Adult paddlers have different needs than younger athletes.
Stability … as the body ages, muscles lose flexibility and can’t respond to external stimuli quite as readily. This causes us to feel less stable in a canoe or kayak. Furthermore, many adults train by themselves due to work & family commitments and safety considerations, including a stable boat, become important issues.
Boat Weight … many adults keep their boat at home and carry it on their car to training sessions and races. A lighter boat means greater ease in lifting it on & off the car, and getting it down to the water. And of course, a lighter boat is a priority for marathon racers.
Comfort … well designed seats & footrests, and a rigid construction, enable us to spend longer periods of time in the boat, whether it's training for an upcoming competition or enjoying a slower pace with friends or family.
Vanquish Vintage K1– A recent Nelo design combining stability with the sleek lines of its top sprint models. Available in 2 sizes, and now in fibreglass! Stability = 2.5; meets ICF specs.
Vanquish Vintage C1 - finally, a C1 with a little more stability than the traditional sprint models. Stability = 2.5; meets ICF specs.
Classic - Nelo's latest model, with the lines & fittings of the Vanquish sprint series but more stable.
Now available in fibreglass! Stability= 3; meets ICF specs.
Tor – one of Kirton’s newer K1 designs, incorporating cut-away foredeck and slimmer rear
deck features. Stability = 5-6; meets ICF specs.
Viper 51 – a recent upgrade to the Razor, resulting in a narrower and faster touring model.
Stability = 9; meets ICF and Touring Class specs.
Viper 55 - a touch more stable than the Viper 51 but with the same basic design features.
Stability = 10-11; meets ICF and Touring Class specs. Also meets International ParaCanoe specs.
Viper 60 – a very stable yet very light K1, ideal for beginners or for racing in rough conditions.
Stability = 12; meets ICF and Touring Class specs.
Viper K2 - Nelo's newest K2, stable but light - great for Masters!
Stability = 10; meets ICF and Touring Class specs. Also meets International PaddleAll specs.
Waterman K2 - a sleek light tandem sea kayak, stable enough for the ocean yet fast and
manageable for inland waterways. Stability = 9-10; does NOT meet ICF specs.