The ANIK is the slalom kayak for children who currently grew up from the smallest kayak DINO and now want to start learning to paddle real slalom, in gates. The ANIK kayak was designed based on research and analysis of previous kayaks, for children age 8-12. The Canadian coach, Michael Holroyd, took part in the project because he is of the same opinion that competitors up to age 14 years should paddle a boat that meets their current weight and size. The name ANIK comes from the two first letters of Michael´s children. The ANIK was downsized for smaller slalom paddlers from our master piece, the very successful kayak, CAIPI. Very young paddlers can now feel the same on the water, as their older mates in 3,5m long kayaks. The tail goes easily under water, the ANIK is stabile, and has good forward speed. The ICF length regulations start at 14yrs, and this boat allows younger paddlers to develop paddling skills in a developmentally appropriate boat, before they reach the junior age.
The cockpit rim is 6cm smaller in the length and 2cm in the width, so a regular spraydeck can be easily put on/off and at the same time it is fixed well. The ANIK is designed for children weighing 25 - 48 kg. The dimension: Length 316 cm, Width 57cm
The highest specification available. This construction is intended for the most demanding slalom racers addressing not only the improved construction but also the looks. The biggest advantages of Carbolight technology are: weight, durability, firmness and great look due to the first carbon layer. A combination of 3 types of foam sandwich, MGS epoxy system and superior vacuum bag technology, Carbon surface and Carbon & Carbon/Aramid combination inside the boat. New developed Pyramid technology is used to provide lighter and more solid boats that would meet new ICF requirements (read more about this technology here). The principle of new pyrmid technology is in general dual stiffness control of the aft section of the boat hull. Although seamless on the outside [except for the bow and stern tips for extra protection], there is aramid seam on the inside. With this new improved construction, this results in a very strong boat with good resistance to damage. Boat weights (no seat) : K1 6.6-7.4 kg, C1 6.8-7.5 kg, C2 11 kg.