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CATALOG 2009

KAYAKS WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

RIOT CATALOG 2009

KAYAKS WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE

When I started Riot Kayaks 12 years ago, I did it because I loved to paddle and wanted to create products that would allow me and others to share the joys of being on the water. The kayak industry sure has grown a lot since I first got into it and I've been impressed and sometimes disappointed with what has become available to paddlers. My gut feeling is that as an industry, we need to get rid of the tricks and gimmicks and focus on the true measure of success: people happily using our products. Naturally, the real value of our kayaks is not in the store, but out on the water. That's why I`ve focused our designs on the single purpose of providing you with the best possible paddling experience. With these realities in mind, we have only added features to our kayaks that we deem necessary to the kayaking experience. Skegs and rudders are standard on most of our models, with emphasis also on features that make your time on the water more enjoyable or safer: like sealed bulkheads and reflective lifelines. What we didn't add are features that might look nice in a brochure, but that don't actually do much for your kayaking experience. In short, we outfitted our boats with the single purpose of providing you with the best possible experience on the water ­ so enjoy. I also believe that, like many industries, we are finally waking up to the fact that the kayak industry has a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment. With that goal front and center, Riot continues working hard in terms of reducing our environmental footprint and I'm proud to introduce kayaks made from our own recycled resin. In 2007, Riot paddler Seth Warren, along with his long-time friend Tyler Bradt, tackled the gigantic task of driving across the Americas without Throughout the kayak design process we've made a lot of careful choices. Our choices insure that when you buy a Riot kayak, you are getting a boat designed and built to enhance your paddling experience. We've chosen to manufacture kayaks made with true purpose. Now it's time to make yours. Sincerely, using one drop of petrol. They imported a Diesel firetruck from Japan and customized it into their own house/vehicle for this never-ending shuttle of theirs. Along the way, they paddled and surfed at dream spots, held conferences for school kids and local population about sustainable energy, and were even interviewed on TV and given a tribune at political happenings! The trip provided an enormous amount of footage that was put together in "Oil + Water ­ the movie", that won the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival's best picture award, and many others since. Riot is proud to have associated its name to this amazing intitiative. Congratulations Seth and Tyler, you made it! www.oilandwaterproject.com

Photographer: Tyler Bradt

OIL & WATER PROJECT

Our paddlers come from all over the world and cover it all pretty much each year, promoting our brand in all sorts of ways, ranging from unbelievable paddling achievements to exchanging with local communities. We are very proud of our athletes, and in times where fossil energy consumption is an everyday topic, we think it is important to keep looking for new sustainable alternatives and promote existing solutions by actually proving that they work. And nobody can prove it better than Seth Warren!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Jeff Rivest President - Riot Kayaks

TOURING

Touring Day Touring Recreational Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Touring Accessories

RECAP

15.5 to 18ft / Long and slim kayaks for maximum performance and storage capacity 10.5 to 15ft / Moderately long and wide boats for stability and convenience of transportation 9.5 to 10.5ft / Short and wide boats for maximum stability and ease of handling 9 to 12ft / Short and wide, open boats for comfortable paddling under the sun 16.5ft / Convenient and robust tandem kayak for day tripping or expeditions 10.5 to 12ft / Stable and roomy boats specifically equipped for fishing All you need to make your paddling experience safe and enjoyable

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Contact Info: Riot Kayaks 3700 St-Patrick, suite 109 Montreal, QC, H4E 1A2 Canada RIOT CATALOG 2009 Customer service 514-931-9475 xt145 Fax: 514-931-4421 [email protected] Come visit us at: www.riotkayaks.com This catalog has been printed on 50% recycled paper of which 25% is post-consumer.

WHITE WATER

Playboating River Play River Running Creeking Surf Kayaking White Water Accessories

RECAP

Short and flat kayaks that highlight your finesse on waves and holes Large and fast playboat to take advantage of features on your way downriver Medium-long boat to run down rivers with momentum and buoyancy Long, rounded and roomy boats to run bigger waters and huck drops Flat and sleek boats tailored for salt water action All you need to hit that moving water in safety and style

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Flatwater cover photo: Glenn Mattsing - Whitewater cover photo: photosbydes.com - Product shots: Caroline Beaulieu

CONSTRUCTION

CROSS-MAX

Using the best grade of rotomolding polyethylene, our Cross-Max process combines by-design reinforcement to the natural mechanical qualities of HDPE to provide the right equation of stiffness, weight, durability and quality of finish.

SEATING

CONTOUR FIT

Our molded-in seating system welcomes you with a cushy, compression-molded seat pad and our proven conforming touring backrest, both covered with the best U-V treated, abrasion-resistant fabric. Set the backrest at the perfect height for you and then one cam buckle conveniently located in front of the seat will allow you to find your preferred back angle: simply pull on the strap and the backrest wraps around your back for more support. Or press the cam buckle tab for a more laid back approach to this afternoon on the lake.

BIOFUSION

State-of-the-art, epoxy vacuum-bagging process that balances the resin/fiber ratio to perfection, providing light, stiff and strong kayaks with an unequaled quality of finish. So good in fact, that some delegations will be paddling kayaks made from the exact same process during the 2008 olympics.

SIT-ON-TOP SEAT

With four attachment points, mounted on independently adjustable straps, our comfortable sit-on-top high back and seat combo lets you customize your position to perfection in just a minute, and stays put whatever the conditions.

RECYCLED CROSS-MAX

Available in dark green, our recycled plastic wholly processed in-house allows you to bring together your passion for paddling and your efforts to shrink down your consuming ecological footprint.

CROSS-LIGHT

A vacuum-forming technology that created the best cross-over of rotomolding and composite advantages, the Cross-light uses sheets of ABS capped with a cosmetic coat of acrylic to produce rugged and stiff kayaks, light in weight and with a durable, glossy finish.

