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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).

Jackson KAyak
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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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2021 Pyranha Scorch Walkthrough and Review with Dave Fusilli

2021 Pyranha Scorch Walkthrough and Review with Dave Fusilli
2021 Pyranha Scorch Walkthrough and Review with Dave Fusilli

A big thank you to the guys over at Next Adventure PDX for putting this together with Dave Fusilli.

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Pyranha Scorch

Pyranha, like Kokatat are celebrating 50 years in business and today have released images of their new whitewater kayak.

Pyranha Scorch
Pyranha Scorch

The Pyranha Scorch takes elements from the Burn, 9r and Ripper to create a nimble creeker/river runner.

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Composite Pyranha 12R

Everyone loves a carbon kayak, right?

Composite Pyranha 12R
Composite Pyranha 12R

Check out this 12R from Pyranha. 1 of 100.

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A New Half Slice Kayak From Prijon

Prijon have a new half slice about to be released on the paddling community. This one looks interesting with a great deal of volume upfront. This new kayak is the Pike.

Prijon Pike
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Verus Kayaks – Available In The UK

Some great news for a change! Verus Kayaks will be available in the UK very shortly.

Verus Kayaks – Available In The UK

The first demo kayak is on its way and if UK customers get in quick there is a possibility of some custom coloured kayaks. See below:

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Waka Kayaks – New Boats

Waka kayaks have released two new kayaks for 2021, the Wee Goat and Billy Goat.

Waka Kayaks – Billy Goat

The Billy Goat is a creeker/river runner and the Wee Goat a lower rear volume river runner with a slicey stern.

Waka Kayaks – Billy Goat

The Billy Goat is 268cm in length with a 65 cm width. Weight sits at 20kg with a suggested paddler weight in the 50 to 95kg range. The volume of the Billy Goat is 330 litres.

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