Connect Kayaks – European quality is coming to Australia.

Connect Kayaks has been rapidly making its mark on the Canoe/Kayak Sprint, Marathon and Slalom markets in Europe. Connect kayaks and canoes are currently being used by 2017 World Championship and World Cup medalists and national champions.

ZSS prides itself on being able to offer customers great products at great prices and this is why we have teamed up with Connect Kayaks as their Australian distributor.

Their kayaks and canoes are constructed to match the quality and finish of their more established counterparts such as Nelo, Vajda and Galasport at a far more affordable price point. The Connect Ultimate construction in sprint, marathon and slalom constructions is unsurpassed in terms of stiffness and durability.

The Connect Ultimate construction sets the standard for racing kayak/canoe construction worldwide. Once you see it and feel it, you will believe it.

Construction Comp Expert Premium Ultimate Ultimate Marathon
Rigidity rating (Out of 10) 7 7.5 9 10 9

Sprint Range – The Connect range of sprint kayaks and canoes are based on the Quattro shape. Their footplate and seat systems are compatible with the current Nelo systems.

Quattro K1 Constructions

Comp (RRP $2690 inc. GST) – 10.5kg – vacuum bagged spheretex sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured.

Expert (RRP $3000 inc.  GST) – 10.5kg – vacuum bagged spheretex sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured (additional carbon/kevlar reinforcement)

Premium (RRP $3350 inc. GST) – 10.0kg – vacuum bagged PVC foam sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured

Ultimate (RRP $4390 inc. GST) – 10.0kg – vacuum bagged PVC foam sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured (100% carbon fibre reinforcement, woven and unidirectional)

Marathon Range – The Connect range of marathon kayaks and canoes are based on the Quattro shape. Their footplate and seat systems are compatible with the current Nelo systems.

Quattro K1 Constructions

Ultimate Marathon (RRP $4390 inc. GST) – 8.0kg – vacuum bagged PVC foam sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured (100% carbon fibre reinforcement, woven and unidirectional)

 

Slalom Range – Unlike other brands, all Connect slalom canoes/kayaks are manufactured with a vacuumed PVC foam hull providing far superior stiffness and durability when compared to similar priced craft. You will be hard pressed to find slalom canoes/kayaks of this rigidity and durability at a similar price point. The Premium construction is rock solid, the Ultimate is truly amazing.

Slalom K1/C1 Constructions

Comp (RRP $2100 inc. GST) – 9kg – vacuum bagged spheretex sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured.

Expert (RRP $2450 inc.  GST) – 9kg – vacuum bagged spheretex sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured (additional carbon/kevlar reinforcement)

Premium (RRP $2800 inc. GST) – 8.5kg – vacuum bagged PVC foam sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured

Ultimate (RRP $3200 inc. GST) – 8.5kg – vacuum bagged PVC foam sandwich, epoxy resin, heat cured (100% carbon fibre reinforcement, woven and unidirectional)

The first shipment of boats is currently being manufactured and will be here in approximately 10 weeks.

Don’t be shy. If you are in the market for a new kayak or canoe and want the best, Connect has the boat for you.

For more information contact ZSS – info@zss.com.au or 0411394277

River Racing Essentials – PFDs, Helmets and Hydration

If you are taking on the Avon or competing in another river race ZSS has you covered.

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Personal Flotation Device – we stock what we consider the best PFD available in the world for river and ocean racing, the Mocke Racer PFD.  This Type 2 PFD is second to none in comfort and quality. Stacked with features and certified for use in Australia and Internationally, don’t settle for anything less…see more

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Helmets – the ZSS water sports helmet is CE Approved and comes with the EN 1385 standard certification. It’s light, possesses eleven vent holes for cooling, molded EVA foam and a dial adjustor for the perfect fit. At a fantastic price of $69, it is a small price to pay for a stylish protection…see more

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Hydration – we searched far and wide to find hydration products specific to paddling and of a quality that we would want to use ourselves. Forget those poor quality, plastic tasting products, we have a hydration range to meet the standards of the most fastidious paddler…see more

 

Think and Allwave Sale – Celebrate the ‘New Financial Year’

ZSS is offering customers the opportunity to purchase any of the Think and Allwave skis we currently have in stock with some fantastic bonuses.

All present stock of Think Skis (Uno, Ion and Evo) will be provided with a free Source Outdoor ‘Durabag Kayak’ insulated hydration system (value $98), free one-on-one 60-minute technique session including video analysis (value $80), ZSS 3-metre Tie Downs (value $19) and the option to purchase our Genesis or Genesis Evo carbon adjustable racing paddles for only $270. A package presenting savings of over $300. Any other item purchased from the ZSS range with the ski will also be discounted by a minimum 10%.

