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My Kayak Comparison Chart (River runners/creekers & Playboat categories)

This will be an ongoing chart where I compare boats i've paddled to each other along some common categories. I'll try and maintain this as best as I can! This is a list for river running, up to class IV, and I've used to determine what boat I want to get into when I think I'm going paddling at my maximum skill. I tend to get in smaller more fun boats when I'm more in my comfort zone!

River Running Kayak Chart

At Eddy Paddle

The AT Eddy has been my primary paddle since I really got into paddling. I picked my first one up with my first boat years ago. I got a heck of a deal on it form Next Adventure, and I have to say I was impressed by the quality of the paddle for the price Fast forward some years, many days of paddling creeks, rivers and playboats on two sides of the country... and I feel I can safely report that the AT Eddy is a solid paddle!

Werner Sidekick Review

While traveling back east to visit family, I decided to go paddle some whitewater with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, we not only had to pay to demo kayaks, but if wanted a paddle worth a damn we had to pay to demo them. Rather than put money towards nothing, I instead put the money towards the purchase of a new paddle. Having wanted to try a playboat specific paddle for a while now, while also being in a 2016 Jackson Rockstar... I decided I would I pick up a Werner Sidekick.

Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x zoom scope

I purchased a Vortex Strike Eage 1-6x scope after a recent outing at my local gun range. I had mostly been shooting in the woods around my prior residence, and at an actual range I found my AR-15 with a Vortex red dot a bit limiting. Sure I could shoot decent enough to be capable out to 50 yards, but I was looking for a bit more flexibility than that, especially if a situation dictated the need for greater preciscion or longer distance.

Nikon P308 Scope

I collect a notable amount of firearms, and enjoy shooting a wide variety as well. When it comes to "practical" firearms for most situations though, I tend to focus on firearms chambered in 308. The ammunition is plentiful, it can be used for hunting, it turns cover into concealment... the list of reasons to run 3.08/7.62x51 is plentiful.

Five Speed Transmission

When I first got the Corvette, I often wondered just what the heck I'd do with it. What do you do with a muscle car exactly? I thought about autocross or drag racing and all that other silly non-sense, but in the end it settled into just being a really fun vehicle to take on roadtrips. Unfortunately, as I began to take the Corvette on road trips I quickly discovered a major shortcoming of having 400+hp monster with sidepipes and a 4 speed transmission... this sucker is LOUD. It spins 3,000 rpm @ 70mph.

Day at the range, accurately shooting from a bench rest (and in general).

I picked up an "assault rifle" in 308/7.62nato, an Adams Arms SF308 patrol enhanced specifically. I'd been eyeing one for quite some time, but the price combined with political urgency never really lined up. Finally a manufacturer I love (very truly innovative technology at great prices) came forward with an amazing firearm, and the political urgency is there (Clinton will win, she dislikes firearms, plus Oregon/Washington is going anti-gun) so I picked it up. Shortly thereafter, I went shooting at the local gun range.

Dagger Kingpin 6.3/6.2/6.1

This article is a work in progress. Better photos, supporting documents, and complete information to come.

2016 Jackson Rockstar Review

I've tried a LOT of playboats. I've hunted high and low trying to find what works best for me. One of the cool things about kayaking is that the equipment does make a notable difference. A lot of egomaniacs will try and go "rah rah rah it's not the boat it's the paddler!" and then promptly not be able to roll over an inflatable kayak because that shit just ain't true! The dynamics of a boat can be notably different.


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