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Old 21-04-2017, 01:20   #16
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Re: HYPAR - an Origami Kayak

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Interesting design, but in several shots while underway, the wake is seen to not break cleanly from the transom. Could be inefficient/slow.

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Yes, I noticed the same thing, it didn't seem to have much glide. But I guess its a big step up from your average inflatable kayak.

That wide stern adds a lot of wetted surface and drag, but may make it pretty stable and possibly makes a great platform to slide up if you end up in the water or want to go swimming. It looks like it would be easy to chuck a dry bag of gear on the stern, or an anchor...
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Re: HYPAR - an Origami Kayak

Yes. Less glide but some extra stability I think. There are many levels of fitness here. I find it difficult to get into the regular (canoe shaped) kayak alongside but it is quite doable with a rotomolded beamy design.

So I think this HYPAR design has its own specific merits. I will try to test ride one if I see one around. It is made in Europe and I see people bringing in new toys from the continent every fall. I may have a chance then.

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