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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:04 pm 
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I wrote an article on wheelcart types and suitability a week or so ago at yakass.net. Maybe someone here will find it informative.

http://yakass.net/articles/87-equipment/480-which-wheelcart-for-my-kayak.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Excellent and comprehensive article! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:10 am 
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Josh,
What Roadrunner said!
I like your collar spacer idea. 8)
A point of contention though. I regard the Trax2 cart frame as being the toughest, most reliable cart as it has a wider, more stable solid axle as opposed to a hollow axle on the new HD cart. Also the clips on the new HD cart are easily dislodged and lost.
The Trax 2 cart is cheaper and the money you save can be put towards adding the HD wheels.
Fitted with the heavy duty wheels as detailed above you have the choice to easily swap back to the balloon wheels depending on the terrain.
IMO it is the best cart option! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:34 am 
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I just recently purchased a HD cart with the plastic collars. I figured they would be fine but after seeing the double tennis ball trick I will be going that route. The shock absorber analogy was the convincing point.

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