We've been working on a new boat for parents who are (perhaps, over) eager to get their kids out on the water. Corran's been putting his 2yr old son in the front of the cockpit of the Booty Call, and it works great, except for the fact that there's this toddlers helmet in his face, and you're paddling like a numpty.
There are tandem kayaks on the market, but those are massively overkill for what we want to do - bridge the gap between first putting your kid into whitewater, and them being old enough to go it alone in their own kayak. This period is a common problem: we want to take our kids paddling, the kids want to go paddling, but they are simply too young to go it solo in a mini kayak.
This is our solution. A short, wide, high volume boat with the weight as centred as it can be, but still space for the parent to paddle (and roll) effectively. A forgiving planing hull increases both stability, and allows you to give your kid some early excitement as it will spin on even the smallest of waves.
The area around the child is reduced in size so they can actually start to paddle as well, and the seat is raised to get them up to a height that's comfortable for them to see (and can be lowered as they grow), paddle, and also be above the waves that come over the deck. Hang-tight handles are there for them to hang onto in lieu of a paddle if - that's what they prefer.
The focus is paddling easy rivers -class 2 or 3, and surfing small waves (spinning) - and above all, giving these small children an overwhelmingly positive experience in a kayak so they're asking you for more. Stability and forgiveness are key (you really don't want to be flipping with a 2 or 3 year old even if it is easy to roll), and of course, a positive attitude at all times. But you already knew that.
Your feet go each side of their sitting position (which is raised 6" off the hull) so it's still comfortable for even tall paddlers. The front paddler has a hung seat while the back seat has a large range of adjustment.
Go do something with those Terrible Two's!
The Terrible Two is available in Two specifications.
The Yellow and Pink are extra lightweight, and Orange and Tequila Sunrise are heavier and stronger. All come outfitted with the NEW 2019 Skeletor Extreme 2,
Main technical Specifications
12.6” | 32cm
10.4” | 26.4cm
11” | 28cm
8.2” | 21.8cm
Cockpit Size (Back)
34.3” x 20" | 87cm x 51cm
Cockpit Size (Front)
24” x 13” | 34cm x 60cm
Plastic Type (Orange/Yellow)
Hilex 14 HDPE
Plastic Type (Pink)
Hilex 14 HDPE
Boat Weight (Orange/Tequila)
50.7lbs | 23kg (estimated)
Boat Weight (Yellow/Pink)
45lbs | 21kg
Max Combined Paddler Weight
300lbs | 140kg
Max Front Paddler Weight
110lbs | 50kg - (Under 55lbs | 25kg raise the front seat)
Skeletor Extreme 2 (& hung front seat)
Back Seat: forward/back | Front Seat: Up/down
Distance between cockpits
36" | 91cm
98 Gal | 371ltr
Please note delivery NOT included on this item. Please contact us for a quote for delivery, or collect from our Reading store
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