Specifications for Glide/Glide Angler
|IN STOCK COLOR
The Glide is on sale for $369. The angler version list price is $449 and is on sale for 399. These are an awesome value and due to high demand, often hard to get. I have several in stock. Neat little kayak. It is roomy,stable, very comfortable, maneuvers on a dime when going slow and tracks surprisingly well when moving along. If you don't try to race along, the efficiency of this kayak is good. I had it out in the wind and did just fine, and it is so light that it is easy to carry anywhere. In the angler version you get a couple of rod holders which make it the perfect companion for fishing in those hard to reach or carry in only places.
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.