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JACKSON KAYAK NIRVANA MOVES KAYAKERS THROUGH RAPIDS QUICKLY WITH CONFIDENCE

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SPARTA, TN (July 2016) Jackson Kayak’s Nirvana is a fast, race-ready creeking boat designed to move kayakers through rapids quickly and in control. The hull shares much of the Zen’s user-friendliness while the massive amount of rocker keeps the bow dry and clear of holes and waves. Racers will be delighted to paddle such a user-friendly and confidence-inspiring design in the 9-foot category. If you just want a river running/creek boat that has a high-end speed in the rapids but don’t plan on racing, the Nirvana won’t disappoint!

Creek runners will appreciate these Nirvana features:

• User-friendly hull shape allows racers to focus on their line and going fast versus just trying to keep the boat under control.
• Ample stability to eliminate unwanted bracing and increase forward paddling time.
• Unishock Bulkhead for easy adjustment (get super-tight for a race, or stay loose for a cruise) and for safety.
• Rocker profile allows for both a fast boat in pools and easy boofing.

“Providing our team and customers with the best boat options for competing in has been a Jackson Kayak mainstay. The Nirvana assures that creek racers have the boat they need to win while staying true to the Jackson Kayak way of making a high-end competition boat as a great option for the new paddlers as well. We have a lot of excited team members right now that have been counting the days to the release of this boat,” said Eric Jackson, Jackson Kayak President and Kayak Co-Designer with David Knight.
The Nirvana will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,249.
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

Nirvana
WEIGHT: 48 LBS
WIDTH: 25.5”
LENGTH: 9’

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JACKSON KAYAK TUPELO LT IS LIGHTERWEIGHT VERSION OF POPULAR TUPELO

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SPARTA, TN (July 2016) Jackson Kayak’s Tupelo LT is a lightweight, thermoformed version of the popular Tupelo recreational kayak series. This ultra-light version is comfortable, loaded with features and ideal for those looking for an all-around boat that’s light, comfortable and easy to use.

Kayakers will appreciate these Tupelo LT features:
• Lightweight at 35 lbs.(40 lbs. with seat) for gliding and transporting with ease
• Sit-inside design provides a lower center of gravity than sit-on-tops and offers better protection from weather
• Open cockpit design for easier entry/exit, easier to shoulder and minimizes weight
• Large cockpit design allows ample area for gear, dogs or extra passengers
• Stern hatch and bulkhead storage to secure gear. Hatch has rubber seal to keep water out
• Elite Seat System with Hi-Low and movable foot pegs for customized comfort
• Grab handles for easy transporting
• Standard accessories like a water bottle holder with Nalgene® bottle and screwed-in insert mount for Go Pro® cameras in several locations around the kayak
• Outfitted with YakAttack track systems to add accessories within easy reach
• Also available in Realtree AP® Camouflage

The Tupelo LT thermoform design provides nimble performance, easier transport and a streamlined look.

“So nice when loading on the car, so nice when gliding across the lake, so nice to look at! All that and the most comfy seat on the market. All I could hope for in a kayak,” said Joe Pulliam of Jackson Kayak.
The Tupelo LT will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,299.
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

CONTACT: James McBeath 613-256-0598 james@jacksonkayak.com

Tupelo LT
WEIGHT: 35 LBS
WIDTH: 28”
LENGTH: 12’2”

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JACKSON KAYAK DESIGNS MAYFLY SPECIFICALLY FOR KAYAK FLY FISHING

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SPARTA, TN (June 2016) – Jackson Kayak announces the MayFly fishing kayak, a boat that leads the way in being designed and built specifically for fly anglers.  This sit-on-top kayak is designed for fishing waters that range from trout streams, to lakes and ponds and inshore flats alike.  Jackson has developed a snag-free deck by making it difficult to hook a line around foot rests, storage and other key components, but without losing the Jackson advantage of a great fishing set up.  This kayak will feature some great new fly fishing specific accessories and features like fly patches, fly rod and hidden fly box sized storage.

