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Soul Waterman – Custom Kayaks

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.

Custom Kayaks

“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.”

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Soul Waterman 2017

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:

Soul Waterman 2017

and then convert it to one of these:

Soul Waterman 2017

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New 9ft Titan Kayak – The Rival

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 Rival

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.

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Jackson Kayak Antix (Large)

Mike Arvidson managed to get a paddle of the new large Jackson Kayak Antix.

Jackson Kayak Antix (Large)

Specification:

Max paddler(lbs) 150 to 225
Cockpit Size 36 1/4 x 25 5/8
Height 14
Length 8’1
Model Year 2017
MSRP (US $) $1,199.00
Volume 72
Weight (Pounds) 42
Width 27

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Jackson Kayaks Antix Walkthrough

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.

Jackson Kayaks Antix Walkthrough

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Waka Gangsta Comparison

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.

Waka Gangsta Comparison

So here is a Waka Gangsta comparison with the other kayaks in the Waka line up and the very popular Pyranha 9r.

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Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

It seems that Wavesport have a new whitewater kayak in development and is actually at the point of being seen out in the wild.

Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

These shots from the Hurley Classic last weekend by Jack Gunter show the new boat in action.

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Pyranha Machno Pyranha 9r And Dagger Mamba 8.6

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!

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Thanks to the guys from Kayak Shed for letting us share this image.

Jackson Kayak Antix – Gore Canyon

Here we have the new Jackson Kayak Antix in action in Gore Canyon. Enjoy.

Jackson Kayak Antix - Gore Canyon

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Pyranha Machno – A Closer Look

Revealed at PaddleExpo 2016 the new Pyranha Machno. Is this new boat from UK based Pyranha about to take the whitewater market by storm?

Pyranha Machno

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.

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The Kayaks Of Sickline 2016

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.

Pyranha Machno

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.

The Kayaks Of Sickline 2016

The Kayaks Of Sickline 2016

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The Project X Is Back

After being removed from the line up for a few years Wavesport have brought back the Project X! New colours and choice of outfitting too.

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