Sizes between these are available. For example an M+ is mid-way between a M and an L.
A different size of nose and tail is also possible. Eg. Eilidh Gibson paddles a Lady Hype with a M nose, S tail.
Easily identified by its "big carbon squares", this new construction is truly state of the art. Xtreme construction is a 100% carbon boat. It is both strong and rigid making it the incredibly reactive and able to keep its shape after bumps/bashes. Designs that have empty areas will be filled with clear gel coat and therefore the signature silver chequered carbon will be visible.
Prices: £2540 (K1) starting at £2455 (C1)
Premium boats are brilliant racing boats. They are made with both carbon and kevlar carbon. Carbon being the outside later makes them rigid and therefore fast for racing. This extra rigidity does increase the fragility slightly if bumps or bashes are to occur. Designs that have empty areas will be filled with clear gel coat and therefore the black carbon will be visible.
Prices: £1995 (K1), starting at £1910 (C1)
World Cup boats are perfect for up and coming racers, or veteran racers that are wanting to balance being fast for racing but also to have a boat able to withstand bumps and bashes. Made with kevlar carbon, they are less rigid that Premium boats but are still fast and more able to withstand damage. As kevlar carbon (yellow & black chequers) is the outside layer, empty areas of design will come out like this. Normally, World Cup boats are fully covered in design.
Prices: £1815 (K1), starting at £1730 (C1)
Sport spec boats are made with glass fibre. These boats are great for up and coming paddlers as well as clubs. This material gives the boat slightly more flex, meaning Sport spec boats are better at withstanding bumps than Premium or World Cup. Designs should have paint that covers the whole boat.
Prices: £1630 (K1), starting at £1550 (C1)
Club boats are brilliant for young paddlers getting into boats at clubs. A composite boat with the predominant material being glass fibre, these boats are great for new paddlers learning on the flat or slightly moving water. Designs should have paint that covers the whole boat.
Prices: £990 (K1), £998 (C1)