Waka Tutea Kayak
A fantastic river running and creek design for smaller paddlers, which the Robin Hood Watersports staff believe works up to 85kg but is optimal at 55-70kg.
Smaller paddlers once struggled to find a creekboat easy to maneouver and sized to fit them, but big enough to have the speed and volume needed to boof through grade five. Not anymore.
Following in the foot steps of it’s big brother the Tuna, the Tutea is set to be the leader of the pack in the small to medium-size creek boat class. With the same smooth lines and well-proportioned rocker profile that made the Tuna to be the best creek boat on the market, the Tutea will take the smaller paddler leaps and bounds in their paddling skills and confidence.
The Tutea is 250 centimeters long, 67 centimeters wide, and has a volume of 300L. Ideal for paddlers weighing 50kg to 85kg, it has a narrower feel than the Tuna, making it easier to transition edge to edge. The edges have also been increased slightly to ensure the Tutea carries it’s speed through the exit of any waterfall or hole.
|Paddler weight:||50-85 kg|
The Tutea has been equipped with easy to adjust outfitting. Waka wanted to have strong, fast-adjusting outfitting that caters for everyone, from kayak schools to experts.
The seat is Roto-moulded. It is very comfortable, especially over longer periods of time. It has two sliders on the top to adjust the seat position front to back. Simply loosen two screws, and the seat will slide forward and backwards. Find your ideal position, tighten, and you are good to go.
The hip pads are the most adjustable on the market. A simple elastic sock givies easy access in order so you can adjust the amount of foam needed.
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.
The thigh braces are also extremely adjustable. With one pin through the top, you can adjust the thigh cup for your ultimate fit. They can also slide forward and backwards by loosening another screw around the cockpit rim.
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.