Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak
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Sized for medium to large paddlers, this hybrid kayak is designed to track straight and true on flatwater yet offers great maneuverability when you're ready to explore moving waters.
Easy handling and very maneuverable, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak is the perfect boat for novice and intermediate paddlers.
Spend a quiet morning paddling in the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak, watching ripples move through the reflections as flocks of geese soar above the glassy water. Or, if that docile scene causes you to snore, have your paddling pal slap you awake for some choppy fun on a wind-blown lake or river. Versatile, stable, and comfortable, the Aspire merges the body of a recreational touring boat with the mentality of a whitewater boat for equally pleasurable flat-water leisure paddling and river running, within reason. Take this boat down a Class V drop and you'll be in a Level I trauma center within minutes. Polyethylene takes a trouncing from novice paddlers, and keeps bouncing along. Even experienced 'yakkers sometimes sneak into a rock garden, and this rugged hull forgives all but the most egregious bumps. On the bottom, the shallow, slightly arched hull makes maneuvering magical when you're trying to creep around the broadside of a large, protruding appliance in the middle of the river. Friendly chines blend into the side wall so you can get an edge if you know what you're doing, and beginners won't be a wobbling wreck in the middle of the lake. An up-swept, high-volume bow lets you break through small surf without getting tanked. The Phase 3 AirPro outfitting cushions your tush and lifts your legs. The spring-loaded TruTrak skeg lets you beat a straight line to the shore if that morning mouthful of river water starts talking back. Playing charades on the water and you need to communicate a top' Flick your finger, lift the skeg, and start spinning. The stern bulkhead stows lunch and windbreaker safely, secured with the Orbix hatch cover. Fore and aft on-deck rigging puts essentials at your fingertips, so you're never far from, um, a cookie or a beer.
A true hybrid kayak that performs efficiently on flatwater but has the versatility to run rivers with a little whitewater. Built with a large cockpit for medium to large paddlers. The hull features a shallow arch that makes it easy to turn for extra maneuverability in small rapids and light surf. The upswept bow easily rides up and over small waves. Adjustable Tru-Trak skeg lets you track straight in moving water. High-density polyethylene hull is tough enough to handle years of hard use. The Phase 3 Air Pro seat features contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. All adjustment straps are easy to use and are located forward of the paddler. SlideLock foot-brace adjustment features an ergonomic wand handle within arm's reach that lets you reset the foot pegs while in the boat. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Rear storage compartment with bulkhead and Orbix hatch keeps your gear dry. Cup holder and gear trays at front of cockpit are equipped with bungees that securely hold your water bottle, keys, GPS, phone and more. Deck rigging holds maps, extra layers and other gear. USA. Dimensions 10'6" x 29". Cockpit dimensions 51.5" x 23.5". Weight 48 lb. Capacity 400 lb. Deck height 15.5".
Phase 3 AirPro Seating SystemCup Holder with DrainTruTrak Skeg SystemBungee Deck RiggingSkid PlateSoft Touch HandlesOrbix Stern HatchSlideLock Foot Brace SystemKayak KonsoleThigh and Knee Padding SpecificationsLength: 10'6 / 320 cmWidth: 29 / 47 cmMax Capacity: 400 lbs. / 182 kgDeck Height: 15.5 / 39 cmWeight: 48 lbs. / 22 kgCockpit Length: 51.5 / 131 cmCockpit Width: 23.5 / 60 cm
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