This is the KOR’s tall brother and so embodies the same performance principles found to be successful in that design. It was born to sink into the dark abyss. It is as wide and long as you can reasonably go~ to maximize tool area and spinnability. It has the concaves in the hull to minimize volume to counter the sizable top-view-profile footprint of the boat and to neutralize the wing for enhanced flat spinning underwater. It also features the new smaller Jimirim II groove and skirt which helps with sizing issues and lets you get that deck as low as you want it. It tends to like to run with its bow a bit underwater because the seamline has zero rocker and so is best for destination mystery moves and not cruising. It is stable and calm underwater and travels around well in the realm. The Ninja is – in a word- mystery-centric. It’s a sharp quiet blade in the dark of the realm.
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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