Kayak anglers will appreciate these MayFly features:

  • Thoughtful design to aid in fly line management
  • Longer length – 12’6” for increased speed and tracking
  • Versatile hull design for flat and calm moving water fishing environments
  • Increased width – 34” for enhanced stability while seated and standing, beginner-friendly
  • New Elite Seat System with Hi-Low and Fore-Aft trimming for better comfort
  • Rod tip tubes to protect gear
  • New hinging hatches and footrest designed to be fly line friendly
  • YakAttack track systems to add accessories and customize placement within reach
  • Standing pad for comfort when sight fishing
  • Standard accessories like RAM Mounts® fishing rod
  • Designed to easily add on Power-Pole® accessories for customization

The MayFly is a clean and well organized kayak featuring flip-down down and snag-free fly box storage bins with integrated fly patches on sidewalls. An open footwell area makes it easy to stand and move around, and present a snag-free place to strip line.

The MayFly’s longer hull offers a versatile balance of speed and manuerability. Well-suited for flatwater, it can also handle calm moving water environments common to fly anglers. The wider hull is great for beginners and anglers who like to move between sitting and standing. The new Elite Seat 3.0 System has multiple hi/lo positions and can move forward and aft for self trimming. A Therm-a-Rest® lumbar pad enhances seated comfort. The seat can also be removed for use on shore. Easily accessible storage areas on the deck, and bow and stern hatches to interior storage are secured with hinging hatches. The front hatch is designed as a paddle holder.

This new elite kayak will also come with the new Platypus® Hydration System, a new feature to Jackson Kayak’s top fishing kayaks.

“Kayak fishing had matured to a point where there’s a kayak made specifically for nearly every fishing style and body of water – except fly fishing,” explained Jackson Kayak Brand Manager Damon Bungard. “There’s always something that got in the way. That time is over. As the specialty leader, we felt it was time to make a no-compromise fly fishing kayak with the features and performance demanded by both beginner and dedicated fly anglers. We’ve come up with a hull optimized to perform in still-water and in-shore conditions, prioritized stability for standing and casting and developed features focused on fly line management – like a snag-free footrest and hidden fly box compartments. The MayFly represents years of real-world experience kayak fly fishing all over the world, and says that yes, you too, may fly fish from a kayak.”

The MayFly will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,799.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

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JACKSON KAYAK INTRODUCES NEW ANTIX CREEKING/RIVER RUNNING KAYAK

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SPARTA, TN (July 2016) Jackson Kayak’s Antix is our first ever playable creeking/river- running kayak. Designed as a river-runner first, the length, volume, and edges are optimized to squirt, be lightweight compared to creek boats, and extremely maneuverable. Paddlers will love this boat on their local runs, replacing the need for a creek boat for many and increasing the fun factor with its playable features.

River-runners of all levels will appreciate these Antix features:

• Short, slicey ends allow for squirting, splatting, and down-river fun
• Planing hull for great surfing, spinning and stability
• Uni-shock bulkhead system and U-Channel track for quick adjustment and to protect paddler and kayak
• Available in two sizes – small/medium and medium/large.

The Antix delivers a great experience for beginners, intermediate and advanced kayakers who want to take advantage of river features; technical rapids, downstream play moves and easy paddling.

“This is a boat we have been missing from our lineup since we started in 2004. Like the Hero, it gives people a short, easy to paddle kayak for their local runs, but the Antix adds in some vertical play with the squirt, splat, etc… Fun times ahead,” explained Eric Jackson, Kayak Co-Designer with David Knight and Jackson Kayak President.
The Antix will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,199.
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

Antix
WEIGHT: 45 LBS
WIDTH: 25”
LENGTH: 7’4”

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JACKSON KAYAK CREATES HEAVY DUTY VERSION OF POPULAR CUDA KAYAK – CUDA HD – FOR IN-SHORE KAYAK FISHING

 

SPARTA, TN (June 2016) – Jackson Kayak adds another solid performer to its extensive fishing kayak line. The Cuda HD is the ultimate choice for in-shore and lake kayak fishing. The HD version improves upon one of Jackson Kayak’s top-selling kayaks, the Cuda. The Cuda HD is longer, more stable and includes more high performance features than the original.

