Andreas Kasprzok gives us the lowdown, a review of sorts of the Soul Waterman Booty Call (in yellow) and Gonzo (in orange).
The Soul range of kayaks are available with two different weights of plastic. The yellow is the light layup, and orange “normal” strength. The Booty Call has been all over the SE by now and, while somewhat beat up, still hasn’t cracked. It seems like the light layup is fine for most everyone except Green Narrows regulars, Cali slides, etc.
Soul Waterman, the Canadian based company founded by Olympic kayaker Corran Addison, is announcing the first ever custom kayak design program the industry has ever seen.
“We’re not talking about adding or cutting the seam a little to adjust volume,” stated Corran. “This is a real bone fide custom designed kayak to each individuals needs.”
Soul Waterman have two tandem kayak designs in their collection for 2017. The first is the Dos Amigos, Soul’s take on the classic Topolino Duo. The second is the Terrible Two, which has been designed to get kids out on the water a little more easily.
Buy one of these:
and then convert it to one of these:
You may have seen a number of images of a new kayak from Titan Kayaks posted on social media over the last few weeks. We have managed to get some information about this boat prior to its official release in the new year.
Titan has stepped up there range with there new Rival, thus entering the 9ft creek boat game in a big way. Full details are a little sketchy, but here is what we have so far.
Mike Arvidson managed to get a paddle of the new large Jackson Kayak Antix.
Max paddler(lbs) 150 to 225
Cockpit Size 36 1/4 x 25 5/8
Model Year 2017
MSRP (US $) $1,199.00
Weight (Pounds) 42
Check out Jackson Kayak’s latest whitewater design, the Antix. Clay Wright and Eric Jackson will walk you through all the design features, what this boat can do, and who it is for.
We have had a huge response to the first look at the new Waka Gangsta we posted yesterday but wouldn’t it be interesting to see how the Gangsta compares with a few other kayaks.
So here is a Waka Gangsta comparison with the other kayaks in the Waka line up and the very popular Pyranha 9r.
It seems that Wavesport have a new whitewater kayak in development and is actually at the point of being seen out in the wild.
These shots from the Hurley Classic last weekend by Jack Gunter show the new boat in action.
Side by side comparison of a Pyranha Machno, Pyranha 9r and Dagger Mamba 8.6. This is a great way to show off the size of the new Machno!
Thanks to the guys from Kayak Shed for letting us share this image.
Here we have the new Jackson Kayak Antix in action in Gore Canyon. Enjoy.
Revealed at PaddleExpo 2016 the new Pyranha Machno. Is this new boat from UK based Pyranha about to take the whitewater market by storm?
New lines and new outfitting brings the Pyranha whitewater range bang up to date. The 9R has been a huge success over the last 12 months and the amount of interest in the Machno would suggest that this new boat will also be very popular.
Big competitions are always a great place to catch some of the latest kayak designs. This years Sickline was no different with new Dagger Phantom, Pyranha Machno, Exo T-Rex, and Waka Gangsta in attendance.
Check out just a few of the kayaks that were spotted at Sickline 2016.
We had images of the prototype here on Unsponsored a few weeks ago and they received a huge number of hits. We will be seeing loads of these on the water over the next few months.