Java vs Huka? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2005   #1
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8
Java vs Huka?

Any opinions on the Java vs the Huka? Kind of torn between the two for my next creek boat. Feedback on performance, durability, packability?

mtnman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-20-2005   #2
 
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 143
depends

I've heard good and bad about both and would say it depends on your weight mostly. The Java is probably faster and the internal framework is incredibly solid but if you're over 160 it'll probably start to get pretty pokey.
MikeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2005   #3
 
Ski Patrol
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 139
The Java and the Huka are both made for tight steep creeks. I have been in both boats quit a bit. The huka by choice and the Java because there was nothing better around. I feel that the Java is slower than it may look. It seems like a tug to me(160lbs). It does stay on a straight line though. However when it gets off line it does not seem to want to pivot very fast for recovery. For me the Java also lacks bow rocker. The boat is somtimes hard to keep on top. Also kinda pointy in the bow. I do like the outfitting and innerstructure(very solid plastic consol). I feel that the Huka has a bit more to offer the steep creeker in the mid sized range. Good hull speed, bow rocker for resurfacing, comfortable outfitting, and solid safety features. Also check out the M233. That is my second choice for creeking.
I hope that this helps. Do check out both of the boats to se what you think. If you are interested in a Huka demo give a shout to me or one of the other Bliss-Stick Agents near you.

good luck

Mike Hagadorn
Summit Bliss-Stick Agent
970 547 8124
[email protected]
DeLiSh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Skirt options for the Huka? mtnman Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-06-2005 03:00 PM
The Huka foy Whitewater Kayaking 5 03-25-2005 08:58 PM
bliss stick huka toytech Kayaking | Gear Talk 2 10-02-2004 11:32 PM
Java/CFS/Huck opinions? badkins Whitewater Kayaking 12 09-27-2004 09:06 AM
How do I stop my Huka from swapping ends? slimerboy Whitewater Kayaking 4 09-13-2004 02:10 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 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.