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Fun (5: Super Fun)

 
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Jackson Kayak

325 Iris Dr.
Sparta
TN 38583
USA

Phone: +1 931-657-3530



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A River Running/ Playboat legacy is born.

Get from the put in to the take out of your favorite river with more control, easier rolling, and incredible comfort. Add unbelievable surfing characteristics, vertical ability, and even big air for those who don’t want to be in the water but over it. Don’t forget that these boats are made from the best materials ever put on the water, cross-linked polyethelene. So the boat will look newer longer, take the hits, and even have memory in case you really crash hard. They will actually return to their original shape if bent with a little heat from the sun or hair dryer.



Is there more? The Fun never ends around here! We have made these boats the driest boats possible. There is not a single hole in the boat other than the cockpit rim. We invented a way to attach all outfitting on the inside of the boat without drilling holes through the hull. We also researched the best shape for a cockpit rim and it is super dry. You can paddle all day with a good skirt/drytop combo and never have to sponge out!



Where is the finish line for the Fun series? At the end of the road, of course. The Super Fun is functional up to a 38” inseam and 280 pounds. Yes there are a few bigger and taller paddlers out there, but 99.5% of the big guys should fit comfortably and still have the performance they are looking for.

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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0  (4)
Perfomance 
 
5.0  (4)
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(Updated: September 18, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Finally got a Super Fun

About the reviewer


Been kayaking once a week for the last 2 years.
Learned in a perception "whiplash" not much cause I liked the boat, but cause it was the only one around I could fit in.

Been looking for this boat for about a year, and finally I got My hands on one. With all the reviews and info I got from this site, I bought this boat without even trying it out.

No regrets yet. This boat fits me great!!

Review


It's everthing it says it does, it rolls easy, tracks fairly well. Surfs great and turns great... then again, the only other boat I have been in is a whiplash.

The first thing I notice when I hit the water was how stable it was, I actually have to make an effort to flip this boat. the only concern was how the front dives underwater when i paddle to hard forward, but that was fixed by moving the seat about a inch back.

Conclusion


Great boat!! I love it! Fits great !! paddles great! Can't wait to get my hands on the new model and try it out!

peace!!

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About Me
Location: sarapiqui Costa Rica
Age: 40
Weight: 105 kgs
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(Updated: May 10, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

The perfect big guy boat!

About myself


The comfort level was unbelievable. Being 6'5 and 245
lbs and a shoe size of 14-15, it has always been hard
to find a boat that is playful, buoyant and has a
large enough inseam, but the super fun has all of
those.

About the test environment


All right, so i finally got a chance to take the super
fun on some decent moving water today. The Vermilion
river in Illinois is class I-IV depending on the
season and has a lot of different water all through
out the length of it.

Review


I was very impressed with how
well it handles when i take it over falls, playing in
holes was a blast because of the flat hull and i was
able to spin right out when i got done. It was also a
lot more stable than i was expecting. I always caught
water on the stern of my other boats when i was
leaving an eddy and became a bit unstable and started
to tip backwards, but not with the super fun. When i
did fall back, i wasn't worried at all because it
would flatten out right when i wanted it to. It also
tracks remarkably well for a flat hull and no skeg or
lines, which i was a bit worried about. was also a
blast to play under the falls and be able to so easily
pull enders. i have never been able to do that, and
am slowly getting better and better. Never really
having surfed in hydrolics before either, mainly
because my other boats weren't able to very well, that
was by far the most relaxing and fun part of the day.
I was out from 11:30 today until 5:00 playing
and it was by far the most absolutely comfortable boat
that i have ever been in before. Also, the neat thing
about it i didn't know until a few days ago when i was
out with my cousin, who is a drinker, is that between
the seat and the sides, there are 2 holders for
bottles of beer, maybe not beer exactly, but 2 bottles
of beer fit in them perfectly. The water bottle
bolder between the legs is also great because it is
not in the way at all, and it held my nalgene bottle
in even at one point when i had to swim.

Conclusion


All in all, i am very happy with the boat and have not
found any problems or cons yet with it. being so
light also, it is very easy when i have to portage
over rocks. It is the perfect boat for the taller guy!

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About Me
Location: Big Vermillian river in Illinois
Age: 25
Weight: 113.4 kgs
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(Updated: January 03, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

great for the big guys

About myself


i am 6'6" and i have a 38" inch inseam and i have no trouble fitting in this boat it is great for those of us that need the extra room

About the test environment


the water was running big very big i had never paddeled anything like that before but i knew i was safe in this boat i had no trouble rolling this boat in the middle of rapids that at this height were class 4 which i had never seen before.

Review


it is a great boat it is stable easy to change directions and is very fast. this is one of those boats that makes you want to go out in the bad conditions. it may not be a big boat for the rough water but it handels it with no problem at all i cant wait to see what is comming next from jackson.

Conclusion


As a bigger guy i an excited about this boat it is well built for the bigger paddeler and has mede me hopefull to get full on into the sport when being let down due to the lack of comfort and ability to get into any other boat. thanks Eric Jackson for a great boat.

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About Me
Location: Nolichuchky at 3200
Age: 22
Weight: 102.1 kgs
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(Updated: October 13, 2006)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

this boat is great

About myself


I am a class 3+ boater with experiece with a Dagger G-Ride Pyranha s6f and Dagger Honcho

About the test environment


East Race is a class 2 park with one class three hole
Nantahala Falls is a class 3+ drop with holes and a legde in it (super awsome)

Review


This is a great boat! I surfed very well at the EastRace. I got my first spins without everbeing taught how. I could Grab any eddy I wanted. THis boat was super ez to roll to. On the Falls I did an ender into a hole and actully got flushed out while bracing through the hole.
For me this boat can do no wrong. Although I am not learning that the happy feet are not the greatest. I ithink i am using them wrong though.

Conclusion


This boat is good for novice to expert. In my opinion if you are BIG this is the boat for you

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About Me
Location: East Race waterway Nantahala Falls
Age: 19
Weight: 117.9 kgs
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