McGregor Classic Ski

7 months 1 week ago #30314 by fredrik
Nell
What kind of rudder have you put on? A marathon rudder?

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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #30316 by nell
I had a Select marathon rudder, size XL already, so that's what I have been using (Select has a website with pics). It's a very thin NACA type cross section. Post diameter is too small, so I have a thin sleeve over it to bring it up to fit the rudder tube. Seems like it's low resistance in a straight line but it stalls with even a slight turn due to it being so thin. I'll likely get something from DK over the winter.

So, obviously, I had to switch out the rudder lines and rudder cross piece. I am using Nelo adjustable lines and a Nelo rudder cross piece.
EBorgnes

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7 months 1 week ago #30317 by [email protected]
Thanks!

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6 months 3 weeks ago #30405 by gone_bamboo
I saw the McGregor Classic ski and the Rhythm version in action last weekend at a river race in Florida. Those skis took 1st and 2nd place. (Lee was paddling one of them). The finish looks great and they seemed to have fantastic glide. I didnt get to ask what weight capacity they have. I am 100 kg

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6 months 3 weeks ago #30422 by Lee
Hi
Lee here...

Just for your info the Classic is designed for 85 kg and under and the Rhythm is for 85 kg and up. Randy Taylor has bought a Rhythm and he weighs around 100 kg and loves it. If you need any info, contact him or Bruce Gipson @ Venturesport.com

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6 months 3 weeks ago #30435 by Simond29
im reading with interest as I'm considering changing my knysna G40 to a rhythm..... feel a classic would be a bit too lively for all round use for me. Would be really grateful if any one could give further feedback as they roll out and more folks use them . Thanks for all your help

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6 months 3 weeks ago #30452 by Lee
Hi

Lee here. If you need any info re the Rhythm & Classic I can put you in touch with different owners to get their feedback. My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5 months 4 weeks ago #30649 by hodad66
I need to try the Rhythm one of these days.... more recreational/fitness than racing.... ;-)

Current, McGregor Rhythm
Past, Stellar S18S

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5 months 4 weeks ago #30652 by Lee
Hi

Where are you located?

Regards
Lee

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5 months 4 weeks ago #30653 by hodad66
I'm in central Florida & simply need to contact Bruce (unless there is an owner somewhere closer) I used to waveski with Bruce back in the 70's at Haulover Beach & had a great MacSki for a while...... ;-) I would like more stability (Rhythm) but that may make the bucket a bit big..... 81.5kg. I had a Stellar S18S & was never comfortable in the bucket.

Current, McGregor Rhythm
Past, Stellar S18S

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5 months 4 weeks ago #30656 by Lee
Please send me your email address. I sent you this message before but the system tells me it considered it as Spam so not sure if you received it.

Regards

Lee Mc Gregor

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5 months 4 days ago #30755 by hodad66
Well, I now have a Rhythm & it is a beauty. All I have to do is adapt to the 2.5 inch
drop in width...... ;-)


Current, McGregor Rhythm
Past, Stellar S18S

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5 months 4 days ago #30759 by brokewolf
That's one nice looking ski!

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5 months 3 days ago #30764 by tony h
certainly good looking:
- pleased with my classic ski but need more stability in ocean, so serves me well in flat conditions
- have considered the rhythm, but will wait for a try out first as I feel it currently struggles with an identity crises: heard it has 30% more stability so is a big persons advanced ski or an intermediate ski ?
- hope to see a demo on the east coast of australia in 2018

ski's - McGregor C/R // Nelo 560L // Epic: 1st/2nd/3rdG V10/10L/10 sport, V14, V12, V8, V7, double -v10/v8 // Stellar: SES 1G/2G, SEI 2G // Fenn: double, elite SL, swordfish 1G/2G // Carbonology: vault, atom, flash //hayden spec ski / gibbons oc. ski / red7 / stealth spec/ocean ski / think legend

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5 months 1 day ago #30768 by Hacker Mike
Lovely looking ski

Can anyone give some sort of indication of stability of the Classic and Rhythm vs Fenn Elite and Swordfish?

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5 months 1 day ago - 5 months 1 day ago #30769 by hodad66
I wish that I could help but I went straight from a Stellar S18S to this
Rhythm which is a drop of 3 inches..... ;-) I did try the Fenn Spark which
felt like it had a little more secondary stability but squeezed my butt.
another shot


Current, McGregor Rhythm
Past, Stellar S18S

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5 months 1 day ago #30770 by Lee
Hi
If you require any further information re the Fenn Elite compared to a Classic please contact Bruce Gipson @ venturesport.com (USA). He is the agent for Fenn and for Mc Gregor skis and has done many tests and has all the answers.
Regards
Lee Mc Gregor

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2 months 1 week ago #31216 by carlosct
Hi.
I'm interested in the Mc Gregor Classic and I've read in this forum that the 2018 version has changed from the 2017 version.
2017 43 cm wide and 590 long.
2018 41 cm wide and 600 long.
What more differences there are between one version and another, regarding stability and user weights, remains the same?
Are there other changes?
I measure 183cm and 80kg weight, I paddle in the mediterranean.
Advance apologies for the google translation.

Currently: Fenn Elite S, Think Uno
Previously: Mazu Pro, Mazu Fitness

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2 months 1 week ago #31218 by Hacker Mike
Web site says 41 cm wide and 590 long.

There are a few guys around here paddling the Rhythm which is 45.5cm wide and that ski seems to quite challenge. I suspect that the Classic is going to be very challenging for anyone but the very Elite guys (who the ski is aimed at).

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2 months 1 week ago #31219 by Lee
Hi Carlos, what nationality are you? There are a couple of Rhythms in Europe at the moment lying around the Mediterranean that are available for you to try.
Let me know, otherwise re any specifications or technical information have a look at the Knysna Racing websites below:

www.knysnaracingkayaks.com/mc-gregor-classic-s1/
www.knysnaracingkayaks.com/mc-gregor-rhythm-s1/

If you require any further information let me know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards
Lee

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