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.

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First impressions are that the Stinger XP is incredibly fast, it tracks the line well but can also catch the eddies when required. Even on a narrow artificial WW course the Stinger XP was ripping from one eddy to another with ease.