Discover four of the year’s best whitewater kayaks from Dagger, Liquidlogic, Pyranha and Verus Kayaks. Materials and body designs are advancing every year to get you the best possible boat for what you need.
Check out four of the best whitewater kayaks below.
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The ultimate downriver playboat for paddlers of all abilities, the Rewind over-delivers on what boaters want and need from a modern whitewater kayak, including piercing river running capabilities complemented by an exciting play-ability that allows you to add new tricks to your arsenal.
This machine has a large, smooth transitioning bow rocker and flatter center hull section.
Longer boats no longer have to be hard to paddle.
This baby is nimble! The subtle kick rockered stern profile is modelled after the Braaap, which gives it a predictable quick-carving fun feel on the water.
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This sports car of a kayak is an exhilarating ride on any river. Its narrow width not only increases the 9R’s dynamic speed, but also offers immense connectivity, effortless rolling and lightning-fast edge-to-edge transitions.
Gladiator from Verus Kayaks
The goal of the Gladiator was to create a displacement hull with a smooth rocker that transitioned from bow to stern.
The Gladiator is 76 gallons, which lends itself well to being what Verus envisioned as a playful creeker, somewhere between a half slice and full-blown creek boat.
Its versatility makes it a perfect match for challenging creeks or substantial eddylines ideal for stern squirts.
Watch Paddling Magazine‘s video review of Gladiator specs and features.