Whitewater racing kayaks are very maneuverable and can be used to do tricks.
If you’re looking to do any whitewater racing, then you’ll probably want to look at whitewater racing kayaks. These kayaks are designed specifically to help you get downriver faster. Whitewater racing kayaks are usually called river runners, however, so you should also look at river runner kayaks if you want to find one that will work well for racing downriver.
While racing kayaks for flat water are long and much narrower, most whitewater racing kayaks are designed quite a bit differently. For one thing, these kayaks are usually a much shorter and far more maneuverable than you would expect regular sprint kayaks to be. This is due to the fact that while a sprint kayak generally will not need to turn during the race, whitewater racing kayaks need to maneuver through whitewater rapids and other hazards in order to make sure that you make it downstream safely.
As a result, these whitewater racing kayaks are also designed so that they can be used for play or freestyle boating as well (though there are other kayaks for that as well if you are not planning on doing any racing). Since whitewater racing kayaks are shorter and easy to maneuver, they can be used to play in different river features if you would like to take a break from racing downriver.
Most, if not all whitewater racing kayaks are designed to have planing hulls. What this means is that the kayak floats like a normal boat until it hits a wave just right. Then, since the hull is designed differently than most hulls, the wave will lift the kayak out of the water. The result is that it will often skip across the surface of the water, which makes it much easier to do tricks.
If you are not sure exactly what you are planning on doing in the river, don’t worry. There are now a lot of different kayak styles on the market, so chances are good that you’ll be able to find whitewater racing kayaks that are designed with your specific needs and goals in mind. The most important thing to remember, however, is that you should always use a kayak that is appropriate for the activity you want to do.