Jackson Kayak's Karma Unlimited Kayak takes everything great about the original Karma and applies added length, yielding a creek-running boat built for speed. Specializing in boily, aerated surfaces, the Karma UL excels at staying above the fray by means of its flat-planing hull, which shrugs off boiling eddies and cross-currents, yielding a maneuverable ride in a wide range of CFS volumes. But at its core, this boat is ideal for hard-charging creek racers and paddlers looking for a bigger long boat for time trials and expeditions.
The hull features steep, flared sidewalls that provide stability and an impressive preference for staying upright, so the boat will trend upward as opposed to wanting to flip every time you smash something slightly off-angle. Given the UL's flat-hull design, the boat turns better than many craft shorter in length, relying on speed and rail edging to initiate turns on a dime.
When you couple the maneuverability of the Karma UL with its sleek, narrow design, the result is a boat that wants to go fast, making it the perfect crossover boat for creekers, racers, and big-water enthusiasts who prefer their waves two-stories high. Plus this boat, like many of Jackson Kayak’s newer designs, has a built-in reinforced hull track system capable of shrugging off violent pins, jarring rock collisions, and maybe even falling off your car on the freeway. But for good Karma, please rig responsibly.
Everything you’ve always loved about the Zen, made even better! Whether you’re just learning to stay upright, running a beautiful river with your friends, or looking for your next creek boat, the Zen 3.0 will give you the confidence to enjoy your adventure.
Due to an increased rocker profile, the Zen 3.0 stays on top of the water like never before. It’s a dry, confidence-inspiring bow with plenty of volume to help keep you in control in crashing waves or steeper rapids. Increased rocker and slightly shorter length also makes it easy to turn and keep online, even when skipping out across backwash or dealing with cross-currents.
This hull is a great combination of zippy, fast, surfing fun with more stability and forgiveness than ever you’ve ever imagined. This boat will keep you upright like no other, but is still easy to carve around and put it on edge when you want to. The Zen 3.0 is also higher floating, with increased leg room.