Rockstar 4.0


Jackson Kayak

The 4th Generation of the most decorated freestyle/playboat design ever made takes freestyle kayaking to new heights… straight out of the water!  Designed to give you more pop and air than ever before, the Rockstar 4.0 is the most “aerial” boat we have ever made. We’ve improved the comfort in the knees as well as added more foot room. We’ve made the boat more balanced to help you stay vertical end over end, and we’ve made it more durable with our new track system. So whether you’re looking at getting your first loop, linking your first ends or winning the local or global rodeos, this boat’s for you.

Small | Length: 5’7″ • Width: 24.75″ • Height: 14.8″ • Max Paddler: 90-150 lbs • Volume: 53.5 gal • Weight: 27 lbs • MSRP: $1399

Medium | Length: 5’10″ • Width: 26″ • Height: 15.5″ • Max Paddler: 140-200 lbs • Volume: 61.4 gal • Weight: 29 lbs • MSRP: $1399

Large | Length: 6’1″ • Width: 27″ • Height: 16.25″ • Max Paddler: 180-250 lbs • Volume: 69.4 gal • Weight: 34 lbs • MSRP: $1399

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  1. Jeremy

    What size skirt will work best with this boat?


    • Clay Wright

      Hey Jeremy – the skirt sizes vary by every brand, sorry, but every skirt maker has a chart to let you know what fits what. If they don’t have the 4.0, I believe it’s the same skirt sizes as all our previous rockstars. Good luck! Clay

  2. James

    I plan on pre-ordering a 2020 rockstar from my local retail shop, Outdoor New England / ONE.

    Will the rockstar still be the 4.0 series for 2020?

    What are the rockstar color options for 2020?

    Thank you,


    • Clay Wright

      Hey James!

      The Rockstar 4.0 is our playboat for 2020, and available in sky blue, yellow and lime green. Enjoy your new boat!! Clay

  3. Quinn Hoffman

    I am going to be getting a rockstar around Christmas. I am a 5 foot 6 125 pound 13 yr old boy. I would fit into the small now but is it worth it to get small or should I get the medium. I want to be able to get vertical and do some tricks. Thanks

    • Clay Wright

      Hey Quinn! At 125 you’re in a small for sure, even at 5’6” you’ve got 25 lbs of fun to be had before the Medium is a necessity. I know people at 160 in the small – just to make it easier to throw down – but we also have folks at 145 in the Medium – just for the big air. Personally – I would go Small so you’ll learn as fast as possible. Enjoy your new boat! Clay

  4. Jeff

    In EJ’s outfitting video for the Rockstar 4.0, he recommends using a sweetcheeks 200 (or two sweetcheeks 100):

    The 2019 model shipped with a 100 though. Is the 2020 still going to use the 100? Are there any changes planned for the 2020 vs the 2019 model?


  5. Gerry Moffatt

    Yo Clay – Gerry Moffatt here. How the hell are you? My 14 year old son is 5.8 and weighs 117lbs. what size rockstar should we get him?

    • Clay Wright

      Hey Gerry! I’m actually wearing my black First Ascent puffy jacket right now.. cool your kid is getting into kayaking too. The size XS would be the best for ‘right now’ but a 14 yr old kid at 5’8” is a Small for sure. This model can handle the legs – at least I can fit with my 30” inseam. I’m 175 and can paddle the Small in a pinch on a wave… so you can use it too! The 4.0 is the current model, and for his 5’8” it might be the only one to fit his leg length easily. The last model was smaller but shorter. Hope this helps get you guys on some rivers together! Pretty cool to see you chime in here. Clay

  6. Sam Rowland

    Hi, I am thinking about buying a rockstar but don’t know which one to get! I am 5.1 , 100 lbs and 13 years old. I know that and xs would fit me the best now but would it be worth getting a small because it would last me longer and is a better design.
    Thanks, Sam.

  7. Christopher, M. Gerbig

    6’4″ 250 big fella here. Want a play boat but not sure if im at or over the large size limit. Opinions or other options? 75% play waves, 25% class 2/3. Thanks!

  8. Branden Michelkamp

    Hey! Im 5’8″ and 135lbs I feel like I am in-between a small or medium boat thoughts on what size would be best?


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