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Fun (3: Fun)

 
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Brand
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!



I can’t tell a lie. I designed this boat for me, me, me, selfish me. If you are anything like me when it comes to the characteristics you like in a river running/playboat, and you are my size or weight, then you are in luck! This boat is what I consider the most fun you can have on any river that doesn’t require a full-on creekboat. It is easy to get down the river right side up, and with the most control I can provide you. It is very comfortable to sit in all day, yet small enough to get vertical on demand easily. It has great surfing speed and carving characteristics, while still being easy to keep the ends from catching. It loops and cartwheels equally well, with balanced volume fore and aft. Coming in under 30 pounds is a big plus for both performance and ease of carrying up the steepest of takeouts.

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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
4.5  (4)
Perfomance 
 
4.0  (4)
Quality 
 
4.0  (4)
Value / Money 
 
4.5  (4)
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Lots of boats go with the One boat does it all stamp. The Fun is aimed at this market. It's predicable and stable but also very playful. The thing surfs like a dream and can pull off all the new moves. I was slightly wary about taking such a small boat down the river but with good forward technique it's very predictable. If you start to slouch though it'll have you. The Fun loves to go verticle...even if you don't! On the ocena wave it's great fun but can be bouncy and perhaps too playful when things get big. If you're confident in surf though it'll have you grinning ear to ear. In summary I'd say very good all-rounder but if you're starting out it will lead to a failry steep learning curve due to its playful nature. However when that learning curve starts to plateaux you'll be very glad you choose it. The outfitting is typical Jacskon. Unique approach. You'll love it or hate it. It's easy to change and personally I think it's a stonishingly comfortable.

Review

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About Me
Intermediate Paddler.
Pros / The Good
Very very light. Very comfortable. Great all round design.
Cons / The Bad
Pricey. The classic version doesn't seem very strong but then it is incredibly light so it's a trade off as much as a negative.
Recommend
Yes
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(Updated: October 08, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Design 
 
3.0
Perfomance 
 
2.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Value / Money 
 
3.0

Average

About the reviewer

I padlle up to a 3+ at the moment and playboating

Test environment

Mangahao slalom Site in Shannon New zealand

Review

An upside to this boat is the stability on the flat, but in the whit the rails seem to catch easily when Navigating Rapids, The boat seem very sluggish and non-responsive, the outfitting is comfortable but being a muti-piece constuction it did not add to the ridgity of the boat. I found the small grap loops insufficient when trying to pull the boat out of the water. I will say that the boat was vey comfortable to sit in. As jackon say the boat stayed very dry on the inside.
There are no places to tie airbags or equipment in the back so i had to resort to the backband.

The whole boat seemed to flex alot if pressure was applied to the top of the boat.

Conclusion

In conclusion i would only recomend the for a slower relaxed paddler who wants a learner boat, Personally i was not satisfied with this boat and would really recomend it to others

Review

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About Me
Location: Mangahao Slalom site
Age: 16
Weight: 75 kgs
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(Updated: June 16, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

Jackson Fun

About the reviewer

I'm 5 foot 8 inches and 180 pounds.

Test environment

Just on a lake comparing side by side with the Jackson Star.

Review

The Jackson Fun is the most comfortable boat iv paddled. The outfitting is much better than the old models. Also the boat is very responsive and more stable than the Jackson Star.In the Fun there is a happy foot bag which is awsome, and everything in the boat is adjustabel to fit jast about anyone who can fit in the cockpit, but if you can't i recomend the 4 Fun which i could swim in.

Conclusion

This boat was very good and comfirtable.Also it came in much more suitable sizes than the Jackson Star which did not fit me at all. Also anybody that tells you that either one if these boats does not go through the water easily has not paddled one, both the Jackson fun and star have no problem being paddled in a straight line.

Review

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Yes
About Me
Location: on a lake
Age: 16
Weight: 81.6 kgs
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(Updated: January 14, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

begginer/intermediate

About myself


for this boat i am bottom end of the weight range but i found this does not matter. i started playboating a bit under a year ago my rolling was not great and nor were my support strokes.

About the test environment


flat water and eddies

Review


when i got this boat my confidence was not great and i woud not volentarily roll in white water to the extent that i wolud not try new moves. after i got this boat my confidence was sky high. easy rolling very stable and easy to sink the ends. also the outfitting is the comfiest i have ever paddled in. if you are going to get this kayak i would recomed getting the happy feet foot bag because a foam footblock in this kayak is not very comfy but bareable

Conclusion


I LOVE THIS BOAT and would recomend it to any one looking to improve thier playboating/white water

Review

Affiliated
Yes
About Me
Location: pool and dedham white water
Age: 15
Weight: 54 kgs
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