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by Bruce Farrenkopf
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Atom
Replies: 19
Views: 14684

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Atom

Hello JohnD, The Atom is a good boat for Class 3&4 sections. It paddles a little like a low volume slalom boat. It will teach you something about your boating, because it demands more of you. After selling my first Atom :oops: , I picked another up recently. They may be hard to get, so don't wait to...
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need a new paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 3882

Re: I need a new paddle

Good choice for a performance paddle.
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I need a new paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 3882

Re: I need a new paddle

H2O Paddles. Very tough. I may wear out before this paddle does. :D
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC2 instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: OC2 instruction

Go with a C2. An OC2 ships a lot of water and becomes difficult to handle in more serious water. A C2 would probably be more maneuverable, is a hole-punching machine and is easier to roll. One place to check out is Nantahala Outdoor Center in western North Carolina for lessons. I got C2 lessons ther...
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: From C-1 to H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: From C-1 to H-1

Excellent illustration that your lower body movement is just as important as upper. :o
P.S. We are dry out here for the fourth year and won't have much of a boating season. Thank God for releases.
SYOTRiver,
Bruce
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 conversion: straps v. bulkhead
Replies: 22
Views: 7352

Re: C1 conversion: straps v. bulkhead

Larry, that looks great - professional and clean.
Now I am going to practice posting a picture :o .
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 13210

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Impressive. Seems to me..... you know what you are doing.
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 12238

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

If you want Blackfly to stay in business....BUY THEIR BOATS :D ! C1 boaters went through this trauma a few years back. We didn't buy the new boats (WW plastic) and one manufacturer after another (Dagger, Robson and Drakkar) stopped making C1's. We are now left with kayak conversions, which fortunate...
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The end of ESQUIF..... :(
Replies: 43
Views: 12238

Re: The end of ESQUIF..... :(

This is sad news for all of us! It happened to the C1 community several years ago when Drakkar (a small Polish outfit that made the 'Wheelboy' - a C1 playboat) went out of business. I bought a 'Wheelboy' and the earlier Robson 'Finkenmeister' , in part , to try and encourage new plastic C1 designs. ...
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 Outfitting
Replies: 27
Views: 9615

Re: C1 Outfitting

Go wide and higher volume for C1 creeking. You won't regret it. Another option for a boat to convert would be the Pyranha Burn (large). I've got a Burn (my weight is 150 lbs) and it is the best conversion for serious water so far :D .
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C1 Outfitting
Replies: 27
Views: 9615

Re: C1 Outfitting

Larry has tackled this and from all reports did a very nice job on the design. The big issue will be...can you make this outfitting at a cost that the C boating community is willing to pay? We are not an extravagant group :roll:
SYOTRiver (if we get any kind of a decent snowpack out here),
Bruce
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 7280

Re: C-1 recommendations?

I have had a Finkenmeister for many years and continue to paddle it. I think the cockpit is on the small side and getting your feet in and out of the boat is tight due in part to the big hip braces.
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 7280

Re: C-1 recommendations?

I vote for a used Dagger Cascade. It is a BIG C1.
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Used Dagger Atom Spray Skirt
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

Re: Used Dagger Atom Spray Skirt

Hello Bob and Andy, I just received my Snapdragon skirt for the Atom and it fits both the boat and me very well. Worked out great. I bought it through California Canoe and Kayak out here in Sacramento, CA. Good outfit. P.S. The airbags and new drain plug I needed to outfit the Atom I have ordered th...
by Bruce Farrenkopf
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: DMSO?
Replies: 12
Views: 3658

Re: DMSO?

Wow! Impressive replies. C1ers would seem to be an intelligent bunch. Who would have guessed? :wink: