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Bonafide at Edison Saltwater Show

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37 mins ago, _fig said:

Here's someone trying to surf launch one.

 

 

Super good example. That kind of shore break is difficult enough. But when you have a slow, heavy kayak it becomes even more of a problem. and this really emphasizes why rigid seats and surf don't mix. This is equally true of the new Hobie seat, and all the other lawn chair seating. A soft seat back will fold out of the way. But when it is rigid, something has to give. I tried to tell the Hobie people that exact thing several times, but they really don't care.  

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Knowing how to surf launch would help. Never hold your paddle over your head as the wave hits you! If he would have been digging through that wave and after he'd of made it. If he had held onto the bow he would have never lost it. Never get between the beach and boat.. It was a simple beach break pretty flat after impact zone.. But, those seats aren't for the surf.

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1 hour ago, libertyminded said:

Knowing how to surf launch would help. Never hold your paddle over your head as the wave hits you! If he would have been digging through that wave and after he'd of made it. If he had held onto the bow he would have never lost it. Never get between the beach and boat.. It was a simple beach break pretty flat after impact zone.. But, those seats aren't for the surf.

The merits of his approach are debatable. But you got it about that seat. Such a poor design for surf. I mean, nobody is going to make it 100% of the time, and 1 small wave destroyed the seat. 

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Looks like Luther Cifers the President and CEO of Bonafide and YakAttack will be T the Edison Shiw at the Paddlers Cove booth. Great chance to hear about the inception of Bonafide and take a look at the SS127. No surf anywhere in sight so feel free take a peek!

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Saw the yak when I was at the show yesterday. Its nice but not what id use for the Salt on a day when it's a bit rough out. If water looks like glass then ok.

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John from Paddlers Cove and Luther from Bonafide/YakAttack wanted me to thank everyone who stopped by to look at (and buy) the SS127.

 

It was a great Jersey debut.  Should be more good things to come!

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