SKEG

Our spring-loaded polycarbonate skeg is attached to our kayaks by an injection axis support that has the double-purpose of guiding the skeg and making the fastening completely watertight. Plus, we improved the control system by designing a ratchet slider that lets you choose through 10 positions so you can fine-tune the skeg's exposed area for better control.

PILOT RUDDER

Now in glass-reinforced Injection plastic, the Pilot rudder has become lighter and stronger, with a new profiled blade. Of course we retained the low-windage openwork design, the vibration-dampening rubberized V-block and the oval pulleys that made our Pilot rudder system well known for its smoothness of action.

ADVANCED CONTOUR FIT

All the comfort we just talked about, coating our LCG (Low Center of Gravity) thermoformed seat base. The back angle adjustment is made through our whitewaterproven ratchet system for more convenience and precision of setting. Fully adjustable touring hip pads complete the package so you're taken care of on all sides.

IMPULSE THIGHBRACE

Made of a light and stiff thermoformed polyethylene shell, the Impulse thighbrace system will make you appreciate the full range of possibilities our kayaks have to offer. Rounded inside to ease entry and exit and padded with comfy, non-slip minicell sheet for maximum comfort and control.

HATCH COVERS

THERMOLITE

Light and stiff, our Thermolite cover goes on top of a self-retaining neoprene cover for better sealing, and the user-friendly bungee and hook lacing system that secures these parts to the boat also provides some extra deck rigging. Note: all specified hatch dimensions are those of the true opening.

DUAL DENSITY

A snap to remove and to put back on, the dual density hatch cover provides a sleek and sure way to seal your kayak's compartments. Permanently attached to the kayak through a bungee cord, and made of soft rubber molded around a stiff central insert so water pressure can't flex it in. Note: all specified hatch dimensions are those of the true opening.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONTOUR FIT

Think of our Advanced Contour Fit, but enhanced with our low-profile whitewater backrest. The High-Performance Contour Fit maximizes your torso's range of motion to ease rolling and more advanced maneuvers, without trading off on comfort.

SUREGRIP THIGHBRACE

The result of an ergonomic study based on efficient paddling body posture and the latest anthropometric data, the Suregrip is our most advanced thighbrace design. Its pronounced hook shape is combined to a rounded inner edge to facilitate entry and exit, while providing an unequalled efficiency through its non-slip neoprene outer layer, covering the whole knee area.

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TOURING

TOURING 6 AURA 18

A classic, standing on its own, the Aura has set the bar high both in terms of performance and construction for British sea kayaks. Its length, moderate rocker and semi-hard chine make for a blinding fast and versatile hull that's home anywhere, be it flatwater or the toughest conditions the sea can bring you. And you will leave with a smile on your face either way.

Length 18" 549 cm Width 20.5" 52 cm Depth 12" 31 cm Weight 49 lbs 22 kg Cockpit Dims 32" x 18" 81 x 46 cm Front Hatch 16" x 8.75" 41 x 22 cm Rear Hatch 16" x 8.75" 41 x 22 cm Day Hatch 7.4" dia. 19 cm dia. Front Hatch vol. 17 US gal 64 L Rear Hatch vol. 22 US gal 83 L Max displ. 325 lbs 148 kg

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

FEATURES:

Composite seat base with floating backband Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock footbraces Retractable Skeg 1 Front and 2 Rear bulkheads (3 compartments) Dual density hatch covers + day hatch cover Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Touring handles

BRITTANY 16.5

Our proven, award-winning British-style sea kayak, the Brittany's reputation speaks for itself: fast, agile and yet accessible to paddlers of all skills, its stability instantly makes you feel at ease while its moderate width make it possible for expert paddlers to express all the subtlety that is possible to bring in fine sea kayak handling. Plenty of deck storage, compass recess, lifelines and safety straps complete the package, in all due respect for the tradition of elegance the Brittany belongs to.

Length 16'6" 503 cm Width 21.75" 55 cm Depth 12.75" 30 cm Weight 51 lbs 23 kg Cockpit Dims 31.5" x 18.75" 80 x 48 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch 5.5" dia. 14 cm dia. Front Hatch vol. 18 US gal 69 L Rear Hatch vol. 28 US gal 106 L Max displ. 350 lbs 159 kg

FEATURES:

High-Performance Contour Fit outfitting Suregrip thighbraces Quick-lock footbraces Retractable Skeg 1 Front and 2 Rear bulkheads (3 compartments) Dual density hatch covers + day hatch cover Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Safety straps Touring handles

NOTE: Also available with rudder: then it comes with adjustable sliding footbraces.

LIBERTY 16

Built for speed, or for comfort? The answer is usually obvious, but not in this case: the Liberty can fly like a bullet, yet is amazingly comfortable to handle for entry-level paddlers. Shallow-v bottom and low chines provide that, and combined to a smooth outline, reduce the drag and make the waterline entry and exit as streamlined as can be. The low deck is fully equipped with lifelines, on-deck storage and this bright and classy finish that says: "Riot Cross-Light construction!"

Length 15'6" 472 cm Width 21.5" 55 cm Depth 11.5" 29 cm Weight 47 lbs 21 kg Cockpit Dims 30.5" x 19.5" 78 x 50 cm Front Hatch 16.75" x 9" 43 x 23 cm Rear Hatch 16.75" x 9" 43 x 23 cm Day Hatch 7.7" dia. 19 cm dia. Front Hatch vol. 17 US gal 65 L Rear Hatch vol. 24 US gal 90 L Max displ. 350 lbs 159 kg

FEATURES:

High-Performance Contour Fit outfitting Suregrip thighbraces Quick-lock footbraces Retractable Skeg 1 Front and 2 Rear bulkheads (3 compartments) Dual density hatch covers + day hatch cover Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Safety straps Touring handles

EVASION 15.5

The only true hybrid of rec and sea kayak, the Evasion has the distinctive concave multi-chine hull design that has led our kayaks in the durability hall-of-fame, yet with the finesse it takes to keep up with the best greenlanders in terms of speed and tracking. Cap that with a low, sleek deck and plenty of rigging, and you've got a very functional and exciting unit.

