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Stomper designer shares Guru secrets… and talks about musical.“David we’re getting a lot of searches for the Stomper. Can you get with Shane (Benedict) and Woody (Calloway) to write a blog about it?” My boss Bobby Kuepper suggesting an insider interview with Liquid Logic owner designers.
Shane Benedict's Response-“OK David first of all it’s called the STOMPER! We have not developed some sort of percussion performance art piece for kayak festivals. We have not strapped on giant shoes to create a rhythmic cacophony of sound.” As I read the response I realize Shane’s referring to the musical “Stomp” and can’t help but envision Shane and Woody giggling gleefully hehehe with hands over their mouths. http://youtu.be/aMS0O3kknvk This vid is a Stomp not to be confused with the Stomper or you'll be heckled. If you laugh at this dysfunctional vid then you're a perfect candidate for the Stomper. "We have made a kayak that Stomps which would be called a Stomper or, if it was in past tense, you may say, "Dude, you Stomped that drop." In paddling nomenclature, Stomp indicates the act of boofing out from a drop but then directing the bow of your kayak down so as to soften the blow upon landing. A pushing down of the feet and legs-- a stomp-- while in the air causes this action, making the bow, or more pointed part of the kayak, penetrate into the waters surface tension holding top layer."
The Stomper story begins on Liquid Logic’s home river, the Green.Excerpt taken from http://shanesliquidlogic.blogspot.com/. "Woody, the team and I had been thinking of making a flatter hulled creek boat for a long time. In fact I had started a design but put it on the back burner because the Jefe was still killing it in stores. Once we got all the (next boat) feedback… it was a no brainer. The main focus would be to get more speed out of a creek boat that was super easy to use, comfortable, and bomber safety wise." Remix Series offered speed, stability, and ease of rolling. The Jefe Series nailed bomber construction, safety, and boofability. Shane adds, “This combination, coupled with a new playful semi-planing hull gives you the confidence to maximize your experience on your local run and take you far into your paddling future.”
Design Features of the Liquid Logic Stomper
- Semi-Planing Hull = effortless turning in any situation
- Chamfered Edges = carving edges that snap into eddies but don't trip you up
“A chamfer is a beveled edge connecting two surfaces.” -Wikipedia
- Smooth Transition Rocker Profile = gives the Stomper its speed
- Rounded Side Wall = incredible stability
- Crowned Deck (That’s what she…)= quick and easy surfacing from under water
- Big Bow Rocker = get your bow up and over anything
- New Seat System = easier access to the stern of the boat for storage
- Bad Ass Outfitting = the most comfortable outfitting in the industry
- Aircraft Grade Aluminum Security Bars
- Industry Leading Aquatuff Plastic