The Jackson Rockstar 4.0 Large is part of the 4th Generation of the most decorated freestyle/playboat design ever made. This boat truly takes freestyle kayaking to new heights. Perhaps equally as important as performance is comfort. This generation of Rockstar has multiple upgrades to comfort, slip into the boat and you’ll immediately feel the improvements. For example, the Rockstar 4.0 has more foot-room, better knee pockets, and an improved view from the cockpit.
Designed to give you more pop and air than ever before, the Rockstar 4.0 is the most “aerial” boat Jackson has ever made. The world’s lightest plastic freestyle kayak and slightly bigger than the 2016 version overall. Jackson made this boat more balanced to help you stay vertical end over end, and they’ve made it more durable with a new track system. So whether you’re looking at getting your first loop, linking your first ends, or winning the local or global rodeos, this boat’s for you.
Jackson Rockstar 4.0 Features
GoPro Ready // Standard bow GoPro mount molded-in for easy access and fun shooting.
NEW knee pockets // “Locked and loaded” knee pockets for positive control of your kayak.
MORE Volume // More volume than any other kayak made for bigger air.
NEW seat position // Seat now with an extra 3/4” adjustability forwards.
NEW stern shape and narrower hull // The narrowed hull increases speed and air on waves. While the new shape of the stern gives quick release on wave moves and stays on the surface well.
LIGHTER // New design and outfitting under 30 pounds; strong and light!
Durability // The shape of the bow and stern takes hits and hold strong. While shallow looping holes are abusive to any boat, you’ll be glad you are in this one when you hit hard.
Drier Ride // One of the driest cockpit rim designs possible and zero holes drilled into this new Rock Star combine to give you a dry ride. Compare that to 11+ holes in other boats
Big Air // Big Air “Huge” Bonuses have become easier. This boat will launch you higher than any other design, giving you the time and air to complete your first loops. This boat combines a slicey, easy-to-move-around shape with an explosive upwards thrust and a clean release.
Retentiveness // Sticking moves is not only fun, but critical in competition. The Rock Star 4.0 has the side view shape, the volume, and fast rotation speed to give you more margin for error than ever before. Less boat in green water, more in the foam, more upstream launching, and slightly narrower and more forgiving hull for landing makes sure you spend your time in the hole, not in the eddy.
Speed // 1” longer than the Rock Star 3.0 with an adjusted rocker profile that works across more wave shapes and speeds than the previous model to allow you to drop into just about any wave with more speed and potential energy for take-offs.
Jackson Rockstar 4.0 Large Specs:
- Length: 73 inches
- Width: 27 inches
- Height: 16.25 inches
- Kayak Weight: 29 pounds
- Weight Range: 180 – 250 pounds
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