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Comparing the CAD file to the real Gonzo

 We thought you'd be interested in a comparison between the CAD file of the Gonzo, and photos of the final plastic boat. What do you think of the two? Is it what you expected it to look like, or very different?  

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Main Squeeze design evolution

The Main Squeeze continues to evolve, as we look for that perfect balance of river running ability, playfullness, ease and excitement all in one boat. It's a tall order, but we know that when we get it right, we'll truly have an amazing boat on our hands. One of the latest elements of the design to evolve, is the boats length, and volume distribution. We've bumped it up from 6'9" to 7'4", to give the boat more glide when paddling downriver, or hitting waves on the fly. We've also removed some of the "plump" to the volume distribution (much needed...

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Füry II Progression

The new Füry II is really starting to take shape. Computer testing is progressing and we're now at the point of making an actual prototype to test. The key in the design has been to make the kayak work effectively when it's on edge using a traditional surfboard style outline for carving hard, and then to use sidecut on the inner edges to help turn the kayak when it's almost completely flat (setting up for airs and slight angle adjustments are needed with minimal lean so maximum bounce can be had). In addition there is the conflicting desires of having...

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Fury II

Anyone who was paddling in the mid 1990's will remember the iconic Fury - arguably the most significant kayak design in the last 20 years as it effectively brought the concept of the planing hulled kayak to freestyle kayaks. While there have been breakthrough designs since the Fury, it was this kayak that effectively started the planing hull design revolution - the base concept which ALL modern freestyle kayaks are based on. The Fury was revolutionary for many reasons past the planing hull. It was very short for the time, was the first kayak with sidecut to improve carving, dimples...

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The Origins of designer Corran Addison

Many have wondered how our designer, Corran Addison, became a designer. The truth is that he never had a choice. In 1970's Apartheid South Africa, where he grew up, the country was separated from the rest of the world through sanctions. As such, very little about what was happening in the USA and Europe was getting into the country. And this included paddlesports. His father, Graeme Addison, in about 1975 portaging what was considered "unrunable rapids" So when his father decided he wanted to learn to kayak, there was no question about walking into a kayak shop, buying a kayak,...

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