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Jackson Kayak Super Star Super Star

Super Star

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Brand
Jackson Kayak

325 Iris Dr.
Sparta
TN 38583
USA

Phone: +1 931-657-3530



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What makes a great freestyle boat? Amplitude in aerial moves, balanced ends, speed and carving, on waves, and lightweight for lightning fast moves.

How is this different from a river running playboat? The river running ability is certainly less due to lack of rocker, lower edges, and difficulty in keeping the ends out of the water. The playboating tends to take a little more focus to stay on top of it. The ends go faster and they pearl easier. However, the top end is higher. Bigger and faster moves are enough motivation to make those paddling on easier rivers or doing park and play go for a full on freestyle boat. The All-Star is just that. Short, fast, balanced, and super for carving up any wave it is nimble and explosive. The hull and deck come together for the best of both the wave and hole moves. Your playboating will take a leap forward in the Super Star.



Fits up to 38” inseam size 14 shoe.

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Overall rating 
 
3.9
Design 
 
3.8  (5)
Perfomance 
 
4.4  (5)
Quality 
 
3.6  (5)
Value / Money 
 
3.8  (5)
 
Jackson Kayak Super Star 2013-02-08 08:37:39 wabisabimike
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0
wabisabimike Reviewed by wabisabimike    February 08, 2013
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Hey there. I've been paddling for a solid season and an eighth. This may not sound long but considering I've been in the water from march to december and have well over a hundred(honestly have no idea!) days in the water this past season, I'd say I have enough lol. I was 240 lbs. season before last and was 200 lbs. when I stepped out of it at the end of the season. I'm 5'9". I try to paddle only class three but I ran two IVs. I ruled one and got trashed by the other. In terms of playboats I've paddled a about four different stars, a molan, and a riot inferno(Steve Fisher's throwback).
Pros / The Good
Considering the style of boat most people are into these days, this is a good one still! When I first saw this thing, I thought it was from the previous year. At first when I sat in it, I thought the bow was about a million miles long, but I enjoyed the leg room and how comfy the thigh pads were. I wasn't a huge fan of the inflated happy feet because of the play, but when I deflated it and cranked the backband I couldn't feel more comfortable and tight at the same time. The rails on this thing can make you carve than most skiers on mountains, yet the rounded side walls make the boat forgiving in most cases. The rounded sides add to pretty good secondary stability which is awesome for those beginners learning how to double pump and skulling braces. There is a shallow channel that runs down the center of the kyle that jackson discontinued that helped tracking a little bit, but not a enough to make a factor in the choice of this boat. This thing has a really slicey bow and stern compared to most boats of today. Just recently I've gotten decently regular at doing flatwater cartwheels. This thing is CRAZY durable. This past year there wasn't anything for water anywhere so It's been crawling about rocks all summer long. I also got it run over by a truck back and forth! It bent in quite a bit but popped out and didn't look like anything happened to it. The foam inside the stern was a little deformed for a little while, but STILL!
Cons / The Bad
It's mildly annoying that I have to pull my shorts over my hips because the ropes on the backband give me really bad rope burn(which is a strange thing not to change even in the rockstars these days). I'm a beginner to playboating but my spins are suffering and I want to attribute it to the rails(doesn't have a stepdown prior to rail like new boats). The boat doesn't quite have the centralized volume for super stability but still very stallable. This thing definitely takes a bit more to throw around like those medium sized boats, but technique still gets you there. This thing is made out of crosslinked plastic which doesn't weld... or at least easily. I've heard that you may be able to weld it with a precision temperatured tool that can keep the plastic between 405-425. I hear it curls and burns otherwise. Despite the disadvantages, this is a pretty darned solid boat.
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Jackson Kayak Super Star 2008-07-22 05:04:01 liquid euan
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5.0
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5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
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5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0
liquid euan Reviewed by liquid euan    July 22, 2008
Last updated: July 22, 2008
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Comfy boat simple but good outfitting

About the revieweri'm 6ft4 and just getting into playboating.Test environmentwales, small river grade 2 water. croyde (devon) surfing.ReviewI'm 6ft4 and i was suprised when i managed to fit into this boat. it's extremely comfy and roomy, simple outfi... [login for full review text]

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Location: england, wales and croyde (devon)
Age: 18
Weight: 104 kgs
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Jackson Kayak Super Star 2007-08-31 15:30:53 willspower3
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0
willspower3 Reviewed by willspower3    August 31, 2007
Last updated: August 31, 2007
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Great Design, crappy outfitting

About myself I've been paddling for 3 years and just got into playboating. I'm working on aerial moves, but have the basics down pretty well. About the test environment Ocoee, Nantahala, over 100 hours flatwater teaching kayaking Review Firs... [login for full review text]

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Location: Ocoee, Nantahala
Age: 21
Weight: 81.6 kgs
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Jackson Kayak Super Star 2007-02-17 06:41:41 bigZ
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2.8
Design 
 
3.0
Perfomance 
 
2.0
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3.0
Value / Money 
 
3.0
bigZ Reviewed by bigZ    February 17, 2007
Last updated: February 17, 2007
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superstar..mmmm

About myself awreet, im a boater that lives in south west scotland and i enjoy big rivers in small boats. i have paddled in the alps, hope to paddle in norway during the summer and uganda next summer if my plans come together. About the test envir... [login for full review text]

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Location: all over scotland
Age: 20
Weight: 93 kgs
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Jackson Kayak Super Star 2005-05-30 12:02:28 aaronl
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Design 
 
3.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
2.0
Value / Money 
 
2.0
aaronl Reviewed by aaronl    May 30, 2005
Last updated: May 30, 2005
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Star performer, horrible outfitting

About myself I have been paddling for less than a year, but with the playpark in my back yard I am able to paddle almost everyday. About the test environment I took it to the Reno Whitewater park at medium flows and on the North Fork of the Americ... [login for full review text]

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Location: Reno, Nevada
Age: 28
Weight: 90.7 kgs
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