Length 15'6" 472 cm Width 24" 61 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 51 lbs 23 kg Cockpit Dims 32" x 17.5" 81 x 45 cm Front Hatch 15.5" x 9.5" 39 x 24 cm Rear Hatch 21.75" x 12.75" 55 x 32 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 15 US gal 57 L Rear Hatch vol. 29 US gal 110 L Max displ. 325 lbs 148 kg

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Adjustable sliding footbraces Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Thermolite hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Security bar Safety straps

NOTE: Rudder version comes with adjustable sliding footbraces.

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DAY TOURING 8 TOURLITE 13

Length 12'8" 386 cm Width 24.5" 62 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 43 lbs 19.5 kg

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Photographer: Paul Villecourt

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Suregrip thighbraces Adjustable sliding footbraces Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Flush-deck hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Touring handles

LITE 12

The flat bottom and low chines of the Lite 12 create a lot of stability, and a low draft that makes it fast, responsive and roomy enough to carry your gear for the day. With its front floatation bag, racy deck styling and bright finish, you'll turn heads as if you were cruising down the main in a roadster!

Length 12' 266 cm Width 23.75" 60 cm Depth 12" 31 cm Weight 39 lbs 18 kg Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 97 x 51 cm Front Hatch --Rear Hatch 16.75" x 9" 43 x 23 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. 18 US gal 68 L Max displ. 250 lbs 113 kg

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Rear bulkhead Dual-density hatch cover Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Touring handles Front flotation bag

Literally a short sea kayak, the Tourlite 13 has all it takes to travel far, minus the hassle of carrying and storing a long unit. Lifeline, front and rear deck rigging and large watertight compartments with flush deck covers enable you to safely stow all your gear while its rudder and multi-chine hull make it fast and agile, dodging waves just as well as his big brothers.

Cockpit Dims 30.5" x 19.5" 78 x 50 cm Front Hatch 14.5" x 8.25" 37 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 22.5" x 12.5" 57 x 32 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 19 US gal 72 L Rear Hatch vol. 23 US gal 87 L Max displ. 275 lbs 125 kg

TOURLITE 15

With a pronounced rocker, thin ends and multi-chine hull, the Tourlite15 has this lively style and hull speed you'd only expect from kayaks three feet longer. It's very agile in rough conditions, yet glides effortlessly on mirror-like waters, but it's not only a hull: with watertight compartments, deck rigging and safety straps, it's got all it takes on top of the water for safe and convenient multi-day expeditions.

Length 14'6" 442 cm Width 23" 58 cm Depth 12" 31 cm Weight 46 lbs 21 kg Cockpit Dims 30.5" x 19.5" 78 x 50 cm Front Hatch 14.5" x 8.25" 37 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 22.5" x 12.5" 57 x 32 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 17 US gal 64 L Rear Hatch vol. 28 US gal 106 L Max displ. 300 lbs 136 kg

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Suregrip thighbraces Adjustable sliding footbraces Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Flush-deck hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Safety straps Touring handles

LITE 13

Don't bother asking why your fellow paddlers give you those jealous looks. The modern style and the speed of the Lite 13 don't betray its stable, predictable handling and its clever blend of essentials like a front flotation bag, a security bar and elegant front deck rigging. That leaves plenty of room for your confidence and grace to shine through.

Length 13" 396 cm Width 24.5" 62 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 41 lbs 18.6 kg Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 97 x 51 cm Front Hatch --Rear Hatch 16.75" x 9" 43 x 23 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. 19.6 US gal 74 L Max displ. 300 lbs 143 kg

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Rear bulkhead Dual-density hatch cover Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Touring handles Front flotation bag

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EDGE 10.5

Low on the water, the stable and agile Edge 10.5 literally feels like a shrunk-down sea kayak. Thanks to its progressive chine and a generous, yet sleek outline. The integrated keel makes its hull stiff and the skeg lets it focus on destination, while the front deck rigging and rear watertight compartment take care of your belongings.

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Rear bulkhead Dual-density hatch cover Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug Front flotation bag

EDGE 14.5

With its slender bow and slim deck profile, the rudder-equipped Edge 14.5 is where elegance and efficiency cross paths: it has just the right amount of chine and keel to make it track well, yet with a swift and versatile character. And to top that off, most of the features serious sea kayaks call their own, minus the snob part.

Length 14'6" 442 cm Width 22.5" 57 cm Depth 12" 31 cm Weight 47 lbs 21 kg Cockpit Dims 36.5" x 19.5" 95 x 50 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 14.6 US gal 55 L Rear Hatch vol. 24 US gal 91 L Max displ. 325 lbs 147 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Adjustable sliding footbraces Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Photographer: Paul Villecourt

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DAY TOURING LV 10

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Length 10'6" 320 cm

Width 27" 69 cm

Depth 12.5" 32 cm

Weight 42 lbs 19 kg

Cockpit Dims 36.5" x 19.5" 93 x 50 cm

Front Hatch ---

Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 41 x 21 cm

Day Hatch ---

Front Hatch vol. ---

Rear Hatch vol. 16 US gal 61 L

Max displ. 275 lbs 125 kg

EDGE 12.5

With an eye-pleasing low deck profile so you don't feel lost inside, and a package of features that would make any sea kayak blush with envy, the Edge 12.5 brings together harmony of shape and relevancy of features. Its hull offers a nice blend of primary and secondary stability, so you'll be comfortable immediately, in a boat that will grow with you.

