Specifications for Freedom
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The Freedom is a fitness kayakers dream. Using our race proven, Stratus hull, we raised the bar with a re-designed deck that is all about speed!
The Freedoms deck height is low bow-to-stern to evade winds. Weve sculpted recesses into the fore deck providing ample hand clearance for the high angle paddling stroke this boat deserves. The Freedom has a large, open cockpit to allow paddlers a choice between elevated knees, common to K1, or traditional leg positioning. The Freedom is available exclusively in a Kevlar Ultra-light construction, outfitted with a SmartTrack rudder system and fore/aft adjustable seat required for proper trim. Pair the Freedom with a wing paddle to unlock this kayaks true performance.
Kayaks are available in several kinds of materials and with different construction methods:
Composite kayaks are made from fiberglass, kevlar and graphite in different combinations. Fiberglass, is very durable and makes a strong and economical kayak.Kevlar is lighter and very tough so less needs to be used to make a strong and very durable kayak. Graphite is even lighter than kevlar and is used in strategic locations on some models.
Plastic, Super Compound Linear Polyethylene, (SCL) is extremely tough and durable. It is used in the rotomolded models. Cuts or breaks are so rare I have never seen one, even on white water boats. UV inhibitors are blended in to protect from the sun. This is the most economical durable material Current Designs kayaks are built with. The down side is a little bit of flex and a bit more extra weight.
Thermoformed Composite System (TCS). These are made from an Acrylic and ABS plastic laminate. This plastic is stiffer and lighter than SCL polyethylene. It has the look and light weight of a fiberglass kayak, but costs less. For a more in depth description of these materials the Current Designs web site, or a catalog will help. Also feel free to contact us.