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Advanced Elements Backbone Internal Kayak Frame - AdvancedFrame Single Kayak

    Advanced Elements Backbone Internal Kayak Frame - AdvancedFrame Single Kayak

    This addition to your AdvancedFrame Single Kayak will improve tracking and rigidity during less than perfect conditions on the water.

    • $75.95

    Item # 752783

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    • The Backbone is inserted underneath the floor panel and runs the entire length of the kayak preventing the kayak from flexing while paddling
    • Collapsible design allows you to store the Backbone in the kayak's storage bag
    • Install the Backbone prior to inflating your kayak


    Item 752783

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    Advanced Elements Backbone Internal Kayak Frame - AdvancedFrame Single Kayak Specs
    Best use
    Anodized aluminum/polypropylene/EVA foam sleeve
    79.5 inches
    6.5 inches
    27.75 x 6.75 x 3.5 inches
    2 lbs. 14 oz.
    Packed dimensions

    Advanced Elements Backbone Internal Kayak Frame - AdvancedFrame Single Kayak

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    Rated 5.0/5 based on 3 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAn absolute must buy for any AE kayak. The Backbone provides an amazing performance boost to the Advanced Frame inflatable kayak. Everything from speed, rigidity, and the way you glide through the water improves drastically. Having used my AE kayak for a week without it I can't imagine why they don't just include one with the kayak. I would have trouble recommending an AE kayak without one. It takes your kayak from "Neat." to "YEAH! Now what?!"
    Date published: 2009-07-08
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromDefinetely Worth Getting This item is perhaps the only after-market accessory worth getting for the Advanced Element. Before I had the backbone, paddling the kayak was like dragging an anchor. Now the kayak feels nearly as fast as a hard shell. Paddling effort is much reduced. On the downside, the kayak is a little less stable (not a big deal to me). Also, you are more likely to get stuck in shallow waters. But overall very well recommended.
    Date published: 2010-05-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromBackbone a must have I would recommend this backbone accessory to anyone that purchases an Advanced Elements inflatable kayak. Its adds stability and rigidity, helps tracking and makes the kayak perform like a hardshell.
    Date published: 2012-06-27

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