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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Looks like Hobie have finally released their hiking stick. This from P10 of the new catalogue: http://www.hobiecat.com.au/pdf/kayak/ho ... -parts.pdf
72020063 Island Hiking Stick (AU$70 according to my dealer)
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Any more info on this - materials, connection etc please Hobie?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I knew if I waited long enough...

Now an AI upgrade....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:47 pm 
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No excuses left not to slide out on your Hakas now, eh Keith? :D

(Awesome! They make turbo fins in RED now!!)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:11 pm 
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That hiking stick is probably the best accessory yet!

Pros: No more steering with your toes! :D

Cons: No more bragging that you were out there sailing right on the edge of sanity steering with just your toes. :(


And yes, NOHUHU, I also think it's worth pointing out that they chose to introduce RED and not some other colour for the TURBO fins. Some of us know exactly why they did that! :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:12 pm 
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:lol:
I knew those red fins would catch your eye Nohuhu!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Why, why red? Because Hobie knows that fishermen will refuse to buy yellow, because yellow is bad luck for fishing.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:37 pm 
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HUBBA, HUBBA!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Same old mirage drive plug though,..


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:46 pm 
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No new splashproof handles? :(


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Did anybody notice the extra colour available for both AI and TI? NEW RED (my guess)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Now that this stick has been released I'm wondering when when we'll see the genuine Hobie 'Haka' and hiking out Hobie 'Footstraps'? 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:41 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
No new splashproof handles? :(
I believe Matt said in another post that they were having trouble with the original supplier getting them done, and a new supplier is having trouble with making them up to spec in terms of UV wear.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:14 pm 
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It's good to see the new hiking stick, but I've actually grown quite attached to steering with my foot. It leaves me with one hand for the mainsheet and one for hanging on when hiking out. The trick for me is wearing my Vibram Five Fingers shoes. I can grip the handle with them almost as well as I can with my hand.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:10 pm 
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stringy wrote:
Looks like Hobie have finally released their hiking stick.


Nice - way to go!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Chris,
For some reason I always think of an apes foot when I see those Vibrams.
Is that why you like your Papaya (read banana) coloured yak so much? :wink: :lol:


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