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by Cheeks
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mosquito Burrito - A canoe for kids!
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Mosquito Burrito - A canoe for kids!

Hey guys, We have a unique opportunity to create a kids canoe at Blackfly, and the project has reached the state where we're taking pre-orders. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we're hoping that that'll lead to enough pre-sales where we can make the Mosquito Burrito a realit...
by Cheeks
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Condor vs Rebel
Replies: 12
Views: 2481

Re: Condor vs Rebel

That would be great...just hope this time it's not the weekend my other daughter is graduating high school. I was anxiously awaiting for the day a couple years ago, but nailed graduation perfect so missed out. For sure! I reached out to Alex to see what boats he has, but he may have already put on ...
by Cheeks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Condor vs Rebel
Replies: 12
Views: 2481

Re: Condor vs Rebel

This will be tough because there aren't many people who have paddled both. I've only sat in a Rebel for 10 minutes so I can't speak much to it. The Rebel is faster than the Condor, the Condor is more maneuverable, much drier, and more stable/predictable. The Condor paddles kind of like an Ocoee, but...
by Cheeks
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Re: Blackfly Condor

Some Condor notes: I've had the chance to take the Condor down a few different runs now, including the Green Narrows and the Upper Gauley. I'm blown away with this boat, and it'll be replacing the Option as my go to boat on all but the steepest of runs. The best aspect, and what has represented the ...
by Cheeks
Wed May 02, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes 2018 Summer Tour!
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Blackfly Canoes 2018 Summer Tour!

Our summer tour is back, and it's back big! We'll be traveling all over the country with demo boats and tacos. Many of the events will also have discounted delivery on pre-ordered canoes. More dates will be added throughout the summer, so stop in and say hello! 31754632_10155606474701819_40174509906...
by Cheeks
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Re: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

I too have been keeping an eye on the snowpack, and it looks great! If I'm reading it right, there's more snow this year than there was last year, correct? Levels were awesome last year, and the locals told us that getting on the Twisp isn't a certainty in July. More water would clean up the Chuwach...
by Cheeks
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Does anyone canoe in Colorado?

Agree that the Probe will be a good beginner boat. Come out to the Colorado Kanu Fest in BV this July and you can try the new plastic designs and see if any will be good for you. At your size and weight, there are a ton of options. As to fixing the Ovation, if it's not too far gone, look up the "ABS...
by Cheeks
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Re: Blackfly Condor

For sure Tony! We're planning on having a tandem configuration as well. I think the Condor will be a great boat for larger paddlers
by Cheeks
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Re: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

Mark, that sounds great! Can't wait to paddle with y'all again
by Cheeks
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Kanu Fest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Northwest Kanu Fest 2018

Attention western paddlers! The Northwest Kanu Fest is back, and bigger than ever! Last year, over 40 canoeists and kayakers descended on the Methow Valley in central Washington for an awesome weekend of whitewater, camaraderie, and tacos! Don't miss out on the fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1...
by Cheeks
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Re: Blackfly Condor

We'll know for sure once we get a production boat. Prototypes were about 60lbs but there is usually a change between prototype and production
by Cheeks
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Blackfly Condor

Hey y'all! Blackfly is stoked to announce that the Condor, our 11-foot plastic canoe, will be going into production! It's at the mold makers now, and we anticipate hatching Condors by the beginning of summer. 29388946_10155507678756819_7019981534002151424_n.jpg While the original goal was just to ma...
by Cheeks
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Return of the Blackfly Ion....
Replies: 5
Views: 5556

Re: Return of the Blackfly Ion....

Quick update, now that the new Ion is available in a variety of colors, and the first batch has shipped. It's taken a long time for us to come to terms with it, but the new Ion is definitely better than the old Ion. At first, we thought it might just be different, but having paddled it now for a cou...
by Cheeks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5253

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

I didn't make it to Methow last year (super excited) but for the rest of the PNW, I went drytop all summer. I don't think I wore a drysuit once. To put my cold water tolerance into perspective, I also wore a drysuit for the last two ALF races, but that's about as cold as I'll go
by Cheeks
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5253

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

Methow dates are June 30-July4