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Taran Description

The Taran is a kayak brought to you by Rockpool North America. Read Taran reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. Check out a few other kayak recommendations below or explore all kayaks to find the perfect one for you!

Taran Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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Taran Reviews

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Submitted by: Theoffshorekayaker on 6/3/2020
There are plenty of reviews out there describing the Taran; however, I want to focus on one genius part of this boat that has not been replicated by other fast kayaks. The bow. The bow of the Taran is unlike other fast sea kayaks in that it won’t stay submerged and catch while surfing (some surf skis do have this feature). Normally when the bow of a kayak goes underwater while surfing it will submerge and slow the kayak or even catch and flip the boat. However the bow of the Taran is shaped like a knife edge on the top, this combined with its sheer volume allows it to plunge underwater and slice its way to the surface; the kayak retains its speed, doesn’t flip, and keeps on riding the wave. You have to see it to appreciate it. A purely genius feature that, to me, puts the Taran above other fast sea kayaks in its class. Otherwise I find the Taran to be more stable than described by most and every bit as fast and well built as everyone says. If the people at Rockpool read this I have two words for you: Tandem Taran.