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Old 11-14-2018   #11
 
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I’m new so sorry for asking dumb questions ahead of time. What do you mean play in holes?

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Explain the foam for feet pegs please. I am aware that Aire sells a inflatable foot peg. Should I buy that?
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https://www.aire.com/accessories/inf...race-seat.html

Any comments on buying that style of foot peg??
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https://www.aire.com/accessories/inf...race-seat.html

Any comments on buying that style of foot peg??
The inflatable thwart is a good option, and should work with no modifications on the Lynx. Will pack up smaller than the foam block, if that matters.

When I make foam foot blocks, I shape a 4x12x24 block of minicell. 4x12x24 closed cell foam - $22.00 : Kayak Outfitting, Kayak foam and outfitting accessories

I prefer foam mostly just because I can completely fill the bow, keeping it dry and light.

I have never paddled the Star IK, so can't comment on it vs other boats.

Lots of good advice so far about surfing, running hard lines in known rapids, and working on running larger holes.
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Iím new so sorry for asking dumb questions ahead of time. What do you mean play in holes?
No offense, but you are probably not ready for class IV if you don't understand holes or playing in them!!!

This book is a fantastic resource, not only for kayaking, but for reading water and understanding why and how whitewater behaves the way it does:
https://www.amazon.com/Kayak-Animate.../dp/B002FL5EG2

No two holes are alike. You don't have to avoid all of them. Some are ugly and to be avoided at all cost. Some will eat your lunch, give you back change, but let you live. Some are actually quite friendly.

Some of the best surfing is in smallish holes that are not quite a fully developed hole, yet no longer a wave. There's a small foam pile on top, they're slightly retentive, but they will let you out if you start having a bad time.

Being able to read holes, waves, eddies, etc...on Class III will be a huge asset when you move up to Class IV.
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^ great post MT4R.

there's also the classic https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Infl...dp/0070054282/
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I’ve heard of playing don’t get me wrong and seen much videos but don’t see people doing it in IK. Thank go advice guys
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I’m new so sorry for asking dumb questions ahead of time. What do you mean play in holes?
No offense, but you are probably not ready for class IV if you don't understand holes or playing in them!!!

This book is a fantastic resource, not only for kayaking, but for reading water and understanding why and how whitewater behaves the way it does:
https://www.amazon.com/Kayak-Animate.../dp/B002FL5EG2

No two holes are alike. You don't have to avoid all of them. Some are ugly and to be avoided at all cost. Some will eat your lunch, give you back change, but let you live. Some are actually quite friendly.

Some of the best surfing is in smallish holes that are not quite a fully developed hole, yet no longer a wave. There's a small foam pile on top, they're slightly retentive, but they will let you out if you start having a bad time.

Being able to read holes, waves, eddies, etc...on Class III will be a huge asset when you move up to Class IV.



I bought both books that were recommended thank you for your help
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I prefer thigh straps to foot pegs or a block in a ducky. You get a lot more side to side control and better bracing imho.
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I bought both books that were recommended thank you for your help

That's awesome.




If you can find some locals to run III with you, that would also help.


If you ever find yourself in NW Montana, look me up.
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