Jackson Kayak Rockstar V - Why We Still Love it in 2023

As water levels gradually drop, we find ourselves praying for rain and anticipating fall releases to alleviate the low water blues. My focus has shifted to community kayak clinics on the lake and horsing around in the slicey and play boats. After a quick chat with a friend, we reflected on the profound impact of play boating is for maintaining foundational playboating skills and finding delight in their pursuit, irrespective of the pursuit of monumental boofs or surging high water goodness.

2024 Rockstar V Cotton Candy Color

Even in 2023, the Jackson Kayak Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak maintains its relevance and stands out as a sought-after choice among whitewater paddlers. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to its forward-thinking design and Jackson's commitment to refining and adapting the kayak to meet the evolving needs of paddlers. Here's why the Rockstar V remains relevant:

  1. Innovation and Evolution: Jackson Kayak has consistently demonstrated its dedication to innovation by updating the Rockstar series to keep up with the latest trends in freestyle kayaking. This commitment to evolution ensures that the Rockstar V remains at the forefront of design, incorporating new technologies and features that continue to enhance its performance.

  2. Community of Enthusiasts: The Rockstar V has fostered a community of dedicated freestyle kayakers who appreciate its unique capabilities. As this community continues to grow, the kayak's relevance is reinforced through ongoing discussions, shared experiences, and the exchange of tips and tricks specific to this design, there are even a few companies offer carbon options of the Rockstar V. 

  3. Competitive Edge: In the realm of freestyle kayaking competitions, the Rockstar V has consistently been a favorite choice for athletes seeking to push their limits and achieve remarkable tricks and maneuvers. Its agility, responsiveness, and versatility give paddlers an edge in both local and international events, further solidifying its relevance in the competitive scene.

  4. Resale Value: The Rockstar V's reputation for quality and performance contributes to its strong resale value. Even as newer models are introduced, the Rockstar V retains its appeal among both experienced paddlers and newcomers looking for a reliable and high-performance whitewater kayak.

  5. Adaptability to Skill Levels: The Rockstar V's adaptability to different skill levels ensures that it remains relevant for a broad range of paddlers. Beginners can grow into its capabilities as they refine their techniques, while experienced paddlers can continue to push their boundaries and explore new realms of freestyle kayaking.

Mason Hargrove Rockstar V

The Jackson Kayak Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak's staying power in 2023 is a testament to its continued relevance in the whitewater community. Its timeless design, ongoing innovation, and ability to cater to various skill levels ensure that it remains a respected and sought-after choice for those passionate about freestyle kayaking. As paddlers look for a kayak that can keep up with their freestyle aspirations and performance goals, the Rockstar V's enduring appeal shines brightly. Tune into the ICF Freestyle World Championships October 9 - 14th at RushSouth Whitewater Park in Columbus, GA and see the Rockstar V in action. 

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

About Us

We're a group of whitewater kayak, raft, and stand up paddleboard enthusiasts committed to stocking the highest-quality gear and deliver it to you as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us

Don't Forget About These

What else are we up to?

View all
Down and Dirty: 9 Items You Need for Your Dry Suit Repair Kit

Down and Dirty: 9 Items You Need for Your Dry Suit Repair Kit

GearJonny Ortiz
Whitewater dry wear is the largest apparel investment any boater can make. For those who want to extend the life and use of their dry suit (or dry top), it's best to keep a dry suit repair kit on hand. Read our 9 recommendations for the best dry suit repair kit!
Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
All Aboard the Love Boat!

All Aboard the Love Boat!

Benjamin Thornton

Have you ever had a tough time convincing your family that your black eye isn't that big of a deal? Or spent an hour explaining to your Tinder date the difference between "homeless" and "houseless," just so they would understand why you brought them back to a tent in the woods? 

If you answered yes to either of these things, hopefully this blog can help avoid some of those awkward conversations!