Awesome boat. As always, I was sad to see the 2010 Allstar go, but this boat is even better. It loops bigger and is more retentive in holes, but the biggest difference is the speed and looseness on a wave. So good.
This boat is amazing in a hole. Easy to maneuver. Huge air for loops and all tricks.
Name: billy Review Date: 3/27/2012 7:00 am Rating:
The boat is fantastic, loose fast the benchmark for other companies to follow. Some people really like ratchets. personally, I dislike ratchets. Ratchets have 8 to 10 points in which they can fail per side. Moving parts fail. if I am at skook, or running a river and my rope breaks, and it is possible... I can fix it. With ratchets the day is finnished. I give the 5 Stars for this boat because its got ropes not ratchets! I must admit, U could carry extra ladders, and ratchets, and a screwdriver........ ya Ill keep the ropes..
null I LOVE THIS BOAT!!! I originally was just paddling this boat for a review and I just had to have one for myself. LOOPING MACHINE! Cartwheels like mad! Will rock your world. You will not be let down by this boat!
Name: Anthony Review Date: 8/4/2011 8:54 am Customer Rating: 5
null Awesome Boat. Tons of freedom. Not the best choice for a beginner. But the absolute best choice if you are trying to push your limits.
Name: Matthew Review Date: 6/13/2011 6:03 pm Customer Rating: 4
null Does the Rock Star live up to the hype? Mostly. I would not recommend selling your 2010 Star series if you really like that. Both boats are awesome. I moved up to this boat from my 07 Fun. There is a noticeable difference in ease of use for playboating. I feel comfortable taking the Rock Star on local class 3-4 runs as a river runner (lots of volume helps.)
Minus half a star for the cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap backband "system." If JK offered the option of a real ratchet system, 5 stars. CKS does not offer the option of a 4.5 star review, so 4 stars.
Name: Eric Jackson Review Date: 4/8/2011 4:01 pm Customer Rating: 5
null Oh Yea! I am having more fun paddling this new freestyle machine than any new boat in years!!! Awesome! super light weight, fast, loose, goes huge, and comfortable
Name: Ehud K Review Date: 1/31/2013 2:04 am Rating:
This boat is just that. Great for play, river play, eddy tricks and you name it.. I found it great even for river run... Great job J..
Jackson Kayak Rock Star - Small, Medium, Large
Loyalty Club Members Receive a 10% store credit and 10% off accessories.
The Jackson Kayak Rock Star - Small, Medium, Large has taken the revolutionary freestyle kayak design from the Star Series and refined it to push the sport to the next level- looser, faster on a wave, pops higher and offers amazing comfort. This kayak is completely buffed out and ready to tear up your local feature. The 2013 features the integrated GoPro mount. (The 2012 do not have the GoPro mount.)
Jackson Rock Star Series Elite Features:
Short length for easy spinning, cartwheeling, blunting, looping, or any maneuver requiring you to rotate in any direction or get air.
Outfitting: New black/grey material everywhere. Sweet Cheeks 200, new backband, new thigh pads. Water bottle. New grab handles.
Refined Hull Shape making it easier to launch off the waves.
More retentive- much easier to stick moves without washing out of the feature
Faster rotational speed
New rocker profile packs more wave surfing speed into a shorter hull