kayakDragorossi has an whole line of kayaks. Everything from easy-to- understand playboats to the most confidence inspiring creekers are all part of the Dragorossi line. High end shapes, like Mafia, Fish and Squashtail are, requiring advanced skill sets to make them really work. The Critical Mass is on the opposite end of the spectrum - a design so impossibly easy and so targeted towards making the hardest river runs possible and safe, that it’s almost “too easy” for most people on most rivers: if it makes class 5 feel like class 4, then that almost makes class 3 so easy it’s boring!

Corran Addison started designing his first kayak with his father when he was 6 years old. It was also the first time he kayaked. To Corran, kayaking and kayak design go hand in hand. They are inseparable. For his 34 year kayaking career he has created the kayaks that took him to three world championship medals, the Olympics and numerous world records and 1st descents across the globe.

While Corran is the first person to say that his innovations and designs are simply a small part of the natural evolution of a sport, those in the know are quick to jump in and point out that his contribution to both the evolution of design, and the limits of paddling, go far beyond that. As Kayak Session Magazine pointed out, “the Legacy he gives to kayaking is not only huge, it is essential”.


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