Length 12'6" 381 cm Width 25" 64 cm Depth 12" 31 cm Weight 44 lbs 20 kg Cockpit Dims 36.5" x 19.5" 94 x 50 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 12 US gal 47 L Rear Hatch vol. 20 US gal 76 L Max displ. 300 lbs 136 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug

ENDURO 12

Wide and stable, the Enduro 12 is all about safety and cargo capacity. Its gently grooved hull and integrated skeg have durability and tracking well blended, while the structured deck, large cockpit with thighbraces and front and rear watertight compartments allow you to use it in a wide range of adventures, from simply cruising around to carrying all your gear to tackle that elusive bass you saw on the other side of the bay.

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug

RECREATIONAL

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DAY TOURING HV 12

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Length 12' 366 cm

Width 28" 71 cm

Depth 13" 33 cm

Weight 44 lbs 20 kg

Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 97 x 51 cm

Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm

Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm

Day Hatch ---

Front Hatch vol. 15 US gal 57 L

Rear Hatch vol. 22 US gal 83 L

Max displ. 350 lbs 159 kg

Photographer: Paul Villecourt

ENDURO 13

A bit of front deck rigging, a rod holder and two watertight hatches was just what it took to complete this racy kayak's list of offerings. Amongst other items are speed, amazing secondary stability and tracking, thanks to a streamline, grooved hull that brings this fairly short kayak to life so it can stand its ground with much longer units.

Length 13' 396 cm Width 26" 66 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 45 lbs 20.5 kg Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 97 x 51 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 13 US gal 49 L Rear Hatch vol. 18.5 US gal 70 L Max displ. 300 lbs 136 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug

QUEST 9.5

With its wide and stable double-arch hull design and roomy cockpit, the Quest 9.5 is the boat of choice for an exciting afternoon on the lake! The hull grooves are responsible for its tracking qualities and the great durability the Quest series is known for, while its short length keeps it maneuverable and makes it easy to load on a vehicle.

Length 9'6" 290 cm Width 28" 71 cm Depth 14.5" 37 cm Weight 41 lbs 18.6 kg Cockpit Dims 40" x 21" 102 x 56 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch --Day Hatch --Front Hatch volume 335 lbs 152 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Rear bulkhead Dual-density hatch cover Fore deck shock cord storage Drainplug

ENDURO 14

Close your eyes and you will think you are handling the finest of sea kayaks. Open them and you will find yourself surrounded with just the soundest features to properly enjoy a day on the water: watertight compartments, front deck rigging, paddle hook, rudder and, a unique, racy style that will make you vow you'll never close your eyes again on the Enduro 14.

Length 14' 427 cm Width 24" 61 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 46 lbs 21 kg Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 63.5 x 51 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 14 US gal 54 L Rear Hatch vol. 19 US gal 73 L Max displ. 325 lbs 148 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Adjustable sliding footbraces Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar Flush mount rod holder Drainplug

QUEST 10

With its famous Greenland bow and arched multi-chine hull, the Quest makes paddling effortless and exciting. A wide outline combined with a fine waterline make it stable yet with a lively feel. It will allow you to safely lean on edge and style high and low-brace turns, while its roomy cockpit will let you stretch and enjoy the sun if you simply don't feel like pushing it!

Length 10" 305 cm Width 28" 71 cm Depth 13" 33 cm Weight 42 lbs 19 kg Cockpit Dims 40" x 21" 102 x 53 cm Front Hatch --Rear Hatch 10" dia. 25 cm dia. Day Hatch --Front Hatch volume 350 lbs 159 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Rear bulkhead 10" sealed deckplate Fore deck shock cord storage Drainplug

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SIT ON TOP 14 ESCAPE 9

Stackable and easy to lock up through the molded-in front handle, the Escape 9 is the boat of choice for the chalet or to complement your rental fleet. Its arched hull design with drain holes make it a convenient, durable and agile kayak, fast for its length and is a blast to take in the surf too!

Length 9' 274 cm Width 29" 74 cm Depth --Weight 37 lbs 17 kg Cockpit Dims --Front Hatch --Rear Hatch --Day Hatch 5" dia. 13 cm dia. Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. --Max displ. 250 lbs 113 kg

Photographer: www.photosbydes.com

Photographer: www.photosbydes.com

Photographer: www.photosbydes.com

FEATURES:

Sit-on-top high back outfitting Molded-in footrests 5" Day hatch Rear deck shock cord storage Drainplug Cup holder Three rubber handles & one molded-in antitheft handle.

ESCAPADE 10.5

A polyvalent, stable and capable platform from which to explore both the surface and what's beneath, the Escapade 10 allows you to carry a lot without getting wet. With all the necessary equipment to secure your gear onboard and lifelines so you can get in the water and get back in easily, it's the perfect base for your aquatic expeditions!

Length 10' 4" 315 cm Width 31" 80 cm Depth --Weight 51 lbs 23 kg Cockpit Dims --Front Hatch --Rear Hatch --Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. --Max displ. 265 lbs 120 kg

FEATURES:

Molded-in medium-high back rest Molded-in footrests Two screw-in deck plates Lifeline Stern gear strap Accessory D-rings Drainplug Bow and stern carry handles + lateral molded grab loops

CRYSTAL 10.5

Offering good stability without being too wide, the Crystal 10.5 is one of the most nimble short sit-on-tops around. Its multi-chine hull design make it tough and quick, while the ergonomic, high backrest will let you paddle for hours without pain, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the spectacle of the sea life.

