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Old 10-10-2016   #1
 
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Kayaks of Sickline 2016

Kayaks of Sickline 2016

Some new kayaks - production and prototypes from this years Sickline race

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Old 10-10-2016   #2
 
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Looks like alot of the new designs have a "snip tail" like the 9R.
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Designs like the Toro and Tuna have really caused the "other's" to follow suit. Nice to see the industry stepping up with such progressive designs.
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Looks like alot of the new designs have a "snip tail" like the 9R.
Isn't the snip tail a compromise to make the boat under 9', not necessarily because it's the best tail design?
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I agree, the snip is to get under 9'. I dont paddle enough to know if it makes a difference though. I wonder if all these boats are also under 9'
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They are all under 9׳, they have to be, that's regulation for a short boat
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Isn't the snip tail a compromise to make the boat under 9', not necessarily because it's the best tail design?
I think the point is they make the kayak behave like it's longer than 9', and snip the stern a bit to make it just under 9' for racing.
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I have heard that a squared off stern provides a bit of push when exiting holes. Makes sense if you look at how play boats are all squared off to create a push on a wave when surfing.
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