Do you know Caipi?
The long awaited new kayak is now here!
The Caipi is the new model that has been made with World and European Champion, Boris Neveu. It has been developed from the popular Tik Tak kayak. Boris’s intention with this kayak was to be able to spin faster, making it more responsive than the Tik Tak – which has been the most popular slalom boat in the world over the past few years.
The first step was to change the position of the cockpit. The rim has been moved backwards by a couple of centimetres in order to achieve a more comfortable seating position and allow the boat to spin easily. Changes to the tail of the boat were also made, the bumps behind the cockpit have been cut down compared to the Tik Tak and the widest point of the kayak has been moved back in order to make the tail more stable. Weight range for Caipi is 55/60 to 80/85kg.
The changes have meant that this model is more stable in upstream gates and more responsive as a whole. The Caipi is already being used by Boris Neveu, Joe Clarke, Giovanni De Gennaro, Ben Hayward and others.
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More details about CAIPI you can check HERE.