Call about ordering one of these. The Suka (pronounced "Soo-ka"), is much like the Caribou in that it's a modified Greenland style design. Sleek and graceful, its scaled-down size especially suits smaller paddlers.
The shallow "V" design with hard chines gives an extra measure of security when carving turns. The Suka features a clean deck arrangement with flush hatches fore and aft. Recessed deck fittings accommodate full deck rigging and reflective perimeter lines. The padded seat also comes with a comfortably padded backband and padded thigh braces. The retractable skeg helps hold the course when needed.
A sleek, narrow craft with a gracefully sweeping sheer line, the Suka displays its performance bred heritage.
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.