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Monday, 15 April 2013

Sea kayak test 2013 (IT,EN)



 After nice summer and lot of wild water it was a time to go on the sea and paddle some new sea kayaks, this time Kevlar-carbon ones. I had a good opportunity to take them to Croatian island Hvar. I can say it was perfect weather few days of strong north wind with nice waves and than just flat sea and no wind. So, for  the test: what else do you need?

First kayak was my favorite:  Seabirds XP 507 /Semi Carbon

This sea kayak is working really nice in wind conditions because on the top of the boat is flat and you don’t have any problems with side wind. Stability is normal and you can chaise the waves without any extra power without any extra power. About fitting I can say that if you like really comfortable take large boat. Fin is a classic one and easy to use.  I was surprised that all bagged spaces are nice to handle. Around the cockpit and on the top of the boat you have a lot of space for all other things to put on for a long expedition, even you can buy accessories to make this boat a fishing kayak. I recommend it to all kayakers who love adventures.

At heart rate 120/min the speed was (GPS) 8.6 km/h

Dopo una bella estate e molte discese in torrente è giunto il momento di andare al mare e di provare alcuni nuovi kayak marini, questa volta non in polietilene ma in Kevlar e carbonio. Ho avuto l’occasione di provarli all’isola di Hvar in Croazia. Posso dire che abbiamo trovato condizioni climatiche ideali, alcuni giorni di vento forte da nord con belle onde e poi mare piatto senza vento. Quindi, perfetto per il nostro test.

Il primo kayak, il mio preferito:       Seabirds XP 507 /Semi Carbon

Questo sea kayak si comporta egregiamente in presenza di vento grazie alla coperta piatta, nessun problema in caso di vento laterale. Buona stabilità, si prende l’onda senza difficoltà e sprechi di energia. Per quanto riguarda l’outfitting, se si vuole il comfort assoluto consiglio la versione più grande. La deriva è classica e di facile utilizzo. Sono rimasto dalla perfetta accessibilità di tutti gli spazi di carico. Intorno al pozzetto ed in generale sulla coperta abbiamo molto spazio per caricare sacche stagne ed altre cose necessaria per una lunga spedizione, si possono anche applicare con facilità tutti gli accessori da pesca. Consiglio questo kayak a tutti gli amanti dell’avventura.

Velocità misurata con GPS 8.6 km/h a 120 battiti al minuto.  

Seabirds Scott MV Diolen/Fiberglass/Core(British)
Very interesting sea kayak for beginners and  for kayakers who paddle just for few years and like to move from plastic to carbon. Stability and maneuverability  is very good and easy to paddle, interesting is that a fin is coming out from the bottom of the boat and its nice when you travel with a car. About space for the bags no worries, you can go for a real tour.

At hearth rate 120/min speed was (GPS) 8.5 km/h

Kayak molto interessante per principianti e per canoisti che hanno  cominciato solo da alcuni anni e desiderano passare dal polietilene al carbonio. Stabilità e manovrabilità eccellenti, facilissima da usare, interessante la deriva a scomparsa, comoda anche durante il trasporto in macchina. Capacità di carico? Non preoccupatevi, lo spazio a disposizione può contenere tutto il necessario per un vero viaggio.

Velocità misurata con GPS 8.5 km/h a 120 battiti al minuto.  

Zegul Velocity – A-Core Speed     (Race-Touring)
That is something what good kayakers search to be fast and to have a feeling that you are on the race. This sea kayak is not just sea kayak but a kayak for every day. Like a “fitness” boat.
Interesting is that you have two fins. One is on the bottom and another classic one is in the end of the boat. You can choose to use one or both, depends of conditions.   When I was paddling on the waves was like ride a nice river. Because is a little bit longer that normal sea kayak is maneuverability takes a bit longer as  shorter sea kayaks. Spaces for bags are in comparison to wider boats surprisingly big and allow nice travel on the sea and lakes.  

At hearth rate 120/min speed was (GPS) 9.1 km/h

E’ quello che ogni buon canoista cerca per essere veloce ed avere la sensazione di essere in gara. Questo sea kayak, non è solo un sea kayak ma un kayak da usare ogni giorno. Un kayak da “fitness”
Interessante la presenza del timone e della deriva a scomparsa. Si può scegliere di usare uno, l’altra oppure entrambi a seconda delle condizioni.  Pagaiando sulle onde la sensazione era quella di scendere un bel  fiume. Data la lunghezza la manovrabilità era leggermente inferiore rispetto agli altri kayak in test. Lo spazio di carico sorprendente  anche paragonato ad altri kayak più larghi permette l’utilizzo per lunghe gite in mare o lago.

Velocità misurata con GPS 9.1 km/h a 120 battiti al minuto.  




Seabirds Black Pearl HV – Hybrid carbon/Kevlar   vacuum infusion (Greenland)
If you like something new and be like Eskimos in the first kayaks on the planet than this is a boat for you. It’s  not just a kayak it’s a piece of art that you will get a look when you will be driving on the roads around the world. Enthusiasts have fun.
Se cercate nuove sensazioni e volete sentirvi come gli Eskimesi nel primo kayak sul pianeta questo è il mezzo chef a per voi. Non è solo un kayak ma un’opera d’arte, i passanti si gireranno a guardarvi mentre viaggiate sulle strade intorno al mondo. Entusiasti godetevela.





