Friday, 26 June 2009

Dagger Alchemy, a touring revolution

What? another new product, and another new demo boat??!! Yes the Dagger Alchemy is the latest new boat, and the newest addition to our demo fleet (which just keeps on getting bigger and better!) The Alchemy is a revolution in touring kayaks.

A 14 foot touring kayak, that comes in two sizes. Its been happening for years in whitewater kayaks, but not really in the same way in the touring market. Until now if you want a 'smaller' touring kayak, you got something that was shorter, and smaller all over, leaving you struggling to keep up with people in longer kayaks. But not any more. The Alchemy gives smaller paddlers the chance to keep up with everyone else, but with having to paddle a boat that is too big for them!

We've all taken the Alchemy for a quick spin on the canal and we all said the same things. It's comfortable, it's quick, it's easy to paddle, but most of all it's really easy to maneuver. Plus with a integrated skeg system, it tracks really when when you need it.

The Alchemy features Daggers latest Zone Outfitting, with an adjustable backrest, slidelock footrests, adjustable thigh braces and a great leg lifting seat. As well as that its loaded with three hatches with foam bulkheads, and of course the skeg system.

If you are looking for a compact, yet capable touring kayak, that is dripping with great features, and is available in two sizes, then Dagger might well have the made the boat for you.
You can check it out on our website: Dagger Alchemy at AS Watersports
Or on Daggers Website: Dagger Alchemy At Dagger

Friday, 19 June 2009

Dagger Axiom, All river for All Paddlers!

We are now pleased to announce that we have the New Dagger Axiom in stock, and we have a demo model as well. The Axiom is designed to be an all river kayak for all paddlers. Dagger describe it as a river cruising/playboat that combines the performance desired by experienced paddlers with the forgiveness and predictability suitable for newcomers.

It is designed to offer great down river speed, effortless eddy hopping, smooth carving and wave surfing. Combing a playful yet forgiving stern, roomy dry riding bow and soft profile sidewalls, to seamlessly produce an easy to roll package. It's the Axiom's predictability combined with with classic play potential that will make it the boat of choice for seasoned paddlers through to whitewater newcomers.

Ewart has already taken it for a spin, and came back amazed at just how good it was, quick, comfy and easy to paddle. The extra volume and rocker in the bow make it a really dry ride, yet it still surfs well. What more could you want in a kayak?

So if your looking at getting one kayak to do it all, river running, surfing, coaching, and the occasional flat water trip then this could be the boat for you.

The Axioms longer waterline, and smooth rocker profile make it a quick kayak, plus the extra length, and long rail mean that it will surf really well, whether on a river wave or in the ocean.

If all that sounds just like you cup of tea then why not come and try one out? Our Demo boat is available for paddling here in the canal, or you can take it away to try it on rivers or the sea.

There are 4, yes Four, sizes available; the 6.9 is designed for junior paddlers and costs £499, then there is the 8.0, 8.5 and 9.0 to fit a wide range of adults, all at £649.95.

Check out all the technical specs here: Dagger Axiom Kayak at AS Watersports

Or here: Dagger Axiom kayak at Dagger Europe

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Non stop white water action!

With the summer sort of upon us the White water action in this country has slowed up (for now!).
Only the Alps and European paddling can keep us from going mad.
Apart from all these hot new White water DVD's that we have taken delivery of will help us through.

Check them out here: Risen sun Hardcore creeking action from around the globe including some nasty beat downs!

Valley High Lots of playboating from Canada's Ottawa River. Ottawa River locals showing off the biggest and best in playboating and big volume river running.

Empire Some pretty hard looking white water from Russia. If you have ever met any Russians you know what to expect, crazy dudes in a documentry style. Quite inspiring.

Some new sea kayaing DVD's here soon!

Monday, 8 June 2009

A.S go fishing, again!

That's right Jim and Ewart have been out on the fishing kayaks again! Two trips last week with different measures of success.

Ewart was out on the 2009 version of the Wilderness System Tarpon 100, Jim on the Native Manta Ray 14.
Take a look at Jims 3 Rider blog for a few pics. Some more to come.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

River Exe webcams.

There is now a very useful webcam for the River Exe at Exbridge.
This will also be useful for determining the levels on the Barle as well.

Check the cam out here: Exe webcam