Length 10'6" 320 cm Width 28" 71 cm Depth --Weight 49 lbs 22 kg Cockpit Dims --Front Hatch --Rear Hatch --Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. --Max displ. 250 lbs 113 kg

FEATURES:

Molded-in high back rest Molded-in footrests Drainplug Cup holder Two touring handles

ESCAPADE DUO 12

Question: What do you prefer: a casual paddle under the sun with your better half, snorkeling along the reef, having a good laugh playing in the surf or simply enjoying a quiet, solo paddle at sunset? Tough choice, isn't it? Not anymore! The Escapade Duo 12 will allow you to answer "All of the above" with its stable and agile hull and duo/solo seating configuration, you'll be able to do it all, and even more!

Length 12'2" 370 cm Width 34" 88 cm Depth --Weight 66 lbs 30 kg Cockpit Dims --Front Hatch --Rear Hatch --Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. --Max displ. 484 lbs 220 kg

FEATURES:

3 Molded-in seats Molded-in footrests Lateral paddle holders Bow, central and stern gear straps Accessory D-rings Drainplug Bow and stern carry handles + lateral molded grab loops

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TANDEM

TANDEM 16 POLARITY 16.5

The fastest rotomolded tandem and amongst the shortest and easiest to handle, the Polarity has this distinctive catamaran hull that makes it quick, stable and durable all at once. Plenty of room for storage in the front and rear compartments, a full lifeline and lots of deck rigging complement this fun boat with a touch of safety and convenience.

Length 16' 6" 503 cm Width 26" 66 cm Depth 14" 36 cm Weight 74 lbs 33.6 kg Cockpit Dims 32" x 19" 81 x 48 cm Front Hatch 15.5" x 9.5" 39 x 24 cm Rear Hatch 21.75" x 12.75" 55 x 32 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 14 US gal 53 L Rear Hatch vol. 24 US gal 91 L Max displ. 550 lbs 250 kg

FISHING

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Photographer: Steve Fisher

Photographer: kayak junky

FEATURES:

Advanced Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Quick-lock footbraces (front) + Adjustable sliding footbraces (rear) Pilot rudder system Front and Rear bulkheads Thermolite hatch covers Reflective lifeline Fore and mid-deck shock cord storage

EDGE 10.5 ANGLER

Stable and easy to handle, the Trophy 10.5 will take you fishing where no other boat can. With two flush-mount rod holders behind to carry rod and landing net, plus an adjustable rod stand in front, you have all that's needed for a successful campaign of hide-and-seek with your favourite fish, comfortably seated in our high-back fishing outfit.

Length 10'6" 320 cm Width 27" 69 cm Depth 12.5" 32 cm Weight 42 lbs 19 kg Cockpit Dims 36.5" x 19.5" 93 x 50 cm Front Hatch --Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 41 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. --Rear Hatch vol. 16 US gal 61 L Max displ. 275 lbs 125 kg

FEATURES:

High-Back Contour Fit outfitting Integrated thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Rear bulkhead Dual-density hatch cover Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar 2 flush mount rod holder (rear) 1 adjustable rod holder (front) Anchor cleat Baitbox station Drainplug Front flotation bag

ENDURO 12 ANGLER

You asked for more storage capacity, floatation and sealed bulkheads. We picked your wish-list and outlined our fishing trip dreammachine. That gave birth to a true work horse, with two sealed compartments, so you can bring both your fishing and camping gear and set yourself for the most exciting fishing campaign of your life: you'll silently access remote coves and otherwise unreachable eddies, while being completely autonomous and free to move anywhere, or to simply hold on to your position, as long as needed...

Length 12' 366 cm Width 28" 71 cm Depth 13" 33 cm Weight 44 lbs 20 kg Cockpit Dims 38" x 20" 97 x 51 cm Front Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Rear Hatch 15.75" x 8.13" 40 x 21 cm Day Hatch --Front Hatch vol. 15 US gal 57 L Rear Hatch vol. 22 US gal 83 L Max displ. 350 lbs 159 kg

FEATURES:

Contour Fit outfitting Impulse thighbraces Quick-lock adjustable footbraces Retractable Skeg Front and Rear bulkheads Dual-density hatch covers Fore deck shock cord storage Paddle hook Security bar 2 flush mount rod holder (rear) 1 adjustable rod holder (front) Anchor cleat Baitbox station Drainplug

RIOT CATALOG 2009

Photographer: Aerosport

TOURING ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORIES FW 18 SKIRT STANDARD

3mm tough faced neoprene with latex reinforcing on top. Blind stitched and latex sealed seam construction throughout. Seamless, shockcord style deck section. Waist Sizes: S/M. L/XL Deck Sizes: Large & XL

KAYAK BUGGY

Inflatable all-terrain wheels easy to put on/take off. Folds up to fit in most kayak hatches. Kayak straps in easily. Comes in two sizes: touring or canoe/rec.

DISTANCE

Tough polymer fiberglass reinforced blades partnered with an aluminum 2-piece shaft make the Distance touring paddle an excellent combination of strength and price. 30° left, 0 or 30° right blade offset adjustment. Length: 220cm

Photographer: Glenn Mattsing

Weight: 40 oz / 1130 g

INFLATABLE PADDLE FLOAT

Rolls up into a small package and features a well retaining mesh blade pocket and efficient, one-way mouth valve.

MARATHON

Marathon Reinforced,carbon blades make the Marathon stiff and durable. Featuring a wound fiberglass shaft with ovalized control hand. 30° left, 0 or 30° right blade offset adjustment. Length: 220cm Weight: 35 oz / 992 g

J-BAR FOR CARTOP RACK

With their rugged steel construction and quick assembly method, the J-Bars simplify your life when comes the time to load/unload your kayak on your car. They will also protect your boat's hull against warping. Vynil sleeves prevent steel bar from scratching the kayak hull while reducing slippage. Sold in pair.

