drop Stitch Floor availabilty?
Replies: 7
Views: 8453

Actually, what was discovered was that the drop-stitch floor and the backbone serve the same purpose in a lot of ways. This is why we do not recommend using the two combined. Since we get comments on the Backbone vs. Drop-stitch floor topic quite a bit, I'm going to add the following information as ...
by rlpugh1
Mon May 11, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: New Product
Topic: New Advanced Frame LTD!
Replies: 1
Views: 4760

I am assuming that you are referring to the aluminum rib-frames in the bow and stern? There has been no change to the rib-frame design in the AdvancedFrame line. The aluminum rib-frames have always been a part of the AdvancedFrame's design. It cannot be retrofitted to other models, the rib-frames ar...
by rlpugh1
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 4222

Welcome to the group! Have never been there myself, but The AdvancedFrame can take quite a beating and its rated to Class 2, so you should be fine.
by rlpugh1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: 240 cm I think
Replies: 3
Views: 4690

Welcome to the forum. My wife and I have the Convertible and use AE2015's with it. My wife is the same height as yours and I'm 5'11" and the paddles work great for us. 230cm is the recommended size by AE which is why all of their paddles are at least 230. If you want a little more length, you could ...