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Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:27 pm
by lawnpotter
Is the higher seat arangement on the fjord explorer easier on your body than a regular alpacka ? and is the fjord explorer easier to exit cause of the high seat? I rowed a low seat raft yesterday, and one thing I realized is my body didnt like being low and almost flat with legs extended and straight back( although given time I may get used to it). And it seemed hard to exit from a ground seated position. My body seems to prefer a canoe style position.I have been a canoeist and not much kayaking. I am just curious how the explorer compares to the other alpackas in this department. Thanks

Re: Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:40 pm
by alaskacreeker
Any elevation you can give to your seat will make it easier on you shoulers while paddling as well as give you a ton more leverage. The only downside is (if you stay in your alpacka with thigh straps) is your head will be further underwater if you flip.

Re: Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:45 pm
by lawnpotter
Thanks for the reply alaskacreeker, I probably would be using explorer to row mainly around small lakes to relax after work, so not much chance of flipping.