SKIRT NYLON WITH SHOULDER STRAP

Tough PVC nylon. Double sewn and fully tapered seam construction. Adjustable cockpit shockcord style deck. Elastic drawcord waist and single webbing shoulder strap. Waist Sizes: One size fits all Deck Sizes: Large & XL

CREST FIBER

Elegant foam-cored translucent fiberglass blades with a 2-piece fiberglass-wound shaft. Three angle positions: 30° right and left hand, and neutral. Length: 220cm Weight: 32oz / 920g

FOAM BLOCK + STRAP KIT

Two 3" x 3" x 14" grooved minicel foam blocks, with a set of two 9' tough webbing straps with Non slip steel cam buckle and protective tarp pads.

CREST CARBON

Full-carbon, clear-coated high-tech looking touring blades, with 2-piece carbon-wound shaft with three angle positions: 30° right and left hand, and neutral. Length: 220cm Weight: 30oz / 860g

SKIRT TOURING (NEO-NYLON)

3mm tough faced neoprene skirt with tough PVC nylon waist tube. With elastic drawcord and two adjustable shoulder straps. Waist Sizes: one size adjustable Deck Sizes: Large

PADDLE LEASH

A 12"-long spiraled bungee cord that expands to 5' at full extension. With velcro loop to secure paddle, and snap-hook at the other end, to clip on eyestrap or any ring-type attachment point.

WING 2 PCS

RIOT CATALOG 2009 Show your olympian side with this 2-piece full-carbon wing paddle! Lightweight and tough construction with three angle positions: 30° right and left hand, and neutral. Length: 220cm Weight: 30oz / 840g

COCKPIT COVER

RIOT CATALOG 2009 Tough PVC nylon. Double-sewn construction. Tighten with cockpit shockcord. Deck Sizes: Large & XL

ROOFRACK STRAPS

Tough webbing straps. Non slip steel cam buckles with tarp pads to protect your car and kayaks! Lengths: 9'10"/3m; 16'5"/5m

NOTE: For deck sizes: Large fits Edge, Tour Lite, Evasion, Liberty, Brittany, Polarity, Ultima. XL fits all other kayaks.

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WHITE WATER ACCESSORIES

RIDER PADDLE

Tough construction and its low cost make the Rider perfect for entry level paddlers. Polymer blades One piece straight aluminum shaft Available in 195 & 200 cm lengths

FREERIDE PADDLE

Designed specifically for paddlers looking for performance and durability, in an affordable package. Featuring glass-reinforced injected polypro blades with a 30 degree right or left offset. Straight pulltrusion glass shaft, with add-on to ovalize control hand grip without compromising strength.

Paddler: Ben Brown / Photo: Rush Sturges

Available in 189, 192, 195 & 198 cm lengths

FIN KITS

Intended for paddlers looking to extract every last ounce of play from the water. Designed to easily attach to the hull of any of our play boats, they are made of tough polycarbonate. The fin kits include a pair of 1 inch and a pair of 2 inch fins; letting the paddler dictate the desired level of control by increasing directional stability. Ask your dealer.

POWER SEATTM

Feel like crankin' it up a notch? Pimp your ride with our patented PowerSeatTM and take your play boat to the next performance level. Light and stiff, with its raised bottom and integrated backband, the PowerSeatTM increases your leverage, widens your range of motion and provides better overall performance by transferring your slightest movements directly to the boat. Another cool thing about all this is that it dramatically reduces your boat's weight, too. Ask your dealer.

CARBON STRAIGHT PADDLE

Full-carbon, foam-core blades with a carbon-wound straight shaft. Ovalized hand area for increased comfort and control. Length: 189 cm, 192 cm, 195cm Feather Angle: 15 deg. Weight: 862 g

ROOFRACK STRAPS

Tough webbing straps.Non slip steel cam buckles with neoprene pads to protect your car and kayaks! Lengths: 9'10"/3m; 16'5"/5m

FREESTYLE SKIRT THROW LINE

Tough, floating polypropylene rope. Reflective stripe for emergency services at night. Easy drawcord closure. Length: 52'6"/16m 3mm tough faced neoprene with latex reinforcing on top and underneath, blind stitched and latex sealed seam construction throughout. Shockcord style deck. Dry lip and no seams in the deck section. Waist sizes: S/M; L/XL. Cockpit size: Regular (fits all Play and River Play boats) Large (fits Thunder, Magnum and Sniper)

STRAIGHT BAR FOR CARTOP RACK

Be the first choice among shuttle vehicles with this cartop rack enhancement that will enable you to fit even more kayaks, without damaging them! Tough steel construction with strap loops on the end to prevent slippage, easy to install. Sold in pair.

Paddler: Ron Fischer / Photo: Michael Gähwiler

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Paddler: Spencer Cooke / Photo: Yellowboy

SURF KAYAKING

BOOGIE 50

Now a classic, the Boogie is undoubtedly the boat of choice on rocky shores and for any surf kayaker seeking an affordable, high-performance and care-free surfing machine. Its squashtail template with super-sharp rails on the back and long, roomy front end provides tremendous speed, tons of carving power, and allows paddlers of all sizes to feel the love.

NINJA 6'8"

Spencer Cooke established his quarters at the Riot factory for a couple weeks and locked himself in our cold and shady R&D laboratory. What he created is a monster of speed, framed by a radically short template. With just the right amount of volume, the creature can jump off roofs, style moves of its own and always land on its feet. Welcome the Ninja 62.

