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Dagger Axis 10.5

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With its unprecedented versatility, the Dagger Axis 10.5 is ideal for eclectic paddlers who appreciate relaxing day trips on the lake, but also enjoy the challenge of a running river.

- EMS

The Dagger Axis 10.5 Kayak with Skeg takes on all types of water with the adventurous beginner in mind; it's maneuverable, stable and ready for lakes or rivers thanks to a whitewater-inspired design. Stable hull inspires confidence for beginners, and defined chines enhance maneuverability. 10.5 ft. length offers high maneuverability and a manageable weight, and an integrated beam stiffens the hull to keep you in control when turning. Polyethylene construction offers performance, responsiveness and rugged durability. Height-adjustable, drop-down skeg enhances tracking in strong winds and currents. Seat and back pads use soft, contoured foam covered in a textured stretch material for plush comfort and protection from the cold; oversized cockpit increases comfort. Backrest with side-mounted cam buckle and durable webbing allows simple adjustments while seated in kayak. Soft knee pads attach either inside the cockpit or on the exterior, offering customizable comfort. Slidelock footbraces are easy to adjust from inside the boat; simply raise the black plastic rod to unlock and slide foot peg into desired position. Mesh pocket attached to the bow deck offers secure storage for small accessories, and it's within easy reach. Rear hatch provides enough storage for a day trip. unlike hard, plastic handles, the soft-touch handles are easy on cold, paddle-weary hands. The Dagger Axis 10.5 Kayak weighs 50 lb.

- REI

Your tastes politely pass as eclectic, and your family has other, more colorful ways of describing your wildly diverse interests. The Dagger Axis 10. 5 adapts to your water-based mercurial disposition, going from placid lakes to swift-moving rivers without hesitation. Beginners will feel at home in this stable lady, and hard-charging intermediate paddlers will be able to push their boating boundaries. Its small size makes it easy to maneuver in tight passages. Dagger took the best of whitewater boats and did a bit of genetic engineering by adding the preferred traits from recreational boats to create the versatile Axis 10. 5. The TruTrak adjustable skeg turns this boat into a floating bloodhound, staying true to course like a pro. When it's time make some waves or push your paddling limits on a bit of whitewater, lift the skeg. A slight keel blurs into a slightly rounded bottom for steering ease when you're slipping down a slight drop along the river. The high volume mimics the water-shedding of both a duck and a true whitewater boat and helps keep your tip pointed up when you're punching through waves or riding micro-falls. Comfort Fit Recreational Seating adjusts for a custom fit every time. The padded foam seat adjusts to accommodate your torso, be it more like a gymnast or more akin to a pro-cager. Adjustable hip pads and leg lifters give you the chance to make this boat yours and yours alone. If you're hitting the lakes on Saturday and running rivers on Sunday, the cockpit can be retro-fitted with thigh braces. A mesh pocket attaches to the bow with bungees, and the stern hatch offers dry storage, though it's best to leave water-sensitive electronics at home or in the car. Soft-touch handles won't leave your palms raw when you're toting this boat to or from the put-in.

- Backcountry.com

Dagger Axis 10.5 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg - The Dagger Axis kayak transitions seamlessly from flat water to moving water, providing unprecedented versatility in a single kayak. Sporty and athletic, the Axis boat is ideal for the seasoned paddler who likes to do it all or the beginner paddler with a taste and aptitude for adventure. Whether on lakes, reservoirs, inter-coastal waterways, or ponds the new TruTrak System (TTS) drop skeg keeps it moving straight and tracking true. The new skeg's hydrofoil shape cuts efficiently through water when deployed, and when retracted, the skeg housing has improved structural integrity for a water-tight seal. The defined chines of the Dagger Kayaks Axis 10.5 add maneuverability when paddling in moving water or ocean swells. The sealed stern hatch makes carrying gear for overnight trips easy and the mesh deck pocket holds water bottles or other loose gear securely within arm's reach. From placid ponds to the Great Lakes to a swiftly moving river, the Axis 10.5 does it all while giving you an unforgettable experience with each stroke of the paddle!

- Outdoorplay