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The Glide Is Back

GLIDE: the boat that changed the rules is back. With a few key tweaks.

The Glide Is Back

We loved the original Glide and are looking forward to seeing this new one in the flesh.

From Soul Waterman:

The Glide is part of kayaking folklore. Corran Addison designed a boat that was so advanced, that was so obviously going to sweep the world freestyle championships, that the rules were changed days before the event to stop this from happening.

Twenty Four years later, Corran is doing it again. The new Glide is going to totally change your perception of what a river running, playful and exciting kayak should look like, and should paddle. It’s going to change the rules you’ve imposed on yourself in your understanding of how a river should be played, or how it can be paddled.

The Glide is breaking all the preconceived ideas that reign supreme in design theory. It’s going to open up the river to downriver playing, light creeking, and full on playboating, all at the same time. This is not a half slice. It’s not a full slice. It’s a 2/3 slice that’s as easy to handle as a half slice, and as exciting as a full slice. A fully dry riding bow, that you can also use to access vertical moves with ease even in relatively small features.

Combine this with Corran’s famous fast, loose and carving hulls, the easiest-to-squirt tail out there, and unparalleled river running ease (because no one likes being upside down), and you have a winning design.


Once these are gone, price goes back to regular $1650, and colours to our standard colour range.

Delivery late winter 2021.


  1. Mike

    $1650 for a 25 year old boat, good luck with that one.

    • Unsponsored

      It is a lot. That said it isn’t the same boat even though it has the same name.

      • corran addison

        Actually, it’s technically the same price as the Glide was in 2001 at $1050 USD. In todays money, that’s $1616, and the original Glides outfitting was pretty simple compared to modern outfitting. – so value for money its actually cheaper than the original!

  2. Jim

    Delivery late winter 2021?

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