double vs solo Iks for waterfalls? - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2015   #1
Enfield, New Hampshire
Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 393
double vs solo Iks for waterfalls?

Would a double IK paddled solo do waterfalls and bigger drops better than a single because of the extra length and more volume? Or would it be more difficult?
Thanks in advance.

JIMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-18-2015   #2
Caleb125's Avatar
Edwards, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2012
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 264
Maybe you should just get a kayak...
Colorado // Kayaking // Skiing // Film
Caleb125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015   #3
Learch's Avatar
Dundee, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 731
I've done both, I like the smallest boat I can fit into. I am in a Lynx right now, and I'm a tall fat man with no real sense of balance. (Unless balance is a cheeseburger in each hand) This includes falls up to about 15 feet, above that I have no value to your question, because I am also a chickenshit after about that height.
Wishing I was on the river instead of surfing the web...
Learch is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-18-2015   #4
Duluth, Minnesota
Paddling Since: 2007
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 182
Plenty of people are running the shit in IK's. Different strokes.

For what it's worth, it seems to me the smaller the better.
BrianP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015   #5
InflatableSteve's Avatar
Cave Creek, Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 688
I am currently reading "The Complete Inflatable Kayaker" by Jeff Bennett. I had already read "The Complete Whitewater Rafter". His books are real easy to understand they cover just about everything, including running waterfalls.

Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
InflatableSteve is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best waterfalls to practice waterfalls in Idaho or Cali (safe and easy drops) ehukai Whitewater Kayaking 40 12-09-2011 09:30 PM
Are thigh straps in IKs dangerous? cold77 Whitewater Kayaking 17 08-11-2010 11:28 AM
Aire Strike or NSR Bandit IKs swiftwater15 Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 07-15-2010 08:16 AM
IKs for kids and for sale? kazak4x4 Whitewater Kayaking 19 04-17-2010 09:48 AM
Renting IKs in Canon City Id725 Whitewater Kayaking 4 08-22-2008 04:59 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.