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News from August, 2008

Fler nya kajaker: Thule och Isfjord

Sven Ljunglöfs nya Thule

Hej Björn!

Efter dryga årets byggande blev min Thule äntligen klar i vår. Jag har bara hunnit ett par paddelvändor ännu så än har jag mycket att lära.

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Najad - Claes Forsell

Claes Najad i Östergötlands skärgård

"Bästa Björn!

Just återkommen från jungfrufärd Tyrislöt-Västervik ToR vill jag börja med ett stort tack för en underbart konstruerad kajak.

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Hunter x 2

Två Hunter sjösatta - den ena i Lysekil (fast byggd i Umeå)...

Jon Lindéns Hunter. Foto: Boas Backman
Jon Lindéns Hunter. Foto: Boas Backman

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Tyst paddling, besök och havstävling…

Grönlandspaddel

På Utsidan pågår just nu en diskussion under rubriken: "Tyst grönlandspaddel? Näe...."

Jomenvisst, en grönlandspaddel är tyst - om den är vettigt byggd och om den används rätt.

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Ännu fler Njordar

Många Njordar har gått i sjön den här sommaren. Här är två till:

Erik Johansson

Eriks nya Njord

Eriks nya Njord"Hej Björn

Njorden blev färdig söndagen den 27 juni. Har nu paddlat den ett tag och jag är helt frälst. Inte enbart för att jag har byggt den själv kan jag lova. Den är 520 cm och väger 16,8 kg exkl två lager färg.

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New pages with rolling pics

Cross arm roll

At the Sommadagarna - a water festival in lake Sommen in August, I did a couple of Greenland rolling demos. At one of these Peter Schedwin sat on a float nearby with a camera. The result he shipped to me on a CD some days later.

And so good were these pics, that I immediately began thinking of rolling instructions pages built on them - pages that could inspire other Greenland rolling aficionados. Here is a few of those new pages (instructions in Swedish yet, but I will translate soon) - they are of course also in the main menu left ("Paddling-Kayak paddling-Eskimo roll"):


Shotgun roll
Hand roll
Norsaq roll
Storm roll
Balance braceReversed sweep roll

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Isfjord - Niclas Persson

Niclas´s new Isfjord

Launched my Isfjord in June but didn´t think of sending pics until now. For a beginner the kayak felt quite tippy initially, but it is getting better and better. My two sons also paddle and seems as interested as I am, so I guees there will be more kayaks built - one is not enough for my family. I have til now paddled lakes and rivers, but will get out on the sea - looks fabulous from your pics. At last - thanks for a fabulous kayak model and a quick and good support over the phone.

Regards Niclas Persson
Kungsgården

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Qajaq meeting at Fyn in Denmark sept 5-7

Qajaq meeting

After a couple of years without a proper qajaq meeting there will be one this year on island Fyn – this time at the Løgismose Beach camping, where the football yard will serve as kayak and tent area.

Just like last time the focus is on greenland skills and greenland kayaks - not just SOFs though – the main thing is interest in grennlandic skills and paddle culture.

And just like last time it is the kayak clubs in Faaborg, Odense and København is arranging.

The program is loosely held, with room for spontaneous additions, and focus on paddling technique, rescues, rolling, rope gymnastics, tours in the Archipelago south of Fyn etc.

I enjoyed myself much last time and plan to attend this year as well…

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Fem nya Kavater sjösatta

Under de senaste veckorna har jag fått fem sjösättningsrapporter med Kavater. Här är de:

Martin Johansson

Martin Johansson nya Kavat

Martin Johansson nya Kavat"Hej Björn

Nu är äntligen min kavat klar efter ungerfär ett års byggande. Än så länge har jag bara provpaddlat lite i Göta Kanal i Motala. Den kändes riktigt stabil. Nu ser jag fram emot nästa längre paddeltur. Skickar med några bilder.

tack för all hjälp och snabba svar på mail!

mvh Martin Johansson"

 

 

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Accepting credit cards

Credit card payments...

A major update of the commercial part of the site is just finished. Now I can accept payments via credit cards, thus simplifying the transactions, mainly for customers outside Sweden. Of course it will still be possible to pay with an invoice, for those who wish.

PayPal handle the business part of the transaction - a simple, quick and secure onlöine payment. When you "check out" you will be referred to a PayPal page where you can use most shopping cards or use your PayPal-account (or create one; free and quick). The service is encrypted and protected - I just get a message that the payment is done so I can ship your order. Depending on how you set up your account, you can pay from your computer, from the cellphone or via an USB-memory.

Another minor update is that URL:s are now human readable instead of an nondescript id-number. But old links and favorites are still working.

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Njord around the globe…

Since my vacation I have received five launchings reports with Njords – in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and USA.

Juli 31 Erik Frantzen in Denmark mailed this report and these pics – a new beutifully built Njord (I saw it in Denmark last week)

Anders Nygaard in Eriks new Njord

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Najad – Claes Forsell och Torbjörn Andersson

Torbjörn i ny Najad

Två Najader är klara och sjösatta – den ena i Furuvik…

"Hej, nu är min Najad sjösatt, doppet skedde den 24 maj (bilderna är från ett senare tillfälle) det har tagit lång tid mellan start och mål, men det kom ett husbygge i mellan.

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Isfjord micro - Lennart Magnesköld

microIsfjord
Första färdiga microIsfjord

"Så har mitt nybygge mikroIsfjord blivit vederbörligen sjösatt, testad och godkänd.

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Caribou 530 - Stefan Johansson

Stefan med familj i nya Caribou 530. Foto: Dan Abrahamsson
Foto: Dan Abrahamsson

"Hej Björn!

Skickar några bilder från sjösättningen av min Caribou.

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Sommertræf i Danmark

Trångt på tältplatsen
Många deltagare och trångt på tältplatsen.

Större delen av vecka 30 tillbringade jag på Havkajakroernes sommertræf vid Limfjorden i Danmark. Jag var inbjuden i egenskap av "et kendt udenlandsk navn" och kunde alltså glassa runt med mitt kändisskap och bara njuta av veckan (skulle nog till nöds kunna vänja mig vid lite sådant).

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