Blaze release announced
Announcing the release of the Blaze polo kayak. New Zealand's first designed and produced polo kayak in the last 10 years.
After months of testing and extensive feedback from many of the countries top paddlers JC POLO are please to have finally received the mould for our new kayak. We will be starting to manufacture the first orders over the coming weeks. Expect to see a few of these awesome kayaks at a polo tournament near you as we deliver orders and get a few Demo kayaks out to clubs.
I thought it would be of interest to attach a couple pictures of the Blaze's development for those that are interested in these sort of things.
Below is the plug taking shape. The Plug is the master pattern that we make the final mould from.
Below are the two prototypes we used for extensive in field testing. As you can see both these versions have plenty of tape on the them from all the holes. These were made from fibreglass and as such were certainly not expected to have lasted as long as they have. Each kayak would have had in excess of 100hrs of game play during testing = 200+ games per kayak. So now you know why we are so certain we have winner in terms of good design.
Finally we have the mould. Below you can see what the mould looks like. 1st image in the inside of the mould, 2nd image in the outside of the hull mould and the 3rd image is actually the first Blaze being started ;-)
Once we get production sorted out I will be happy for potential clients and those that are interested to come join in the process of making the kayaks.
First Blaze out of the mould :-)