Seabirds Black Pearl HV – Hybrid carbon/Kevlar   vacuum infusion (Greenland)
Designer: Björn Thomasson
Product Developer: Len Ystmark
Speed: good
Initial stability: medium
End stability: medium
Stability in waves: medium
Course stability: medium
Maneuverability: great
Packing volume: low
Price and construction 1.858,00 Hybrid carbon/Kevlar   vacuum infusion
Price after test 1.350,00
Comments: special kayak for special people
Pro: a piece of art
Cons: small cockpit, low packing volume
Recommended to intermediates and experts
Recommended use : day tour


  • Specifications:
Lenght
Width
Depth
Internal cockpit
Volume
559 cm (18´4´´)
52 cm (20.5´´)
24 cm (9.4´´)
57x40 cm (22.4´´x15.7´´)
259 L (68.4 US gal)
  • Weight:
Diolen/Fiberglass/Core
Hybrid Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
Carbon (vacuum infusion)
Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
23 kg (51 lbs)
22 kg (49 lbs)
21 kg (46 lbs)
20 kg (40 lbs)

Paddler weight
80 – 100 kg (132 – 176 lbs)
Capacity
136 kg (300 lbs)

§  Storage:
Front
Beckson round hatch 20 cm (8´´)
Rear
Beckson round hatch 20 cm (8´´)



Seabirds XP 507  - Semi Carbon             (Sweedish)
Designer: Ingvar Ankervik/VKV
Product Developer: Len Ystmark
Speed :    good
Initial stability:   very  good
End stability: good
Stability in waves:   good
Course stability:  good
Maneuverability:  good
Packing volume: very good
Price and construction 1.858,00 Semi Carbon vacuum infusion
Price after test 1.350,00
Comments:  good shape, very easy kayak, lot of room for gear.
Recommended to beginners,  intermediates and experts
Recommended use : day tours, multiday trips, expeditions
Pro: easy boat, stable and maneuverable
Cons: not the faster kayak around
§  Specifications:
Lenght
Width
Depth
Internal cockpit
Volume
507 cm (16´8´´)
58.5 cm (23´´)
31 cm (12.2´´)
80x40 cm (31.5´´x15.7´´)
320 L (84.5 US gal)
§  Weight:
Diolen/Fiberglass/Core
Hybrid Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
Carbon (vacuum infusion)
Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
27 kg (60 l)
24 kg (53 lbs)
23 kg (51 lbs)
22 kg (49 lbs)
Paddler weight
60 – 95 kg (132 – 209 lbs)

Capacity
145 kg (320 lbs)

§  Storage:
Front
round hatch 25 cm (10´´); screw day hatch 15 cm (6´´)
Rear
oval hatch 32.5 cm (13´´); round hatch 15 cm (6´´)




Seabirds Scott MV Diolen/Fiberglass/Core   (British)
Designer: Rob Feloy
Speed: good
Initial stability: very good
End stability: very  good
Stability: very good,  in waves nice and dynamic
Course stability: very good
Maneuverability: good  midi
Packing volume: good
Recommended to beginners,  intermediates and experts
Recommended use : day tours, multiday trips, expeditions

Price and construction 1.474,00 Diolen/Fiberglass/Core  
Price after test  1.150,00
Comments:   over all kayak and nice position for paddling
Pro: very stable and nice to paddle in wave conditions, good front deck cut for paddling
Cons:  rounded front deck, not easy to fix gear on top
§  Specifications:
Length
Width
Depth
Internal cockpit
Volume
518 cm (16´1´´)
55.9 cm (22´´)
39.4 cm (15.5´´)
80x40 cm (31.5´´x15.7´´)
330 L (87.2 US gal)

§  Weight:
Diolen/Fiberglass/Core
Hybrid Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
Carbon (vacuum infusion)
Carbon/Kevlar (vacuum infusion)
27 kg (60 lbs)
26 kg (57 lbs)
25 kg (55 lbs)
25 kg (55 lbs)

Paddler weight
70 – 90 kg (155 – 200 lbs)

Capacity
160 kg (353 lbs)

§  Storage:
Front
screw day hatch 15 cm (6´´); round hatch 25 cm (10´´)
Rear
round hatch 15 cm (6´´); oval hatch 32.5 cm (13´´)




Zegul Velocity – A-Core Speed     (Race-Touring)
Speed: very good, exiting
Initial stability: medium
End stability: medium
Stability in waves: very  good because of the bow and stern shape
Course stability: medium
Maneuverability:  good
Packing volume: very good
Price and construction   2.395,00 Zegul A-Core
Price after test  1.650,00

Comments:   good fitness, racing and touring boat
Recommended to intermediates and experts
Recommended use : day tours, multiday trips, expeditions, fitness, race

Pro: high speed, comfort, packing volume, great on waves
Cons: not the most stable boat on test
Measurements
Length:
550 cm (18″)
Width:
54 cm (21¼”)
Capacity approx.:
140 kg (309 lbs)
Cockpit:
82 x 42 cm (32¼’’ x 16 ½’’)
Weight
A-CORE:
22–24 kg (49–53 lbs)
3D C-CORE:
19–21 kg (42–46 lbs)


Storage
Front, Round Hatch:
24 cm (10″)
Rear, Oval Hatch:
44 x 26 cm (17″ x 10¼”)
Mini-box: Round hatch
15 cm (6″)


Text (testo): Pietro Linda and dejan Kralj

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