K4 Viper

NEW MODEL

The K4 Viper is the first Nelo K4 made for Masters and Clubs.

The K4 Viper is similar to a normal racing K4 but with increased stability whilst keeping the same speed.

With a max width of 45 cm (same as the racing k4), 1000 cm in length and a water line width of 40 cm, the K4 Viper will be the right boat for any group of paddlers looking for a stable yet competent racing K4.

 

Description

Product Details

Boat Details

STABILITY: 3

BOAT SIZE: 10m x 0.45m

CONSTRUCTION:
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SEAT TO FOOTREST DISTANCE:
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COCKPIT SIZE:
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About the Boat

The K4 Viper is the first Nelo K4 made for Masters and Clubs.

The K4 Viper is similar to a normal racing K4 but with increased stability whilst keeping the same speed.

With a max width of 45 cm (same as the racing k4), 1000 cm in length and a water line width of 40 cm, the K4 Viper will be the right boat for any group of paddlers looking for a stable yet competent racing K4.

The Viper Family
The Viper has been one of the most successful and long-term lines in the Nelo Range. The fitness boat concept of the Viper has been brought to the paddling sport making it possible to train or tour with great glide and not compromising any stability. Its wide range from 42 to 60 max beam offers a solution for every paddler, always providing the common ability to perform and comfort. In this range the level of equipment and extras is unmatchable and at exactly the same level as the racing kayaks from Nelo.

CUSTOMIZATION No ideas for your new boat? No problem! In addition to our color schemes you can contact Paddle Sports Design, our partner for a top personal design touch.

Make sure you are using your Nelo Boat at full potential with our Ideal trim guide. 

Layups & Sizes

How to Setup your Nelo Boat

The Perfect trim

As with any high-performance machine, there is an ideal configuration where our boats are at peak efficiency, specifically with the angle of attack (pitch). This guide will help you trim your boat in order to be at that perfect angle when at speed.

  • Check the table and images below to find the right measures for your boat size. That’s how you find the optimum static rending.
  • Using a marker trace a small straight line, according to the right measure indicated in the table, on the bow for the static line;
  • With the boat stopped, adjust your seat and footrest position so that the static line is levelled with the waterline. At that point is the Optimum Static Rending.

The measures we provide are for the median weight for each boat size (80 kg on an L, for example). So if you are on the limits of the boat’s weight range, the line will be over or under water, but the most important is that the static line is still levelled with the waterline.

DISCLAIMER 
These ideal trims were the result of real-world testing and CFD analysis, under optimal conditions: flat water, constant speed, no wind, and average water temperature. Meaning that these results may not apply to other scenarios.