Friday, February 27, 2009

Qajaq Preview

Ron Steinwall with Novorca Paddles and Alex Pak have been working diligently this winter on a qajaq. Last fall during the Traditional Paddlers Gathering Ron had brought along a small replica of the design he and Alex had been working on, this design has gone from cad drawing, to replica, and finally to a full size qajaq. I'm looking forward to trying it in the pool this weekend at the ISK Pool Session.


Silbs said...

Awesome boat. Good to see Alex again.

Ron said...

It has been good to see Alex again, he has been a busy guy lately. I am looking forward to some rolling classes we are doing in late April with Ivan Bartha in St Cloud Mn.

IngeM said...

Hallo from Greenland - beautifull qajaq you got. Have you done the building yourself?
We do long trips (4-5 weeks) in our selfbuild qajaq's and have visited from south to north and east in Greenland and visited with the old hunters whom still use the qajaq for hunting.
Interesting to see the qajaq used in MPLS where I studied for a year some 30 years ago!