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Old 07-23-2015   #1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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C1 Conversion

I've had this perverse idea that I'd like to try out a C1. I'm a decent kayaker (Gore, Bailey, etc.) and have recently been thinking that getting an cheap-ish boat and converting it to a C1 could be fun. There doesn't seem to be much ww C1 happening here on the front range.

Has anyone tried doing this? How was the transition?

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Old 07-23-2015   #2
Carbondale, Colorado
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cboats.net is your friend. Its like a global mtn buzz for cboaters, for both open boats and you skirted C1 freaks.
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Old 07-23-2015   #3
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There are a few cboaters here and it's kind of sad there aren't more. Convert your boat and when the tour rolls around next year, track down Jordan Poffenberger, Dane Jackson, and Jake Ament (and any other cboaters at the fests) and pick their brain, go paddling with them.
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Old 07-23-2015   #4
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There are several of us C1ers in the Boulder Area. I have converted a H3:255 and Large second gen Burn. However, we came from open boats to C1. I would imagine the transition from kayak to C1 would be harder with out the training blade on your paddle

Lots of ways to do conversions. PM me your number, if you want to discuss.
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