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Do you pedal or paddle

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Both

Topic: How many of you paddle??  (Read 61013 times)

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Spot

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Let's hear it?  Who still paddles? 

If I went by current posts, it would appear that pedalers are the majority here.  So, all you paddlers stand up and be counted!    Especially if you're a lurker. 

Thanks!
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Both...does that count?
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My single is a paddle, my tandem is a peddle.

Honestly that's mostly due to budget, though. The long term plan is to get a Revo 13 for my single boat. That said, I really enjoy paddling. I just find it harder to fish, although after doing it for a while it's getting easier. The rub is that rod holders would/will help, but ironically get more in the way the more you paddle (IMHO).
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I own both pedal and paddle kayaks and do both. I paddle to play in the surf and pedal to troll for trout/kokanee.
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Like RumLuck wrote, if I do both does it count?  I don't see it as a pick one type question.  Use the best tool for the job.

I spend most of my fishing time pedaling but I still paddle on occasion.  I find the feeling of getting into a good paddle cadence on flat water very relaxing, especially when in a fast boat.  There is no way I'd ever try to pedal whitewater or surf.  Paddling in those conditions for sure.


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Added a poll.

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Paddle here.  Of course that is the only option on the Wavewalk, but that being said, it paddles very easy and I am not stuck in one position.  Standing up and stretching out is really nice.



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Paddle +1. I bought a paddle kayak when I started to see if I liked it b4 I went all out and bought a hobie mirage drive.I like the workout to be honest.
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... That said, I really enjoy paddling. I just find it harder to fish, although after doing it for a while it's getting easier. The rub is that rod holders would/will help, but ironically get more in the way the more you paddle (IMHO).

Good points CR.  I think a lot of people feel the same way.  There is more of a learning curve to paddling for fish.  That said though, if your cockpit is set-up correctly, a paddle kayak can open up techniques that aren't easy options on a pedal kayak.

Keep em coming guys!

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Spot/Allen-

You forgot to add the option "I'm a purist; peddling is cheating and therefore no longer kayaking" or "motorized" >:D
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Paddler here.  But not entirely by choice.  If I could afford a Hobie I'd have one.  Though if I did have a pedal yak I'd still keep the paddle yaks for when they work the best.
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Im still a total newb to this. I pedal only because I was lucky enough to sell off the dirtbike addiction for the kayak I wanted. but will soon be trying to get my hands on T13 or something similar.
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Both here! 3 of 5 boats are paddle craft, but those pedals are nice to have!!

South Sounders drink up!!  ;D  >:D
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I use a paddle from time to time.  Sometimes a paddle has an advantage in certain situations, like going through a swampy shit hole to a duck hunting spot.

Agreed, south Sounders, take your shot!
 


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I swing whichever way is most effective for the purpose I am using it for.  Allegiance to the sport doesn't mean only using one kind of boat, a broad repitoire of abilities and capabilities means a much wider scope of situations that you can effectively fish. 
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