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A quick and stable creeker for beginner and expert paddlers.
Redesigned with more volume in the bow, progressive bow rocker, and Dagger's super-comfortable Contour Ergo Outfitting, the Mamba Creeker 8.1 Kayak is the ideal kayak for the medium-sized paddler looking for a quick, yet maneuverable creek boat. With a design that puts an emphasis on down-river paddling, the Mamba Creeker isn't the most playful boat on the market, but it's still a surprisingly maneuverable kayak thanks to the aggressive, up-swept bow and gently rockered stern, which make the boat capable of side spins and quick turns. The planing full sits between two long carving edges that eventually trail off into the rounded bow and stern to make the Mamba capable of carving the occasional green wave and out of holes, but still forgiving enough to give the boat a predictable feel that's great for beginners.
Sitting between the Mamba Creeker 7.6 and 8.6, the 8.1 is well-equipped to handle paddlers between 150 to 220 lbs. The tank-style, roto-molded seating adds durability to the hull, while the Contour Ergo outfitting consists of a padded seat with a ratchet-adjustable backband, adjustable thigh braces, and included adjustable hip pads. The kayak also comes with Dagger's Contour adjustable bulkhead for added safety and protection during big drops. While the Mamba Creeker 8.1 is a solid choice for the expert paddler looking for a fun and quick creek boat, the Mamba is also great for the beginner paddler looking for an easy-to-roll boat and stable feel that will ease them into class III rapids, thanks to the Mamba's flat and stable planing hull. Dagger also increased the overall safety of the kayak by adding five grab handles, which can be used to assist swimmers in a whitewater rescue scenario.
- Polyethylene hull material
- Progressive bow rocker
- Planing hull with carving edges
- Contour Ergo outfitting
- Adjustable back band
- Tank-style roto-molded seating with leg lifters
- Safety Step Out Wall
- Contour adjustable bulkhead
- Adjustable thigh braces
- Adjustable Contour hip pads
- Five grab handles
- Item #DAG001O