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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:06 am 
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Kal-P-Dal wrote:
Your larger leg muscles are doing that job very well but they also consumes more energy.

The typical AI/TI sailor/pedaler has only a vague idea about sea kayaks and muscles used. The strong sea kayaker uses mainly their torso/stomach muscles along with the bracing muscles of their legs. Currently, Mosquitomagnet in the Ultimate Florida Challenge has done about 800 mi of the 1200 mi race. He is averaging 40-45 mi/day. He is only behind a trimaran 2-person team which has averaged about 10-13 mi/hr up the east coast of FL. He is a day behind them. Here is a picture of MM at Flamingo in last year's Everglades Challenge.
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I don't know the physics and physiology of comparing leg muscles and the pedalling motion vs the torso muscles and paddling motion. So, I cannot compare them, but it would be an interesting race to see an Adventure do the 300-mi Everglades Challenge.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:56 am 
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Chekika wrote:
I don't know the physics and physiology of comparing leg muscles and the pedalling motion vs the torso muscles and paddling motion. So, I cannot compare them, but I it would be an interesting race to see an Adventure do the 300-mi Everglades Challenge.

Keith


Hi Keith!

Sorry if I was unclear, but I newer meant to compare muscle groups in that aspect that some consume more energy than others.

I meant that if a hull is more heavy to propulse, it has more drag, it doesn't glide good, then for a given speed and distance that will consume more energy than a sleek hull with less drag and good glide trough water. Regardless of what muscle groups that are used. By most people the leg muscles can do that work better and the Mirage Drive let them do that. Still, the Adventure hull will drain the energy out of your body faster.

But I think the same as you, it would be very interesting if Adventure kayak-mode will compete with a very fit pedaler. He (or she) must have lots of quality food and probably be eating constantly. :wink:

BR
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