Liquidlogic Remix XP 9 Kayak was designed to bridge the gap between whitewater and calm rivers. Finally, a kayak that excels at both once and for all! The Remix XP is an extension of Liquiidlogic’s popular river runner series.
The Hull Truth
Although its roots are firmly planted in whitewater, the XP’s extended waterline allows it to cruise the flats with ease. The XP has and integral skeg which when deployed offers superb tracking. With the skeg tucked away, the XP offers the agility needed to excel on whitewater.
How did Liquidlogic do it?
This first challenge was to make this kayak whitewater friendly for everyone. They had to consider beginners looking at venturing out for the first time as well as intermediate and expert paddlers desiring to camp out of their kayak. By adding additional width to the hull LL achieved the stability they wanted even when loaded to the gills with camping gear. The next challenge was speed and tracking for the folks that would use it primarily on lakes and calm rivers. Also, we all know whitewater boats just don’t want to go straight on flatwater and will tend to veer right or left. Speed was achieved by extending the length and waterline of the XP and by dropping the rocker profile slightly which allows it to really cut through the flats. Then, to address that nagging veer by adding a spring loaded skeg (don’t worry the spring is made from stainless steel) to the stern that annoying veer was immediately gone for good. Paddling across vast sections of flatwater in now a no brainer.
There is nothing more satisfying than doing a self-support camping trip out of a kayak. It’s like backpacking except that the boat is doing the back breaking hauling part. Most whitewater kayaks are hard to camp out of. Stuffing gear and dry bags behind the seat is a pain! The XP eliminates the pushing and tugging of gear by offering a dry storage compartment that is easily accessed through its large ‘backcess’ hatch. Easy on and off the backcess hatch is stiff, lightweight and dry. The storage compartment can easily hold a weeks worth of camping gear.
If you’re looking for an all around go anywhere kayak that is comfortable, safe and easy to paddle look no further than the LiquidLogic Remix XP 9 Kayak. LL spared no expense in designing this true ‘Crossover’ kayak so that you can have the time of your life.
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