Introducing the Esquif L'edge

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Thanks Craig SE creekin here we come

Post by Wendy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:52 am

I am so glad we weren't able to get an order up for the Homes. Love these lines! So glad Jacque has been so supportive and willing to take chances. Now everyone lets step up and buy.

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U-N-R-E-A-L!!!

Post by the great gonzo » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:33 am

Craig, chapeau, mon ami!!

That boat looks phantastic! Exactly what I thought was missing in the market, a traditional lookin open boat, but with REAL hard edges and a real full-on planing hull 8) 8) 8) !!!

Can't wait to try one. When will they be out???

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Post by Taniwha » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:07 am

Yeeha! What! A! Boat! :o

8) Can't wait to paddle this over here in Europe. Let's get that oven fired up!

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Post by jakke » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:44 am

I don't exactly get the bottom of this boat, but I definetly want to try it here in Europe!!

I was thinking of a prelude later on, but "L'Edge" is probably a good alternative too! Have to try it.

But nice work anyhow, and really reat of Esquif to take the shot for this design!

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Post by kaz » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:29 am

Looks awesome Craig. It sounds like Esquif will be selling lots of them.
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Post by TonyB » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:49 am

When you start testing this boat (asuming you havent yet) could you put a couple of diffrent body sizes in it and have them review how the handling changes and compares when you stick one of us "un-svelt" paddlers in there?
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Post by Louie » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:11 pm

About time I been hearin about this thing for over a year and it kinda looks like those pictures you sent to me a long time ago. I hope it is a hellva boat, I need an another boat I sold two a couple of weeks ago and I am down to 36

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Post by kanur » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:25 pm

Fantastic!!!

Put me down for a full open version with wood gunnels, next week would be OK.

I remember posting some time ago that my dream boat would be a Spanish Fly bottom with a traditional top, your reply was
"patience grasshopper"

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You :o :) :D :lol:



Anyone need a couple wood gunneled Preludes :wink:
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Awesome

Post by philinasheville » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:11 pm

This is great news. I love the Spanish Fly and Ocoee, and I'm sure I'll love this boat. Can't wait to try one out!

Thanks Craig, and thanks Esquif!

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Post by yarnellboat » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:33 pm

First off, congrats to you Craig, and also to jacques/Esquif!

I will also be waiting to hear how the boat handles for heavier people. Maybe I worry too much this (or maybe I should just shut up and loose some weight!), because I'm starting to sound like a broken record as all the good boats get smaller, but I don't think big boys shine in the Solito, Zoom and other shorter boats.

Hopefully it'll sell and Esquif will consider a L'Edge X. I'd love a smaller Viper 12 or a drier Viper 11. Which I guess leaves me only the option of an Ocoee.

Anyway, congrats and good luck with the production, marketing and sales!!

PY.

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Post by Louie » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:26 pm

Have yopu tried it on anything harder than the class II in the pictures and what did Roy from wisconson think about it?

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Post by Paddle Power » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:32 pm

Craig,
A nice tribute to Frankie Hubbard.

Thanks to you and the fine people at Esquif for the vision and work that went into bring the L'edge to this stage.

I look forward to more information in due course as it become available.

Congratulations!
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Post by jscottl67 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:48 pm

Cool looking design 8) . The bottom reminds me of rails on a 'yak so with that and the planing hull, it should really carve a wave and ferry across a river like crazy. Looking at the depth compared to the fly in one of the pics, it should be super dry - even fully open. That big deck area would scare me if it got caught in a pourover and blew a bag though :o

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Post by jim gross » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:57 pm

JaScott...ASKEERTY CAT

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nice job Craig

Post by billcanoes » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:30 pm

How can I get a prototype/Demo in NC?

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