About Electric Water Decks

Electric Water Spray Deck design and direction started when Russ started pushing the limits of his kayak and found that the kayak would do it but the deck wouldn't follow.  Russ revolutionised the spray deck industry coming out with a deck that didn't need implosion bars and would take you almost anywhere you wanted to go.  He really didn't like getting wet in his boat - and from that came invention - a deck that doesn't leak.

The design is also influenced by the Electric Water team paddlers, there are some you will know, like Russ and Anthony Yap, many are instructors, creekers, freestylers, sea kayakers, competitors and recreation paddlers. All of them have one thing in common, they love paddling.  They want to be safe and the want to be comfortable in their boat.

The EW team test the decks to the max in the all conditions and in all types of craft, handmade boats, production, carbon, glass and wood.  Our team tell us what they want to in a deck and we work out how to deliver it and ensure the best product we can.  We also work with Australia's boutique kayak manufacturers to give them an all Australia product for their customer.

The result is EW Decks are constantly evolving with improvements to meet the increasing demands of the challenge!  The manufacturing process is strictly controlled to achieve the requirements, and we are proud to say we have set the standard - we are copied and imitated worldwide but it is only the EW deck that really delivers!

Each "Custom" deck is lovingly made in Australia, using secret EW techniques developed over the years that have provided real paddlers with the deck which will see them through the challenge of the water they dare to do.

When you see someone with an EW deck, you know they are very serious about their paddling.

What makes EW decks so different?

  • Our decks are made with specially ordered custom fabrics to meet our standards for comfort and abrasion resistance with various neoprene grades to meet the performance requirements. EW decks will stand up to the task season after season (we do not use sub-standard materials and do not take short cuts when making of the EW deck) We are paddlers ourselves and know what is needed to make good gear.
  • EW gear is manufactured with materials to provide stability, strength, durability and protection from wear and tear.  The seams are not stitched - so no holes for water to seep through, in fact, they are sealed in more ways than one and that is one of the ways we ensure the decks will not come apart.
  • If you find that you are in that situation when you need to "bail" the release strap is big and easy to find and very securely joined. You can trust it to not fail when your life depends on it!  We use them ourselves.
  • They are not a mass produced effort with a "one size fits all" mentality, if your seat position is forward or back in the boat don't spend your energy fighting the deck ! tell us where you sit and we will get the tube in the right place for you.
  • We custom make decks to fit your boat.  We want you safe and secure so we make the deck to suit your boat.  They may take a little longer to get but they are definitely worth the wait.

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Why is the Kevlar so important?

If you have ever rescued anyone you will know why our kevlar is there - a regular 3mm deck (or 5 mm) will not stand up to much of the rough and tumble of dragging another kayak over your deck, you will soon end up with raggedly holes and seepage.  The kevlar gives the deck a longer life, it helps the deck hold its shape and provides extra stability preventing implosions when you go for the big one (or it goes for you!).  You do not need an implosion bar, the kevlar and 5mm neoprene gives you the security you need, run the rapid, if you have the skills, your deck will stand by you.




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