Specifications for Willow
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From the comments of those who purchased one, this is an amazing kayak. Everyone was about 140 to 160 pounds and felt that or less was the ideal weight of the paddler. It leaves good capacity for gear and still optimal paddling. The Willow is designed for the smaller, lighter paddlers who want a quick, responsive kayak with an extra degree of stability. The Willow is loaded with all the features you've come to expect from Current Designs, including recessed deck fittings, retractable skeg, and reflective perimeter deck lines. Besides front and rear compartments, this sporty British design includes a handy day hatch.
The Willow is an ideal choice for paddlers seeking a responsive, easy-to-handle day kayak.
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.