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Whitewater Kayaks

Wave Sport Mobius

88

2014

Wave Sport Mobius

The Wave Sport Mobius is a great all-around play kayak for park-and-play and moderate river running (Class III to easy Class IV). The boat’s short length (two inches less than the Project X) helps paddlers perform everything from spinning and throwing cutting-edge moves to old-school front and back surfing. 

Dagger Jitsu

83

2014

Dagger Jitsu

The Dagger Jitsu proved perfect for park and play and whitewater play runs. It seemed to have a looser hull than other playboats we sampled, and was bar none the most comfortable of the bunch.

WaveSport ReCon

85

2014

WaveSport ReCon

The WaveSport ReCon is a full-fledged creek boat for raising your game on Class IV-V whitewater. If you’re doing a lot of hiking—maybe not.

Jackson's Rock Star Kayak

84

2011

Jackson's Rock Star Kayak

Eugene Buchanan hits the river in Jackson's Rock Star Kayak.