Dagger Jitsu

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Being caught in the middle of an argument can be awkward and painful, but being in the mid-sized Dagger Jitsu 5. 9 Kayak is the exact opposite: relaxed and borderline hedonistic. Driving into waves and popping out of pockets, or stringing together a series of loops that would make a rodeo champion jealous, this aquatically agile boat gives you dynamic control in every dimension. Dagger designer Mark 'Snowy' Roberston knew 'yaks needed the marriage of old-school speed and stability with new-fangled flippability. The smooth, progressive rocker and clean entry off the tail give you a clean break-away while helping you accelerate into a wave. The low stern profile gives you sufficient speed to track a tight line. Once you've reached your terrifically turbulent destination, you'll be able to appreciate proportioned volume that is localized around the cockpit. Tapered sides push volume towards the center which is good news for hole moves, a boatload of volume in the center supports modern-day combo moves, and an abundance of volume behind the seat gives you pop out of the pocket. Equipped with the Contour outfitting system, paddler comfort is maximized and paddler power is exploited. The seat rail is welded to the boat itself, making it easy to take your paddle power and transfer it to the Jitsu 5. 9 kayak's on-water performance. How your body is positioned within the boat translates into how efficient your paddling is, i. e., takes a lot of work to do very little, or the work input correlates to trick-ability. Nearly everything adjusts on this boat, so you may customized the padding for optimal power delivery where you need it. For adrenaline-addicted paddlers, the Jitsu offers speed to launch your cartwheeling fun far into the air without tipping you ass-over-teakettle when you're balancing on the stern.

- Backcountry.com

Dagger brings decades of experience and team-tested, paddler-proven heritage to freestyle kayaking in the all new Jitsu Series. Tested and approved by some of the world?s most skilled paddlers, the Jitsu excels in surfing and aerial moves in wave play with volume proportions that allow skill development in hole play as well.The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips make three dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving. The Jitsu maintains snappy edge-to-edge transition yet it is arguably the loosest hull on the market today.Out-performing competitor freestyle kayaks downriver, the Jitsu is a solid all-around choice for those who want to enjoy big waves, holes on river, and freestyle competition too

- RockCreek

Adjustable Gear Storage SystemAdjustable Tank Style Rotomolded Creek SeatAdjustable, Quick Release Hip PadsD-bone Welded in Seat TrackErgonomic Leg Lifter w/Ratcheting Adjustment PointPadded Foam Foot Brace SystemPrecision Adjustable Thigh BracesRatchet Adjustable BackbandSecurity Grab Handles SpecificationsLength: 5' 9.5 / 178 cmWidth: 26 / 66 cmDeck Height: 12.5 / 32 cmCockpit Length: 34 / 86 cmCockpit Width: 19 / 48 cmBoat Weight: 31 lbs / 14 kgPaddler Weight: 140-200 lbs / 64-91 kgsVolume: 57 gal / 215 L

- River Sports Outfitters

Dagger Jitsu 5.9 Kayak Package - This package includes the Dagger Jitsu 5.9 kayak, AT2 bent shaft paddle, Seals Pro Shocker spray skirt, Stohlquist Rocker PFD, and the Shred Ready Shaggy helmet.

- Outdoorplay