TECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS



Outer Shell – TRAK-formulated Polyurethane Skin

It is a three-ply expedition-grade polyurethane material. It is one of the strongest materials that is possible to use in this application, and TRAK is the only company to construct kayaks with this robust, custom formulation. The TRAK 2.0 skin is welded using radio frequency and hot air welding technology without requiring any gluing or sewing. The keel comes with 3 layers of built-in protection. No keel strips required.

The result is an outer shell that is tough as nails, requires minimal maintenance, and is expected to last for decades of paddling in the toughest environments. It can be paddled along rocky shores, in coastal environments, and on lakes, rivers and oceans.


Interior Frame

The frame has been engineered to be light weight and rigid, with colour-coding and a simplicity in its design to optimize the ease of set-up. It is constructed from anodized aircraft-grade aluminum. It has the same properties as used in the Boeing 777. The entire frame is treated (colour-anodized) to withstand salt and corrosion. We also pre-apply a coating of Inox MX5 to make it ultra corrosion-resistant.

One of the key innovations achieved with TRAK 2.0 is the improved rigidity and lighter weight components in the frame. The cross ribs are constructed from a composite structure made from carbon fibre.  These new composite ribs offer great weight savings while increasing stiffness for a more consistent performance on the water.

Carbon Fibre Technology

Over the course of more than 2 years, we worked with a few engineering organizations and key suppliers to design our carbon fibre cross-rib technology. The result is a High Modulus Carbon fibre (HMC) construction of the rib which improves the integrity of the kayak, optimizing the energy transfer from each paddle stroke while achieving our goals in reducing weight, and transportability.



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