|WikiProject Kayaking||(Rated B-class, Top-importance)|
This article is featured on the Outline of canoeing and kayaking
please help to expand and improve it.
I was reading this entry and thought perhaps a mention should be made of a baidarka with its forked bow, so I added an entry for baidarka. The entry is so brief that perhaps it belongs in Wiktionary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JamesReilly (talk • contribs) February 18, 2005
- Thanks. I added a wikilnk to your page (add tweaked the page as well). -- Gnetwerker 23:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I've expanded the article, but I'm way too lazy to actually go out and find citations for everything. Help! -- Gnetwerker 23:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
(from Kayak talk page): There is a lot of confusion and redundancy among the various kayaking pages. The History section here and the one in Sea Kayak overlap, but contain some distinct and some inconsistent information. I would like to re-organize all of the kayaking pages, and want to float some ideas and get some feedback here first. Disclosure: I am primarily a sea kayaker, though I did a fair bit of whitewater kayaking in the 1970s, when it was a very different sport than today.
One idea is to move most/all of the History to this page (Kayak), and then have two overview sections, one by type of construction, and one by use, with the second one primarily pointing to the more-specific pages. If a page doesn't exist, we could either stub it or include the info here. We would cover the primary design issues (which are covered in more detail in Sea kayak) here, and perhaps re-iterate key points in the individual sub-articles.
Another idea is to bulk the Kayak page up with most of the info on specific kinds of boats and redirect the individual boat pages there. I think this might lead to too large a page, but felt I should suggest it. There are probably other ideas as well. If you care, let's hear from you (on the Kayak talk page please)! -- Gnetwerker 23:19, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I removed the part "classes" again, as this is describing an arbitrary classification, that I dont recognise. Especially the hard limits on size of different features is strange. Another example is that the kayak I have falls into the proposed class "expedition", but it has too small storage to manage more than 4-5 days of unsopported travelling: if I were to go for a real multi-week expedition, I would take a much larger (=wider) kayak. I think that there should be some sort of source of provenance for the proposed classification before it is reinserted. Mossig (talk) 10:14, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Broadening our horizons
Kayaking is an incredibly dynamic sport, with many different forms. There are a multitude of related subjects that should be included. I'll try and flesh out some sections, and edit in others. Of course my vantage point is purely as expedition sea kayaker and surf kayaker, and thereby limited to an extent.
- Equipment Section* I fleshed out some generalized boat discriptors in the design section.
- safety section* I removed a comment on the difficulty of rolling a heavily loaded boat. I personally belive a loaded boat, is easier to roll. The added weight in the hull of the boat lowers the overall Center Of Gravity (COG). To successfully perfom a roll, the paddler must succeed in brining his upper body, above the hull. The lower the center of gravity, the easier to get ones torso, head and body, up on top of it.