My spies over at Stellar have just confirmed a rumour I’d heard recently – that they are indeed about to release a K1 flat water kayak range. Clearly this isn’t going to help paddlers like myself (as if I’d fit!!) but for those so inclined, it looks like Stellar’s entrance into the K1 market will be one to watch out for.
Here’s what I’ve heard so far…..
A full K1 range is expected over the next 12 months with a Trainer and K2 to be added. The shape has been extensively reviewed as well as significant global feedback gathered about the pros and cons of the known brands on the market today. Significant research and testing has helped us determine our entry into this market. Three critical differentiating points for Stellar
- The new Stellar eliminates the porpoise, where the stern buries at the release sending the bow popping out of the water
- Wandering through the stroke (another complaint of top paddlers) has been dramatically reduced
We believe the Stellar will track better than many of the top name brands as well as hold its water line more consistently. The first K1 release will have 3 construction models and there will be 5 models in the range. We are focused on Speed, Stability and tracking so as to ensure we have the fastest, most stable ski on the market.
So there you have it! Keep an eye on the Stellar Australia website, I’m sure we’ll be hearing about it soon….. Cheers, FP
UPDATE: I found some specs on the K1 via the Stellar USA Website.