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  • 12' 5" Length
  • 24.25" Width
  • 55 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,149 MSRP

Stinger Description

The Stinger stands out among other boats for its dramatic ability to come out of rapids at top speed. The extra length of the stern allows the boat to plane-out quickly and hit its insanely fast top-end speed while it plows over almost any obstacle with just the right amount of bow rocker. It has the ability to dominate races plus is incredibly fun to paddle on all types of water simply because it is fast. The sensation you get sitting when in the cockpit while motoring down a river, wiggling and bouncing off eddy lines, coming up on a slot to straighten your charc and seeing the bow fly past the rock you barely missed, maintaining a glide for longer than you thought possible; well, these impressions, these thrills are the joys of speed. You do not need to be a racer or have any desire to compete to love the exhilaration of paddling a long boat. Whether your goal is to win races or to spice up your local run, to do attainments, or just to rip down creeks and rivers like there is no tomorrow, whatever class you are on, you'll find the sensation of the Stinger's speed as addicting as it is fun.

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Stinger Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Length: 12' 5"
  • Width: 24.25"
  • Volume: 379 liters
  • Max Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 34.00 × 20.50"
  • Primary Material: Polyethylene Plastic

Stinger Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Whitewater, River Running, Creek, Play
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II), Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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Stinger Reviews

Read reviews for the Stinger by Liquidlogic Kayaks as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

This is a great boat. It...

This is a great boat. It handles extremely well for a long boat and is surprisingly maneuverable for its size. The speed of this boat is a huge asset in punching holes. It is a very secure boat and the high volume (100 gallons) along with the speed and length keep the river from pushing this boat around. One of my favorites. It does well being paddled aggressively and is also very capable of making the river a two dimensional playground. It does attainments very well. Very pleased with the boat!

I love the Stinger!

This boat needs no improvement! The plastic bulkhead, however flexes too much leaving me worried my feet could slide underneath it in certain circumstances. I'm struggling to modify.

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The Stinger is a fast boat.

I got very lucky and found a used Stinger on Craig's List and I bought it for my son's birthday. I also bought the Stinger XP for myself and had the unique experience of paddling both boats on subsequent days. Anyone that has ever paddled in a LL boat already knows about the incredibly comfortable outfitting. The seats and the "BadAss Outfitting" truly is tops in the industry. On the first excursion, my son, a friend, and I did a 12 mile paddle on flat water in a salt water harbor in Narragansett (Galilee). Initially the conditions in the harbor were churned up by the wind and we had 2 foot swells throughout the first 3 miles. My son started out in the Stinger and my friend and I had touring boats that were more suited to these conditions. In spite of this fact the Stinger kept up fine with the other boats. The round bow of the stinger does cause more splashing and the only negative for my son was getting a little wetter than we did. We stopped at an island in the harbor to change boats and I got to paddle the Stinger for the remainder of the journey , which was another 9 miles. The conditions improved for me further into the trip and the water flattened out nicely. This boat is extremely maneuverable and easily controlled. It is very fast and I had no trouble keeping up with the two touring boats even though no one was taking it easy. I am also a white water enthusiast and I cannot wait to take this boat where it excels. Two or three strokes and I'm moving at top speed and the boat spins very easily. It rides much higher in the water than most white water boats that I've had and this keeps the cockpit drier and makes a spray skirt optional on flat water. My new Stinger XP came in and I got to paddle that boat on a lazy river the next day. Having the skeg and hatch are two assets that give the boat more versatility, but honestly, both boats have the same hull and paddle identically. I barely used the skeg when I took it out as the boat is faster when it is not deployed. When it is deployed the XP does track straighter and will no doubt help in turbulent waters and winds. The hatch is also a nice addition for gear access and will come handy on an overnight. I initially wanted to put a bulkhead in behind the seat, but I have reconsidered that now since it would block access to storage from behind the seat. It is one of the few boats that I can stick a full size spare paddle inside of with no sweat. Great job LL on two great boats!

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Stinger surprise

I surprised my husband for his birthday with the Stinger! We live in Salida CO. And he is already shredding it up on the Ark!

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Fantastic boat!

This boat is so fast and sails over waves and holes! It boofs easily and is easy to control. If you like going fast, whether on flatwater or Class 5, you will love this boat!

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Stingerrrrrrrr!!!!

so stoked on this boat! So fast! So fun! Race season can't get here soon enough!

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Stinger

Boat is great. Pretty easy to paddle and fast. Can't wait to race it. It was oil canned a bit when I bought it and only popped out after two full days in bright sun. I was told it came from the way it was stored. Might wanna store them different. Other then that, I am super stoked about it. Thanks

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A guided missle with a seat

Fast and carves on a rail. Reminds me of my Remix the way it handles just.faster

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