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Paddling from low seat position

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#1 Dwight Harley

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

Does anyone really use the low seat setting on their Ultimate FX? I usually paddle my FX 15 Solo from the high position but yesterday I was on the Yellowstone river and decided to try the low position.....which was uncomfortable and awkward! I lasted about ten minutes before I put the seat back up. I can't imagine wanting to do that again. In my opinion, there was little or no difference in stability if that is what the low seat position is for.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

I'm the opposite in that I never paddle with the seat in the high position. Obviously user likes will vary, some of which may be attributed to torso height and or a combination of paddle length as to what is more comfortable or enjoyable.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

I use both positions depending on the water. If it is really dicey out there or I'm on a river with shoals I use the low position and the rest of the time it is in the high position. Also on long paddling trips it is nice to switch between the two to change pressure points on my hips and back.

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#4 TNyakang1



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

I'm always in the low position for better stability in choppy water.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:16 AM

 Some of the best big river trout fishing Montana offers!


 If you paddle the upper river near Jardine, especially in spring high water, the low position is your safest bet. Once out of the canyon and headed north, high is the way to go.

 Same thing for the Madison if you get over that way. Once out of the canyon and headed north to the lake, high seat.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:02 PM

I agree that the low position is better for moving water (rivers/choppy water) as it lowers the center of gravity. This is the position I mostly use.


For calm water/lake fishing I use the high position.


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