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You will feel like you are dancing when you slip into the snug keyhole cockpit and feel the effortless acceleration from your paddle strokes.
As a child, Lisa’s father taught her how to Samba. She would stand on his feet as they moved to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil. We thought of this as we searched for a name for this kayak. Have a little maneuvering to do? Just edge this sweetie on its side and with a stroke of the paddle you will feel her carve like a fine German knife. Need to get across that big channel? Drop the skeg down and feel the rails set in for great straight tracking. Quartering seas or cross winds a bother? Just fine-tune the skeg position to neutralize the problem and keep on with your normal stroke.
Samba is a fully outfitted sea-worthy kayak with perimeter lines, bulkheads and hatches, retractable carry handles, deck bungies and adjustable seat and backband. The backband and our optional backrest are fully interchangeable. She also sports a drop down skeg for a wider range of hull performance. This boat is just plain fun!
In 1996 we gave “plastic kayaks” a whole new meaning with our Carbonlite 2000 technology. Carbonlite 2000 is a high performance co-extruded plastic laminate that is proprietary to Eddyline Kayaks. It is first made into a two layer flat sheet with a “muscle” substrate and a hard abrasion and UV resistant exterior. Then, using very high temperatures and vacuum, we form each sheet into the deck or hull of a kayak.
Carbonlite 2000 brings the technology of plastic kayaks to an entirely new level of performance. Eddyline pioneered this technology back in 1995 and Carbonlite 2000 is an Eddyline exclusive. Our material looks and performs like fiberglass with clear advantages over other plastics: dimensional stability and increased stiffness, higher heat distortion temperatures, hard glossy “non fuzzing” finishes with excellent abrasion and impact resistance, easy repairability, superior UV resistance and lighter weights. Carbonlite 2000 is extremely tough, but it is also easily repaired in the event of an accident. It has endured the test of time in the hands of many paddlers, liveries and tour operators and is highly suitable for nearly all kayak applications.
Eddyline is committed to manufacturing in an environmentally responsible manner. Carbonlite 2000 is 100% recyclable (as are the bulkheads, cockpit and seat), all scrap plastic is recycled and virtually no waste is generated.