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Long and lean, speedy and stable, this whitewater boat hops and skips through rapids with ease.
Speed the way nature intends teeters on the edge between out of control and sheer exhilaration. Feed your water-loving inner speed demon with the Liquidlogic Stinger Kayak. With over five years in design, the Stinger is a long and lean speed machine that spins and skips through whitewater drops like a schoolgirl with a crush.
Starting with a fairly staid longboat design, the Stinger adds a full nine inches to the stern alone, tapering to a sharp point, much like the stinger on an insect. While the Stinger doesn't deliver venom, as your speed increases, the pointy tip of the stern drops into the water and helps the boat track. The bow is a buoyant combination of volume and rocker, so if you do go under, the front of the boat wants to pop up and out of the water. When looking at the boat as a whole, you see a flat hull and a progressive rocker in the tip and the tail rocker being fairly flat. The flat top and rocker bottom combo gives you speed without compromising your ability to push the bow and skip out super-fast at the bottom of drops.
The folks at Liquidlogic understand your need for speed, and built the Stinger only 24 inches wide. Less lateral surface area makes the Stinger sprightly on a sluggish day, but may also cause you to question overall stability. Instead of a wide waist, the Stinger is a long drink of water at 12ft 5in with lots of vertical stability. A beneficial side effect of a narrow boat is that it is very easy to roll. If you're looking to crush the competition at the Green Race or want a lightening fast boat for Saturdays on the river, look no further than the Stinger.
- Progressive rocker in bow
- Smooth rocker in stern
- Flat hull
- Bad-Ass Outfitting (polypropylene, made in USA)
- Two layers of DVC in backpad
- Customizable seat, adjustable back band
- Adjustable thigh brace, adjustable trim