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    Default Esquif Salsa

    Esquif Salsa

    Solo Playboat



    Fiberglass & Kevlar
    Length 1,96 m (6.5' )
    Width 69,22 cm (27 1/4')
    Depth 40,64 cm (16')
    Rocker - uhm... quite a lot
    Weight 15 kg (33 lb)

    What the makers say:

    This Salsa will spice up your freestyle paddling. Co-designed by Mark Scriver and Joe Langman, the Salsa is the ultimate open boat for wave and hole moves. The rails hold an edge while accelerating down a wave to pull off huge blunts and aerials. The planing hull is very loose for flat spins and the slicey ends are ideal for cartwheels and stalls. The Salsa is predictable and controllable while river running between your favourite playspots.

    The Salsa comes outfitted with a saddle, Yakima footbraces, foam kneeblocks and side foam floatation. Althought very dry, the cockpit of the Salsa will accept a custom sprayskirt, if you choose.

    At the 2005 Freestyle World Championships, the Salsa prototype was paddled by former world champs Eli Helbert and Mark Scriver, and the 2005 World Champion Paul Danks.

    Look for this boat to expand your freestyle repetoire.

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    Is that a banana skin?

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGB View Post
    Is that a banana skin?

    TGB
    Only if its in yellow
    Happiness is a clean, tidy anemone

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    Don't think that one of these has hit the UK yet and probably never will unless someone pays for it upfront without paddling it first.

    Looks to have some nice sliced ends, definitely a "Park and Play" boat.

    Cheers

    Graeme
    SWWC the way forward

    Coaching for skills and performance

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    Graeme @ YC
    Don't think that one of these has hit the UK yet and probably never will unless someone pays for it upfront without paddling it first.
    I believe there are currently three Esquif Salsas in the UK....

    Kelvin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGB View Post
    Is that a banana skin?
    Quote Originally Posted by mangy mutt View Post
    Only if its in yellow
    Then I'd be worried, that if I left it out in the sun or next to waxy fruits, it might turn brown.

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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    starting to get a bit worried about the large banana i had for tea the other night

    in my defence i was hungry and didnt have my glasses on
    nature is m X-box

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    I am looking to build my own OC1 freestyle canoe... ...so a few questions..
    Are there any more c-boats under 2m long than Salsa and Blackfly? http://www.blackflycanoes.com/blackfly.php
    Why have these boats so rectangle gunnels?
    Are there any limits - minimal size of the gunnel to stay in category Open canoe?

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    I am looking to build my own OC1 freestyle canoe...

    Nice I look forward to the results

    ...so a few questions..
    Are there any more c-boats under 2m long than Salsa and Blackfly?

    the Robson Cu fly is I think sub 2 meter, not sure.
    and the Big Dog Kaos is 193

    and there are a number of Home build boats. take a plastic freestyle kayak a saw and plastic and there you go.

    the ICF rules in competition are that you need to have
    a open cockpit.

    5.3 Open Canoe OC-1
    Competitors must be kneeling and using a single bladed paddle.
    Boat must be able to hold 40 liters of water with the paddler kneeling in the boat.
    The open depth of the boat must be at least 40cm for a length of 80cm.
    The overall open surface area must be at least 3800qcm.
    Buoyancy for the boat ends is to be inflatable (bulkheads not permitted).
    Boat must respect the safety measures


    http://www.canoeicf.com/icf/Aboutour...formation.html


    have fun
    Propper writing in English. How do you do that? with dyslexia, bad hand eye coordination, ect. and in a foreign language.
    Sorry for all the mistakes.

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    Thank you for the reply. I am looking to make completely new design in styrofoam/composite. As the time passes, I am producing shorter boats.

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