A Guide To Sit On Top Kayaks

sit on top kayaksSit on top kayaks are not to everybody’s taste and they are best suited for coastal paddles and generally having fun in the surf. They do however make good kayak fishing boats as they normally sit very flat in the water which in turn makes them very stable.

The Yak Board is a great all round kayak. It can be fitted with a kayak seat and bungee cords as optional extras. The bungee cords will allow storage for your kayak accessories however like many sit on tops there is little or no other places to stow your kayak accessories away.

I recently purchased a Yak Sport which is a cut down version of the original Yak Board and although this sit on top kayak sells for approximately $100 cheaper than its bigger brother the Yak Board, there does not seem to be any less kayak for your money. To the contrary the Yak Sport has a built in back support which will also allow for a padded kayak seat for extra comfort.

Most sit on top kayaks come in a variety of bright colours including banana yellow, orange and red. However if you intend to go kayak fishing you will find sit on tops in dark green and blue which will assist in attempts to remain camouflaged. There are a lot of different brands and models on the market and it can be confusing knowing what to choose so it’s a good idea to checkout some good quality reviews from a site such as https://kayaksandstuff.com/.

You can buy sit on top kayaks which are as little as eight foot long.  Being this short you will be mistaken in thinking these kayaks will be light in weight. However, due to their solid chunky designs it would be uncomfortable for even two people to carry them for any period of time so a kayak trolley would come in handy. If you don’t want to fully commit to your own kayak just yet you can also just hire one for the day.

When sitting in the Yak Sport it has a real cockpit feel about it with the three footrests allowing for a truly comfortable and adjustable paddle position. The only drawback is that this particular model has no standard accommodation for thigh straps to be fitted.

Many sit on tops have scupper drain holes normally found in and around the kayak seat allowing the kayak to self bail when underway. Be warned most sit on top kayaks will flood as soon as you sit on them so if you are planning to paddle out during the winter months you will definitely need your wet gear on.

That said these kayaks are primarily designed for beach days and for messing about in the surf.  For this purpose it is second to none and can be enjoyed equally by both the beginner and professional paddlers. They make excellent boats to take on family days to the beach and due to their stable designs are suitable for children to paddle.

As with an inflatable kayak, a sit on top would not be the kayak of choice on a straight run but as soon as you start paddling they will bring a smile to anybody’s face as they are all about having fun.

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Hit Mobile App Doodle Jump Coming to Nintendo DS

According to various reliable reports, it looks like the hit app game, Doodle Jump will be coming to Nintendo 3DS and DS later this year. This very successful Android and iOS app has reached upwards of 15 million downloads across the Android Play Store and iTunes since its release in 2009 and it looks set to hit Nintendo DS consoles with just as much impact.

Doodle Jump for joy

Developed by Lima Sky and Micro Application, the app has a hugely addictive, yet easy to navigate game play that is enjoyed by users of all ages. The premise of the game is simple; the player has to guide the doodle up a never-ending sheet of paper, dodging obstacles and combining clever jump combinations as the page gets longer and longer.

Jet packs and other handy tools help you propel the doodle higher and the aim of the game is to avoid falling, black holes, UFOs and other baddies that will cause you to lose your footing.

The higher you make your doodle jump, the bigger your score and the funky soundtrack makes this game even more enjoyable. Your little green spaceman-like doodle has to avoid all the obstacles in its path to reach even greater heights in order to achieve success. The mobile game is super addictive and the Nintendo version is guaranteed to be just the same.

You may want to consider selling your unwanted DS games that are old or not played just to make sure you have cash available to spend on the Nintendo version of Doodle Jump when it is released.

Extra Doodle Jump content

Sources have indicated that Doodle Jump for Nintendo DS will be a cartridge release, which has started a buzz of rumours regarding the possibility of additional content being added to the game. The current mobile app is very cheap to purchase, so a cartridge release might require additional content and added features in order to justify its cost.

Doodle Jump lends itself to so many other ideas and there are multitudes of different features that could be added to the levels to make the game more in-depth and suited to a cartridge release.

Lima Sky has also released different versions of Doodle Jump for mobile and the Doodle Jump Easter Special was a huge hit. For the first time, the game was more than just perpetual jumping; it featured 25 different egg themed stages that saw you work your way up a variety of moving platforms that were booby trapped to break, explode or simply disappear.

The aim of the game was to grab a colourful egg, all whilst avoiding the enemy. This gives Nintendo DS players an idea of what they could possibly expect when it comes to add-ons and special features that will turn the standard game into so much more.

When Doodle Jump reaches Nintendo DS, it’s bound to gather even more fans than it already has and players can look forward to an exceptional release that will excite and entertain DS players with every leap upwards.

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