Oh yea!!! Friday is a FUN Day!! ALL NEW JACKSON FUN! by ericjackson | Jul 12, 2014 | the innovator, Whitewater | 8 comments Clay Wright's first Cockpit Experience in the Production Fun! Today the new FUN was born! The mold arrived and was carefully framed up, the first few boats done to dial into mold in, get the thicknesses right, get the weight right, and then BINGO! I have a green and a red Fun in my RV heading to Canada. There, we’ll shoot some video, take photos, and give you a feel for how this boat performs! I already know because I paddled the prototype and worked hard with David Knight to get the exact desired performance. David nailed it with his magic! What is the new Fun like? This version of the Fun is about versatility, comfort, confidence for river running, all in a very playable hull. It is quite a bit different from the 2010 model. It is closer to the 2007 version in terms of a high parting line and rounded stern. It has a much better surfing hull, better knee/leg position, and improved river running characteristics. We are only making two sizes of this boat- the FUN and the 4 Fun. Some examples of who or when you would want a FUN. You want a very lightweight kayak, but also want a good river runner. You want to play, like surf and spin, and squirt, but don’t plan on doing lots of flat water cartwheels, and other vertical play (yes, it loops very well, and cartwheels well in holes, can do a Phonix Monkey, McNasty, and Tricky Woo if you are good enough) You don’t need a full on creek boat or heavy, big volume, river runner for your local runs and want to have something sportier and more FUN. You want a super easy to roll kayak for practicing and teaching others. You like the looks and have to have the latest greatest kayak to show off to your friends. 🙂 I hope you are as excited as I am for this boat! It comes in at 32 pounds, 6’10” long. Look for the complete FUN page with all of the specs and studio photos once I get the boats I have together with Dane and/or Nick to take them and get Stephen to mask them out and James to get it all on the website! We are making 2 sizes of this model- the Fun and the 4 Fun. Our current 2 Fun and Super Fun will still be available. Here are some photos of a few of the fine folks that helped turn the mold we received into a piece of art. See you on the river! 🙂 EJ 8 Comments piglet on July 13, 2014 at 12:38 am Why are you not making a 2 Fun ?????? in this new version !!!! Reply Greg on July 13, 2014 at 4:23 am Excellent. Thanks for the description and photos of the fourth generation Fun. I’m eager to see a side-view photo and a photo of the boat’s bottom, and I’m even more eager to try one out. Here’s hoping it’ll be available in a solid, brilliantly bright, deep, rich, day-glow orange. Love your Fun (3rd gen), Allstar (2nd gen), and Hero (3rd gen)…and absolutely love your rope-&-cleat back-bands and the Hero’s unishock bulkhead. The rope-&-cleat back-band system and the unishock bulkhead are genius! Reply Rich on July 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm more photos: http://www.coloradokayak.com/2015-Jackson-Kayak-Fun-Series but why does CKS have more photos that Jackson’s website?? Reply Stephen Wright on July 21, 2014 at 11:54 am Rich, Sorry, we’ve all been out kayaking. We’ll get on that ASAP 🙂 Stephen Reply Greg on July 22, 2014 at 6:40 am Thanks, Rich. Reply Steve on July 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm When can we expect to see the new 4fun available. Been paddling the 2010 4fun for 5 years. Ready for an upgrade!! Reply nick on July 16, 2014 at 4:48 am come on guys, we gotta have this FUN for this summer!!! Reply Jan on July 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm I use my 4Fun to play and surf on Ocean waves. This new one seems to be awsome for it! Can’t wait! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.