Introducing the RIVAL. The newest creeker to hit the Titan line up.
After years of planning the RIVAL is finally here. Fast, responsive, forgiving, everything you need in a creeker and more.
The Rival comes in at 8’10.5” just under the 9ft race limit, and utilizes a semi-flat mid-section hull that rounds out towards the nose and tail. Along the sides run our staggered rails which are two smaller rails that are staggered over a rounder more forgiving side wall. This lets us place a larger carving surface area over a more forgiving shape, making the Rival track like a beast in big water while also feeling stable and forgiving on edge.
To step things up even further they have added additional secondary rails to the nose and tail areas. Like on the Genesis these secondary rails sit higher than your average rail, so are not entirely engaged until you need them. The forward rails engage mostly when punching through holes, landing and accelerating out of drops or pulling into tight eddies. The rear secondary rails also come into play big time when accelerating and directing yourself out of drops or when holding that vital rail in big boiling white water.
The combination of many smaller rails placed in just the right spots on the Rival gives the boat an amazingly responsive feeling while looking as if it’s carving its way down the rapids, all while still maintaining the forgiving feeling you’d expect from a rounded hull.
A bunch of friendly rocker keeps the nose high and out of the water while also making boofs effortless.
Super strong Reactor Outfitting directs the paddlers movements specifically into the hull and rails where you need it most. This coupled with our new built-in hooked thigh braces and expandable bulk head system keeps you comfortable and easily outfitted no matter your conditions.
The seat shape incorporates 4 pressure pods that angle out to direct your energy and weight directly
into the hull and rails of the boat as you lean and edge, making your kayak respond quicker, feel more
stable, and all round perform better.