If your looking for an all around go anywhere kayak that is comfortable, safe and easy to paddle look no further than the Liquid Logic Remix XP. Liquid Logic spared no expense in designing this true cross-over kayak so that you can have the time of your life. The Remix XP was designed to bridge the gap between river running and whitewater once and for all. The XP has and integral skeg which when deployed offers superb tracking but with the skeg tucked away the XP offers the agility needed to excel on whitewater. The XP9 offers the smaller paddler a choice in the cross-over line. The XP9 features a cockpit that adds unmatched comfort and safety to an already world class design. The seat offers more contoured support while the two wall structural support rails add integrity to the hull while providing extra attachment and storage opportunities.
|Length:||9 ft 2 in / 2.79 m|
|Width:||26 in / 66.04 cm|
|Weight:||46 lb / 20.87 kg|
|Capacity:||220 lb / 99.79 kg|
|Volume:||73 gal / 276 L|
|Cockpit Size:||36" x 21.5" / 91 x 54.5 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
this kayak is very smooth on the water.it almost paddles itself. the skeg is simply amazing,you can be paddling,and stop,the boat starts to instantly spin,but with the skeg down it tracks almost perfectly straight...the skeg also springs back into its reccesed space when going over low bottoms,or rocks.I have yet to have it on any real white water,but have surfed a bit,and it sucks into a back wash like a vacuum,it is just craving whitewater...i cant wait. the only critical thing is the foot pegs i think should have been set about 6" further forward. im 5 10,and they are all the way forward,and its a bit tight,also the center wall is a little obstructive at first,but i am used to it now. the type of foot wear makes a big difference too.boots just dont fit inside the hull at all.from the floor to the celing of the front hull is very short,my feet are sixe 10 1/2..so anything bigger than that you will be cramped. there is also no seat back...there is a back band,which is common in whitewater boats...however it makes you sit up straight,and you dont ned to lean back...it also makes it very easy to roll,which is a must if your going to play in the waves at all....the rear compartment is very nice...some water does get in,but only about a cup or two..so deffinatly want anything in there to be in a dry bag for sure. if i was going to do more touring than white water i would have rather had the xp10 i think,but that would make fast water,and tight turning very dificult. This boat also comes with a security bar,so you can lock your boat easily to vehicle or anything.I reccomend going on you tube and look for the video about the sucurity bar it can withstand over 2000 lbs of force..cool vid. overall i am extremely satisfied with this product and also with austin kayak..great service,and great prices too.
First off the boat is a dream to paddle. It's stable, comfortable, agile, and very controllable. There are only a few concerns. While taking it on a 5 day overnighter the nut that holds the skeg lever in place disappeared. I was able to make some duct tape work (nuts/bolts aren't part of my survival kit). Without the nut the boat takes in some water. The boat also doesn't come with any bow foam. If you are forced to bail there will be no such thing as a wet reentry. It still floats though with the stern hatch lid secure. All in all the best boat for river/overnight trips. On a side note compared to the xp10 the xp9 plows through waves making windy lakes/swells difficult and slow.
We have an xp9 and xp10. Both perform great on rivers and flat water. The drop skegs are a great feature. The xp10 is barely large enough for my 6'3'' height with the foot pegs maxed out (I believe you can modify the foot pegs and move them farther down if you don't mind redrilling the holes and filling the old ones). The knee braces are not the most ergonomic which prevented a 5 sar rating. The cockpit is long and wide so spray skirt selection is limited. The boats are very stable even for beginners. The green hornet and blue knight colors are very dark, darker than they appear in the photos. Plenty of storage for camping or extended trips.
The XP9 is a great kayak for up to class III whitewater. Did 4 hours of class II with a recreational Seal Skin skirt and did get a little water in the boat. The LL Remix is like a SUV in 4 foot high rollers. Yes, it was only class II but little consequence if you are a great swimmer and a good paddler. The kayak maneuvers pretty good and will give you a lot of confidence to tackle class III head on. It's not as playful as a full whitewater kayak with more rocker, but it makes up for it in more stability with the 9 foot length, which is what I was after.