Orinally designed for the Green Race the Liquid Logic Stinger gives a little nod to the boats of the past. The XP version takes the Stinger wheel and adds a rear hatch and skeg for true cross-over ability.
It’s a long boat as can be seen in the image above. The blue boat is a Liquid Logic Stomper 80.
From Liquid Logic:
Crossover designs have established a huge following in the world of paddling over the last five years becoming the fastest growing segment in whitewater. The Stinger XP represents the next level in Crossover design. This game changing design combines the performance of its race-dominating sibling with the convenience and tracking of our award winning Remix XP design. The combination provides a truly one of a kind race ready expedition kayak for intermediates and seasoned boaters alike. The Stinger XP’s back hatch and spring-loaded skeg ensure it functions efficiently when loaded to the gills with camping gear for flatwater and mixed current expeditions.
Stinger XP on the Green at 10″ from Shaneslogic on Vimeo.
The NEW Dagger Katana – the perfect crossover kayak from James Bebbington on Vimeo.
Dagger’s designer Snowy show us the Katana at Paddle Expo!
The Dagger Katana is for the adventurers who are drawn to whitewater, but who wants the freedom to paddle further, the Katana will take on rapids and glide through calm water. It’s the perfect crossover kayak, built to be a fun, stable boat to paddle with plenty of storage solutions for overnighters and day trips.
How about having a kayak that you can easily tour sheltered coastal water and lakes with a load of kit one day and then run whitewater the next. If that is your thing then what you might want to consider is getting a cross-over kayak. This area of the market has grown a great deal over the last couple of years with all of the major manufactures bringing out their own versions of the cross-over platform.
The Ethos is Wavesports take on the cross-over line of kayaks that includes the very successful Liquidlogic Remix XP series. The Ethos has been getting a great deal of positive press and on the face of it looks like a really nice boat.