Take on the roughest conditions with the Advanced Elements Attack Whitewater Kayak. At 9 ft 6 inches with a width of 35 inches, tube diameter of 9.5 inches and a 12 inch rocker the self bailing Advanced Elements Attack Whitewater Kayak is made for whitewater. Constructed of durable 840 Denier PVC Tarpaulin and weighing at 34 lbs., the Advanced Elements Attack Whitewater Kayak consists of three air chambers and features a series of self-bailing ports, adjustable thigh straps, an adjustable seat, hull abrasion rails, and a self-draining covered rear cargo hold for stashing gear.
|Length:||9 ft 6 in / 2.9 m|
|Width:||32 in / 81.28 cm|
|Weight:||34 lb / 15.42 kg|
|Capacity:||235 lb / 106.59 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
Have used the Advanced Elements Attack Whitewater Kayak three times now - has performed very well in both class 1,2 and 3. Today, I took the Attack thru some pretty tough rapids and had no issues. The Attack seems durable, very maneuverable in the water, yet very stable. I am quite pleased with the product and plan to buy one more for my wife. I would say the kayak is designed for a smaller person and not an individual that is over 200 pounds.
This guy is tough enough to take you where you want to go and small enough to be very maneuverable. Be careful though. This boat is very unstable when you try to surf or take a wave sideways; you must be as adept at understanding the water as you would be in a hardboat kayak. You have got to be able to lean and brace well to have confidence. It punches through wonderfully if you hit rough stuff straight on, but get a tad sideways or get into turbulent waters and you must have skills or you will be rolled out faster than you blink. Advanced boaters only should take this boat into III and IVs if you wish not to swim. For its size it is also very heavy since it has a tough outer cover along with inner tubes. When it is soaked, you are going to carry a 45+ pound awkward boat up and out.
Paddling 40 years and around 2,600 miles and this is the first IK I've gotten along with. Have used it Cl 1, 2, 2+ so far. Like all paddle craft it takes getting used to in terms of handling but manuevers very well and is extremely stable. Outside of a good current the tracking is very much like a SOT hardshell, a good deal of wobble but you do get glide too. In my books it is a very well made and designed boat for the $$$. Downside - you've got to like paddling with a wet butt or will need to put something like a 1" closed foam pad on the seat - even with that and my 170 lbs it remains stable.