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Re: Polo Kayak Design
By:Hans Friedel
Date: 10/6/2001, 5:40 pm
In Response To: Polo Kayak Design (Shawn Baker)

: Okay, here's a new topic as the winter doldrums loom: Does anybody know of
: any available polo kayak designs?

: They are made of plastic, kevlar and glass, but why not wood?

: With extra interior glass, you could get a very durable boat. Are kayak polo
: boats all the very same design, or just look that way? It would be an easy
: design to strip.

: Polo would be a great way to hone balance, edging, rolling, and maneuvering
: strokes over the winter.

: I played "Ultimate Frisbee" in sea kayaks last weekend. Not as
: maneuverable as WW or polo boats, but fast, and fast-paced! I rolled once,
: and took a bow in the chest. (Use #62 for a good fitting PFD). Polo boats
: have blunt (and often, padded) ends.

: Shawn

Polo has become rather popular here in Sweden to. It is mainly WW people that plays in the winter to keep the shape.

But if you are going to build a wood polo kayak I think you have to make it very smoth with no sharp corners to avoid injures if you hit someone of the other players


Messages In This Thread

Polo Kayak Design
Shawn Baker -- 10/5/2001, 5:41 pm
Re: Polo Kayak Design
Rick Checkland -- 10/10/2001, 4:47 pm
Re: Polo Kayak Design
Hans Friedel -- 10/6/2001, 5:40 pm
Re: Polo Kayak Design
Bill Price -- 10/5/2001, 6:33 pm