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River Running Kayaks

We like to think of river running kayaks as the all mountain, enduro, or freeride category of kayaking. These kayaks are confident boosting with their combination of stability and maneuverability. Like many of us going out for dawn patrol or evening social paddles this is our boat of choice. Most designs feature planing hulls allowing for great primary stability and the ability to surf waves.

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  • Take your downriver play to a whole new level with the Dagger Axiom 9.0.  This edgy river runner responds well to any river style.

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  • Dagger Mamba 8.6 Creeker is a large boat for large boaters. This big boy (or girl!) is ready to tackle everything from beginner river running to steep creeks and big water rapids.

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  • Dagger Mamba 8.6 Creeker is a large boat for large boaters. This big boy (or girl!) is ready to tackle everything from beginner river running to steep creeks and big water rapids.

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  • *Image is of Nomad 8.6

    The Dagger Nomad has proven itself for many years and although it is hard to believe, it just got better!  The new and improved Dagger Nomad 8.2 has more volume, more rocker, and a new deck shape to make you a lean mean boofing machine!

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  • Everyone's favorite and most reliable boat just got even better with the addition of the Nomad 9.0!  Everything you love about your current Nomad with more volume, speed, and rocker.

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  • The Dagger Torrent: it has never been easier to jump into whitewater.

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  • Dagger Kayaks has done the impossible, made the trusty Nomad even better! Introducing the Dagger Nomad 8.6 with increased volume, increased rocker, and re-shaped deck to make you go faster, resurface quicker, and stay on top of even the biggest water.

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  • Dagger Kayaks has done the impossible, made the trusty Nomad even better! Introducing the Dagger Nomad 8.6 with increased volume, increased rocker, and re-shaped deck to make you go faster, resurface quicker, and stay on top of even the biggest water.

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  • Have you ever had 2 much Fun? If you like to have a blast on whitewater but don’t want to commit to a playboat or a huge creeker, this boat is for you!

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  • The 4Fun is the oldest sibling in the Jackson Fun series. With a little added volume, Jackson has made playboating possible for everyone. The new and improved hull design of the 4Fun takes this boat back to the days of river running, cartwheels, squirts, and surfing for days. The bow rocker has been raised to make crossing holes, charging eddy lines, and boofing a breeze. The sleek, narrow design is great for speed with side wall flair for added stability. The perfect choice for experts or beginners, the 4 Fun will not let you down.

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  • Everyone needs a little Fun in their life and it just got a little easier with this great all around kayak!

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  • Jackson Karma M is the newest addition to the Jackson family of creeking kayaks. The Karma inherited the best parts of its siblings and yet adding speed, stability, and maneuverability. The rocker profile on the Karma makes for easy downstream paddling over waves and holes. It really blasts through most problems. The Karma adds more hull speed into and out of drops that carry you past … well things you don’t want anything to do with. The Karmas huge sidewalls lend to great secondary stability, plus it keeps you drier and faster. Water shedding deck makes for a predictable resurfacing. We’ll be using the Karma for some of our harder river racing. Why? Well this is directly due to the shape of the hull rocker, hull, and dry bow. Fast, stable, and forgiving this crazy great design turns predictably, nails boofs, and floats over most things in its way with speed and grace.
    Karma M:
    Weight: 45 lbs
    Length: 8’6″
    Width: 26”
    Height : 14.5”
    Volume: 86 gal
    Ideal Weight Range: 140-220 lbs
    Cockpit Dimensions: 35” x 20.25”

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  • Jackson Karma M is the newest addition to the Jackson family of creeking kayaks. The Karma inherited the best parts of its siblings and yet adding speed, stability, and maneuverability. The rocker profile on the Karma makes for easy downstream paddling over waves and holes. It really blasts through most problems. The Karma adds more hull speed into and out of drops that carry you past … well things you don’t want anything to do with. The Karmas huge sidewalls lend to great secondary stability, plus it keeps you drier and faster. Water shedding deck makes for a predictable resurfacing. We’ll be using the Karma for some of our harder river racing. Why? Well this is directly due to the shape of the hull rocker, hull, and dry bow. Fast, stable, and forgiving this crazy great design turns predictably, nails boofs, and floats over most things in its way with speed and grace.
    Karma M:
    Weight: 45 lbs
    Length: 8’6″
    Width: 26”
    Height : 14.5”
    Volume: 86 gal
    Ideal Weight Range: 140-220 lbs
    Cockpit Dimensions: 35” x 20.25”

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  • The finish line for the Fun series is the Super Fun. The Super Fun is functional up to a 38” inseam and 280 pounds. Most of the big guys should fit comfortably and still have the performance they are looking for.

    The New Fun Series floats the amazing simplicity and versatility of the classic design to the next level of performance– and in so many ways! Rollability: you deserve the confidence that the low stern, flexible backband, and flared sidewall of our Fun series provides every level of paddler – it’s the easiest boat to roll ever!

    More Volume: improvements in leg and foot-room pump up the volume, resulting in floatier river running and bigger loops while a 1/2’’ increase in hull-width improves initial stability. Slicier Shape: the new design reduces water resistance, making it easier to get vertical in flatwater. Rounded Deck Edges: the new friendlier deck shape and softened stern edge not only allows water to run off smoother for quicker re-surfacing but also protect your hands and elbows from sharp corners, edges, or deck-lines. Faster, Looser Hull: this new hull is EASIER TO SPIN, faster on waves, and carries more speed through crisply carved turns. A slight crown replaces the grooves to create a silky smooth feel whether on sliding down small waves, big waves, or rocks.

     

     

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  • Jackson Kayaks Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in

    speed and performance.

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  • Jackson Kayaks Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in

    speed and performance.

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  • Jackson Kayaks Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in

    speed and performance.

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  • Jackson Kayaks Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in

    speed and performance.

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  • If speed and agility is what you are looking for, the Pyranha 9R is the kayak for you.  The narrow width and extreme rocker of the 9R keep you on top of the water and allow for quick edge to edge transitioning.  With a length just under 9′, you can enter any race and the performance of the 9R will keep you in the competition.

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