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
this construction is been used specifically for canoe polo kayaks (or for special slalom boats with request of extremly resiliant boat). Material composition of STABIL comprises mostly by carbon/aramid fibres and highly strength S-Glass fiber. This kind of fiber guarantee strength simillar to carbon with higher level of of toughness, flexibility and higher weight in comparison with carbon. S - Glass can´t be confused with standard E - Glass material, which is been used by industrial prodcution of cheap glass products. Also price of S - Glass is much higher and this material is been imported from US. This material construction guarrant high level of resistance for training and game purposes. Inside and outside seam tapes are made from aramid and overal toughness and strength of boat is supported by styrodur foam bracing.