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Monday 30 November 2020
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Outfitting a Jackson Kayak for a Smaller Paddler

I love the simplicity and functionality of Jackson Kayak’s outfitting.   Jackson Kayaks are easily adjusted to fit different sized paddlers and easy to adjust on the fly (simply eddy-out or paddle into calm deep water, pop your spry deck and adjust).

One adjustment that I have found helpful in the Jackson boats is lowering the backband.  Last winter, I experimented with lowering the backband in my Zen 55.  After a few rounds, I have found a “just-right” position for it.

When I got my Karma RG, re-routing the backband to sit lower was the first thing that I did.  Here’s a video showing why and how one could re-route the backband to suite a smaller paddler.

Outfitting a Jackson Kayak for a Smaller Paddler