$149.00 – $219.00
The BackBone is a lightweight frame that is quick and easy to install under your kayak’s inflatable floor.
It creates a keel in the hull of the kayak that improves the speed and tracking of the kayak.
The backbone creates a keel along the hull of your inflatable kayak.
The V-shaped kayak hull helps the kayak glide straighter and faster through the water.
The Backbone sits under the inflatable floor of your kayak.
It has specially shaped ends that slot under the inner tubes so it stays fixed in place.
You insert the ends first (before inflating), then connect the pieces together, then inflate the main chambers of the kayak.
Then, you put the inflatable floor on top and inflate it.
You shouldn’t feel it at all!
The Backbone sits under the inflatable floor of the kayak, so you have a cushion between it and your bum.
If you can feel it, try inflating your main chambers to slightly higher pressure and switch positions with the other paddler so the heavier person is in the front.
The Backbone breaks down into sections, the longest of which is only 90cm, so it’s easy to store with your kayak.
You even get a mesh bag with a draw string so you can keep all the sections together.
The Backbone is extremely durable and lightweight. It is made of high strength anodized aluminum alloy and impact resistant plastic.
Quality is guaranteed with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements
Excellent question! This awesome article from Advanced Elements explains the differences.
Backbone for AdvancedFrame Convertible Specifications:
Backbone for AdvancedFrame Specifications:
Backbone for AdvancedFrame Expedition Specifications:
Backbone for Lagoon2 Specifications:
AE1009 – AdvancedFrame Expedition Kayak, AE1007-R – AdvancedFrame Convertible, AE1012-R – AdvancedFrame and AE1017-O – AdvancedFrame Sport, AE1033-O – Lagoon 2 Inflatable Kayak
7 lbs (3 kg), 4 lbs (2 kg), 3 lbs (2 kg)
|Deflated and Packed Dimensions||
90cm x 18cm x 11cm, 84cm x 18cm x 11cm, 71cm x 18cm x 11cm, 89cm x 18cm x 11cm
12 months from purchase
Advanced Elements are pretty serious about quality.
They offer a 12 month warranty on all their products, and I can tell you with confidence that they are great about it. Although I don’t get many warranty claims, I have never had any issues getting help, parts or replacements from Advanced Elements.
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