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Re: S&G: Black Skimmer Sea Kayak Design

The most important reason for the foot hump is getting the feet, as well as the knees, vertical and centered for the forward stroke. My knees can only pump up and down a little over an inch or so, which is less than a sprint kayaker would want, but it's enough and a good compromise for a firm fit for rolling. For rolling, I can spread my knees and feet outward. I haven't rolled the kayak, but with the deck flat most of the way across, I feel like I'm going to have good grip and leverage. But the feet centered and verticle in the middle helps me keep a good posture while paddling. When splayed out, I feel like my back wants to hunch.

: Can you detail the bennett-fits of the hump a bit more? What is
: your paddling posture like in there? Are you sitting knees up
: and center for racing, with options for frog-legging and
: Greenlandish flat-legs? Any pics with you sitting beside it in
: paddling posture for a sense of scale and fit? Was foot room the
: only design criteria you were finding an answer for?

: Although Black Skimmer is probably an apt name, I think you missed
: your chance to call it The Python! ; )

: As usual, beautiful work!

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