At 6'1" talk, will I fit in the AdvancedFrame?

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highflight
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At 6'1" talk, will I fit in the AdvancedFrame?

Post by highflight » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:30 am

Can someone please tell me if at a little over 6'1" tall would I comfortably fit in the AdvancedFrame, or would the Expedition be a better choice?

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Post by Pearly » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:45 am

My vote for Expedition. I'm 6'2 and I have plenty of room!

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Post by Mathew » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:30 am

I would have to agree with Pearly in this one! Expedition would be the best bet!!

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:22 am

You can fit in the Advanced Frame but will have to paddle with your knees slightly bent. I am 6'2" and this is what I prefer anyway. If you want more room to stretch out, then look into the Expedition or even the Convertible.

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Post by PJohanson » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:19 pm

Another factor to consider is weight. If you will be carrying the kayak along a rough hiking trail for several miles, you might find the lighter AdvancedFrame is a good choice.
The Expedition is bigger and heavier, but I strap mine in its carrying bag onto a luggage roller and take it onto buses and then roll along for a mile or more to some nice places to launch. I am only 5'1", and though strong for a short woman, I'm nowhere near as strong as my husband and 6'3" friends. Still, I can lift my Expedition in its bag on and off buses or into and out of cars. I would not want to carry it on my back on a rough mountain trail!
Some tall men are stiff and not flexible. One friend has been doing yoga stretches and he says this makes it much, much easier to get into and out of kayaks.

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Post by highflight » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:21 pm

Many thanks for your replies. I've bought an Expedition. So far I've only managed to test inflate it in the house but hope to get it on the river as soon as I can. I have found it is quite a weight to carry, especially with the handles on the bag (really needs shoulder straps). I've tested it with a small suitcase trolly that I already had and that works well and folds up to pack away.

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Length of leg space for Advanced Frame vs AF Expedition

Post by Ozinflatablekayaks » Fri May 04, 2012 7:16 pm

Can anybody tell me the length of the leg area for both the Advanced Frame and the Advanced Frame Expedition?
So if the seat was all the way back, what is the distance from the seat back to the inner tube near the feet?

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Post by NaturalPath » Sat May 05, 2012 11:41 am

Just measured my AdvancedFrame and it's right at about 4 feet from the back of the seat to the inside tube at the front. My problem is not with the leg room but more with the height of the deck, which doesn't allow me to have my feet pointing straight up. I only wear an 8.5 shoe size and I have to keep my toes pointed forward.

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