The Jitsu is a solid all-around choice for those who want to enjoy big waves, holes on river, and freestyle competition too. The 5.5 model is the small boat in the range, suited for smaller framed paddlers.
Tested and approved by some of the world's most skilled paddlers, the Jitsu series excels in surfing and aerial moves and wave play, while the volume proportions allow skill development in hole play as well.
With a unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips, three dimensional combination moves are never far out of reach, while still maintaining a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving. The Jitsu maintains snappy edge-to-edge transition yet it is arguably the loosest hull on the market today.
Out-performing competitor freestyle kayaks downriver, the Jitsu is a solid all-around choice for those who want to enjoy big waves, holes on river, and freestyle competition too.
The 5.5 is perfectly sized for smaller paddlers, with enough volume to get explosive pops while at the same time allowing for unparalleled hole play.
Named "Best Gear for the Water"- The Active Times, 2013
Length: 5' 6" / 168 cm
Width: 25" / 64 cm
Deck Height: 12" / 30 cm
Cockpit Length: 34" / 86 cm
Cockpit Width: 19" / 48 cm
Boat Weight: 29 lbs / 13 kg
Paddler Weight: 90-155 lbs. / 41-70 kgs.
Volume: 48 gal / 182 L
Smaller Paddler, Big Waves, Freestyle