Originally Posted by jacksonkayaksam
Hi everyone, I am just starting to get into freestyle
kayaking and am wondering which of the Jackson Star
series is best for a beginner to learn flatwater cartwheels etc.
I own both the 2010 allstar elite and the 2013 allstar go pro Jackson boat. I would say that WITH OUT A DOUBT - ITS EASIER TO CARTWHEEL the 2010 IN FLAT WATER . the 2010 is 55 gallons and the 2013 is 59 gallons , that might not mean alot to some folks but....the 4 or so gallon difference and slimmer rear end in the 2010 makes slicing ability a huge difference. As a squirt boater I dont think the two measure up to evenly. I love both boats but by far the 2010 cartwheels better.( Ill add in flat water or in a hole, the higher volume 2013 is way better for aerial. it has a higher volume rear end. again I love them both!