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River Elf

Sometimes a manufacturer creates a boat that just looks right. This one from River Elf looks awesome in this colour.

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Dagger Nova

Adrienne has been paddling the Nova and posted this short clip on Instagram. Check it out.

The Nova will probably be too small for me but the Super Nova could be the slicey boat I have been waiting for.

Spade Kayaks Playboat

Spade have a new playboat out in the wild. This Carbon version of the “Hot Spot” looks really interesting.

A plastic version is due to follow.

Pyranha Problems – Drain Bung Leaks

Pyranha have identified an issue with the amount of sealant used on the drain bung area of boats produced since January 2021.

The fix is fairly straightforward.

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Dagger Nova And Super Nova

Dagger Nova And Super Nova
Dagger Nova And Super Nova

Dagger has two new full slice prototypes out in the wild and on show. Think a Dagger Medieval or Ego for 2021/22.

Check out Wade Harrison’s video of the these boats.

Dagger Code On The Green Narrows

Dagger Code On The Green Narrows

Bobby Miller unwraps the brand new Dagger Code and takes it down the Green Narrows. Check it out.

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Jackson Kayak – Bees Knees Thigh Hooks

New for 2021 from Jackson is the Bees Knees Thigh Hook System. It’s a tool free light weight addition to your Jackson Kayak outfitting that gives extra support to your knees.

Bees Knees Thigh Hooks
Bees Knees Thigh Hooks

The Bees Knees gives all Jackson Kayaks whitewater boats a more secure knee fit for a better feel. This addresses the #1 request for improvement from our customers, and follows the JK way of valuing innovation and simplicity. They require no tools to adjust, and are comfortable and lightweight. These should work with every whitewater boat we’ve ever made (with the exception of kids’ boats).

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Lettmann Machete

Lettmann have a new half slice kayak about hit UK shores by the end of the summer. The new kayak named the Machete looks pretty sweet.

Lettmann Machete

With a significant amount of rocker and the volume pushed towards the bow the Machete looks like it will absolutely rip.

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Jackson Kayak – Outfitting

Jackson Kayak Europe have been working on some new outfitting over the last few months to make boats that are lighter and stiffer.

Jackson Kayak – Outfitting

The first shot shows a prototype seat sitting on a hull stiffening plate. This was then developed and refined until the final carbon version was created.

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Spade Kayaks Joker In Production

Spade Kayaks Joker In Production

Spade also have a retro fit ratchet kit available for the Queen of Hearts kayak. I suspect you could also make this work in other kayaks.

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Waka Kayaks GOAT – A Closer Look

Matt Clark managed to get a couple of demo boats from https://s2s-shop.com and has kindly sent in these images.

Waka Kayaks GOAT - A Closer Look
Waka Kayaks GOAT – A Closer Look
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Pyranha Scorch – A Closer Look

I have a had great deal requests from folks wanting to know a little more about the Pyranha Scorch.

Pyranha Scorch – A Closer Look

The most common requests relate to the its hull.

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