Valley Etain 17.1
Demo Boat Available,
This kayak was designed intentionally with a very neutral hull-form i.e. Not aggressively swede-form (associated with racing kayaks) or fish-form (associated with many older sea kayak designs), this gives the kayak predictable handling and a balanced feel, irrespective of the conditions being paddled. Also having the widest point, at the paddlers hips, you’ll also notice a real sense of connection between what you do and how the kayak reacts, making it an efficient but rewarding hull to paddle.
Other design features include a hull with a shallow to moderately lifted keel for good initial stability, a long waterline length to promote forward speed and just enough rocker to give a good balance between tracking and maneuverability.