Waka kayaks are stoked to present our newest water toy. The GOAT is the Steeze’s little brother and this kayak is aimed at smaller paddlers that want a stern that they can squirt and be able to run serious whitewater. We have given the GOAT a wide weight range to allow for 80kg + paddlers that want a super playful stern but not so much aiming to run the Stikine.
The Goat uses the same basic hull design as the OG and Steeze, just narrowed down a few cm. This allows for the same easy change of direction at speed, untouchable skips over holes and drops, wave surfing and flat spins, plus wicked carving! The norrower hull allows for extra speed in slack water and flat water and a more agile nimble feeling boat over all. The Goat's stern has less rocker than the OG and Steeze...this feature really turns up the speed in a lot of situations but especially out of drops and through easy water. It also allows more controlable stern squirts and splats compared to the Steeze's more scooped stern.
Testing has just started but from first impressions these boats are also going to be the go to boat for extreme racing. Please keep checking for updates as we learn more about the GOAT and Billy GOAT every day.
|Paddler weight:||45-90 kg|
Easy to adjust outfitting is what the GOAT has been equipped with. We wanted to have strong but fast adjustment to our outfitting to ensure it caters for everyone from schools to experts.
The seat is Roto-moulded. It has three screw holes under the hip pads on seat tab to adjust the seat position. Just loosen two screws and the seat will slide forward and backwards. The seat is very comfortable, especially over longer periods of time.
Shaped pads are provided that velcro onto the seat. Also they have two straps that go around the seat to provent loosing them in a swim. Two extra pads for each side are provided for easy adjustment. You can put one or two pads between the shaped pad and the seat as required.
The back-band is extremely comfortable. It has two ratchets and ladders, making it easy to adjust and tighten. It can be adjusted even more by altering the length of webbing on the back of the back-band. The back-band has been mounted to allow for easy access to any safety equipment or overnight gear stored behind the seat.
The thigh braces are extremely comfortable. They are simple, light weight and most importantly, very effective, giving you perfect control.
The thigh braces in the Steeze have purposely been left longer for extra knee grip for the full on boaters. If you find this is to much or want easier exiting from your boat you can easily trim the braces down 5mm-10mm preferably with a rasp.
The foot-block is fully adjustable thanks to four thumb-nuts on the inside of the hull. The width of the foot-block is also adjustable, depending on the position of the foot block.