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by jrsh92
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: just how long...
Replies: 18
Views: 3226

I voted 10'. I have an Atom and like it a lot, I do have some complaints about the boat but the length is nice, I really like its speed compared to shorter boats like most modern conversions. I see the appeal of Gyramax length boats and their even greater speed, but I wouldn't purchase one personall...
by jrsh92
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Footware in a C1
Replies: 44
Views: 5521

I use a pair of neoprene socks/booties with a thin rubber sole. I forget the model but I think it's another company's equivalent to the NRS Desperado http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=2348&pdeptid=1168 They're better than neoprene socks without any rubber sole added, but they don't grip as...
by jrsh92
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Extended Canadian Wilderness Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 4841

Check out the Broadback. Completely isolated from start to finish, with a beautiful waterfall and up to class 5 BIG water, depending on the level.
by jrsh92
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "So what happens if you can't get at your straps?"
Replies: 45
Views: 6090

I have a lapbelt+thigh strap system in my Atom... Both straps and lapbelt have easy to release cam buckles, but I can wiggle my way out of the boat even with the lapbelt still tight. I wouldn't want to use a system that I would need to release to get out of the boat... even being able to get out of ...
by jrsh92
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Atom
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Agreed. Just don't let the water catch those edges in a way you aren't expecting and you'll be fine. Lean aggressively wherever leaning is appropriate, this will keep the edges doing what they're supposed to despite their "catchy" characteristics. Beware of the boat becoming submerged, including the...
by jrsh92
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Compare Zephyr and Whirlwind
Replies: 20
Views: 4348

The Spark is a fun boat, real fast and pretty responsive. Depending on your weight, I think, it can feel pretty unstable though. This obviously isn't the only factor in stability, but if nothing else at 24" wide it's one of the skinniest OC-1's I've paddled.
by jrsh92
Sat May 15, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Teaching Open Boat Rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

The way I taught myself to roll was to simply brace lower and lower and lower... eventually, I could go over to my offside so far that I could be stationary, 180 degrees upside down, and I could still brace myself back up. At that point it's basically a roll-- from there all I needed to do was wrap ...
by jrsh92
Tue May 11, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: RPM Max as a C-1 conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

I think 200 lbs may be a fine weight for the Atom, actually... I'm about 160 pounds but enough of it is in the water for sure-- even at my weight which I gather is very light for the boat, it's still very "edgy", and the stern edges at least are under the water most of the time anyways so a heavier ...
by jrsh92
Tue May 11, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: RPM Max as a C-1 conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

The atom's weird for sure, but I like it... it seems that a lot of creekboater types can't get used to it's twitchiness (and lack of volume)... at the same time a lot of slalom boater types don't get why you'd pretend to make a fast edgy boat but then make it weigh 50 pounds and chop 3 feet off it. ...
by jrsh92
Tue May 11, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: RPM Max as a C-1 conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

I love the Atom and if it were just a C-1 version of the RPM I'd highly recommend converting the RPM... but I'm not sure I'd call it that at all. I've heard it called the C-1 version of an RPM many times, but 1. it's almost a foot longer, still over 6 inches longer than the RPM max 2. it's another 2...
by jrsh92
Sat May 01, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: She's gotta be a reincarnated Open Boater
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

That's awesome :)
by jrsh92
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Pretty Cool Roll Video
Replies: 3
Views: 975

I can easily do this kind of a roll in my Gyramax-- in fact that's what I learned before I learned what you might call a "roll" with a setup, basically a low brace delayed so late that your boat's all the way upside down. It's not that solid feeling or reliable though because obviously without the p...
by jrsh92
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Viper Gunwale cracks!
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

I don't really know about that problem and I haven't seen it... but I'd probably agree with you that if you're treating it the same way as you've treated your other boats, then there is probably something wrong with that specific boat's gunwales, either a material or molding problem that just makes ...
by jrsh92
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What's your favorite playboat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Atoms are fun! They throw great enders!
That's about the closest to a C-1 playboat I've paddled.[/list]
by jrsh92
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: WTB cheaper int-adv whitewater boat
Replies: 11
Views: 2834

How different does the Detonator feel from a Nitro? I am really light for a Nitro (150) so I guess a bigger guy in the smaller Detonator may have different results. But, I find the Nitro to be anything BUT squirrely, I call in "the Tank"... I haven't paddled it alongside my C-1 which is what I'm mos...