Until recently, you bemoaned your recent relocation to the mid-Atlantic area as it lacks the extreme steep and deep to which you grew accustomed when you were living in the mountains. Then you learned about whitewater kayaking. Always being a bit economical, you sprung for the Dagger Mamba 7.6 Kayak so the boat you learn in will also be the boat you use to dominate Class IV+ rapids. Froth is no longer for your lattes—roiling eddies and churning water through skinny chutes give you a bigger rush than a double shot of espresso.
The planing hull is a flat, smooth surface so your first attempt to sit down doesn't result with you sitting in the drink. Once you're seated and on the water, the kayak's flat bottom and sharp edge transition means you'll have to put a little muscle into making the Mamba get a little edgy. As your paddling prowess increases, the smooth transition to the tail rocker gives you the ability to set an edge and take a tight line to hit the whites dead-on.
Added volume in the stern floats you higher and more evenly from bow to stern. The rockered bow helps the boat rise up and over objects while being responsive to your every stroke. The peak deck sheds water so the bow rocker isn't a total waste, and the boat stays on the water surface. Contour Ergo Outfitting gives you a custom fit without the custom-boat price tag. With crisp boat reaction and a lightening-fast shape, the Mamba makes entry-level paddlers feel right at home and gives experienced boaters the tools to push themselves.