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You can never have too much Karma.
Jackson Kayak's creek-crushing Karma Kayak is built to inspire confidence down steep waters with a progressive hull design that carries speed, carves a clean line, and hovers over boils. From the get-go, Jackson approached the design process with an intent to create a boat that could slice down river and boof like a dream, but still land bid drops softly. Ultimately, the team achieved this tall order by giving the Karma a displacement hull, high-volume bow and stern, and a rocker profile. When combined, this layout not only carries tons of speed, but ensures the boat stays well above curlers and boils, and keeps things soft when you're rocketing off of big drops.
A smooth, bow-to-stern rocker profile allows the boat to boof over just about any feature you point it at, while chines along the side of the hull allow the boat to really hold an edge while carving. However, in order to make the Karma feel less tippy and keep water off the deck, Jackson raised the parting lines of this kayak as high as possible, resulting in huge sidewalls that provide secondary stability when punching through rough stretches of river. The profile features a narrow bow with a wide stern, which in turn allows the nose to pencil-in on drops more effectively, and gives the stern ridiculous amounts of stability for a confidence inspiring feel.
Additionally, the Karma comes whitewater ready with Jackson's Uni-shock bulkhead, which allows the paddler to make quick foot adjustments while seated, but also absorbs impact. Four stainless steel, plastic-coated grab handles make handling the boat secure and uncomplicated during transport and emergency situations. And Jackson even added a low-profile drain plug to the boat, which allows for easy flushing after a full day on the water.
- Planing hull with chines
- Smooth bow-to-stern rocker profile
- High-volume bow and stern
- High parting lines
- Linear polyethylene hull material
- Composite reinforced hull track
- Adjustable whitewater seat with Sure-Lock back band
- Uni-Shock bulkhead system
- Drain plug
- GoPro mount attached
- Nalgene bottle included
- Item #JAK002A