Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back Pain in Kayak Fishing - The Design Perspective

Kayaks are very old boat designs, but modern kayaks and fishing kayaks are significantly different from the kayaks that native people of the arctic created and used.
Modern kayak paddlers and fishermen are different from native kayakers: They are heavier and less in shape.
The online article called 'The Evolution of the Kayak' discusses these things, among others, from a kayak design perspective.
This is a link to the part that talks about ergonomics in kayak design:
Ergonomics: From a single, uncomfortable position to the freedom to choose from a variety of ergonomic positions

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