Kayak anglers will appreciate these Cuda HD features:

  • Longer length – 12’10” for enhanced stability
  • Increased width – 32.5” for enhanced stability
  • Elite Seat 3.0 System with Hi-Low and Fore-Aft trimming for better comfort
  • Rod tip tubes to protect gear
  • New hinging bow hatch system
  • Various standard RAM and flush mount rod holders
  • YakAttack track systems to add accessories and customize placement within reach
  • Standing pad for comfort when sight fishing
  • Designed to easily add on Raymarine® and Power-Pole® accessories for customization.

CudaHD-product-topThe Cuda HD is designed for performance in in-shore and lake applications. The hull design features a low profile which reduces the effects of wind and faster hull design which provides a nice balance between speed and stability. A wider hull creates a more stable standing platform and makes the Cuda HD well-suited for larger paddlers, beginners and more gear. The new Elite Seat 3.0 System has multiple hi/lo positions and can move forward and aft for self trimming. A Plano® box comes standard and fits comfortably in the underseat storage pockets. The seat can also be removed for use on shore.

“The Cuda has long been one of our top sellers as it fits into one of the most popular sizes and accommodates so many different waterways.  This year we decided to upgrade it with all the things our team and consumer base has been asking for.  The end result is a pretty amazing kayak to fish out of,” said Jackson Kayak Marketing Manager James McBeath.

The Cuda HD will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,799.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

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JACKSON KAYAK INTRODUCES TRIPPER T – A TANDEM SIT-IN RECREATIONAL KAYAK

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SPARTA, TN (July 2016) The new Tripper T tandem sit-in recreational kayak from Jackson Kayak is a versatile and stable general purpose kayak for great for 2 people or paddled solo. The Tripper T provides a comfortable, fast ride for two with easy entry, adjustable seating, loads of storage space and easy to paddle.

Kayakers will appreciate these Tripper T features:

• Sit-inside design provides a lower center of gravity than sit-on-tops and offers better protection from weather
• Open cockpit design for easier entry/exit, easier to shoulder and minimizes weight
• Open cockpit design allows for ample area for gear, dogs or extra passengers
• YakAttack track systems to add accessories within reach or customize seating configuration
• Elite Seat System with Hi-Low seating
The Tripper T design is based on the Kilroy/Tripper hull which offers an excellent balance of tracking and maneuverability. The low parting line and Elite Seat configuration provides a low and stable center of gravity. The seats can also be removed for use as camp chairs.
“For those who looking for a two-person kayak and place a high value on comfort, look no further. Famous Jackson quality and versatility. Paddle around the lake, go fishing, spend the night, bring the dog,” explained Joe Pulliam of Jackson Kayak.
The Tripper T will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,299.
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

Tripper T
WEIGHT: 84 LBS
WIDTH: 33”
LENGTH: 14’8”

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JACKSON KAYAK INTRODUCES HIGHLY INNOVATIVE FLEX DRIVE SYSTEM

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Jackson Kayak with Flex Drive System

SPARTA, TN (July 2016) – Jackson Kayak has designed a patent-pending prop-driven pedal system which allows for hands-free forward and reverse propulsion for kayaks. Named the Flex Drive, it consists of a daggerboard-protected tri-prop propeller which, combined with unique articulation of the prop system, gives the Flex Drive increased performance over other drives and helps keep the system clear of obstacles and easy to clean. Jackson Kayak’s Flex Drive System can quickly adapt from deep to shallow water navigation without having to move the main pedal drive unit.

The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development as well for release at a later date.

“We wanted to develop a pedal system that addresses the real-world problems and needs of serious kayak anglers – problems like launching and beaching without having to move a cumbersome system; being able to push over obstacles; simple loading and unloading from car rack systems; versatility and flexibility for a wide variety of water conditions, etc. The Flex Drive solves those problems, and is an exciting new addition to the Jackson Kayak lineup of innovative solutions for kayak anglers,” explained Damon Bungard, Jackson Kayak Product Manager.

The first kayaks with this innovation will be the Coosa FD with an emphasis on kayak fishing and the versatile Cruise FD. Jackson Kayak’s Flex Drive system will roll out at Jackson Kayak dealers early 2017.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

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