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 Post subject: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:49 am 
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I've been taking my i12 out in stormy, roughy seas for conditioning and thought I'd post another video for the inflatable fans here on the site.

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/38901419[/vimeo]

http://vimeo.com/38901419

Really impressed with the both the speed, and the stability (I use both turbo fins and a sailing rudder). Also fun to come across a trad sit-in kayaker who was less then impressed to be reeled in by a "raft" (he was in a $4k full carbon rig).

PS - MODS! What's up with the vimeo embed?

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 Post subject: Re: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:07 pm 
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yur jammin :lol: nice to see some rough water peddling.

Have you tried catching any waves or anything with a pitch to it--wondering if it nosedives easy or not. Ive been tempted but dont want to ruin equipment trying to ride an ocean wave.

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 Post subject: Re: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:20 pm 
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katstep wrote:
yur jammin :lol: nice to see some rough water peddling.

Have you tried catching any waves or anything with a pitch to it--wondering if it nosedives easy or not. Ive been tempted but dont want to ruin equipment trying to ride an ocean wave.


So far, so good on the i12 with surfing down waves. Wouldn't want to go get pounded in a 12' wave that's dumping on a beach, but I think thats true of all yaks. The bow / shape and waterline on the i12 leaves a bit to be desired, as the wake looks like a plow ripped thru. That said, I'll be doing a weeklong trip in Big Sur / Carmel next week and am hoping to get some time in bigger ocean swell with it.

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 Post subject: Re: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:48 pm 
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JOY!..something new to try in the ocean with my yak 8)
Mahalos for your feedback.

Be great if you can tell me how you did in some larger surf-

Have a great trip to Central Cal..and watch out for those pesky elephant seals while yur peddling

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 Post subject: Re: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Dude...

watched the vids on vimeo... read the description... also a crossfitter here and will soon be a proud owner of an i12s here on the east coast... loving the vids and have a blast on your trip - looking forward to more videos like the ones you posted!

keep up the intense training!

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 Post subject: Re: i12 is a water jeep
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:21 am 
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Couldn't see the video, said it was private. Hope you had a good trip to Big Sur and Carmel. I use to be station in Monterey and love that area. If only I had a kayak when I was out that way!


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