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2sympleks – Caribou kayaks

CARIBOU ADVENTURE was designed to meet with prefeneces of novice and semiadvanced river kayakers. Its polyethylene hull makes it very durable and forgiving for less advanced users. The bottom part of the hull was designed as a 1:1 model built by craftsmen from north of Poland with lifelong experience. The nautical study and experience in building kayaks allowed to maximize the performance and manuverablity at the same time keeping very high load capacity of 400kg.

The upper part of the hull responds to high ergonomic requirements. A thorough research of usability was vital to the design. User’s survey showed that the actual effective angle of the padel in the water was never achieved in available designs. The idea to shape the hull in such a way released a significant additional space for the padle while maintaining stability characteristic to wide river kayaks. Such geometry helps to improve novice kayakers skills faster and increases the comfort of padling.

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