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Low Profile Hip Blocks:


Price: $105

A staple of the original Mad-Dog C-1 outfitting system, River Elf is pleased to offer our low profile hip blocks for your slalom, recreational, or other composite C-1.

Dial in the direction and power of your strokes and turns with a set of properly installed hip blocks. When you're firmly attached to the side of your boat even the most subtle movement is translated into enhanced lateral control and more powerful forward propulsion. Add a small layer of foam to the sides of your hip blocks to create a custom fit and you'll wonder how you ever paddled C-1 without them!

Installed, our low profile hip blocks sit 1 inch above the height of the cockpit rim and are tapered to fit unobtrusively under your skirt. The blocks alone are about 1.5 inches wide each. So, be sure that you, your hip blocks, and a layer of connecting foam will all fit into your cockpit. The face height (that receives the foam) is about 2 inches high.

Low profile hip blocks are recommended for use with the Storm Chaser C-1. Our slalom hip blocks or high profile hip blocks are narrower and could be a better choice for your application. Contact us if you need help determining which type is best for you.

Weight of uninstalled blocks is approximately 6 oz - installed, adds 8 oz to your boat.

Our hipblocks are available in: carbon fiber, or the color of your choice.

Includes: minicell foam shims to glue to faces of hip blocks after installation.

Note: this accessory does not include installation materials. If you need resin or other materials, we can help you source those items.

Installation instructions can be found here.

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