Whether you're racing for the front or just getting to the finish line the right choice of multisport kayak can make or break your race. Get something too fast with too little stability for your skills and conditioning and it can be a long, slow and cold swim down river. Get something too slow and you'll have to watch the opposition come cruising past you in their sleeker, more efficient kayaks.
The first choice to make is probably whether you need a multisport kayak designed to compete or to complete. Are you aiming to be at the top of the rankings, to improve a previous race time or do you just want to reach the end and know that you did it?
Multisport kayaks come in a full range of designs to suit the novice to the advanced, and both those looking to complete and compete.
The fastest of the multisport kayaks is the , offering a great stability to speed ratio for the elite paddler.
Other factors you may want to consider when choosing a multisport kayak:
- Solid construction techniques - Sisson kayaks have long had a name for the best multiport construction techniques in New Zealand, their kayaks are stiffer and tougher than anyone else's but without sacrificing weight considerations. Barracuda have a similar level of respect for their sea kayaks, and bring long term knowledge of composite construction to the multisport world.