Traverse 9

Traverse 9 To quote Tosh Arwood, head of the instruction program at NOC: "It's exciting to imagine a crossover that has the heritage of the Karma and Karma UL in it". This will be two boat series, this being the larger, to replace the Rogues, and need to look and be more whitewater oriented than the Rogues but still maintain stability and user friendliness for beginnners. With the Karma (and UL/RG) being universally praised for its predictability and stability, we have a great starting point. A similar hull profile to the Karma, stretched out a bit for a longer, more versatile boat. Maintains look, parting lines, and similar rocker profile to Karma . Feature hatch with pod, possible short recessed YakAttack rail beside cockpit, etc to set apart from competition and justify higher price. Primarily targeted to the novice to intermediate paddler, this boat will also double as a multi-day trip for advanced paddlers who want a shorter and more nimble boat than the Karma RG. Replacing the soft hatch with the optional implosion-proof "Hard Hat" rear hatch-cover accessory make the Traverse truly expedition-ready. Available in the JK Store here:

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Traverse 9


  • GoPro
  • Nalgene

Traverse 9 - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - Total Versatility

    Total versatility: class 2-4+ whitewater, occasional flatwater use, overnight/mulitday capability, easy to learn to paddle in, easy to roll. Also the person who wants only one boat in their quiver.
  • 2  - High Performance Hull

    Here's where we separate from the others. A stable, predictable hull with a strong link the Karmas, including really good initial stability but also great whitewater capability.
  • 3  - Classic JK whitewater outfitting including new, lighter Unishock

    All the ease of adjustability of JK whitewater boats, and the convenience and safety of the Unishock with less weight penalty.
  • 4  - Gear Convenience

    Day hatch is a convenient feature that appeals to casual and serious users. Deck lines and gear tracks rails for convenience/versatility
  • 5  - Go Pro Ready  - GoPro

    Capture the moment right out of the bag with our pre-installed Go Pro Bow Mount. Just snap yours on and Simply hit record to watch your technique through the rapids!
  • 6  - Nalgene Water Bottle  - Nalgene

    Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos and will last for years to come - like our kayaks
  • 7  - Sure-Lock Backband System

    This simple system uses ropes and cleats for a secure, instantly adjustible fit - right from your cockpit! With no metal parts to rust, break you’ll spend more time on the water, as if a rope breaks you’re just a quick square knot away from paddle securely once again
  • 8  - Optional Hard Hat Hatch Cover

    Optional implosion-proof

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