The Dagger Mamba line got a complete overhaul in 2012, replacing the 8.0 with the new 8.1 The increased size offers increased volume and improved volume distribution, increased speed, crisper control and added safety features, including a repositioned bow grab handle for easier access, an added handle near the cockpit, and an added molded-in stern foam wall holder to improve the structural integrity.
The Dagger Mamba is the whitewater boat that will handle just about anything. It has the space for gear, and will handle some moderate creek runs but is also playful enough to surf and spin. Load up for big trips, surf it, spin it, or set up for that horizon line. The Mamba delivers performance and confidence to a wide range of paddlers - no matter their size, weight, strength, or experience level.
Whether it's seasoned paddlers looking to hone their river skills, make the move beyond Class III, or new adventure seekers looking for a predictable, stable, easy to roll power-house to discover the full range of real whitewater, the stylish new Mamba kayaks will inspire their ultimate adventure.
"10/10" - Bombflow Magazine, 2012
"Best For Whitewater"- Men's Journal, 2012
"Best Beginner Kayak"- Outside Online, 2012