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White water kayaks for sale at Manchester Canoes

White Water Kayaks

Huge range of white water kayaks for sale in the North West

We stock a wide variety of white water kayaks, from short freestyle boats, right through to modern creek boats from all the leading manufacturers. White-water kayaks are designed to be highly manoeuvrable for negotiating rapids and moving water. All the boats listed below are manufactured from either Roto-moulded High-Density Polyethylene or Blow-moulded HTP plastics, which are widely considered to give the strongest, most durable plastics against the abrasion and impacts associated with white-water paddling. Although, these kayaks can be used on flat water, they come into their own on fast-moving water with the new generation of cross-over kayaks being suitable for all-round use including calmer rivers and touring.

 

Creek/River-Running

 

  • Higher volume, forgiving kayaks for running more difficult rapids in safety.
  • Strong rocker for manoeuvrability and flat landings.
  • Design features focus on safety as well as comfort and performance.

Surf/River-Play

 

  • Medium volume, long kayaks designed for speed and the ability to play the river.
  • Generally have low volume, slicey ends for tail squirts, cartwheels etc.
  • Also make great boats for surfing, due to their length and forward speed.

Freestyle/Playboats

  • Low volume, short kayaks for fast turns, competition use and modern aerial moves.
  • Not recommended for novices due to their unforgiving nature, and lack of stability.
  • Not considered suitable for running the UK's hard white-water test pieces.

 

Wavesport Loop

General Purpose / Cross Over Kayaks

 

  • Longer kayaks, with more volume and rear watertight hatches for use on easier grade white-water.
  • Can also be used on flat-water, slow moving rivers, and considered to be true all-round kayaks.
  • Perfect for coaches, paddlers wanting to carry extra equipment. Or simply kayakers who only want to own one boat.

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