The RAVEN model single was designed specifically for ELITE competition. The focus was on creating superior structural integrity by combining the inherent strength and resilience of a 100% CARBON HULL with the newest RESIN INFUSION production techniques. The result is a lighter and more perfectly balanced shell, as all excess resin is REMOVED in the controlled infusion process! (This same excess resin remains in a pre-preg layup shell and increases it's finished weight needlessly. By switching to infusion we eliminate the inefficient and fragile prepreg and honeycomb process that is still a standard for many manufacturers.) INFUSION is accomplished by drawing EPOXY RESINS through the CARBON FIBER layers under vacuum while in the mould. This is followed by DOUBLE CURING in our high temperature oven. To enhance structural integrity further, we continue to use our highly successful Kaschper UNIDECK SYSTEM. By moulding the entire cockpit and decks as single units without joints, we increase overall product stiffness, which augments strength and extends longevity. Each RAVEN is then CLEAR COATED and POLISHED to feature it's unique CARBON FABRIC pattern.
RAVEN is fitted with all Top Line Kaschper-crafted components. These include our new reinforced T-WING RIGGER; RIGGER MOUNT; FLEXBOARD FOOTSTRETCHER, and extra long TRACKS in Lightweight Aluminum. All are Hard Coat Anodized for extra protection in Salt water. The REACTIV SEAT is designed to support the sculler and reduce pressures on the Hamstrings and the Base of the Spine. It is fitted with the new Kaschper designed SEALED STAINLESS STEEL BEARING WHEELS that provide smooth, stable slide movement. RAVEN is available for FLYWEIGHT to SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT scullers!
Like the RAVEN, EXTREME is built for performance. However, in the EXTREME layup, INFUSED carbon skins are combined with a proprietary LIGHTWEIGHT CORE, which gives the Extreme a more RIGID HULL STRUCTURE, and is the basic construction difference between the two models. Another difference is FINISHING. While RAVEN is clear carbon black, EXTREME is available in any one or two PPG Automotive Colors which our skilled painters apply for you and buff to a mirror finish. Components are the same Top LIne as in the RAVEN, including the new reinforced T-WING RIGGERS and FLEXBOARD FOOTSTRETCHERS. With the HIGHEST LEVEL of ADJUSTMENT standard on this model we are confident that no matter what your height and weight, you will be able to accomplish the PERFECT RIGGING SETUP! If you prefer the highest level of stiffness in your boat, and have a COLOR SCHEME in mind, EXTREME is for you!
INTENSE MATERIALS RESEARCH by our R&D team resulted in the selection of a great new (currently proprietary!) material that has proven it's long term outdoor strength in other applications, and also has a lighter overall composite weight than comparable materials in it's class. This material has many of the properties of Carbon, as it is light, strong, and can be INFUSED SUCCESSFULLY! The combination of proper materials appropriate for the INFUSION PROCESS, and a simplification of design and components allows us to offer a High Quality NORTH AMERICAN MADE model at a Value Price seen only on lower quality products from Asia! N-X has the same hull design as our higher end models, and most of the same components. N-X is sturdy and strong, but lighter in weight than most less expensive rowing shell models on the market! N-X possesses all the characteristics of a racing boat while maintaining ample forgiveness for the entry level and club level sculler. With the new N-X at such a COMPETITIVE PRICE, there is definitely a 'bang for your buck' with this model if you are a club looking to add to its fleet, or a sculler looking to take that big step into boat ownership!