V1 for small paddlers

Does anyone have any advice on which would be the best V-1 for a small paddler? I am 5ft, 105lbs and want to get a rudderless canoe but am unsure on which one to buy.

Submitted by Lapaki on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:29pm



Ooh good question, We just brought a Kids size V1 home from Tahiti which I think might work...

I am interested in the input of the HVA guys?

V1 for slightly smaller paddler 5ft 105lbs
&
V1 for slightly larger paddler 6ft up + 250lbs

aloha everyone


#1 Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:46pm


I've paddled both the Fai 3 and the Aukahi and can say that the Fai 3 is better suited for a smaller framed paddler. This isn't saying that the Aukahi isn't good for a smaller paddler as well, I just felt that I was to jam-packed into the Fai 3 when I paddled it.

At 6' 195lb, the Aukahi fit me extremely well when I had one.


#2 Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:40am


Pure Canoes and Paddles
Call Odie
He's created a smaller volume v1 and I've seen an even smaller version he was working on for youth
Not sure what the production plans are, but Odie is always generous with his time and knowledge.
info@purepaddles.com
(808) 987-3078


#3 Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:00am


Thanks Everyone. I really appreciate the advice and will look into the Fai 3 and the Pure V1.


#4 Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:12pm


Check out the "Are" by Fai. From my understanding this is the lower volume offering from Fai. That said, it is not a true childrens canoe.


#5 Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:13pm


Lapaki: where are you? Aloha!


#6 Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:24pm


Hi Likoo. I am in Honolulu.


#7 Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:39pm


@Lapaki: ok, gotcha, I'm in socal and have a Fai Va'a Fai 3x V1... but it's a helluva paddle over to Honolulu... good luck finding yr wa'a! Aloha mai California mai!


#8 Sun, 04/06/2014 - 5:44am


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