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Plastic vs Carbon polo boats?
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Plastic vs Carbon polo boats? 16 Sep 2014 14:40 #1

  • Bobby
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Other than weight, is there any real differences in performance/handling between a plastic and carbon polo boat? I see that the lightest carbon polo boat weights approximately 8kg. Where a plastic weighs up to 15kg. So obviously there will be an acceleration difference but wondering if there is anything else?

Last Edit: 16 Sep 2014 14:43 by Bobby.

Re: Plastic vs Carbon polo boats? 19 Nov 2014 03:25 #2

  • mike1982
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a carbon kayak is stiffer meaning it wont deform when the tail is under water in a turn thus giving more pop out of the water and faster acceleration.
same goes for if an opponent is on your nore a plastic will flatten slightly and has in the past hurt my toes.
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Re: Plastic vs Carbon polo boats? 08 Dec 2014 14:34 #3

  • Kajakske
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There is another difference ...

Most (if not all) plastic boats are made for clubs or beginner level. Therefor, they tend to be cheaper and might not have the same finishing quality.
Examples being the bumpers or the plastic footrests that break easily with high impact.
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