7 months in the Antix (L)

7 months in the Antix (L)

Posted by Dave Prothero on 2018 Feb 20th

I am going to spread some of my joy about the Jackson Kayak Antix. This kayak has been a great addition to my group of boats. I enjoy it so much that I almost don't paddle the others ( Karma and Zen, Both Large).

Droppin in

When I picked up the boat at Western back in March I noticed the knee height was a bit lower than some of my other boats. However with the full bulkhead and ample foot room(Size 13's) made for comfortable paddling, even with my 5.10 water tennis's on.

Catchin a Surf on the Oyster river, Vancouver Island 

Since picking up the Antix it has been paddled on the Cowichan, Upper Gordon, Koksilah, Nanaimo, Cameron, Upper Puntledge, Trent, Puntledge, Browns, Upper Oyster, Adam and the Upper and Middle Gold.

It has become my go to teaching boat for the High School programs I work with and the COLT program at Strathcona Park Lodge.

Boofing at Browns River Falls. Photo by Mike Neville

I have found that it is great for boofing, runs rapids really well, surfs very well and makes come of my regular creeks a blast. It is a excellent boat to play the river, going from running drops, catching eddies, surfing waves, stern squirting, rock splatting. In other words a whole lot of FUN!!

Looking forward to paddling it more over the winter season here on Vancouver Island.

Cheers for the Support - Ryan and crew at Western Canoe and Kayak 

Nanaimo River in the Antix

Cameron River in the Antix

Adam River in The Antix