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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:03 pm 
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Hi Folks,

My old Mountain Surf skirt finally bit the dust. Of course this happened right as the rivers are finally up after a year of drought . . .

I just drove the local paddling store, and the best whitewater skirt they had, a Bomber Gear skirt of some kind, definitely did not fit my Prijon Pure XL -- the tunnel was way too far back.

Question: is it worth taking the extra time to order a custom skirt, with the tunnel moved forward? My old skirt was just a regular kayak skirt, and that fit fine, but I'm not sure about new skirts.

Does anyone have any opinions on the made-as-K1 Snapdragons, or Level Six skirts? (Those are the ones some of the other local shops have.)

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Alden


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:23 pm 
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You don't need one, but if you have your saddle fairly far forward, you'll probably appreciate one.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:39 pm 
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I guess what I'm specifically asking is -- does anyone have any experience using any of the Snapdragon skirts -- the EXP, or the Armortex -- or the Level Six skirts on C-1s with normal Dagger pedestal configurations?

Any opinions appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:40 pm 
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I suppose I'd also love to know: What type of skirts are C-1ers using?

Just curious.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:57 am 
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I've got a custom-size Snapdragon River Trek skirt. It's very good overall, but I put on a little Goop to protect the edge where my paddle shaft tends to increase the wear. I would definitely buy another one. My boat has a weird cockpit, so I had to send them a template, but the skirt fits perfectly.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:34 am 
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My favorites are old Mountain Surfs or newer Skirt Works.

Yes, I haven't purchased one in a while.

I do have an older Snapdragon that was custom made for the Groove, as well as a slalom skirt or two from them. I've always had a problem with them popping off, so they don't get used much. Not enough "skirt" material I think. Newer ones are likely different... can't say better or worse.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:00 am 
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I think I remember that Snapdragon Groove skirt. :D Never did stay on great.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:27 pm 
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For the record, I purchased a Snapdragon EXP. Even with the moved-forward seat of my Prijon Pure C-1, it worked great. I'm back on the river!

Thanks for your help, folks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:30 am 
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Have a question regarding what size Snapdragon EXP you're using on the Prijon Pure XL. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:03 am 
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Stay away from level six everything.


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https://skirtworks.com/ Looks to be a reboot! :-)

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I agree with Sir Adam, I have had a pop dragon
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Mountain Surf on my Cascade, Skirtworks on my Fink, both good skirts.


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