With an enormous overall length of 6.10 meter the cleanest possible and most efficient water lines can be achieved, making the Rocket 610 a true beast at long distance. Tuned streamline hull makes paddling effortlessly efficient results in an outstanding cruising speed. It has a sleek and narrowed deck with aggressive cutaways for clean entries.
Hence the boat is dedicated to experienced athletes to paddle in various moderate conditions. Especially recommended for long distance endurance paddling.
Fitness models are available with two main type of seats. For greater stability all boats come with a light weight & low positioned touring seat as standard, but they are also available with various racing seats. The racing seat provides a higher center of gravity, better position & allows good posture and paddling technique. This comes at the cost of decreased stability, and they also weigh somewhat more.
Racing seat options are as follows:
The kayak is equipped with a responsive plastic understern rudder as standard. It provivides excellent tracking and easy steering but is exposed to imact damages of both the rudder blade and the boat hull.
However choosing the durable stainless "marathon" rudder will slightly decrease the response of steering, it minimise weed pick-up that is often a must for summer paddling in still water. Hence this is our most popular non-standard fitting option for a fitness kayak.
Fitness kayaks have tiller bar (T-bar) steering as standard and they are equipped with simple yet reliable footrests with easy-to-adjust spring sliding system. The fixing frame & fittings of the footrest are positioned behind the footplate, so the full width of the boat is available for your feet. This provides comfort & full use of the tiller bar for effective steering. It is also perfect for club use to regularly adjust the footrest distance.
In non-STANDARD constructions, the footplate is covered with EVA traction pad for non-slip and increased comfort & equipped with adjustable foot strap to add more power to paddle strokes through leg drive.
Full & adjustable angle footrest is also available for maximum leg drive & customisation.
Rear and front bulkheads are installed as standard in all fitness kayaks.
A small (d: 10 cm) hatch is placed in the rear bulkhead as standard, mainly to let the rear compartment to dry when not in use and to ventilate the stored boat. Through this, smaller objects (eg. key and water bottle) can be placed in the rear compartment.
Some cargo can be loaded to the rear compartment through a somewhat bigger hatch on the rear bulkhead. The bulkhead size and shape of this particular model let us to install a hatch there with a diameter up to 15 cm.
A rear compartment divider can be installed 40 cm behind the rear bulkhead to prevent the cargo slipping to the stern.
Bungee cord or a bungee net can be installed on the rear deck - usually right behind the cockpit.
Carry handles can be installed to help moving boat to and from the water or to make portages easier.
Overstern rudders are also available for the model. They have a kick-up system so vertical impacts will cause the rudder blade to rise up and avoid any structural damage. It is to protect the hull and the rudder system at once.
Overstern (kick-up) rudders are advised on shallow, quick rivers with rapids and riffles, in strong currents or close to rocky shores or ripraps when powerful and precise maneuvering required.
The professional "SmartTrack" rudder (basically used in sea kayaks), as well as our in-house made "Klappsteuer" stainless overstern rudder can be installed. The "Klappsteuer" gives a very smooth and even steering around the center of a rudder wheel, but can't be fixed in horizontal position.
Pedal steering, instead of a traditional tiller bar (T-bar) steering, can be a good choice for those performance marathon paddlers who are looking for more precise & responsive steering, even during intensive leg driving. Using a pedal, you can apply steering at any point of the paddle stroke cycle without losing momentum.
Constructions differ in the materials and technologies used during the manufacturing process. These determine the stiffness, the weight and the interior appearance of the boat. In practice, an upper construction results a stiffer, more lightweight & spectacular boat, but it requires more caution during use
Besides, the standard and available fittings may be also different in some constructions. These are listed at the "Fittings" section of this article.
ease of handling
easy to repair
ease of handling
easy to repair
more stiff hull
clear carbon-kevlar hull
clear carbon hull
ultra stiff hull
clear carbon hull
All boats are made to order. You can choose your preferred colour(s) of the hull, the deck areas, the trim (seam between deck & hull), the cockpit rim (coaming) and the seat.