Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile

Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Dagger had an excellent design team
  Posted by: ezwater on Mar-25-13 12:17 PM (EST)

when the Crossover was designed, and it was done well for its intended purposes.

Length is only one factor related to speed, tracking, and maneuverability. My slalom c-1 is just as long, much more maneuverable, but slower in cruising speed. Hull design is the key. The Crossover has a hull design more suited to cruising the flats or powering straight through rapids. And, only as an example, the LL XP10 is designed to have better maneuverability, with a minor sacrifice in cruising speed.

As Holmes said, as technique develops, a skeg becomes less and less useful. With good technique, the skeg in the Crossover won't be needed or wanted often.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Overstock Outlet Foods

Kong Cable

Paddling Jackets

Electric Kayak Motor

Kayak Seats

Table of Contents


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us


©2015 Inc.