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Offline shooter

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #123 on: April 21, 2016, 01:48:18 PM »
It doesnt fit a Hobie kayak. Not yet anyhow and would certainly be not practical unless drive has a dual slot purpose for both drives.

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #122 on: April 21, 2016, 01:31:35 PM »
what i can see being popular is all the pa guys that fish the flats or fly fishing guys install the new drive along with a stand up bar, that will make the hobie a best scouting boat

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #121 on: April 19, 2016, 08:42:42 PM »
lots of  of storage  .... lunch in back pocket.... fun though  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #120 on: April 19, 2016, 06:01:44 PM »
New fins will be great in the lily pads, just like Minn Kota props and sharpen them right up.

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #119 on: April 19, 2016, 05:51:05 PM »

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #118 on: April 19, 2016, 05:49:55 PM »
What I mean is that the "pedals" look like hand grips.

a platform like on elliptical trainer goes on top

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #117 on: April 19, 2016, 05:14:36 PM »
What I mean is that the "pedals" look like hand grips.

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #116 on: April 19, 2016, 02:12:22 PM »
Are those fins on the left operated by armstrong power?

no, by anyone who weights less than 225lbs  :P

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2016, 02:06:52 PM »
Are those fins on the left operated by armstrong power?

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2016, 01:26:05 PM »
yup, they sell you the kayak at fair price, but get you at accessories.
speaking of which, how many hobie guys will jump on the new flow fins?  :P

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yeah, the flow fins are HUGE and rigid.   Pretty interesting difference.   

I was looking to upgrade my ST fins to Turbo fins after getting trounced in a race with Henricus in his pro angler. 


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Re: Hobie
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2016, 10:42:01 AM »
yup, they sell you the kayak at fair price, but get you at accessories.
speaking of which, how many hobie guys will jump on the new flow fins?  :P

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #112 on: April 19, 2016, 09:49:44 AM »
Don't you guys get it? A hobby isn't supposed to make sense!

My definition of a hobby doesn't agree with Webster's dictionary but goes as follows:

Spending more time and/or money on a recreational activity than is economically justifiable just because you want to.

You want to see an expensive hobby, think airplanes.

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #111 on: April 19, 2016, 09:26:46 AM »
so this is interesting, the guy who copied mirage drive had a similar prototype sup video uploaded to youtube 6 months ago

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2016, 12:18:06 PM »
I recall a bunch of us standing at the back of Bob's place at the South River tourney a few years back watching that crazy "Fishbait" guy trying to propel a SUP with the mirage drive from his Hobie. I guess he was onto something afterall......

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 12:40:57 PM by Scardinius »

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Re: Hobie
« Reply #109 on: April 08, 2016, 11:25:08 AM »
        Sure its a lot of money, but compared to what?  there is nothing like this on the market so there is going to be a feeling out process on what the market will bare.    Easier to reduce the price than to increase it.

        The other thing is the Mirage drive is a complete rework and design as so is the board its self.   From what I have been told the Mirage Drive fins are much stiffer and are actually two fins in one.  Since your putting 100% of your body weight down vs. about 40-60 lbs of pressure on a normal kayak the force wouldn't work on normal fins.  The Eclipse fins are very stiff and the rod is thicker. 

        This is built for a different type of consumer as this is not a fishing platform yet.   

         

           

 

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