All present stock of Allwave Skis (CX, Volo and Genesis) have been reduced, but these prices can’t last.

CX  (Elite Ski – race construction) – $3999 (normally $4499) – race machine that has the results to prove it. (Weight 12.5-13.0 kg)

Volo (Advanced Ski – race construction) – $3999 (normally $4499) – great ski for larger paddlers. (Weight 12.5-13.0 kg)

Volo (Advanced Ski – hybrid construction) – $3399  (normally $3750)  – great ski for larger paddlers. (Weight 14.5 kg)

Genesis (Novice Ski – hybrid Construction)$2990 (normally $3100) – at 5.2m this ski has great stability and amazing speed.

In addition to the fantastic pricing above, all present stock of Allwave Skis (CX, Volo and Genesis) will be provided with a free Source Outdoor ‘Durabag Kayak’ insulated hydration system (value $98), free one-on-one 60-minute technique session including video analysis (value $80), ZSS 3-metre Tie Downs (value $19) and the option to purchase our Genesis or Genesis Evo carbon adjustable racing paddles for only $270. A package presenting savings of over $300. Any other item purchased from the ZSS range with the ski will also be discounted by a minimum 10%.

Viewing and demos are welcome, please feel free to contact us to arrange.

For more information contact ZSS; email:  info@zss.com.au or call 0411394277.

Source Hydration Products – Designed for Paddlers

ZSS will be obtaining a new shipment of Source Outdoor hydration products within the next 2-3 weeks. ZSS has searched far and wide to obtain what we consider to be the best paddling specific hydration products available for both sit-down and stand-up paddling. The quality and features of these products are second to none.

Read some of the magazine and online reviews about source products:

” Forget about the plastic taste of your standard hydration system. The Widepac gives you full original taste of your drink from the first sip.”

” Filling up Source bladders is easy thanks to the wide opening.”

” It is one of the easiest to use thanks to its nearly self-maintaining properties, and it is completely taste-free.”

” Our tester left water in the Widepac for eight weeks without cleaning and reported no stinky taste or smell.”

” More to love: The top opens wide like a paper bag for rapid filling. “

 

Visit our store to see more information related to these great products…

Mocke Weed Deflector

The Mocke weed deflector makes sure you don’t get any unwanted resistance stuck to the front of your rudder while paddling.

Many paddlers like to have things stuck there to make them stronger…or to have an excuse…but mostly, and especially when racing, you want to make sure you can maintain maximum speed.

Any kind of weed, sea grass or plastic packet just won’t help your cause.

Dimensions – 4cm (H), 5cm (L), 2.5cm (W)

Features:

  • Tapered leading edge to push items down and away from the rudder’s leading edge.
  • Wide base to assist in sticking it onto your boat.
  • Big enough to work, small enough not to cause resistance of its own.
  • Colour – Black

Purchase now from our store..

ZSS Water Sports Helmet – available for pre-order

The ZSS Water Sports Helmet is designed with safety and comfort in mind.

Features include:

  • Available in four sizes: XS (48-54cm), S (50-56cm),   M(54-60cm),L(58-62cm)
  • Three colour options – White, Yellow/Green, Blue
  • Adjustable ear straps
  • Adjustable, quick release ITW buckle
  • Adjustable head cradle for enhanced fit – dial adjustor
  • Durable ABS outer shell with EVA cool-pad cushioning
  • Eleven air vents for cooling
  • CE Approved; EN1385 standard certification

Pre-order now…click here to go to store

 

ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass blades – paddles from $110

ZSS is pleased to introduce our new nylon/fibreglass reinforced blades starting at an unbelievably low price of $110. The blades are a great low cost, durable option for paddlers looking for the efficiency a wing paddle can provide. The blade shape is designed to assist paddlers in optimising their technique whether it be on the rapids, flat water or in the ocean.

 

Blade dimensions – 58cm x 15cm

Blade weight – 350g

Paddle Options

a) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/100% fibreglass shaft – $110

b) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/25% carbon shaft – $130

c) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/50% carbon shaft – $135

d) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/100% carbon shaft – $140

e) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/adjustable length 100% fibreglass shaft – $140

f) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/adjustable length 25% carbon shaft – $60

g) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/adjustable length 50% carbon shaft – $165

h) ZSS Nylon/Fibreglass reinforced blades w/adjustable length 100% carbon shaft – $170

For more information please feel free to contact us:  info@zss.com.au or 0411 394 277