AE 1012 DE vs AE1044 DS XL - Dilema

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AE 1012 DE vs AE1044 DS XL - Dilema

Post by iceclimber » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:44 pm

Frustrated or what ?

I've owned the Expedition (AE1009) for 3 years & loved it. But now sold and have the new AirFusion so that I can do some gentle 2 up paddling with my wife. The Airfusion is 13 ft and can easily be used solo. BUT I would like to get a smaller AE also. So, of course this is the Air Frame (AE 1012)

HOWEVER, Why can I not buy the 10ft 10" AE1044 DS in Europe, I can only get the AE 1012 (red or green in the UK; or the AE 1012 DE from Germany. The DE & the DS are both with drop stick floor & both with high back / lumber support seat etc. BUT the 1044 is 5" longer than the 1012. BUT is only available in the States/Canada ?
Yep, I could order from the States ... but with the shipping at $200 & then additional taxes (UK end ) it would be ridiculously expensive ! :( :?

Anyone in the States want to carry one over for me ? :roll:

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm

The 1044 is made specifically for one retailer only and that is It is not made for anyone else.
Advanced Elements does specific models for a few customers based on the specs the customers wish to go with.

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