Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Kayak

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Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Kayak
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Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Kayak - Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Kayak Package - This package includes the Dagger Jitsu 5.5 kayak, AT2 bent shaft paddle, Seals Pro Shocker spray skirt, Stohlquist Rocker PFD, and the Shred Ready Shaggy helmet.

Padding:

  • Padded foam footbrace system
  • Multi-adjustable, contoured hip pads

Features:

  • Adjustable thigh braces
  • Precision adjustable thighbraces
  • Security grab handles
  • Contour Ergo System Outfitting
  • D-bone welded-in seat track
  • Vector roto-molded adjustable seating w/ leglifter
  • Linear polyethylene plastic
  • Ratchet adjustable backband
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On land you're barely able to put one foot in front of the other without suffering some form of road rash. Yet on churning water, turbulent with foamy white finishes, you're more nimble than a world-class gymnast. The Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Kayak is a short and sweet piece of pure fun for your on-water acrobatics. Skip through rapids and cartwheel down waterfalls, and enjoy smooth acceleration as you paddle through the flats towards the next section of tumultuous swirls and sick holes.

Roto-molded linear polyethylene fills out the unique rocker profile and hull-to-rail relationship. This double-edge design gives you the nonchalance flippability of a creek boat with the speed of a longer, tour-oriented boat. The majority of the volume centers around the cockpit, with the remainder fairly evenly divided between stern and bow. Experienced paddlers won't have issues with control whether standing on end, rolling through roiling water, or throwing rodeo-quality loops.

Dagger designer Mark 'Snowy' Robertson kept going and utilized the Contour outfitting system to maximize paddler comfort and control. The seat rail is welded to the boat itself, making it easy to transfer power from the paddler to the Jitsu for on-water performance. The hip braces adjust with removable pads, and a ratcheted back support lets you customize the cockpit for as tight or loose a fit as you need. The foam footrests adjust with shims so you can tailor the length for the right amount of bracing power and lessen foot numbness. One of the loosest hulls on the market today, the Jitsu appeals to park-and-play enthusiasts, freestyle competitors, and those who just enjoy paddling big waves and sick holes.


Rock/Creek Outfitters

Dagger brings decades of experience and team-tested, paddler-proven heritage to freestyle kayaking in the all new Jitsu Series. Tested and approved by some of the world’s most skilled paddlers, the Jitsu excels in surfing and aerial moves in wave play with volume proportions that allow skill development in hole play as well.
The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips make three dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving. The Jitsu maintains snappy edge-to-edge transition yet it is arguably the loosest hull on the market today.
Out-performing competitor freestyle kayaks downriver, the Jitsu is a solid all-around choice for those who want to enjoy big waves, holes on river, and freestyle competition too

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Backband:Ratchet Adjustable Backband
Cockpit:34" x 19" / 86 x 48 cm
Deck Height:12" / 30 cm
Dimensions:5'6" x 25" / 168cm x 64cm (L x W)
Fit:Paddler Weight Range: 90-155 lbs
Footbrace:Padded Foam Footbrace System
Grab Handles:Security Grab Handles
Hip Pads:Multi-Adjustable, Contoured Hip Pads
Outfitting:Contour Ergo System
Seating:D-Bone Welded-In Seat Track
Structure:Vector Roto Molded Seating w/ Leglifter
Thighbrace:Precision Adjustable Thighbraces
Volume:48 gal / 182 L
Weight:29lbs. / 13kg
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From the first Radical Play Machine to the next, introducing the Dagger Jitsu! I am truly honored to be able to write my impressions of the soon to be available Dagger Jitsu, our newest freestyle project! It's been a little while I know but that wait will be well worth it. This boat has the full force of the Dagger design team behind and it shows. Now that the boat has been through the paces, the prototypes, and the evaluation of some of the best freestyle paddlers on the planet I'm so excited I don't even know where to start:) What I'm really getting at here is the overall and all around awesomeness of this kayak! It performs on all types of features big (think Skook, the New River Dries, etc..) and small (Big Rocks), its aggressive without throwing you around too much, and its actually alright to sit in for a bit. Plus with three sizes it'll span the distance of sizes out there. Keep an eye out the Jitsu is coming your way soon!
Andrew Holcombe at OutdoorPlay.com on 09/19/2012