Kayaks with a sense of purpose - RIOT

The Astro series offers crisp and dynamic freestyle playboating, with release edges all around the hull and the perfect amount of rocker back and forth.

It has just the right amount of buoyancy to push it down without staying down.

The result? A bouncing machine that will let you show it off without kicking you to the curb in the next turn. Whether you land frontwards or backwards....we'll leave that up to you. 

Available in two sizes for different size paddlers: Astro 54 & 58 

You might not know it, but paddlers have learned to perform tricks in whitewater just like BMX bicyclists or skateboarders on land. To accomplish these tricks, they use a specially designed playboat with features that let them sit in pools and propel the boat up out of the water.

Maneuvers include rotations, lateral and backward movement, and even dunking the boat’s nose into the water on purpose.

Playboats are typically shorter than 6.5 feet, giving them turn-on-a-dime maneuverability. They feature aggressively planed hulls that allow them to rotate and concentrated volume so the paddler can submerse the front or rear part of the boat without losing control.

While an experienced paddler can use a playboat to navigate a long stretch of water, these types of boats are best used for playing in technical locations or at a park. Don’t expect to see too many of them out at your local river, and certainly not in big water.



Unity seating system (powerseat compatible)

Suregrip thighbraces

Adjustable creek footbrace

Front and rear floatation bags

Security bar

Length: 6’ 1” / 187cm

Width: 25” / 63.5cm

Weight: 34.8 lbs / 15.8 kg

Paddler Weight range: 50kg-82kg

Volume: 204L

Cockpit Height:  35.56 cm

Inner Cockpit Size: 29.9 x 15.4” / 76 x 39 cm

Outer Cockpit Size: 32.3 x 18.1” / 82 x 46 cm

Beluga Skirt Size: Large

SKU S0308RIO268
Brand Riot

Standard 12 month warranty in line with Australian Consumer law.

Proof of purchase must be produced and all enquiries directed to the point of purchase.

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