The Eagle tandem kayak is build by the Dutch brand StipYaks that is also responsible for the kajett or the starter. Stable boats, pretty fast and easy to handle. The tandem kayak takes these good qualities and makes them even better. With it's length of just over 5 meters (16.4 feet) it is manouverable in smaller rivers, but the stability makes it a boat that you just as easily can take out on the sea or a lake. The front hatch is pretty small but the back hatch is bigger. If you are planning to get in the boat with a lot of bagage and two adults think again. It's not build to carry around big loads. But for a day out on the water it is great. Easy to carry around by two people but also alone. In short, stable, light, fast and easy to maneouver for a tandem kayak, perfect for a day of fun in the sun!
At around 16’ (488cm) the Sirona is short enough to be considered an Ocean play-boat but long enough to hold it’s speed, even when moderately laden. True, it is not intended for multi-week expeditions but it is certainly very suitable for most people, even those with overnight ambitions. Despite its playful personality, its sixteen-foot hull is one of the fastest in its class, whilst the hull also responds predictably to edging and has a stability profile that allows even newer paddlers to exploit this.
Although not conceived as a long-range expedition kayak, the Sirona is not limited to mere day-boat duties, it being more than capable of multi-day adventures, the hull speed again being of benefit, allowing a Sirona paddler to keep pace in any group, good seat ergonomics provides all day comfort and the predictable handling easily absorbs variations in load.
A descendant of the legendary InaZone, the Z.One has newly developed features that have been modernized for today`s paddling styles.The paddler gets substantially greater control over the movement of the kayak on the water, improved balance and a lifted knee position for more efficient paddling strokes.
Aspiring kayakers will benefit from the Z.One's stability and maneuverability whilst surfing a wave or on any river features that they want to play or run, whilst those returning from a few years off will find a kayak that feels familiar enough for them to engage with and get back into the sport.
P&H Scorpio LV Length: 5,09 m. width: 0.54 m. Weight: ca. 25 kg Cockpitsize: 0,80 m. Capacity: ca. 110 kg. The Scorpio's design is based upon the polyester version, the Cetus. LV means Low Volume, best suited for people under 1m83 and 85 kg's. It is a very fast boat and is capable of keeping up with most of the polyester versions. It's very agile, with lots of primary stability and even without the retractable skeg, easy to keep on a straight line. It has lots of room for bagage and is very sturdy. In my humble opinion, it is one of the most versitale seakayak models out there.
Nordkapp Jubilee, Length: 5,48 m, Width: 0,53 m, Weight: ca. 26 kg, cockpitlength: 0,82 m, Capacity: ca. 120 kg
The Nordkapp is probably the oldest kayak model in use, that's still being build. It has undergone some serious face-lifts during its lifespan of over 30 years. The current model has a slightly larger cockpit, bigger hatches and is one cm wider then the first model. It is a boat suitable for a lot of different people, it is fast, stable and easy to keap it going in a straight line. There is lots of room for your feet but it isn't so easy to turn on short notice. It has lots of room for bagage en is very sturdy, ideal for some real expeditions!
Brača Hurricane is a paddle in the Brača touring line. It is based on the Typhoon* with the following modifications: slightly reduced blade surface area and offset spline height to provide more efficient catch, tracking and exit.
Its exceptional strength fully withstands intense conditions and performs flawlessly in the open ocean, rivers and lakes. All traditional sea kayak paddles have specially reinforced edges. Brača Typhoon has been designed to provide well balanced characteristics of lightness, ease of use and extreme durability. This is not an understatement, the paddle can take a serious beating and still it will just have few scratches, Extreme durability has its drawbacks of course. The paddle is quite thick because of its foam filling. This makes him a bit less smooth then the epic. But you can get a lot more power out of this paddle then out of the epic active touring.
The Epic Relaxed Touring paddle is lightweight, stable and exceedingly smooth. Perfect for the cruising kayaker and a slightly less aggressive, low angle paddle stroke. Efficiency is everything on the water; the Relaxed Touring blade features a longer and narrower surface area, facilitating a stroke easy on the shoulders with the power and control needed for any water conditions. Blade Width: 6.3" (16 cm) Blade Length: 19.7" (50 cm) Surface Area: 97 in2 (625 cm2) Weight: Full Carbon 22 oz (625 grams) - Hybrid 28.5 oz (808 grams) This is the commercial description of this paddle. I have to say, after a smal test, I have to agree. It is a very smooth en exceptional stable paddle, very easy on the shoulders and perfect for people who don't have the stamina or the power to paddle with a bigger blade. Being myself a healthy male, with average power and stamina, I prefer the active touring blade build by the same manufacturer.
On the left you can see the full carbon and right we have the hybrid construction, which I use, I prefer durability over a slight wheight benefit. The Epic Active Touring paddle combines the lightweight, clean performance of Epic’s Relaxed Touring paddle with a larger blade surface, providing more power for paddlers utilizing a high angle stroke and seeking a distinct edge in speed and acceleration. Perfect for fast touring and racers who opt not to use a wing paddle. Available in 2 options: Hybrid construction, 30.5 oz (865 grams); Full Carbon construction, 24 oz (680 grams); comes standard with Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ adjustable ferrule technology.