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by Sir Adam
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Tomahawk C2 and Wildwater C1 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1005

Tomahawk C2 and Wildwater C1 for sale

... (small wing on the right; I'm a righty and paddle stern but it never bothered me). Asking $650 -Roock Schmidt? Wildwater C1 - I think it is a Bala or Bala Mezzana, but could be a No Name. FAR more stable than my old Ace III that's for sure! Wayners old boat as I recall correctly. A few very ...
by edg
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Wildwater Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 8863

Re: Wildwater Boat

Height, weight and balance will be big issues. In my opinion (as one of the best mediocre c-1's I know :)) all of the modern designs based on the Bala are narrow, tippy and have a high bow deck, which sounds like it would be challenging in the ocean. The Tiptop, made over here by Dagger and Valley ...
by Sir Adam
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What is the most difficult CBoat you've ever paddled?
Replies: 16
Views: 10758

What is the most difficult CBoat you've ever paddled?

I admit... my used Ace III was by far the most difficult for me... even the Oxygen (and Maven) are easier.

That said, some of the problem may have been the flexing hull. I have a Bala (also a WildWater boat) that is far less terrifying.
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?
Replies: 30
Views: 7743

Re: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?

C1: This can be split into catagories - Overall: It's got to be a WildWater boat; I've only used an Ace II, though I'd like to try a No-Name and Bala Playboat: The Crazy 88 is hands down the fastest "modern" playboat convertion I've paddled, for a 6'3" boat it has exceptional downriver speed. ...
by Sir Adam
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?
Replies: 30
Views: 7743

Re: Ok, what's the fastest whitewater boat you've paddled?

C1 - Bala (WildWater). very very fast boat. Much more stable than my old Ace III (which was also fast, but on average slow as it didn't like to be upright particularly).
by c1wwr
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Older fast boats! Pics!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: Older fast boats! Pics!!!

... lengthwise. . C1 Yes I agree that the C1 is the Roockschmidt from the end of the '70s. If I remember corectly John Butler used one at the Bala worlds. By the way Davey didn't you use an Ace II at Bourg in 86 or was it 87? Are these good boats? Do they stand up today? Well I think that, ...
by jennifer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Older fast boats! Pics!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: Older fast boats! Pics!!!

... like what Apple Line used for boats they made around 1981. Any idea where it came from? Any labels inside the boat? It might have been used at Bala Wales Worlds in 1981. Apple Line made a lot of boats for the US Team that year. The cockpit configuration is interesting. The spacing is quite ...
by TheKrikkitWars
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Older fast boats! Pics!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: Older fast boats! Pics!!!

... flaps (see pic below) is a much safer compromise. http://www.cjbolton.plus.com/misc/ace2.jpg Edit: the Ace II was designed around the time of the Bala World's ('81) which fits with the idea of an early-mid 80's build date.
by Sir Adam
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Lets see your boat list!
Replies: 37
Views: 20825

... but that didn't work. Usually I can do it alphabetically at least: Ace III Wildwater (sold) Acrobat (Master) Acrobat (Standard) Amoeba Atom Bala (by Roocke Schmidt) Blackwater Cascade (#1, sold to buy Atom) Cascade (#2, when I started "collecting") Cascade (#3, or rather, #1 which I bought ...
by Craig Smerda
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: interesting online reading... with pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

John... here's what I read on page 329 (via the 3rd link) Cholinergic Urticaria For two weeks after Bala, Jon did practically no physical exercise. When he started up again back home, he was shocked at the outcome: he broke into hives and had an allergic reaction. This happened ...
by Sir Adam
Wed May 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boats to try at the NB Armada
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

... as well. I can bring along any of the following if someone has an interest in testing it out: Acrobat (master cut) Acrobat (standard cut) Atom Bala (WildWater boat... you'd have to ask really nice as it is BIG) Blackwater Cascade Centaur Czech ("modified") Descender (C1) Edge Fanatic II Groove ...
by Sir Adam
Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How many boats do you have at home?
Replies: 88
Views: 29272

... museum".... Total appears to be 32, unless I find another one hiding out on the rack;) C1 Acrobat (master cut) Acrobat (standard cut) Atom Bala Wildwater (I KNEW I'd miss one) Blackwater Cascade Centaur Czech Descender Edge Fanatic II Groove Groove (plastic Riot prototype) Gyra Max Hahn ...
by Sir Adam
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Downriver race...which boat to use...opinions wanted!
Replies: 7
Views: 4407

... around the island tomorrow if I can find the time...hahn vs fanatic:). I'm actually really looking forward to spending some quality time in the Bala this summer...training and swimming out of it:). After that I should be good to go....
by Sir Adam
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Downriver race...which boat to use...opinions wanted!
Replies: 7
Views: 4407

the issue with the Bala is the layup...if I swim, the boat may be destroyed beyond repair. Now I don't usually swim...but at the forecast level, and in a boat I'm not used to, I'm much more likely too. If it was actually, say, STABLE, ...
by Mike W.
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Downriver race...which boat to use...opinions wanted!
Replies: 7
Views: 4407

While I haven't paddled Hudson, nor any of the boats on your short list, I'd say go with the Bala, it'll be the fastest. Since you don't have the time in it that you want, I'd probably lean towards the Fanatic II. If it's uncomfortable, just paddle faster :wink: