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Prijon Delirious advice

Post by YTcanoe » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:33 am

Back in the day I had a Delirious C1.
I loved it. Good surfs and spins, eddyline silliness and hand cartwheels. I used it for playspots and playing my way down class 3 or less. I weighed about about 180lbs. I sold the boat long ago.

I bought a very old stock, never been unwrapped Delirious kayak during a bout of nostalgia. Now, I'm about 205lbs. Am I still in the weight range? I'd have to saw out the cockpit rim thigh braces to outfit, so it's a one way conversion.

I'm nervous after getting into my Wheelboy after not paddling that since about 2005 and 25 or 30lbs. Didn't go well.

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by YTcanoe » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:37 am

Old propaganda states 90 - 250lbs
I'm asking from firsthand advice from other dinosaurs have actually paddled one.

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by Mikey B » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:09 pm

Should be lively but probably good for park n play...and roll practice :D

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by wwh » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:25 pm

I returned to the river after a long hiatus. The first couple times out were especially humbling. I'd give the boat a try. If you don't like it and you're near Vermont I could be interested if it doesn't work out. I am lighter than you, but really enjoyed the boat back in the day!

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by shwifty » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:24 pm

No experience with paddling it as a C1 here, but if you decide you don't want it I'd love to talk. I am in Seattle.

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by BillP » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:57 pm

I had one as a C1 and at about your weight. It was a lot of fun for all the reasons you mentioned, but for those same reasons, it made class 2 rapids very exciting! I sold it to a friend who is at about your former weight or a little lighter and he loves it. I wish they made one just a little bigger! Anybody know if a LUV would fit that bill?

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Re: Prijon Delirious advice

Post by Paddle Power » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:55 pm

Not wanting to sidetrack this thread but I loved Prijon’s kayaks for c1 conversions.

Here’s someone’s else’s 210-220 pd padddler take on the LUV. Probably a kayaker.

http://playak.com/buyers-guide/boats-boards/prijon-luv
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