Adult paddlers have different needs than younger athletes ...
Stability … as the body ages, muscles lose flexibility and can’t respond to external stimuli quite as readily. This causes us to feel less stable in a canoe or kayak. Furthermore, many adults train by themselves due to work & family commitments and safety considerations, including a stable boat, become important issues. The models we carry cover a wide range of stability to accommodate the needs of adult paddlers.
Boat Weight … many adults keep their boat at home and carry it on their car to training sessions and races. A lighter boat means greater ease in lifting it on & off the car, and getting it down to the water. And of course, a lighter boat is a priority for marathon racers. Comfort … well designed seats & footrests, and a rigid construction, enable us to spend longer periods of time in the boat, whether it's training for an upcoming competition or enjoying a slower pace with friends or family.
Our boats are designed for speed & comfort and cover a wide range of stability. They are light & functional, ideal for racing as well as fitness training!
Below is a list of the more popular models which we usually have in stock. Click on the model name for photos and description. Note stability ratings: 1 = least stable
Vajda Ace / Infusion II / Supersonic - these are Vajda's top sprint kayak models but are a little more stable than other top models on the market so easier to manage for more experienced Masters paddlers. Stability = 1.5; meets ICF specs.
Vajda Spirit /Cruiser - a model specially designed with Masters racers in mind; the same lines & fittings of Vajda's top sprint models but more stable. Available in various sizes and layups. Stability = 3.5; meets ICF specs.
Vajda MSonic K1 - slightly more stable than the Spririt; big volume with a large cockpit. Available in one size only. Stability = 4; meets ICF specs.
Kape Joker C1 - wider dimensions make this a great canoe for beginners or for paddlers looking for a more relaxing race or workout. Stability = 4; meets ICF specs.
Tor K1 - one of Kirton’s most recent K1 designs, incorporating a cut-away foredeck and slimmer rear deck features. Stability = 5; meets ICF specs.
Kape Master 46 K1 - stable but perfect for paddlers wanting a little more speed than the Civet Cat. Stability = 6; meets ICF specs.
Vajda Civet Cat K1 – a fast, narrow touring model, ideal for fitness or racing. Stability = 7; meets ICF & Touring Class specs.
Vajda Voyageur K1 - Vajda's Paracanoe model; a little more stable than the Civet Cat but sleeker up front; perfect for beginning adults. Stability = 8; meets ICF, Touring Class and international Paracanoe specs.
Vajda Cat K2 - stable but light - great for Masters & Paracanoe athletes! Carbon kevlar models in stock - great for downriver racing! Stability = 7; meets ICF and Touring Class and international Paracanoe specs.
Each of these models is available in several different constructions, weights & prices. Check our inventory for availability or contact us for information, 518.523.2346
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