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Axiom 8.5

 
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Available Colors
Blue, Sky, Lime, Yellow, Red, Orange, Flame (Red/Yellow)

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Mid-to-large sized paddlers get more volume and deck height, but not overly roomy for the right fit.

Features:



• Adjustable Performance Fit System 2.0
• Adjustable bulkhead footbrace with foam padding
• Keepers footbrace system
• Security grab handles
• Multi adjustable contoured hip pads
• Precision adjustable thighbraces
• D-bone welded in seat track
• Ratchet adjustable backband

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0  (3)
Perfomance 
 
5.0  (3)
Quality 
 
4.3  (3)
Value / Money 
 
5.0  (3)
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Great kayak!

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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Super fast boat . The tail is so low volume that when you surf it doesn't push you around and steer you off the wave .

I am thrilled with this boat . I also love my Project 52 , but it is going to collect a lot of dust now.

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I have been paddling steady since 1988. I paddle around kamloops BC Canada Adams Clearwater Shuswap and Thompson rivers.
I weigh 160 lbs and stand 5 11
Pros / The Good
This thing surfs anything! From small pourvers to big green waves . In the past week i have surfed all the big waves that i have never been able to catch with my playboat......especially the big steep waves that move around a lot. It is easy to change direction to stay on the wave while surfing and the nose never pearls.
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(Updated: July 30, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Axiom: Great successor to the RPM

About the reviewer

First season whitewater kayaker

Test environment

Downstream river run and whitewater play.

Review

I've tested the boat once now, but liked it so much I bought it. Another friend has tried the 8.0 a few times and is about to do the same. The great thing about the RPM is that it is easy to roll. The bad thing is it rolls so easily. The Axiom is almost as easy to roll when you want, but has nice edges to keep you up. The edges cut well in flat water and keep the boat pointed much straighter than some similar boats like the Pyranha Z.One. It also edges, braces, and handles much better than the Z.One. The low profile gives it many of the same advantages that made the RPM a legend. The outfitting is very well made, very adjustable and comfortable. The bulkhead is well padded and large enough to fill the bow space well -- no space for pinching toes. I'll leave the evaluation of its ability to hotdog to those with better skills than I. For a novice paddler, this is a great multi-purpose boat.

Conclusion

The RPM can move over now, it's successor has arrived.

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Location: Potomac River: Mather Gorge/Chutes
Age: 50
Weight: 76.2 kgs
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