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Verus Kayaks – More Detail

Verus Kayaks have released more detail on their two new kayaks.

Verus Kayaks - More Detail
Verus Kayaks – More Detail

We are excited to announce the 2020 lineup from Verus Kayaks. These kayaks have been in the works for the last year and we are excited to bring you the Gladiator 2.0 and the Hellbender. Our goal with these kayaks is to play the river as much as possible and offer the most aggressive designs on the market today. We took the feedback we received from the original Gladiator and created a more playful stern and improved the outfitting. The Hellbender came from our love of slicey boating and the idea of creating a boat that will maximize fun on class III and IV rivers. We are stoked to get these boats to the people by June! Stay tuned as we will be announcing pre-orders in the coming weeks. You will be able reserve your boat in advance with custom color options!

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Titan Nymph – Review

Slicey kayaks are on the way back. After years of super short and relatively high volume playboats the “old school” makes a return. Now old school is relative, for some of you out there it may be a blast all the way back to 2010! However I’m talking about going back to the 1990s and early 2000s. This is great news as those boats were super fun.  Add in some modern design thinking and better outfitting and these new slicey kayaks have a lot to offer a wide range of paddlers.

Titan Nymph - Review
Titan Nymph – Review

One of the newest releases is from Titan Kayaks and we have a pre-production Titan Nymph in for review at Unsponsored for almost two months. Other than the graphics (missing on this one) and some tweaks to the outfitting this kayak is the same as the final production version.

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New Kayaks From Verus

It looks like Verus have two new slicey boats about to be launched. The gladiator and hellbender.

New Kayaks From Verus

More detail when we get it.

Kayak Safety Features – Run Down

Kayak design has moved on so much since I started to paddle some 30+ years ago. The level or difficulty at which people paddle is owed in some part to the change in kayak design over the years.

Kayak Safety Features

I currently paddle a Dagger Phantom and despite it being used for pretty much the same stuff as my first plastic kayak – an Ace Swing, yet the technology and features are simply worlds apart.

So if you are looking for a kayak packed full of safety features what are you actually looking for?

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Jackson Kayak – Zen 3.0 Promo

Jackson Kayak - Zen 3.0 Promo
Jackson Kayak – Zen 3.0 Promo
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Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

The mold is here and in the next few days Spade Kayaks will be making the first Queen of Hearts.

Spade Kayaks - Queen Of Hearts
Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts
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Slicey River Runners

Fancy a slicey river running play machine? Here is quick updated run down of the specifications of a number of the slicey kayaks out their (early 2020). If we have missed any please let us know.

Liquidlogic Party Braap

Dagger Axiom Vs Jackson AntiX Vs Liquidlogic Braap Vs Pyranha Ripper

Length 271.8cm
Width 62.2cm
Weight 20kg
Volume 253.6l
Paddler Weight 45 – 100kg

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Titan Nymph – First Look

We have a pre-production Titan Nymph in for review at Unsponsored. Other than the graphics (missing on this one) and some tweaks to the outfitting this kayak is the same as the final production version.

Titan Nymph - First Look
Titan Nymph – First Look

We showed renders of this new boat some time ago and it created a great deal of interest.

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The Pyranha Ozone Arrives At Robin Hood Watersports

Andy Butler, designer at Pyranha Kayaks, visited the store to introduce their latest creation. 

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Verus Kayaks

Verus Kayaks is a company I haven’t really come across until I spotted a post on Instagram a couple of weeks back. With a number of plastic and carbon/kevlar designs they look very interesting. Have you paddled one of their kayaks?

Volant – Full Carbon
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Titan Nymph Colours

Titan have some pretty nice looking colour combinations for the Nymph.

Titan Nymph Colours
Titan Nymph Colours

Which one would you go for?

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Pyranha Ozone

The Ozone is Pyranha’s long-awaited return to the river-running playboat market.

Pyranha Ozone
Pyranha Ozone
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