GLIDE: the boat that changed the rules!
The Glide is part of kayaking folklore. Corran Addison designed a boat that was so advanced, that was so obviously going to sweep the world freestyle championships, that the rules were changed days before the event to stop this from happening.
Twenty Four years later, Corran is doing it again. The new Glide is going to totally change your perception of what a river running, playful and exciting kayak should look like, and should paddle. It's going to change the rules you've imposed on yourself in your understanding of how a river should be played, or how it can be paddled.
The Glide is breaking all the preconceived ideas that reign supreme in design theory. It's going to open up the river to downriver playing, light creeking, and full on playboating, all at the same time. This is not a half slice. It's not a full slice. It's a 2/3 slice that's as easy to handle as a half slice, and as exciting as a full slice. A fully dry riding bow, that you can also use to access vertical moves with ease even in relatively small features.
Truly, the greatest innovation of the new Glide, why it’s changing the rules again, is because for the first time, a boat of this performance level is combined with an ease and predictability that allows even novices to paddle in confidence.
Combine Corran's famous fast, loose and carving hulls, and the easiest-to-squirt tail out there, with unparalleled river running ease and predictability (because no one likes being upside down), and you have a winning design.
|Main technical Specifications|
||66 Gal | 249ltr|
||14” | 35.5cm|
||8.5” | 21.6cm|
||12.5” | 31cm|
||6.7” | 17.1cm|
|Cockpit Length (Outside)
|Cockpit Width (Outside)
|General Use Paddler Weight
||150lbs-220lbs | 68kg-100kg|
|Playboating Paddler Weight
||160lbs – 240lbs | 72kg-108kg|