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#11 Paddlepower

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:41 AM

Ahhh.I see you only have 10 posts.Your either a TROLL or from a rival company :whistling: Just goes to show you know Jack s*** about Kayaks though :rolleyes:


Well said Somerset :yeah: I will not answer him as I am not a troll, whatever that is, but I do notice that some seem to stick together on commercial issues, maybe money IS involved?. I value EVERYBODY's opinnion but trying to shout people down just shows some kind of guilt or something. I am certainly NOT from a company, and I find the acusation strange and defensive?. Anybody else want to come clean on the bung front?????

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:47 AM

Ahhh.I see you only have 10 posts.Your either a TROLL or from a rival company :whistling: Just goes to show you know Jack s*** about Kayaks though :rolleyes:


I wasn't going to answer this but I am curious so here goes. ZZZZZippy, I am a senior member of the BCU (British Canoe Union) I hold level 5 instructor in sea kayaking, I run regular expeditions in the Hebrides (not going to commercialise with my site!!!) and have over 30 years experience in kayaking, starting in the marines as a diver/canoeist. I have run kayak survival courses, both in the service and civilian and I am also an experienced diver.



I have seen kayaks develop in shape and design over many years and I have paddled many of them, some in operations that were military orientated. I have owned many types of kayak including, ocean, perception, Prijon, etc, etc. I owe none of them any commercial favour, but I value my right to have my say.

I believe that I am reasonably astute when it comes to kayak knowledge and I would be grateful if you were to post your experience and qualifications regarding kayaking and all things marine, seeing as you have chosen to quote me as "knowing jack sh1t about kayaks"

Basically, put up or ZZZZZZZZZZip it :busted_cop:

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:06 PM

I wasn't going to answer this but I am curious so here goes. ZZZZZippy, I am a senior member of the BCU (British Canoe Union) I hold level 5 instructor in sea kayaking, I run regular expeditions in the Hebrides (not going to commercialise with my site!!!) and have over 30 years experience in kayaking, starting in the mairines as a diver/canoeist. I have run kayak survival courses, both in the service and civilian and I am also an experienced diver.
I have seen kayaks develop in shape and design over many years and I have paddled many of them, some in operations that were military orientated. I have owned many types of kayak including, ocean, perception, Prijon, etc, etc. I owe none of them any commercial favour, but I value my right to have my say.

I believe that I am reasonably astute when it comes to kayak knowledge and I would be grateful if you were to post your experience and qualifications regarding kayaking and all things marine, seeing as you have chosen to quote me as "knowing jack sh1t about kayaks"

Basically, put up or ZZZZZZZZZZip it :busted_cop:

Well your great experience just doesnt show in you previous post :rolleyes:
I myself have a Prowler15 but would say the Kaskazi kayak was way more stable as I have seen it handle in the flesh.
And when you post about Zippy and Bungle (Somerset in Jumpers or Jersy)Try looking at the spelling :schmoll: Zzippy as in Zziplex.I think there is a difference between a Puppet and a Fishing Rod Make.
But if you like Puppets that much just carry on speaking to Wind power :yeah:
Ooooops.I had better be careful what I say.Just seen Wind power was in the Marines :blink:
This is a great past time whilst at work :lol: I was getting a bit bored till now.


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:10 PM

Before this thread is reduced to the ranks of petty bickering and backstabbing, keep it nice and friendly :)

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:14 PM

Dont see what all the fuss is about!

If you dont like a thread then dont read it or certainly dont reply to it :yeah:
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:19 PM

I will not answer him as I am not a troll... Anybody else want to come clean on the bung front?????


Paddlepower, fyi a troll is someone who joins a forum for the express purpose of making provocative or insulting posts in order to start arguments with as many people as possible.

Accusing people you've never met of taking bungs and comparing anybody's kayak to a cheap pedalo is a good way of qualifying as a troll in my opinion.

I agree with GB and Zippy and have no objection to this kind of info being posted on the forum. And I would rather my money went to any of the regular posters on here than to a dealer I didn't know.



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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

Well your great experience just doesnt show in you previous post :rolleyes:
I myself have a Prowler15 but would say the Kaskazi kayak was way more stable as I have seen it handle in the flesh.
And when you post about Zippy and Bungle (Somerset in Jumpers or Jersy)Try looking at the spelling :schmoll: Zzippy as in Zziplex.I think there is a difference between a Puppet and a Fishing Rod Make.
But if you like Puppets that much just carry on speaking to Wind power :yeah:
Ooooops.I had better be careful what I say.Just seen Wind power was in the Marines :blink:
This is a great past time whilst at work :lol: I was getting a bit bored till now.


Thanks for the reply, although not as requested, I see you have a prowler 15?. You didn't answer the question, however, regarding experience and knowledge. I did notice that you say you have tried the Kaskazi in the flesh even though they have only just been released the UK. Normally only commercial sponsors get this advanced treatment?. Enough said. Forget the pun on words and commercial spin and just answer the question regarding experience to justify your comments and I will bow to your superior knowledge.........Waiting with baited breath :lol:

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:41 PM

I think ocean kayaks have had plenty of 'publicity' on here - its a double edged sword though, some good, some bad.

Ppl here will test the Dorado, maybe buy one and either extoll their virtues or slate them.

I think peeps here can work out the difference between a salesman and a consumer and they can listen to who they choose.

Or make their own mind up.

I'm interested in trying one FWIW and don't think its a problem Speciman - or anyone else who is 'known' on here - sticking up a link.

Most of the regulars know Simon anyway.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:45 PM

I think ocean kayaks have had plenty of 'publicity' on here - its a double edged sword though, some good, some bad.

Ppl here will test the Dorado, maybe buy one and either extoll their virtues or slate them.

I think peeps here can work out the difference between a salesman and a consumer and they can listen to who they choose.

Or make their own mind up.

I'm interested in trying one FWIW and don't think its a problem Speciman - or anyone else who is 'known' on here - sticking up a link.

Most of the regulars know Simon anyway.

Storm in a teacup.


Does "known" on here equate to being in the "sales" bretheren?

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for the reply, although not as requested, I see you have a prowler 15?. You didn't answer the question, however, regarding experience and knowledge. I did notice that you say you have tried the Kaskazi in the flesh even though they have only just been released the UK. Normally only commercial sponsors get this advanced treatment?. Enough said. Forget the pun on words and commercial spin and just answer the question regarding experience to justify your comments and I will bow to your superior knowledge.........Waiting with baited breath :lol:


Jeez I must be a commercial sponsor!
fortunately,quite a few of us have tried out the Dorado--that's how it is in kayaking--most people are friendly enough to let you try their gear out.See no harm in posting info on them here---after all look at the publicity that has been given to the Prowler Big Game and the Prowler elite ;)
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