If you like to charge through pushy waves and across boiling eddy lines at the speed of a barracuda, the half-slice Spade Joker is for you. Turning on a dime when loading the stern is a breeze and pirouetting along eddy lines might become your new normal.
Its extra length, with bow rocker and low-profile back deck, will take care of your need for speed, while keeping the manoeuvrability and precision of a slalom boat. And when you catch the right wave – oh boy, it’s awesome.
The ergonomics of the footrest, thigh braces, seat, hip pads and backrest are all optimised to give the paddler good control and all-day comfort on the river.
Safety features include 5 handles and a solid footrest. The sturdy, full-size cockpit with fully integrated seat/rail/tower combo makes for a quick and easy exit in critical situations, for even long-legged paddlers.
- Length: 274 cm
- Width: 65 cm
- Volume: 260 litre
- Cockpit: 90 x 45 cm
- Weight: 19 kg
- Paddler: 70-110 kg
Ideal for Grade 3-4 river runs such as Jeffs Joy (Rangataiki), upper Tongariro, Granity (Buller), Ashley Gorge, Roaring Meg (Kawarau), etc. Also fun in ocean surf, or at man-made whitewater parks like Wero (south Auckland) and Hawea (Central Otago).
Optional extras include a cockpit cover (for transport and storage).