New @ PADDLEexpo 2017 – Dagger, Phantom
The Phantom is the latest high-performance model to join the ranks of the Mamba, The Green Boat and the Nomad, and has already won numerous short boat class podiums even before its launch. The Phantom stays high-and-dry on the water, yet still carries its speed through holes and away from drops, and achieves the perfect balance of tracking and maneuverability with the ability to rapidly change direction when on edge. The volume of the Phantom has been optimized for both performance and fit with sizing that can accommodate various paddler heights and sizes.
The Phantom was also designed with safety in mind. Dagger’s use of higher density, stiffer and impact resistant plastic is the first of many attributes that focus on the paddler’s safety. In addition, the Phantom includes a step-out wall that adds structure to the boat and facilitates an emergency exit in the event of being pinned. The bulkhead style footbrace prevents entrapment and works together with the double-walled seat to act as shock absorbers for your lower body during big drops. Finally, the Phantom includes 5 grab handle locations that can be used for safety clip-in points during rescue.
www.dagger.com for more info
This serie of articles, called “NEW @ PADDLEexpo 2017” showcase the products that are competing for the « Coolest Product of the Show Awards »
It is produced by KS Publishing (publishers of Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World magazine.
PADDLEexpo is the world’s largest paddlesport-specific trade show (‘trade show’ meaning entrance is reserved for professionals) highlighting what the general public will find on shelves and in stores in 2018. It includes everything from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle boards and inflatables, with the apparel and accessories needed for it all. See the product and meet the manufacturer at PADDLEexpo 2017 in Nuremberg >www.paddleexpo.com