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2017 Riviera RP 14x23
« on: March 04, 2019, 02:24:51 PM »
I just want to say that there are used boards out there, which are still pretty good and cheap. And if not top (sponsored) paddler, or spend too much money on new board, you can do pretty well on used board too.
So, I bought used 2017 Riviera RP 14x23 for flat water paddling and light chop.
My biggest concern was stability due to V shape tail bottom, but it turned out to be just fine. Thanks to James who encouraged me and promo video where they mentioned long parallel side outline, which supposed to help stability. I was also surprised by its stability in upwind chop.
I did paddle it few times in almost perfect conditions, only water is still pretty cold - around 6C (42F), air around 14C (57F) and I could hold first 30min in pace of 9,6km/h (5,6mph) at 154/m heart rate. Other day, I could manage 2km paddling at 10,0km/h (6,2mph).
I used stock fin and KeNalu Mana82 paddle.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3427888338
So, I should be fine this year speed and money wise and some of you too. Cheers!