Kayak.....really

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Re: Kayak.....really

Post by rb85 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 am

FishnMiss wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:28 am
If you would like to learn more about surfskiing in the ocean check out a few clips:
https://youtu.be/VvFegImPpPo

Below is a bloke (multiple world champion) Oscar Chalupsky poetry in motion.

https://youtu.be/gkcvIIC5aqg
Looks like fun the open ocean conditions would be very different to that of PPB yesterday though.

A relatively shallow body of water with that wind would not be challenging even for the most experienced thrill seeker. When I saw the kayak my thoughts were like that of others that they were experienced and that the snapped kayak happened due to large short period wind chop.

They would have known that’s a risk and the consequence would be high it shouldn’t be taken for granted that the coastguard is there to save “extreme sports enthusiasts”.

I’m glad they got in safely but I also feel that if you live by the gun be prepared to die by it.



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Re: Kayak.....really

Post by Seb85 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:01 am

FishnMiss wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:28 am
If you would like to learn more about surfskiing in the ocean check out a few clips:
https://youtu.be/VvFegImPpPo

Below is a bloke (multiple world champion) Oscar Chalupsky poetry in motion.

https://youtu.be/gkcvIIC5aqg
Wow, some skills there.
Obviously not for everyone, but its a great fun for those enjoys it like the guys on the videos.
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Re: Kayak.....really

Post by cheaterparts » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 pm

FishnMiss wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:39 pm
laneends wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:34 pm
FishnMiss wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:16 pm
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Ocean Racing skis, busted one looks similar to an epic. So sit on tops.
Cheater ?? :)
No it wasn't me - when I first heard the news that a couple of kayakers had got in to trouble I thought the same what were they doing out today
but after seeing the racing ski my guess they had gone out to practice

Laneends knows what it's like to even paddle one of these match sticks on even flat water as he now has a 6 meter racing ski
the guys that can stay on them are normally fairly experienced paddlers - but of cause we can all get into trouble and if it was gear failure ( ski broken in half ) that may have been some of the problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqswWeIqmgw

I like this Video on down wind as it give some in sight into the sport and why someone may have be practicing
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Re: Kayak.....really

Post by Texas » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 pm

Thanks cheater
When I saw you post, I knew I had to read it
As far as I'm concerned your the yakka man & maybe 4litres & now lanaands
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Re: Kayak.....really

Post by laneends » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:25 am

Keep in mind, short of structural failure these things dont swamp or sink, and paddlers are leashed to them. So if they fall out they just climb back on and continue. Paddlers will be dressed for submersion. They weigh between 10 & 20kg typically

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