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Angel

$749.99

 

If there is one thing freestyle paddling has proven, is that if you want kids to perform to their maximum ability, their equipment needs to be an exact scale replica of “adult” equipment.

Slalom has suffered in its youth development in that all kids slalom boats conform to the ICF length and width regulations. These are made for adults (and assume that all adults are the same height and weight and body type), and so all “kids” slalom boats are little more than low volume full size boats. You cannot possibly expect a 10yr old to be able to paddle a boat correctly that was essentially designed for an adult. This means that they develop a certain set of skills to be able to handle and turn the over sized boat, and as they grow,  they’re constantly having to reinvent their skill set to conform to their now larger size in the same boat.

Our solution is to make a kayak that is an exact scale replica of an adult slalom boat. Everything about it is scaled down proportionately, so an 8 or 10yr old is learning the skills immediately that they’ll use their entire slalom career, or learn slalom skills they can apply to their paddling in general. No attention is paid at all to the ICF regulations in this design, so that we can achieve this goal. 

Finally, kids can develop the correct skill set they need, in a kayak thats built specifically to fit them.

If you're looking for a custom size in this, or want a traditional race construction, go here: https://www.soulwaterman.com/products/angelcustom

We've called this boat the Angel, after the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, as this boat is the first step to getting kids there.

Made in USA

All Prices US$. Price Includes Shipping*. 

This project is on our wish list. The exact final dimentions are not settled and some small variations may still occur. If we can garner 50 orders, we'll step up and make the boat. So over the next few months, order one, tell your friends to order one, and we will make the mold around christmas if the orders are there for it. Select COD at check out and we will MANUALLY collect a $500 deposit from you AFTER we have hit the landmark 50 unit number (so only when we know for sure that it's a go) and the balance of payment when it ship

Main technical Specifications

Kayak Name

Angel

Length

8'10"| 270cm

Width

19.6”| 50cm

Height (front)

8” | 20.5cm

Height (Back)

6.9” | 17.7cm

Nose Rocker

6.7" | 17cm

Tail Rocker

6.2” | 16cm

Rocker type

Continuous

Cockpit Length (Outside)

24”| 60cm

Cockpit Width (Outside)

13”| 34cm

Plastic Type (orange/black)

Hilex 14 HDPE

Plastic Type (yellow)

Hilex 16 SHDPE

Boat Weight (Orange)

27.5lbs | 12kg

Boat Weight (Yellow)

23.6 lbs | 10.8kg

General Paddler Weight

30lbs-90lbs | 13kg-40kg

Slalom Paddler Weight

50lbs – 80lbs | 22kg-36kg

Internal Outfitting

Skeletor Simple

Grab Loops

2+1

Footrest

Yes

Adjustable Seat

Yes

Volume

29 Gal | 111ltr


 

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