The Xtreme is designed to open new doors for ambitious paddlers who want to redefine what is possible in a sea kayak in rough water. This design has a performance potential beyond the present norm, limited only by imagination.
Construction & Materials
Tiderace sea kayaks are leaders in the field of composite sea kayak construction techniques and material. Tiderace kayaks have:
The Best Constructon Technology
A Tiderace sea kayak uses the best construction technology that is currently available. The composite material used in manufacture include woven and directional glass fibre carbon/kevlar combination and woven carbon fibre. Highest quality epoxy resin is used in every laminate and the high bond Ampreg Tie Coat ensures maximum adhesion to the gelcoat. The composite laminates are either moulded by hand or by vacuum depending on the construction type.
An epoxy compatible polyester gelcoat is used which facilitates easy repair should the kayak be damaged in use.
Advanced Deck and Hull Joins
The deck / hull join consists of a quadruple layer overlap join – the deck moulding overlaps the hull, and both inner and outer surfaces are then covered with a glass fibre and epoxy seam. The outer seam is also gelcoated and polished for an immaculate finish.
Tiderace Core Technology (TCT)
All Tiderace constructions employ a lightweight resin filled core material into the middle of the laminate, making a sandwich. This middle core keeps the surfaces apart making the laminate stiff – the outer skin is made robust enough to withstand puncturing and the core sufficiently dense enough to withstand crushing. A core laminate gives the best combination of weight and stiffness.
The G-Core builds on the Classic by employing a biaxial glass cloth within the heart of the laminate, encapsulating the core material. Biaxial cloths have straight running fibres running in two diagonal directions – these dense straight fibres increase the fibre to resin ratio and increase the stiffness of the laminate.
The toughest and most durable of the Tiderace constructions. Multiple layers are employed giving a penetration resistant glass skin outside the core. Employing only glass
on the outside of the laminate makes for easy repairs. Inside, a high tensile layer of carbon / kevlar resists deformation and absorbs heavy impacts – as with all constructions, this is covered
with a fine glass cloth to resist foot abrasion inside the cockpit.