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2017 Alpackas

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:20 am
by ChadL
Does anyone know what changes are going to be in effect on the 2017 models? All of the Current boats are on sale, which is unusual...

Re: 2017 Alpackas

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:18 am
by dekartes
I was wondering the same thing. Not only the sale, but the fact that they are now selling boats made out of remnant fabric at a discount. Fabric change coming?

Re: 2017 Alpackas

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:20 pm
by John N
The new models look like a good natural progression. They are adding features that have become standard mods on whitewater boats: thigh straps, backbands, and footrests.

The Alpackalypse looks like a much more usable boat than the model I tested. An upgraded Gnarwhal (400 vectran, inflatable backhand seat, whitewater deck) looks to be the best whitewater boat yet.

Re: 2017 Alpackas

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:09 pm
by Randall.einhorn
I just bought an SB Gnarwahl and it is a whitewater boat. Best packraft I have paddled by far!

Re: 2017 Alpackas

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:21 pm
by Richard295
Randall,

What paddle length are you using with your SB Gnarwahl and why did you choose that length?

The Gnarwahl's max width of 44" seems like a conventional ~200 cm WW paddle would be too short. The max width is towards the end of the stroke length which may negate the requirement for a longer than normal WW paddle.

Re: 2017 Alpackas

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16 am
by RaftingDenmark
Like a week ago, Alpacka posted this video where Thor goes through some of the changes they have introduced in the 2017 Gnarwhal. I just ordered one of these babies and I can't wait for it to arrive. It looks like an amazing raft!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQ1QOUxeyo