Valley Gemini ST

 

RRP: £2,395.00
NOW: £2,317.86 (£1,931.55 ex VAT)

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Summary – Valley's shortest sea-kayak model (14’10”/452cm) and offered in two version; The SP (sports play) which combines increased rocker and more bow volume to make this our best rock-hopping/surf/rough water kayak. And the ST (sports touring), With the design tuned the opposite way, to improve speed on less challenging water (as fast as many 16’ kayaks), it also uses the advantage of its reduced weight to make it easier to manage both on and off the water.
Design – Both the SP & ST, effectively share the same mid-section and thus benefit form a consistent cockpit fit and the initial stability, created by the shallow ‘V’ hull. From this point, it’s easier to imagine how a “Jack-of-All-Trades”, mid-way design would have been and talk about how each improves on that compromise. clearly notice that the bow of the SP is wider and has significantly more volume, to prevent pearling whilst surfing, yet the ST’s front is narrower, with a finer bow entry, to increase speed in more placid conditions. Rocker also benefits from these subtle difference, the SP has more, to increase maneuverability and the ST, less to promote tracking and maximize waterline length. Even the flair from the hull’s chine area to the seam-line differs, The SP having slightly more, increasing secondary stability and overall width, The ST’s sides are more vertical, giving a slightly narrower water-line, again helping to increase hull speed.
Couple this unique design approach with cutting-edge infused composite constructions and you suddenly have the most exciting development to hit sea-kayaking in recent years.

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