The Wisper quietly nails dryness and downtime for long-legged mysterydawgs! Designed around the same inseam range as the Bigfoot, Underdawg and Sneaker, this squirt boat features the same flow-formed rails and super-dry Jimirim I cockpit rim as the smaller Whirld and Shimmer designs. These, combined with the signature big foot bumps of this design series equates to long mystery sessions without ever having to get out and dump water from the boat before you hit your “foot limit”. A notable feature that differentiates the Wisper from other boats is the distinctive “dolphin bow” where the hull becomes almost concave in front of the footbumps to remove as much unnecessary volume as possible without sacrificing comfort. Top experts have proven this design’s thirst for deep drinks.
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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