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A kayak demo (demonstration) refers to a dealer or salesman showing their client how to use a kayak, as well as to the client testing the kayak in order to find out how well suited it is for their purpose.

New pictures of my motorized Wavewalk 700 fishing kayak

By Rox Davis

Connecticut

I put the W700 together on how I’d like to set it up for fishing.

Not sure if I’ll leave the windshield on, but I’ll know better after my next outing.

One thing I know for sure, if anyone wants those flush rod holders, don’t do it, if they plan on adding a motor, they get in the way of the mounts.
I cut mine down and capped them so they won’t leak, and they’re are out of my way for storage.

I have a couple of showings with some friends who want to see the W700, hopefully it will bring in some sales.

 

 

 

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First time in W fishing kayak, in tandem! by Gary Thorberg (video)

First time Wavewalkers Kirby and Mary Lou show us how easy it really is!
Both were impressed with the stability and ease of paddling. Having experience in conventional kayaks, they were willing to give tandem a try the first time out.
We usually reserve tandem kayaking for after you have mastered solo, but they were able to jump right in and take off no problem.
I foresee many successful tandem fishing trips for them, as fishing is their passion.
Thanks for the test, and enjoy many happy years in your new Wavewalk!

Gary

Read more about Gary’s rigging innovations, motorizing tests, and fishing trips »

Extreme stability in the Riding position – W fishing kayak demo video

This video focuses on the unrivaled lateral stability the W kayak offers its user in the Riding position.

It is played in 1:8 slow motion in order to enable the viewer’s eyes to capture the extreme up-and-down swings of the hulls, as the 200 lbs paddler swiftly shifts his weight left and right.

The volume of each of this kayak’s twin hulls can support this paddler’s entire weight, which enables him to pull each of the 14″ high hulls out of the water by leaning on its twin hull on the other side of the kayak.

Note that your legs support your upper body from both sides, and your feet are in a direct vertical line below your body.

paddling a fishing kayak - top view

Top view of W kayaker in the riding posture

Cross section of a W500 fishing kayak

The figure shows how the paddler rides the W kayak’s saddle:

Paddling the W kayak in the riding posture

The above Riding position is more stable and powerful than the Sitting position below:

Paddling the W kayak in the sitting posture

Advantages

Riding is the most stable and comfortable position in paddling, and it offers best control over your kayak, and the most leverage on your paddle.
In the Riding position you’re straddling the W kayak’s saddle in a way that’s similar to riding the saddle of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), a snowmobile, or a jet-ski. Your thighs, legs and feet are positioned below your upper body, which enables them to take an active part in all your efforts: Balancing, Control and Paddling, in the most powerful and effective manner.

Riding is the best position for beginning W Kayakers, and it is also the best position in extreme applications such as whitewater and surf paddling.

Note that your previous experience in traditional kayaking while being seated in the L position does not offer you any advantage in learning how to operate a W kayak, which is a new and different type of paddle craft that offers higher performance and extended versatility.

Fishing

Riding is the preferred position for fishing, rivaling only with standing.
When you cast and fish riding you have more power and control, and a greater range of motion than when casting in the sitting position.
Many W kayak anglers who suffer from severe physical limitations and disabilities resulting from old age, spine problems and excess weight can spend long hours paddling their W kayak and fishing from it without getting out of it, as they write in many of the testimonials they’ve contributed >

Riding Tropical Storm Irene In The Stand Up Kayak

Earlier today we took the W500 kayak to the beach at lake Massapoag, a 1 square mile lake in eastern Massachusetts, on the path of Irene – a tropical storm at that point in time.
The wind was blowing at 35 mph, with long gusts of up to 55 mph, beating the waters of this small lake to waves between 1 and 2 ft high.
Such waves are almost unnoticed when you’re paddling the W500, but paddling standing up against such powerful headwind isn’t easy, as you’ll see in this movie:

Can you jump up and down, and from side to side in the W500? -Absolutely!
Can you fall down with all your weight without losing balance at all, and rise to your feet instantly and with zero effort? -Absolutely!
-Watch this classic video and see for yourself:

The paddler in both videos is middle aged, non athletic, 6 ft tall (1.84 m), and weighs 200 lbs (90.7 kg)- He’s neither a small sized, lightweight guy, nor an athlete who just graduated from college.

The 28.5″ wide W kayak offers unrivaled stability – Much more than any other kayak, including extra wide ones, and even kayaks outfitted with outriggers.
What’s the technical explanation behind such unrivaled stability? –
Read more about stability in fishing kayaks, and the patented invention enabling this super stability >>

True stand up paddling requires a kayak that fulfills a number of basic requirements. The W kayak is the only kayak offering true stand up paddling – Interested to learn more about stand up paddling? – Continue reading >>

W Kayak Videos Viewed 230,000 Times on YouTube In 2010

W kayak YouTube videos got 230,000 views in 2010.
In comparison, we got 150,000 views in 2009. This is an increase of over 50%.

Jeff McGovern’s instruction movies on how to rig a fishing kayak are still very popular – Thanks Jeff!

Please don’t be shy, and send us your W kayak videos 🙂
If you have problems editing them, send us the raw footage, and we’ll edit it.