FEATURES:

Surfing powerseat Customizable foam footblocks Drainplug Length Boogie 50 7'9" 236 cm Width 24.7" 63 cm Molded-in padded knee pockets Two molded grab loops

FEATURES:

Composite surfing powerseat Customizable foam footblocks Accessory loops inside cockpit Length Ninja 6'8" 6'8" 203 cm Width 24" 61 cm Integrated thighbraces Two molded grab loops

Weight 35 lbs 16 kg

Cockpit Dims 32" x 17" 81 x 43 cm

Volume 50 US gal 189 L

Weight 16.5 lbs 7.5 kg

Cockpit Dims 32" x 17" 81 x 43 cm

Volume 41 US gal 155 L

SWORD 3M (IC)

Ever surfed right next to a swordfish and wondered how fun it must be to go that fast? Stop wondering and hop in the Sword! Veteran surf kayaker Drew Hayes played cupid and arranged for the perfect rocker line and pintail outline to meet and materialize the most advanced and cutting-edge IC boat you can put your hand on today. Careful, it's very hot!

NINJA 7'6"

Remember your first surf-kayak video. Remember how ridiculously fast and powerful those things looked? So fast in fact, that for a few seconds you thought the movie was about motorcyle racing. With the racy nose of a great-white, a smooth squashtail outline and some volume thoughtfully kept around the cockpit area, there is no doubt Dr. Cooke's assistant Ray Cotton has created a machine that will require serious amounts of water for it to cool down...

FEATURES:

Composite surfing powerseat Customizable foam footblocks Accessory loops inside cockpit Length Sword (IC) 10' 303 cm Width 24" 61 cm Integrated thighbraces Two molded grab loops

FEATURES:

Composite surfing powerseat Customizable foam footblocks Accessory loops inside cockpit Length Ninja 7'6" 7'6" 229 cm Width 24" 61 cm Integrated thighbraces Two molded grab loops

Weight 20 lbs 9 kg

Cockpit Dims 32" x 17" 81 x 43 cm

Volume 49 US gal 184 L

Weight 18 lbs 8 kg

Cockpit Dims 32" x 17" 81 x 43 cm

Volume 44 US gal 165 L

Visit www.riotsurfkayaks.com for more info.

Visit www.riotsurfkayaks.com for more info.

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RIOT CATALOG 2009SURF

KAYAKING 10

CREEKING

CREEKING 8

Paddler: Arnd Schaeftlein, designer of the Magnum and Thunder series / Photo: Jean Grollemund

SPENCER COOKE

MAGNUM 72 & 80

From Iceland to South America the word has spread and pieces of evidence have been left all over the place: the Magnum is your best bet if you want to tackle the biggest and steepest waters this planet has to offer. Some say it is all in the way its sleek deck shape and rocker profile make it resurface gradually without throwing you on your back. Others say the way we shaped the tail and worked the volume behind the cockpit, keeps you from being pushed in into bad corners and prevents stern squirts, so you get exactly where you want to be in the first place. Our take on that matter? Provide paddlers with thoughtfully designed, down-river tools to express themselves and you won't believe what your eyes will see.

FEATURES:

Unity seating system Adjustable creek footbrace Four heavy-duty creeking handles Drainplug Suregrip thighbraces Anti-theft bar Water bottle

Length Magnum 72 Magnum 80 7'11" 241 cm 8'4" 254 cm

Width 26" 66 cm 26.5" 67cm

Weight 44 lbs 20 kg 45 lbs 20.5 kg

Cockpit Dims 34" x 18.5" 86 x 47 cm 34" x 20" 86 x 51 cm

Volume 72 US gal 273 L 80 US gal 303 L

MAGNUM 72 >

MAGNUM 80 >

From left to right: Raymond Cotton, Drew Hayes, Spencer Cooke

At least half of my paddlesports career has been dedicated to Riot Kayaks, and I am more proud than ever to be representing and building this incredible brand. In 1997 I started as a sales rep for what was the new, edgy, kayak manufacturer. After a five year hiatus I returned to Riot, in 2005, to become a team paddler and field marketer. Those titles encompass everything from managing our team, supporting our sales reps, providing product feedback and marketing assistance, as well as promoting the brand on my travels and ventures locally and abroad. Along with the patient and diligent people at Riot's home office, we have an incredibly loyal, talented team and a core dealer network. I cannot thank any of these folks enough for their ongoing support and enthusiasm. These are the people outside of the factory who keep the Riot brand pumped and fueled. In just over ten years Riot has grown into an all encompassing brand, offering kayaks for practically every sect of the sport. This year I was lucky to be part of the team that designed and shaped our new surf kayak line. Kayak surfing is an equally, if not more important, part of paddling to me and I am ecstatic to be part of Riot's undoubtedly positive contribution the sport. I wear many hats at Riot and find pleasure in investing my time into a company that I know is dedicated and whose roots are firmly planted into what I love, which is whitewater.

­ Spencer Cooke

RIOT CATALOG 2009

RIVER PLAY

Paddler: Ben Brown / Photo: Steve Fisher

RIVER RUNNING

Paddler: Steve Fisher / Photo: photosbydes.com

NITRO 58

The boat of choice amongst river guides since `06. That should say it all, but we'll give you some cold hard facts about the Nitro. This is a boat which retains exceptional speed and carving abilities in all whitewater environments, with enough volume and slightly raised edges to stay well above the water, yet fully playable so you can take advantage of the features you find along your way downriver. It's actually paddling this boat that Steve Fisher won the IR Big Gun Show back in '06, with what could properly be re-named a back-blast...

