Specifications for Vision 130
|IN STOCK COLOR
I have a two older models with the original seat that with some very minor sand scratches on them from hauling them on the trailer, at the sale price. The second smallest member of our new Vision line, the Vision 130 is a great boat for smaller paddlers and because it weighs only 33 pounds the smaller person can handle it of the water too. Its short 13' length allows for superior handling while still displaying surprisingly good tracking for a boat of its short stature. I paddled this kayak during some instruction and was surprised at it's glide and tracking. Very Very nice. It performed well with my 210 pounds too.
All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room and large storage capacity. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24" beam allow the Vision 130 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.
The Vision 130 is constructed from a vacuum bagged composite of aramid and fiberglass, which allows for an unsurpassed combination of light weight, stiffness, toughness and value.
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.