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Farshad farivar on kayaks

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In this article Farshad Farivar talks about Kayaks. Kayak is a human powered boat designed for manual propel with the help of double blade paddle. Farshad Farivar talks about the design principle behind kayaks

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Farshad farivar on kayaks

  1. 1. In this article Farshad Farivar talks about Kayaks. Kayak is a human powered boat designed for manual propel with the help of double blade paddle. Farshad Farivar talks about the design principle behind kayaks and says that the design of Kayak is prominently matter of tradeoffs; directional stability vs. maneuverability, stability vs. speed and primary vs. secondary stability. *
  2. 2. * Farshad Farivar says that there is lot of difference between modern kayaks and native kayaks in all aspects i.e. conception, manufacturing, design and usage. Modern Kayaks are used for many different purposes like slow touring, easy touring, racing, long distance ocean excursions, fishing etc. Recreational Kayaks are majorly designed and built for people interested in photography, fishing, peaceful paddle on a lake or safe and protected salt water at a distance from oceans. * Farshad Farivar says that sea kayaks are designed and manufactured for one to three travelers in open water and are majorly used in trade for stability, sea. Sea kayaks have longer water line, rudders, skegs. Modern sea kayaks have two or more internal bulkheads.
  3. 3. * Farshad Farivar would also like to mention about sealed hull craft which was developed for leisure. These sit-on-top variants of sports craft is manufactured using polyethylene which ensures strength and affordability. This type of kayaks are mostly used for fishing and SCUBA diving, reason being that it helps participants to enter and exit water easily, change the position of their seating and access hatches and storage wells. * Farshad Farivar says that the surf boats have flat bottom and hard edges. Surf Kayaking comes in two forms- High Performance (HP) and International Class (IC). HP boats have nose rocker and no tail rocker. It has flat hulls, sharp rails and four fins that helps them to move at high speed. IC boats are at least 3 meters long. It has convex hull but has no fins. Surfing on international boats is smoother and more flowing.
  4. 4. * Another surf kayak that Farshad Farivar talks about is wave ski. Wave ski is closed cockpit and is similar to sit-on-top in terms of paddling technique, design, performance and construction. Farshad Farivar says that whitewater kayaks construction ensures that boat remains safe when moving in fast water. Whitewater kayak ranges from 4 to 10 feet long and are of mainly two types- Play boat and Creek boat. Play boat is used for carrying on tricks in individual water features. Creek boats are majorly used for running narrow, low volume water ways. Another category between these two boats is river running kayaks. These boats are used by paddlers who do not involve in whitewater surf much. * According to Farshad Farivar Squirt boating involves paddling on surface and underwater as well. Another type of kayak boat that Farshad Farivar talks about is known as Canoe Sprint. In Canoe Sprint there are three categories- K1 (Single Paddler), K2 (Two Paddlers) and K4 (Four Paddlers).
  5. 5. *Next type of kayak Is Surf Ski which has an open cockpit and requires expert balance and paddling skills. These types of kayaks are used for racing in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. *At end Farshad Farivar says that Kayaks were used by military during Second World War but now days it is used for both competition and recreation as well.

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