Hero Fills Important Niche in Jackson Kayak Lineup

Claiming it is the Number One Jackson Kayak boat yet to be released, Jackson Kayak will re-introduce the Hero series of river running boats in time for Christmas.

Claiming it is the Number One Jackson Kayak boat yet to be released, Jackson Kayak will re-introduce the Hero series of river running boats in time for Christmas.

The new Hero series replaces an earlier iteration that was best suited to extreme and boatercross events. The new Hero series will be a pure river runner. Jackson Kayak founder, president and namesake Eric “EJ” Jackson says his excitement about the new Hero series comes from his four years of waiting to be able to “finally bring a pure, high performance river runner to market.”

Jackson says the Hero fills in the final category in his lineup of whitewater boats. Industry-wide, river runners are the second largest category of whitewater boats.

Jackson describes the Hero series as a stretch Fun hull with a high volume river running deck. Designed to handle the largest diversity of water, like all Jackson Kayak boats, the Hero will be easy to roll, comfortable and, as the category demands, super stable. “The Hero will be a fun, nimble river runner,” Jackson said.

The Hero will be available in three sizes, the Side Kick, Hero and Super Hero. Like it's stablemates, the best selling Fun series, the competition dominating Star series and steep creeking movie star Rocker series, the Hero will be molded from cross link plastic making it extremely durable and resilient to rocky river conditions.

Retail prices for this 2008 model will be set by Oct. 1.

Founded in 2004, family owned and operated Jackson Kayak is the leading manufacturer of whitewater kayaks. The company began producing recreation kayaks with the debut of the Day Tripper series in Spring 2007. For further information visit JacksonKayak.com and JacksonRec.com.


Jackson Kayak Star, Heros Score Big at Reno

Team Jackson Kayak wore out the podium at the recently concluded Third Annual Reno River Festival. Making a clean sweep of the freestyle division, Jackson Kayak founder and president Eric “EJ” Jackson finished first, followed by teammates Stephen Wright and Jay Kincaid who ...read more

Jackson Kayak's New Hero Series Brings Super Powers to Whitewater

There’s a new Hero coming to whitewater rivers, one that aims to make paddlers of all skill levels feel like they have super powers on their favorite rivers. The 2011 Jackson Kayak Hero series is the go-to boat for those who prefer, or for whom situations demand, spending as much ...read more

Jackson Kayak launches Rec Boats

Jackson Kayak, manufacturer of the top-selling brand of whitewater kayaks, expanded its reach to paddlesports enthusiasts as the first shipments of a new line of recreational kayaks left the factory today bound for dealers across the country. Attention to performance, functional ...read more

Jackson Storms into '07 with 11 New Kayaks

Jackson Kayak will debut 11 new models of whitewater boats in the last quarter of this year, an unprecedented coup in kayak manufacturing. The boats make their first public debut at Gauley Fest, Sept. 23 – 25 in Sumnerville, WV.While he's been traveling around North America and ...read more

Pulliam joins Jackson Kayak

Paddlesports industry veteran Joe Pulliam has joined the senior management team of Jackson Kayak. Tapped to bring insights gleaned from building kayak brands and sales to industry-leading positions, Pulliam describes his role with Jackson Kayak as a generalist who will be ...read more

Jackson Kayak's New Fun Runner Aims Solidly for the Mainstream

Just in time for Christmas, Jackson Kayak unveils a new model of whitewater boat aimed at delighting the river runner wanting a lightweight, easy to paddle, fun ride.The Fun Runner harkens back to a simpler time when there were fewer boat style choices. Contemporary design and ...read more

Jackson Team, Boats Dominate Early Season Kayak Comps

Jackson Kayak and Team JK have been dominating the rivers of the West, as the 2006 whitewater competition season gets under way.Jackson Kayak's Star series of freestyle boats swept the podium and then some at the American River Festival held April 21 – 23 near Placerville, CA. ...read more

Jackson Kayak Supports Worldwide Day of Play

Rock Island, TN - Jackson Kayak is introducing local Boy Scouts to the lifetime sport of kayaking as part of the Worldwide Day of Play, Sept. 30.Worldwide Day of Play is sponsored by Nickelodeon and its partners including the Outdoor Industry Foundation. In honor of WWDoP, ...read more

Jackson Kayak's New Cuda Fishing Boat Craves Open Water

On the first anniversary of debut of its smash hit kayak fishing boat, Jackson Kayak introduces the Coosa's open water cousin, the Cuda. Among the rave reviews of the Coosa, was a din of customer demand for a boat that could handle open water more adeptly than the river-focused ...read more