The Mini series have been designed for young paddlers under the age of 13. For those who are about to meet the discipline of canoe sprint. Mini K1 is the best choice to learn the principles of flaw water racing, improve technique, posture and stability before changing to K1 kayaks. These boats are stable enough and scaled down to match their size.
A complete series of kayak single (Mini K1 / MK-1), kayak double (Mini K2 / MK-2), kayak four (Mini K4 / MK-4) and canoe single (Mini C1 / MC-1) are available for junior trainers and coaches of kayak schools to pass the spirit to the new generation.
Mini kayaks are equipped with simple 2-pin floor mounted seats providing low centre of gravity for improved stability.
Minis are also equipped with our 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 the feet. This provides comfort & full use of the tiller bar for effective steering. Perfect for club use to regularly adjust the footrest distance.
In STANDARD+ construction, the footplate is covered with EVA traction pad for non-slip and increased comfort & equipped with adjustable foot strap to teach leg drive.
Full & adjustable angle footrest is also available for maximum leg drive & customisation.
The Mini K1 has a low profile plastic rudder with a fin in front of it. It protects the rudder from impacts and prevents weed pick-up.
Rear and front bulkheads are installed as standard.
Constructions differ in the reinforcement materials used during the manufacturing process. These determine the stiffness and the interior appearance of the boat. In practice, an upper construction results a bit stiffer & more eye-catching boat.
Besides, the standard and available fittings may be also different in some constructions. These are listed at the "Fittings" section of this article.