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by jfkoeppe
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Slalom C1 and C2
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Suggestions for Slalom C1 and C2

... but I think they're all the 4m length for C1 or 4.5m length for C2. (Kaz, please correct me if I'm wrong.) **> I know what you mean about the Maverick. I paddled a Maverick Plus for a few years. I liked it if I was paddling well that day, but it could be rather frustrating at times. In the ...
by JimW
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Slalom C1 and C2
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Suggestions for Slalom C1 and C2

As I explained in the another thread I wasn't able to try very many C1's, but compared to a Maverick of approx '96 vintage, my iScream is a lot more forgiving. The rule changes were primarily to suit races in artificial courses which are getting narrower and narrower ...
by JimW
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 Comparison? Vajda MM Max, One, iScream
Replies: 12
Views: 4018

Re: Slalom C1 Comparison? Vajda MM Max, One, iScream

I can only compare an old Maverick with my new iScream, and bear in mind that I weigh about 115kg at present so have an XXL iScream, whilst the Maverick would have been cut for less than 80kg (it wasn't a +). The Maverick was a nightmare ...
by ClassFive Boats
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 9721

Re: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slal

We build the Maverick plus in 13 '1 1/2 in and 10.6 ' 'versions . It's A modified version of the Maverick for heavier paddler Mike Corcoran from Ireland . He. weighed about 94 kg / 207 lbs. it is Slightly wider and taller at the same line. Might be a solution for you.
by JimW
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 9721

Re: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slal

So far so good! Much less twitchy than my Maverick or other boats I've tried before (all of which are too small for me). Not sure about the trim, the stern does seem low, but it doesn't feel like the stern is down when paddling - I have only been ...
by JimW
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 9721

Re: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slal

... it on the flat I had much more confidence that I wasn't going to trip over an edge just forward paddling (yep, that's how overweight I am for the maverick!) and could quite confidently pivot both ways. I also found it much easier to keep it straight, far fewer cross deck strokes - possibly because ...
by ezwater
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 9721

Re: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slal

You might have liked my old Dagger Zealot, which handles heavier paddlers well, and while slower than a Maverick, has better turning and pivoting behavior. Maverick is too "tubular".
by JimW
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?
Replies: 26
Views: 9721

Slalom C1 for heavy paddler & relative beginner (in slalom)?

... to find out which model and actually paddle it a bit to find out how it really handles - first impressions were that it is much easier than my Maverick which I am at least 30kg too heavy for. Other manufacturers either don't build C1s or list max weights way below what I need. Obviously being ...
by JimW
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: curious about c1
Replies: 28
Views: 5101

Re: curious about c1

Pat - I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling to really get into C1! My problem is almost certainly that I'm switching between an Ocoee and Maverick, the latter of which is a bit low volume for me. I was thinking about converting my Session+ now that I've reverted to my Glide for kayak playboating, ...
by JimW
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs
Replies: 28
Views: 8453

Re: A Three Year Project: Slalom C1 to the latest specs

... impossible for me to relax at all and concentrate on paddling it, even sitting still the rear edges can trip me up! I'm pretty sure the rear of my Maverick (which I am too heavy for) is not so low, mind you it seems my problem there is lack of volume up front giving me confidence issues committing ...
by JimW
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slalom boat basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 8377

Slalom boat basics?

Having patched my Maverick at the weekend I decided to try to learn to paddle it on flat water before trying to negotiate the concrete course designed for 3.5m boats again. I thought I was in luck when I arrived at the centre yesterday ...
by sbroam
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: project slalom boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: project slalom boats

The Maverick (even the plus sized model) will pivot, but... it helps to have some weight and commitment :-)
by JimW
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: project slalom boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: project slalom boats

KNeal wrote:Maverick is "THE" fastest slalom boat down a course, up a course, and slowest on pivots.
Check!

Just patched mine up and had another go on flat water and that all seems to tally with my experience, although I have virtually no technique, it does seem pretty reluctant to pivot!
by ezwater
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: project slalom boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: project slalom boats

The Maverick is the only slalom boat other than my Zealot that I've ever paddled. Mine is the #1 original high rocker Zealot, so it excels where the Maverick fails. But I could feel the hull speed of the Maverick as soon as I tried it.
by KNeal
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: project slalom boats
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

project slalom boats

I have a Zealot and a Maverick that need a good home with a caring, and attentive, cboater that wants a project boat (or two). Zealot has leaky seams but the hull is sound (from an impromptu surf 'n swim in Big Nasty at 5.0 feet). Saddle ...