How does the it work?
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.
How do I install the Backbone into my kayak?
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.
What does it feel like?
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.
Storage and Transport
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
How does the Backbone compare to the Drop-Stitch Floor?
Excellent question! This awesome article from Advanced Elements explains the differences.