Support American Whitewater! Support American Whitewater!
Brave Browser

[please login to make this ad block disappear]

Articles

My favorite gear:
Login first to add this to your Likes or Haves.

Stinger

 
5.0 (1)
12753   0   1   0   0  
 
Write Review
Stinger - 1829_SNAG0066_1268207159

Short Facts

Brand
Model Year
Intended Paddling Environment
Designer
Corran Adisson
Type
Construction & Material

Stats

Please login to see full stats.

One of Corrans most successful designs, and the design that really changed paddling forever, was his Disco. It was a natural thing then for him to want to take this design, and improve on it. What made the Disco so popular was that while it was responsible for completely revolutionizing playboating as we knew it, and introduced many of todays modern moves from Pan Ams to Air Loops, the Disco continued to be a favorite, long after “improved playboat specific” designs evolved from it.
The reason is simple - because the design was as adapt on river runs, from California’s steeps, to Norways mass volume, as it was winning rodeos. This makes getting to playspots easier.


With the Disco mold no longer in existence, the Stinger caries on this tradition at a sorely needed time. The Stinger follows the current trend in playboats in shortening the tail relative to the bow, and packing more volume into the middle of the boat. But it also holds true to the Disco design in its sidewall shape, outline and basic rocker profile.


Minor, but important changes have been made, like the narrowing of the tail near the tip with the “cut away” wings, a slightly more continuous rocker through the center, rounded rails, and a light double concave hull, and finally, increased knee and footroom, all there to take a winning design, and make it that little bit better.

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0  (1)
Perfomance 
 
5.0  (1)
Quality 
 
5.0  (1)
Value / Money 
 
5.0  (1)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Having fun using it as a river runner!

Review

Affiliated
No
About Me
I've been kayaking for over 20 years, kayak year round, and have owned more boats than I can count. I'm not a playboater, more of a down river /creeker.
Pros / The Good
The boats squirrelly, and I love it! It keeps me on my toes, and has made me a better boater. It brings excitement to the rivers I run all the time, makes everything fun.
Cons / The Bad
I put new people in it, but not if they're over 150#. Over that it gets too playful for the average beginner.
Recommend
Yes
Was this review helpful to you? 

Sponsors

Palm

See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.