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Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby chrisw » 04 Feb 2017, 06:19

Saw a video for a 'HYPAR' collapsible kayak on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXiey8h-PJo. Not really interested in it myself but thought it worth mentioning especially as there seems to be some Australian connection (see the video end title mention of hobbywarehouse.com.au, though I can't at the moment find any mention of it on that site).

Dunno how practical it is but I suppose for certain types of camping/travel it could be useful. Does seem a fairly smart bit of design work nevertheless.
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby Digger » 04 Feb 2017, 11:28

OK I wondered what happened to old VB cartons....now I know~
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby Yako » 20 Feb 2017, 11:25

It's a joke & wouldn't advise anyone to get one unless you have backup support etc.
Go ask any surfski pro etc if they would use one, just a gimmick :lol:
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby zarbs » 20 Feb 2017, 17:30

Imagine it on a windy day it would be better than a hang glider :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby sawtell » 20 Feb 2017, 19:32

Much the same concept as the portaboats.

They never really took off, I think they have a bad perception due to un-informed internet comments who just assume they are crap?

Everyone seems to say they are unsafe, but I've never seen or heard a story of one sinking.
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby Yako » 20 Feb 2017, 20:31

sawtell wrote:Much the same concept as the portaboats.

They never really took off, I think they have a bad perception due to un-informed internet comments who just assume they are crap?

Everyone seems to say they are unsafe, but I've never seen or heard a story of one sinking.


Probably because nobody's been stupid enough to try going to far with one of them lol :lol:
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby Brute » 22 May 2017, 11:46

I used to have a porta-bote . Can only say good things about it . I certainly took it out in some trying conditions . A lot of people who came with me mentioned it was more stable than a tinnie . One bonus was being able to take the caravan and boat on holidays . The biggest annoyance about it was all seats, outboard ,safety and fishing gear etc had to ride in the car and pretty much filled the back of my Prado . I`m actually thinking of buying another one . I love my kayak but I can`t take the family fishing in the yak .
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Re: Unusual new kayak with Aussie connection

Postby bunyip » 22 May 2017, 12:22

With the sugar scoop stern it would be fun in a following sea.
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