The Dagger Axis series is designed to transition seamlessly from flatwater to moving water. It has unprecedented versatility. The Dagger Axis 10.5 is ideal for the eclectic paddler who appreciates relaxing day trips on the lake, but might also enjoy the challenge of a running river and it is unmatched in its class. On lakes, reservoirs, intercoastal waterways, and ponds it provides excellent tracking from a height-adjustable drop skeg that keeps it moving straight. Defined chines add maneuverability, and the Dagger Axis accepts a sprayskirt and can be fitted with thigh braces for more challenging environments. The new ConTour Ergo Outfitting offers amazing comfort and has multi-adjust options for better fit and function and now includes a topographical map imagery. Sporty and athletic, the Axis is ideal for the seasoned paddler who likes to do it all or the beginner paddler with a taste and aptitude for adventure.
|Length:||10 ft 6 in / 3.2 m|
|Width:||29 in / 73.66 cm|
|Weight:||50 lb / 22.68 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||40|
|Leg Room - Total:||50|
|Cockpit Size:||38" x 21" / 97 x 53 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
Everything with this order and kayak was great. Kayak did exactly as hoped. Speedy and zippy on my lake and very responsive and fun on the river that I frequent that has lots of Class I and 3-4 Class II. I'm pretty much of a novice kayaker and have had no problem.
This is my 2nd review of the Dagger Axis 10.5. After 6 weeks of extensive use, my rating remains the same 5 stars, primarily due to Austin Canoe & Kayak Customer Service. The front (bow) retractable broke during the 1st month...it stopped retracting. ACK Customer Service helped with the warranty claim with Dagger Kayaks and did all the communicating with the factory to ensure a replacement part was sent. Additionally, they provided advice on installing the replacement part and stayed in constant communication until the part was delivered. The Dagger Axis remains an impressive kayak for my needs. Handles class I & II rapids easily and rarely takes on much water. The drop skeg is fabulous and provides excellent tracking. Keeping the skeg about halfway down seems to be the best position when negotiating rapids. I have hit bottom or rocks while going through rapids & because the skeg is "spring loaded: the skeg pops up and then back down without any damage. I recently completed 110 mile paddle trip and the adjustable seat was quite comfortable, even after 20 mile/day paddle. The Dagger Axis is a great value for a crossover kayak and handles flatwater & Class I & II rapids with ease. I chose the 10.5 because I frequently take side trips up small creeks; with the skeg up, the kayak is extremely maneuverable.