AntiX Large

8' 1"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

AntiX Large Description

Introducing Jackson Kayak's Antix! A new creeking/river running kayak that is fun, easy to paddle, runs the river like a dream but with some groove in the hull design to allow for continual play all the way down! Take your time running rivers has never been more fun as you take advantage of every river wave, hole, splat rock, eddy line, pillow to your hearts content. The Antix turns quickly, squirts, spins, splats, and freewheels like a dream. The Antix is an easy boat to paddle in technical rapids helping you to cross comfort barriers more readily and has you learning to do more playboating moves each time on the water. The hull shape on the Antix makes it an easy kayak to roll. Its forgiving lines allow you to keep upright as you punch to the next level in your river running and play!

AntiX Large Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Slicey Stern
  • Planing Hull
  • Uni-shock Bulkhead system
  • Top of the line outfitting
  • Fuller Bow
  • Lightweight
  • GoPro Ready  
  • Nalgene Bottle
  • Sure-Lock Backband System
  • Thermoformed U Channel with Composite Reinforcement for Hull Support

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AntiX Large Reviews

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This is a great boat in terms…

Submitted by: River_Whiskey on 7/9/2020
This is a great boat in terms of hull design. The shape makes it versatile. You can lean forward and drive it with speed. You can put the planing hull on a wave and surf all day with minimal adjustments. It rolls so easily that I am afraid I will not be able to roll other boats anymore. Eddy turns, peel outs are almost automatic. You just think the move and it happens. The boat can read your mind. Upstream ferries are easier due to the planing hull, you almost surf upstream. Surprisingly, for a boat that rolls so easily, it is extremely stable. You can get through almost anything with minimal bracing. Both primary and secondary stability are outstanding. I would have given 5 stars but for the outfitting. I feel that the seat is not that comfortable and the seat back is a bit flimsy. The rope adjusts are nice in that they allow you to adjust on the water, but the leg position tends to slip. Tying a knot in the foot pad adjustment rope will prevent it from moving. I solved the seat comfort issue with a memory foam pad, which also helped me sit higher. Once you figure all that out, the boat is very comfortable. The other drawback is that the drain plug seems to leak a bit. I solved that by putting a rubber washer on it. Overall, the most enjoyable boat I have ever paddled. Feels much better than standard river runners like Zen or Mamba. I tried a Zen after the Antix and I felt like I was sitting in a rowboat.

Great all around downriver…

Submitted by: paddler770202 on 5/3/2020
Great all around downriver surf boat. Does really well on the surf waves

The large Antix has been a…

Submitted by: Juggernaut1313 on 7/31/2018

The large Antix has been a phenomenal boat for me. I got into an Antix out of my old 4fun and it's been great. The Antix in my personal opinion is one of the easiest boats I've owned to roll no matter what river class I find myself in. Creeking in the Antix is effortless but exciting thanks to the spicy stern it also likes to stop and surf in the players along the way much like my old 4fun but the Antix with it's voluminous bow makes it's way down the creek with less effort. I also attended 1 downriver race in it and it performed very well. Overall I think the Antix is a great boat and i couldn't be happier with it's build quality and performance.


While the promo videos…

Submitted by: Wavespinner on 7/25/2018

While the promo videos feature many playboat moves, that’s not really my thing. So, this is written from the viewpoint of a more average whitewater paddler.

I like speed, maneuverability, surfing and a few basic play moves. This boat fills the bill, for the most part. It will cut and run with some of the best and surfs like a demon with enough edge to carve with ease. Compared to some of the low-volume stern playful boats that have come back into vogue, the tail isn’t that grabby, probably because the underside is slightly convex. The kayak practically rolls itself. It’s a flat out fun boat to paddle.

It’s fast enough. Many comparison reviews line it up against the Braaap, Mullet, Axiom and Ripper, but I think it’s a different kind of boat and gives away too much in the way of dimensions to match up in speed. What you give up there, you make up in versatility and, thanks in part to the shape of the stern, predictability.

I’ve always been a fan of the Fun and this is kind of like that with a high volume bow to get you through the heavier stuff. Or, if you recall the Fun Runner, it’s a lot like that with more play in it. It’s a kayak you can paddle on many types of rivers and creeks and have fun doing it.

Downsides? Some might find the knee position a bit low and uncomfortable. The plastic has a somewhat dull finish and is thinner than I’d like.

For the beginner, it’s a kayak you can be comfortable with and have a lot of room to grow. For higher skilled paddlers, it’s pretty much a do-it-all, enabling you to run anything (except the highest class) and have a lot of fun along the way.


This has been a great boat…

Submitted by: paddler438011 on 6/6/2018

This has been a great boat for me. I just started whitewater with classes over the winter. The AntiX is easy to roll, stable, and a blast to get in and out of eddys. It has helped my progression a lot!

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