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Advice please!

  • 16-11-2010 2:36pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 25

    Hi there,

    I'm hoping some of the more experienced kayakers on here could give me a little advice. I'm thinking of giving a kayak to my partner as a Christmas gift. I have been looking at the Bic Bilbao. We have tried this on water and it seemed perfect. And it's the right price which is very important.

    My worry is that I don't know enough to decide... My partner is probably closer to intermediate than beginner in the water so I'm afraid this isn't the right choice for her.

    But it is really just for fun in the summer nothing too serious.

    I have also seen a barely used Liquid Logic Coupe for sale on iCanoe at the same price so not sure if this would be better.

    Any thoughts people, please??


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 157 ✭✭pmccormack

    If its for only abit of recreational paddling in the summer on flat water then the bic would be fine, however the Liquid logic you have seen in i-canoe will give abit more scope to your partner as it is designed to be used in white water also so it has the comfort and ease of use as most other sit on top kayaks but with advantage of being very responsive and will possible aid your partners progression in the sport.

    Hope this helps


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25 smurph11

    Thanks Paddy, that's kind of what I had been thinking myself. I guess I'm a little anxious too that this one has been used and I won't have seen the condition before I buy. Cheers for the advice though.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 157 ✭✭pmccormack

    The condition of ex demo boats can be really good give the guys in i-canoe a call and ask them they are sound and will tell you straight. I know that Kayak has not been on the market long so I would say it is in good nick.
    But give them a buzz and ask.