Jackson Kayaks have unveiled three new whitewater craft. The first is a resdeign/revamp of the star series. The second is the Karma creeker and thirdly the new SUPer Charger SUP. All of the 2013 Jackson range will incorporate a GoPro mounting system.
Kayak: Star Series
Ready for World Championships Freestyle Kayak- Three sizes, like our past Star series, Star, All-Star, Super Star. Going for more user friendly than the Rock Stars but super high performance. Main differences from past 2010 All-Star, or 2012 Rock Star will be having a longer boat, again, with some of the benefits being slicier smoother feel, but still huge loops and aerial moves. Visual will be a very sexy boat, less stubby. The Stars will focus on lighter weight, fast, smooth, balanced and easy to paddle.
STAR Length: 67” Width: 25-3/8” Volume: 51-1/8 gal
ALL STAR Length: 70-1/2” Width: 26-5/8” Volume: 59-3/8 gal
SUPER STAR Length: 73-5/8” Width: 27-3/4” Volume: 67-5/8 gal
“Star Quote – EJ”
Jackson Kayak’s Fourth Generation Creek Boat in the past 9 years takes a big leap forwards. The Karma takes a turn towards speed, stability, and carving. Following up from the success of the 2012 Zen hull design, the Karma takes the speed and performance of it’s sister craft and is built for the tight lines and drops of the creek. Fast, stable, and forgiving, with predictable turning, boofing, and a bow that rises over anything in its way. The Karma will be released in October, 2012 in two sizes.
KARMA M Length: 8’6” Width: 26” Volume: 83 gal
KARMA L Length: 8’11” Width: 27” Volume: 96 gal
“Karma Quote – EJ”
This board is by far the most stable, stiff, durable and versatile river running SUP ever made. Constructed out of the same material as our whitewater kayaks it gives riders the ability to surf standing waves and paddle the most difficult rapids with ease. Its channel bottom hull and removable fins allow it to track yet spin quickly. It’s the board that will outlast and outperform in the river environment.
MSRP – $799
Length – 9’ 8” Width – 36” Weight –45 lbs
“I have paddled every type of SUP in whitewater and the SUPercharger is BY FAR the most stable and river worthy board I have ever used. It has it all. Superior stability, incredibly durable and versatile and it punches thru holes and waves yet allows the paddler to turn quickly. It makes any section of river more fun and instills confidence in it’s paddler. This is the one board that anyone can hop on and immediately feel the stability and charge the river.” – Ken Hoeve, JK SUP Guru
In addition to the whitewater/play SUPer Charger Jackson are also releasing two other SUP models.
This recreational and touring board is ready for any mission. It’s length, width and thickness make it virtually tip free. Molded in features as well as aftermarket accessories will allow it’s owners to fully customize it to their needs. Camping, cruising, fishing, hunting and hauling anything you can think of will be possible on this revolutionary board. Attach a cooler or pole holders. Anything is possible on this revolutionary board.
MSRP – $869
Length – 11’ 5” Width – 35.5” Weight –57 lbs
“The SUPernatural is a stable, durable and affordable SUP that allows everyone to get out on the water and feel confident.” Hoeve said. “It’s volume and width combined with it’s limitless deck rigging options allows paddlers to load it up for multi day excursions, load a cooler, dogs or bring the kids along. It’s construction ensures it will outlast and it’s design will outperform any other board in the industry.”
Fishing SUP designed with fishing in mind. This SUP is stable, straight tracking and set up for the fishing enthusiast. Features like screw in technology for accessories, mount points for your favorite gear, cam strap enabled hull and cooler support makes this a unique fishing craft.
MSRP – $969
Length – 11’ 5” Width – 35.5” Weight 58 lbs
“The SUPerFISHal is the quickest and easiest way I have found to get on the water and fishing instantly,” Hoeve said. “Put it in the water, jump on board and toss your line. Standing up gives the user the advantage to see deeper in the water and the mobility to turn and fight the fish more aggressively. The board’s thickness and width makes it incredibly stable and its deck rigging options serves up limitless gear and accessory potential. It combines exercise and adventure. Adventursize! Fresh or salt water, It’s a fish slaying SUP.”