Why play-boating is going to stick around. Over the weekend I hoped back in the Rockstar and had an absolute blast. Lately the resurgence in old designs with new edging and outfitting like the Jackson Kayak Antix and Dagger Axiom has brought fun back to attainments and stern squirts and simple front surfing. However, when your in a little playboat so much fun opens up. If you've gotten comfortable with your local runs play boats unlock all sorts of creative possibilities. I really enjoy how precise cartwheels can be in shallow areas and using small river features to bounce around in new ways.
The Jackson Kayak Rockstar has been my favorite design for a number of years. Here's why; The design is a proven winner. Year after year the Jacksons' have developed an unstoppable team of elite paddlers. They connect with their communities and listen to their consumers. The design has been tweaked to make the most out of waves and holes. It makes tricks easy through slicing ends and continuous rocker. The outfitting is sleek and there's no extra pieces to rattle loose or leak. It may seem basic to some, but it is very well thought out. There are no holes through the boat for outfitting attachments so the seal is as good as your skirt. No extra knee bracing equals a lower deck height which makes rolling and tricks easier. The back is also low, adding in finishing rolls and back deck maneuvers.