Jackson’s Super Star is designed for the larger paddler and part of the Jackson All Star Series of kayaks.

Jackson Super Star – Review

Our most popular playboat of all time still available to everyone!- Those who want to make their playboating game bigger, better, faster, and easier have been flocking to our highest performing and easiest paddling All-Star yet.

Short, fast, loose, and goes huge on loops, wave tricks. The Jackson 2010 Allstar dominated the Worlds as a boat that is legend in how it takes your playboating to the next level!

Beginners enjoy the fastest learning curve of any up and coming playboaters. Your first spin, surf, loop, cartwheel or even Eskimo roll will be rewarded with an easier to perform boat.

Intermediates really begin to set the All-Star loose with explosive pop in the wedged shape bow and stern, speedy hull, and easy to get off the water design.

Experts have already earned the 1st-5th places in the last World Championships in Thun, Switzerland in the Men’s Pro class. Need we say more?


Weight: 34 lbs
Length: 6’2″
Width: 28″
Height: 14-1/2″
Volume: 64 gallons
Cockpit: 21″ x 36″
Ideal Weight Range: 160-230 lbs.

The boat has been used extensively as a river runner and park n play boat and it does well as both. The Super Star, despite being quite short tracks really well and I found it easy to attain eddies and move across the flow without a loss of speed or control.

The outfitting is simple yet effective and setting up the Super Star didn’t take very long with all the bits and bobs supplied. As a result I found that edging and rolling the boat was very easy. The Super Star provides a very stable platform from which moves can be launched and although I am no great playboater I found that aerial moves were pretty easy. I have had to replace one of the backrest cleats due to a breakage but getting hold of a replacement was straight forward. I decided to use foam for the footrest as I prefer the solid feel over beanbag setups. Even with size 12 (UK) feet I find that I can sit in the Super Star for long periods of team without numbness or discomfort.

For 2013 the Jackson Super Star has been redesigned. A review will be coming soon.