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by nhwi
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: what to buy what to buy !?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 11941

Re: what to buy what to buy !?!?

Hi! I am new to WW open boat too (since 2019). I have paddled zephyr and tried the L'edge! If you are buying, I might suggest getting the L'edge--more stable than Zephyr and it is easier to catch small eddies with the shorter length. Better yet, if you can find a SuperLite l'edge, that would be gold...
by nhwi
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: Looking for instruction / feedback: WW open canoe (southern WI)
Replies: 0
Views: 11701

Looking for instruction / feedback: WW open canoe (southern WI)

Hello! I started learning WW Open Canoe in 2019. I am in love with it. I have been taught and given feedback by 2 dear friends who are ACA instructors and C1 Slalom racing athletes. I also received a 3-day private instruction at NOC last month--it is greatly beneficial. I realize that there are some...
by nhwi
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 7609

Re: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

ovation by reputation is slow and you likely will outgrow it quickly as your skills progress. ocoee is a design which has survived for decades in royalex and other materials for good reason. It will test you as a beginner, but as you progress will take you anywhere you want to go. I have a Bell ver...
by nhwi
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 7609

Re: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

Wendy wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:16 am I have had the Zephyr and the Ocoee. Get the Ocoee if it is in good shape. It paddle2 very similar to the Zephyr.
Thank you, Wendy!I am keeping my eyes open for an Ocoee.
by nhwi
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 7609

Re: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

Hi, I like the Zephyr, except for the twin-tex material--while it makes the boat lighter, patching it up is a doozy. Since my Zephyr is out of commission, my experienced boater friends are giving suggestions on what'd be the next. I think Ovation and Ocoee is quite a bit shorter and lighter than Out...
by nhwi
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 7609

Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

Hello, I am new to solo WW open canoe--first paddled in 2019. I had a choice between Esquif Zephyr and MadRiver Outrage. I am small (5'4", 133 pd) and not great with upper body strength. The MadRiver was too big and heavy for me. I have been paddling Zephyr last season--nothing extreme, and still le...