FEATURES:

Unity seating system Anti-theft bar Water bottle Dual fin receptacle Powerseat compatible Length Nitro 58 6'9" 206 cm Width 26" 66 cm Suregrip thighbraces Two molded grab loops Drainplug 1 Set of 1" rubberized fins

THUNDER 65 & 76

What if we told you all that current is on your side from now on? That's true: you are not going down river to fight anything but to wisely use energy that's already there, at your disposal. The thing here is to know when and how much you have to take from it, and we believe your equipment should be of some support for that. Take our Thunder for example: a fast, flat hull with just the right amount of edge combined with enough deck volume to keep you floating high so you can effortlessly carve into and out of eddies or cruise across currents, surfing curlers. All of this so you can get right where you planned to be once you get in the midst of the action. The boundary between control and opportunism is paper thin in the world of naturepowered sports but we believe the purpose of a good river runner should be to push that thought as far out of your way as possible.

FEATURES:

Unity seating system Adjustable creek footbrace Four tubular webbing grab loops Drainplug Length Thunder 65 7'8" 234 cm Thunder 76 8' 244 cm Width 25.5" 65 cm 26" 66 cm Suregrip thighbraces Anti-theft bar Water bottle

Weight 35 lbs 16 kg

Cockpit Dims 33" x 18" 84 x 46 cm

Volume 58 US gal 220 L

Weight 41 lbs 18.6 kg 43 lbs 19.5 kg

Cockpit Dims 34" x 18.5" 86 x 47 cm 34" x 20" 86 x 51 cm

Volume 65 US gal 246 L 76 US gal 288 L

NITRO 58 >

THUNDER 65 >

THUNDER 76 >

Paddler: Ben Brown / Photo:Dave Buckton

7 RIVER RUNNING

RIOT CATALOG 2009

RIOT CATALOG 2009

RIVER PLAY 6

PLAYBOATING

Paddler: Sven Perschmann / Photo: Michael Schomann Paddler: Steve Fisher / Photo: photosbydes.com Paddler: Pat Camblin / Photo: Ben Marr

ASTRO 54 & 58

Constant stimulation is what keeps your grey matter alive, so get ready to live long and fully aware! The Astro series offers a crisp and dynamic entry into the atmosphere with just the right combination of rocker and release edge to free yourself from the water world, then to make contact with this planet again in a safe and stylish way. All of that thanks to our trademark bevelled side edges and just the right amount of hull surface, along with a generous volume, evenly distributed around the cockpit. All these features serve the purpose of putting you in the right place at the right moment, well prepared for takeoff. If you must land front or backwards... we leave that up to you.

FEATURES:

Unity seating system Anti-theft bar Water bottle Dual fin receptacle Powerseat compatible Length Astro 54 Astro 58 6'2" 188 cm 6'4" 193 cm Width 25" 63.5 cm 25.7" 65 cm Suregrip thighbraces Two molded grab loops Drainplug 1 Set of 1" rubberized fins

Weight 34 lbs 15.5 kg 35 lbs 16 kg

Cockpit Dims 33" x 18" 84 x 46 cm 33" x 18.5" 84 x 47 cm

Volume 54 US gal 204 L 58 US gal 220 L

ASTRO 54 >

ASTRO 58 >

Missing Product Shot

Paddler: Steve Fisher / Photo: photosbydes.com

RIOT CATALOG 2009

RIOT CATALOG 2009

PLAYBOATING 4

STEVE FISHER

Steve Fisher grew up on a farm close to the Bushman's River, in South Africa. He started paddling when he was six years old. After University, his thirst for whitewater made him take on a video kayaking job on the Zambezi river. "We were living the good life ­ partying, paddling and earning money doing it. Eventually, we were inventing new moves and running new lines daily. It was here that I was "noticed" and offered a tour of the USA." Fisher made a big splash on the contest circuit when he turned pro in 1999, winning several freestyle contests, extreme races, and landing on the podium at major national and international comps. He also pioneered many new freestyle maneuvers, making his mark in the sport in more ways than one. "I think growing up in an isolated kayaking community has taught me my own ways. Perhaps I wasn't shown what was possible in a kayak, but I was never told what wasn't possible either. So through trial and error I set my own set of boundaries." A situation that created a unique, powerful paddling style that earned him Paddler's "World's Best Kayaker" award twice, first from a reader's poll in 2003 and then again in 2006, this time voted by top professional kayakers. Steve jumped off the pro-circuit in 2003 and went to conquer bigger waters. Outside magazine described his extraordinary athletic prowess and bravado as "fortitude--or depending on your view, a total lack of self preservation." He's been on that path ever since, traveling the world non-stop in search of towering waterfalls, big waves and first descents, estimating his travel distance to more than 50 000 miles a year. Since the beginning of his career, Steve has paddled Riot Kayaks. If you ask him why, the answer is straight: "Because to me, they are simply the best kayaks in the world". Following his own way of life, Steve has built himself beyond the typical brand-promotion vehicle: he has become an ambassador for the sport of kayaking itself, beyond fancying logos around to a point where he carries a set of values throughout the world. A bold task, but that no one could achieve alone. Long-time friends like Ben Brown, Dan Campbell, Tyler Curtis and recently added Riot team paddler Pat Camblin share a lot of Fisher's epics, and through the eye of award-winning photographer Desré Pickers and filmmaker Scott Lindgren, along with Matchstick video productions, the showdowns are well documented for us mortals to enjoy. Settling down seems a far cry from being part of his personal agenda, but when you ask Steve about his interests besides kayaking, some roots start showing off: "In 2002 I visited Uganda. On the first run down the White Nile, I stopped on a nice small island for a stretch. The river offered such good paddling that I ended up buying that same island two years ago." Besides providing employment and developing sustainable living alternatives for the nearby villagers, he enjoys fishing and relaxing at home during the North American winter. "I'm typing these words as I sit on the white beach in a hammock, with a small house and the river passing by."

­ Steve Fisher

RIOT CATALOG 2009

RIOT CATALOG 2009

CATALOG 2009

KAYAKS WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

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