Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Paddleworld
Rebel Kayaks – new brand of high end sea kayaks
Johan Wirsen has spent more then ten years designing kayaks for a number of companies. “It is now time to back off a little and look for the passion and joy. The idea with Rebel Kayaks is to connect design with skilled workers. And also have the knowledge and feeling for paddling. It means that I as a designer am more closely connected in the process. And the long experience that the builders have will end up in high-end sea kayaks for demanding paddlers – built on experience!”The two first models introduced under the Rebel brand will not be “new models”. Instead we have chosen two models that are well known and highly valued by paddlers all around. We have upgraded them, and also put more effort into the lamination for stiffer and lighter boats. The kayaks won’t be built in big numbers any more. Instead we will focus on to put that little extra into every kayak.
This serie of articles, called “NEW @ PADDLEexpo 2013” and produced by KS Publishing (publishers of Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World magazine, showcases the new products for 2014 to be exposed at the PADDLEexpo show taking place in Nuremberg, Germany on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th. PADDLEexpo is the world’s largest paddlesport-specific trade show (‘trade show’ meaning entrance is reserved for professionals) highlighting what the general public will find on shelves and in stores in 2014. It includes everything from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle boards and inflatables, with the apparel and accessories needed for it all. See the product and meet the manufacturer at PADDLEexpo 2013 in Nuremberg > www.paddleexpo.com