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Dagger Code Vs Mamba

The Mamba has been around since 2005 with a major revamp in 2012. The Code is Dagger’s newest kayak and has been designed to take the place of the Mamba in the line up.

Dagger Code
Dagger Mamba

In following table I have listed the three main sizes of the kayaks and matched although some of the dimensions of a say a middle of the size range Mamba could also be easily compared against the smallest Code.

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Pyranha Machno Pyranha 9r And Dagger Mamba 8.6

Side by side comparison of a Pyranha Machno, Pyranha 9r and Dagger Mamba 8.6. This is a great way to show off the size of the new Machno!


Thanks to the guys from Kayak Shed for letting us share this image.

Dagger New Colours

Dagger have released detail on the new colour line up. It’s great to see them trying out something a little bit more in your face with the Aurora colour scheme. It looks awesome.

Dagger New Colours

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Welding – A Review

Over the last two weeks I have welded up a number of boats here at Unsponsored HQ. So I thought I would share some of the work carried out “Welding – A Review” if you like.

The first boat a Dagger Mamba was welded twice. Once on the nose which also included getting a huge dent out and again on the hull under the seat.

Kayak welding A Review

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ThePaddler Ezine

If you haven’t done so already check out The Paddler. It’s free and it’s online.

Here are just a few of my articles from the last year:


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2013 Dagger Mamba – First Paddle

The Mamba from Dagger has been around since 2005 and has become a firm favourite with paddlers at all levels. Over the last couple of years Dagger’s designers and test paddlers have been working on making the Mamba even better, the result has been some major design changes that have brought the Mamba bang up to date. In many senses the 2013 Mamba is a completely new boat.


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New Dagger Mamba

Looks very interesting.

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