Waka Stout Kayak
If you think it impossible to boof on flat water then you need to try this boat. Perfect for the small to medium sized paddler.
The Stout is a boat designed by Sven and Felix Lammler. A twist between the Tutea and Tuna 1, The Lammlers have brought to life a radical new design. This boat takes high end technical creeking to a new level. An aggressive design on a friendly hull shape (Same as the Tuna 1) that gives paddlers a performance that isn't found in many kayaks today! (which is crazy because we're in the era of race/performance kayaks)
This boat is so easy to boof that you'll find yourself toning down the need to pull so hard, enabling you to focus on more important technical things like timing and edge transitions.
The Stout feels slightly smaller than a Tuna2 but larger than a Tutea. Sven is 5'8" and 170lbs and this boat is basically built for him.
|Paddler weight||60-85 kg|
Easy to adjust outfitting is what the Stout has been equipped with. Waka wanted to have strong but fast adjustment to their outfitting to ensure it caters for everyone from schools to experts.
The seat is Roto-moulded. It has three screw holes under the hip pads on seat tab to adjust the seat position. Just loosen two screws and the seat will slide forward and backwards. The seat is very comfortable, especially over longer periods of time.
- Hip Pads
Shaped pads are provided that velcro onto the seat. Also they have two straps that go around the seat to provent loosing them in a swim. Two extra pads for each side are provided for easy adjustment. You can put one or two pads between the shaped pad and the seat as required.
The back-band is extremely comfortable. It has two ratchets and ladders, making it easy to adjust and tighten. It can be adjusted even more by altering the length of webbing on the back of the back-band. The back-band has been mounted to allow for easy access to any safety equipment or overnight gear stored behind the seat.
- Thigh braces
The thigh braces are extremely comfortable. They are simple, light weight and most importantly, very effective, giving you perfect control. The thigh braces in the Stout have purposely been left longer for extra knee grip for the full on boaters. If you find this is to much or want easier exiting from your boat you can easily trim the braces down 5mm-10mm preferably with a rasp.
The foot-block is fully adjustable thanks to four thumb-nuts on the inside of the hull. The width of the foot-block is also adjustable, depending on the position of the foot block.