Dagger Mamba 7.5

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Until recently, you bemoaned your recent relocation to the mid-Atlantic area as it lacks the extreme steep and deep to which you grew accustomed when you were living in the mountains. Then you learned about whitewater kayaking. Always being a bit economical, you sprung for the Dagger Mamba 7. 6 Kayak so the boat you learn in will also be the boat you use to dominate Class IV+ rapids. Froth is no longer for your lattes--roiling eddies and churning water through skinny chutes give you a bigger rush than a double shot of espresso. The planing hull is a flat, smooth surface so your first attempt to sit down doesn't result with you sitting in the drink. Once you're seated and on the water, the kayak's flat bottom and sharp edge transition means you'll have to put a little muscle into making the Mamba get a little edgy. As your paddling prowess increases, the smooth transition to the tail rocker gives you the ability to set an edge and take a tight line to hit the whites dead-on. Added volume in the stern floats you higher and more evenly from bow to stern. The rockered bow helps the boat rise up and over objects while being responsive to your every stroke. The peak deck sheds water so the bow rocker isn't a total waste, and the boat stays on the water surface. Contour Ergo Outfitting gives you a custom fit without the custom-boat price tag. With crisp boat reaction and a lightening-fast shape, the Mamba makes entry-level paddlers feel right at home and gives experienced boaters the tools to push themselves.

- Backcountry.com

Dagger Mamba 8.1There's a lot of whitewater out there and you want a boat that can handle all of it. This all-around performance series lets paddlers of any experience level tackle technical water. Easy to roll, crisp edging, excellent hull speed, and great stability gives you the control to challenge environments from steep creeks to large volume rapids. Available in both Riverplay and Creeker-style outfitting options.FeaturesAdjustable Performance Fit System 2.0Security grab handlesMulti adjustable contoured hip padsD-bone welded in seat trackAdjustable bulkhead footbrace with foam paddingPrecision adjustable thighbracesSpecifications:Length: 8'1" / 246 cmWidth: 26.75" / 68 cmDeck Height: 15" / 38 cmCockpit: 34" x 19" / 86 x 48 cmVolume: 62 gal / 235 LWeight Range: 150-220 lbs / 68-100 kgBoat Weight: 44 lbs / 20 kg

- River Sports Outfitters

Dagger Mamba Creeker - With team-tested, paddler proven heritage, the Dagger Mamba whitewater kayak is trusted by the most renowned instructors and pro paddlers in the world. The Mamba whitewater series offers serious refinements that make it the top river runner in its class. Improved volume distribution increases speed and control, while added safety features lend even more durability. It's the true wonder boat. Whether you're a seasoned paddler looking to hone your river skills and make the move beyond Class III, or new adventure seekers looking for a predictable, stable, easy to roll power-house that opens the full range of whitewater, the stylish new Dagger Mamba whitewater kayak series will inspire the ultimate adventure.

- Outdoorplay