LiquidLogic Jefe Grande
Source: borrowed it
The Big Boss of Creeking.
- Stability (primary and secondary)
- Fast and predictable resurfacing
- Boofs like a bat out of hell; lands like an angel
- No edges
- Smaller paddlers should buy the Jefe Chico!
- No edges
- Smaller paddlers say it behaves like a cork
- Sexiness can sometimes be distracting.
In my opinion, the Jefe Grande is the most bomb proof creek boat on the market. Super forgiving without sacrificing performance. Some point to its lack of chines or edges as a negative, and while it is true that this boat doesn't carve, it more than makes up for it in primary and secondary stability, boof-a-bility, and resurfacing. It is what it is: the big boss of creeking.
I've paddled the Jefe Grande in everything from class III to class V and you can rely on this boat to get the job done every time.
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After all the whitewater tomfoolery and playboat surfing, the heart of kayaking still lies in the experience of paddling rivers. Get back to the soul sessions with the Liquid Logic Jefe Grande Kayak, now made in a larger (grande) size. Whether you're into big-volume monsters or the local, winding waters behind your house this boat has the creek-style characteristics to take it all on. Larger chargers can now take on the rapids in a stable, predictable ride that'll plaster a grin on even the most experienced, salty faces.
The Jefe Grande Whitewater Kayak by LiquidLogic is the most well traveled boat on the market and has become a favorite amongst the best in the world. Built to bomb down sick rivers and intense rapids, the Jefe Grande is made for the bigger boaters out there that need a little more space and volume. Even with its larger size, this boat can still get speed out of eddies and perform like the smaller boats with its rocker profile and extra volume in the bow it can eat up big rapids. The soft chines and added width at the hips provide stability and control during quick transitions. Then on top of that check out the "Bad Ass" outfitting that comes with these boats. Super comfy, and feels more like sitting in a race car as opposed to a tight boat. If you are a bigger paddler looking for the ultimate in large volume and speed, you have to try the Jefe Grande.