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Axiom 8.0

by Dagger

Splat, surf, squirt…the Axiom does it all. A stable river-running kayak with seamless edging and a craving for play, the Axiom is comfortable on steep creeks, big water waves, and everything in between. The 8.0 features a roomy cockpit for small to mid-sized paddlers.

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Great play boat

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I'm short, 5'8" ish, so I actually fit in this boat. Got it from a friend who owed me some money. Used it a few times, mostly just to tool around, rolling and spinning in the pool and at the lake. Three stars because most people won;t fit into this boat.

Love this kayak! I have an RPM which is the ancestor…

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Love this kayak! I have an RPM which is the ancestor to this new boat. The RPM was the best kayak ever produced and is still popular. Saving space, easy rolls and getting more play this Axiom is the next one to get.

This is the ultimate river running kayak. Handles like a dream…

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This is the ultimate river running kayak. Handles like a dream! Turns on a dime and yet not to much edge. The rolling is effortless. My weight is 165 and this seems to fit and balance out perfect. The seat is adjustable to give snug fit. Would recommend to anyone wanting a river runner or creeker.

Just a quick initial review: If you fit this boat it rocks. But…

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Just a quick initial review:
If you fit this boat it rocks. But you need to be flexible, 5'8"or under, less than 150lbs, with size 8 or smaller feet. The outfitting is great, as reported, the boat does way more than I can, somehow manages to leak, like all Daggers

I will leave a true performance review to someone who can dazzle you with tales of what this boat is best at. It's better at everything WW than I am. Very stable, fast, fun, but a very tight fit, requiring a break every once in a while to stretch the knees/hips/ankles. My inseam is 30" and I have the bulkhead jammed as far forward as possible, and the seat as far back as it will go, and still a wet exit requires some yoga moves to vacate the boat. Sit in one before you buy. I weigh 135, so an 8.5 was not an option. My old boat was a Response, which is luxuriously roomy/comfy if a comparison is fair. Which it isn't,cuz this boat can do so much more. Amazing and fun beyond words.