Back Band Recommendation - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2011   #1
 
Fort Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6
Back Band Recommendation

Looking for a new back band setup for my Wavesport 7 (oldy but goody). Thought I could make the one included work but can't take a whole day of paddling with it and it is falling apart quickly (simple strap setup).

Looking at new back bands to replace it with. Seems IR has a good ratchet based offering.

Any insight\recommendations appreciated.

I am 5'9", 195 lbs (48 and not so flexible anymore) looking for solid support, even if I give up some stern access.

Doug

RiverTank is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-01-2011   #2
 
FatmanZ's Avatar
 
Northern Utah, Utah
Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 687
feedback

IR has good rachet backbands in two styles - one that has the rachets behind the backband, and one that has rachets up near the thighbraces on the inner wall of the cockpit rim (forward adjust). IR doesn't recommend the later for kayaks that didn't originally come with a forward adjust rachet - but I've done it and seen it done before. The backband with rachets behind it can be a real pain to adjust, though better than a non adustable backband.
Another option is the Jackson Kayak rope/cleat adjustment for the backband. You can retro fit it to use an existing backband and only buy the rope/cleat, or you can buy the kit that includes a new backband. I bought a rope/cleat kit this wekeend so I can retrofit my kid's WaveSport Fuse with a forward adjust backband system.
FatmanZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011   #3
 
Fort Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks folks. Order the IR Legacy today. Will see how it installs and fits this weekend!
RiverTank 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
Jackson All Star back band likes to ride low! aelkins86 Whitewater Kayaking 1 05-06-2011 08:14 PM
A great way to rig your Back-band Bomber Commercial Posts 4 07-20-2010 09:15 AM
Gore Race 09...looking for a Band and Volunteers timberline Whitewater Kayaking 0 07-30-2009 03:03 PM
Needed band submission for the NAJOWC's mvhyde Whitewater Kayaking 0 05-23-2007 12:17 PM
Name this band... thatguy Whitewater Kayaking 1 12-26-2005 09:29 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.