A long, slick super-sinker that will accommodate larger paddlers with a 32-37″ inseam. This boat is one of the classic squirt designs, and still performs at the leading edge of the sport when it comes to sinking big mystery moves. Though it’s a long boat in comparison to today’s shorter squirts, the extra length combined with the soft-chined hull make it fast and stable in difficult whitewater. The Bigfoot has a true “wing shape” in cross-section, so its forte is navigating underwater with control and slicing through graceful and picturesque screws and loops. It is a comfortable boat that can accommodate a large range of paddler sizes and weights.
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About Jim Snyder
Jim is a world famous kayak designer and paddle maker. He’s been doing both for decades and is credited with helping the sport evolve into the cubic state it is in today. He was one of the pioneers of squirtboating and was the first person to cartwheel a kayak on flatwater in 1981. Jim began his whitewater career as a raft guide and lives like a squire in northern West Virginia. He was inducted into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame years ago but claims he only needs rocks and water to keep himself happy.
In 1980/81, Jim designed his first kayak- the Slice. It was the first commercially produced short boat in the country. The next year Jess Whittemore kicked off the sport of Squirt Boating by discovering many new exciting moves in his long pointy squirt boats~ fun things like Blasting and Splats. Jim detoured into trying to design a cartwheel-able boat and went off to design his own shorter squirt designs. In 1983 Phoenix Kayaks started making Jim’s Arc design and an early prototype of that design (the “Baby Arc”) was the boat he did the first flatwater cartwheels in- fetching 12 ends right off the bat in January of ’83. New Wave Kayaks started making his designs in 1985 and they were the major factor in popularizing the sport of squirt boating. Today Jim’s designs are produced by Murky Water and PS Composites.
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