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Gary D 04-17-2012 04:09 PM

Hi-N-Dry Paddle Shaft Float Invention
 
I came up with an invention last year in order to make my dad capable of doing whitewater with me in a kayak without knowing how to roll. With this device, rolling became a piece of cake for him and it also improved my roll tremendously. Neither one of us have wet-exited since using it and we've done up to class 4 with it. That says something considering my dad has never kayaked before and can't roll without it. We are excited about it and think it can help a lot of people out.

http://www.shaftfloat.com/hi-n-dry-k...downing-sr.jpg

Check out the product website to see a video demonstration of the Hi-N-Dry in action!
http://www.shaftfloat.com

MountainMedic 04-17-2012 04:14 PM

Brilliant

Claytonious 04-17-2012 04:29 PM

Seems like a great idea for beginners. I actually wonder if it would work for more advance paddlers as well. Does it ever get in the way of paddling? Seems like it could limit vision as well.

ouachita 04-17-2012 09:04 PM

This should get interesting...

shonuffkayak 04-17-2012 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claytonious
Seems like a great idea for beginners. I actually wonder if it would work for more advance paddlers as well. Does it ever get in the way of paddling? Seems like it could limit vision as well.

My guess gonna make for a bunch of lazy paddlers then get someone killed for overconfidence

Skillkilla 04-17-2012 09:36 PM

lots of plus's, but if you went over with only one hand on it or, or loss your grip you couldnt pull your paddle under and roll.

mrkyak 04-18-2012 07:01 AM

If you or your dad doesn't have a solid roll without the paddle float and your running class IV, keep your health insurance up to date because someone is going to get hurt.

Cphilli 04-18-2012 07:50 AM

Appears that it doesn't just teach you how to roll, but how to expose your whole upper body while doing it.

Claytonious 04-18-2012 08:31 AM

I am always stoked to see somebody come up with a new idea. It may or may not work. It might be dangerous, or annoying, or useless. Or it might change the way people kayak. I would be willing to try it just for shits and giggles.

Anybody who has ever invented anything usefull has first come up with a lot of ideas that don't work.

MT4Runner 04-18-2012 08:36 AM

I like the outside-the-box thinking.

I'd shy away from a "Class IV" river, but there's a huge difference between that and a single Class IV rapid in the middle of an otherwise II-III run, especially if it isn't holey and has a good pool below it.

I do agree it could lead to some bad habits, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to make sure an inexperienced paddler is coached by an experienced paddler to make sure that good technique is emphasized.

If it gets more people on the rivers instead of home watching TV? Good for them.
Hey, it's a free country! :)


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