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Kingpin 6.2

 
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The competition level freestyle boat for the mid-sized paddler.

Team D wondered what would happen if you took a spud boat and made it faster, slicier, and more controllable. To find out, we ran the Kingpin through our R&D wringer more than any boat we’ve ever produced. What you see here is the result. No-compromise performance in, on, or above whatever hole or wave you decide to dominate. With its’ knifey ends, the Kingpin cartwheels and blunts like longer boats, but in places they can’t even fit. Its hull and rocker profile were developed for cutting edge performance so there’s no need to worry about sacrificing looseness or hop, but it’s been tweaked for speed. So instead of just Macho Moving that wave, you can catch it, and then destroy it. But wait, there’s more. With the addition of our AirCore™ hip pads, a Precision adjustable seat, thigh braces and Camlok™ backband, you’ll be more comfortable than you’ve ever been. You’re welcome.

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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Design 
 
4.0  (2)
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4.5  (2)
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4.0  (2)
Value / Money 
 
4.0  (2)
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(Updated: September 03, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Excellent wave boat

About Myself


I've been paddling seriously for about 3 years now, the Kingpin is the first playboat I have owned. I have used it both in Ireland and the Southern Alps.

About the test environment


The main place I would use this is in the surf on the west of north coasts of ireland, the boat really reaches its full potential on the large waves.

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The Kingpin is a fast boat on the wave, certainly faster than the g-force but not so the crazy 88. It has good carving potential when you really dig the edge in and can turn at the top in the trough in the blink of an eye. The edge to edge control is also responsive and stable. For a butt bouncer it also excells gaining large air with little to no effort, blunts are smoothe and easy.
I am not so fond of the boat in a hole as the volume around the knees seems to make it cartwheel very high out of the water, this however may just be due to my weight.

Conclusion


All in all an excellent boat for big waves and holes and the ocassional spot of flat water, it also has enough speed to make it a good river runner for grade 3 to easy 4. The outfitting is aslo excellent, with the air core hip pads to hold you in that bit tighter, I also replaced the existing dagger backband with an IR flex Capacitor. Wickedbad :D

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Location: Alps, Northern Ireland
Age: 20
Weight: 71 kgs
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(Updated: September 17, 2006)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Good boat and price

About myself


i just began kayaking this year and bought this boat. It is amazing as far as everything i can do. I also see many of the people out there that are much better than me using this boat as oposed to the crazy 88. At first it is a little tricky but the more you use it you can use it well

About the test environment


I have tested it on several rivers and many different rapids

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best boat i tested

Conclusion


great boat especially for the money

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Location: Colorado
Age: 15
Weight: 63.5 kgs
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