A lean, mean, touring machine, the XP18 is Point 65’s series of kayaks with exceptional glide, consuming mile after mile with little effort. Made of moulded polyethylene and weighing
The XP 18 is a very fast touring kayak with the aggressive appearance of an adventure racing craft – and the performance to match. Using highly advanced hydrodynamic design technology, the XP 18 has a markedly improved stability, manoeuvrability and speed. Great primary and secondary stability offers beginners and expedition paddlers alike a fast ride, even in the most challenging conditions. Your heaviest gear will barely slow it down – this is an ideal expedition kayak. (https://paddling.com/gear/point-65-sweden-xp18-kayak/13415/)
Great primary and secondary stability offers beginners and expedition paddlers alike a fast ride, even in the most challenging conditions. Your heaviest gear will barely slow it down – this is an ideal expedition kayak. The XP 18´s manoeuvrability is unparalleled among touring kayaks with super responsive steering through it’s liftable rudder. The fitted skeg will increase tracking when winds and currents are working against you.
The XP18 deck is designed similarly to a surfski. A surfski is designed for paddling in windy conditions using a rudder. So is the XP18. Whether you use the rudder or the skeg, the XP18 is very responsive to edging and it's high stern working together with the skeg balances it against weathercocking (turning upwind). The high stern is an essential design element to this end. Just as on a surfski, the large bow volume also optimizes surf performance in waves and swells. The deflective curves at the sides of the stern and in front of the cockpit keep you dry in rough conditions.
Store heavy gear in the two large oval hatches, lighter bags for your small es
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