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ADVANCED ELEMENTS AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak
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- Drop-stitch floor
- High-back Lumbar seat
- Repair kit included
- Duffel bag with removable shoulder straps
- Rudder mount
- Pump not included
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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Elite Inflatable Kayak
Exceptional Performance with the Versatility of an Inflatable!
The AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite is the natural evolution of inflatable kayaks. A hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak, the Expedition incorporates our proven aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, and Drop-stitch technology in the floor, to provide hard-shell like paddling performance. Working together to deliver optimal paddling performance, the aluminum ribs form a shape that cuts through the water while the Drop-stitch floor provides unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable and creates hull chine. At 13’ long, with plenty of storage space, the Expedition Elite is the perfect kayak for any adventure!
- Model AE1009-XE
- Color Blue/Orange
- Length 13’
- Width 32″
- Weight 42 LBS. (19 Kg)
- Max. Weight 450 Lbs. (204 Kg)
- Chambers 9
- Pump not included
Performance, durability and safety in an affordable lightweight and easy to transport kayak. A combination of aluminum frame, rigid panels, and inflation chambers give this hybrid inflatable kayak incredible tracking and maneuverability.
PVC Hull Material
Experience extreme durability in a lightweight and easy to transport package. Our PVC Tarpaulin Hull Material features a polyester fabric sandwiched by layers of vinyl which creates a durable and strong outer cover.
Drop-stitch technology allows us to create high pressure forms that are extremely rigid. The drop-stitch floor in this kayak creates a hull with chine, which enhances the tracking and hull speed, and adds unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable kayak.
Multiple Air Chambers
Unique design divides the main inflation chamber into two separate air chambers that encompass the entire kayak. This provides optimum safety when out on the water.
AdvancedFrame Elite Inflatable Kayak
Experience the exceptional performance on the water!
Advanced Elements: The Evolution of Inflatable Kayaks
Our goal at Advanced Elements is to enhance your outdoor experience by designing and manufacturing “Inflatable kayaks with cutting edge technology”. We are deep rooted in product development with patented technology, striving to develop inflatable kayaks, iSUPs, and paddlesports accessories that excel in performance, quality, and portability.
The advancedframe expedition Elite is the natural Evolution of inflatable kayaks. A hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak, the expedition incorporates our proven aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, and drop-stitch technology in the floor, to provide paddling performance that rivals that of a hard-shell kayak. Working together to deliver optimal paddling performance, the aluminum ribs form a shape that cuts through the water while the drop-stitch floor provides unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable and creates hull chine. At 13' long, with plenty of storage space, the expedition Elite is the perfect kayak for any adventure! as shown in our inflatable stand up paddle boards, drop-stitch technology allows us to create high pressure forms that are extremely rigid. The drop-stitch floor in this kayak creates a hull with chine, which enhances the tracking and hull speed, and adds unparalleled rigidity in an inflatable kayak. The kayak weighs 42lbs total.
- Product Dimensions : 156 x 32 x 13 inches; 41.89 Pounds
- Item model number : AE1009-XE
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : January 18, 2017
- Manufacturer : Advanced Elements Inc.
- ASIN : B01MR7FG4Y
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The drawback of an inflatable is that it takes a little time to setup, and it isn't quite as fast. We'll, I find that I don't need to pack it up all the way into its bag most of the time, so my setup time is around 5-7 minutes with the Advanced Elements pump (highly recommended). Pretty easy.
As for speed, I brought my GPS this morning, and I can cruise at about 3.5 to 4+ mph (when I push myself), and I can sprint to 4.9 mph. I got a pretty good paddle (carbon shaft, 4 piece, fiberglass blades, weighs 30.5 ounces) that helps with fatigue, so I can go faster. Hopefully my paddling technique will improve and I will get a little better.
So why does speed matter? Well, what if you have to return from a paddle into a headwind/current? And today, for example, I was the only kayak on the lake that went a couple of miles to the far side. I had that area all to myself while the other kayakers and paddle boarders were clustered within a half mile of the parking area.
The seat back is a little on the short side for a tall person like myself (6 foot 2), but with good adjustment and an upright posture (better for paddling anyway), it is good enough. There is plenty of leg and foot room.
Overall, I am very pleased with the kayak. It has plenty of room to haul stuff, is very stable (I don't think I could tip it over if I tried), and because of its hard pointy ends (with aluminum framing) and 13 foot length, it is fast enough for me.
Update: my paddling technique has improved and I inflate it to the max recommended pressure now. I can top 5 mph in a sprint and cruise at about 4 mph (measured with GPS) . It is reasonably swift.
The kayak is very stable and moves well on the lakes I have been on!
I got the spray skirt and the rudder for it as well. So much fun and never any problems!! Quality inflatable. 10 of 10 points from me!